All posts filed under: Tea Benefits

7.3.14

White Tea …….Surprisingly Light, Refreshing and Very Healthy

White Tea is a beautifully light tea to drink, low in caffeine and high in anti-oxidants. This tea is from the camellia sinensis plant and classed as a true tea it goes through very little processing and is highly prized by tea connoisseurs the world over. Forget the cuppa with milk and two sugars this tea is not like any tea you have had, when infused correctly it is light and refreshing with none of the heaviness or bitterness found in more conventional teas. It is perfect for almost everyone because of its low caffeine and has enormous health benefits. White Tea is full of anti-oxidants, green tea is very well-known for being full of anti-oxidants but white tea has even more of them. To put it simply the anti-oxidants get rid of the bad stuff and neutralizes toxins in our body…the more we drink the more it can keep us from getting sick! This wonderful tea can also help lower your blood pressure and help with the health of your arteries. It is also …

6.25.14

Pu-erh Tea And How It Helps You To Lose Weight

With its mellow and earthy flavour Pu-erh Tea has been used for many years to lose weight because of its ability to help us burn fat and lose kilos. The thing to remember with Pu-erh is that it’s not just the drinking of the tea but when you drink it. Drinking it at the correct time will help your body metabolize fat but drinking it at the wrong time is said to actually cause you to gain weight. When is the best time? You should aim to drink one cup of the tea an hour after a meal, doing so will help your body eliminate hard to digest fats. If you were to drink the tea say half an hour before your meal it will clear the fat deposits from your body making you feel hungry and causing you to eat more. Like anything in life it is not a quick fix and you need to be persistent, you will not get out of bed in the morning and find you have miraculously dropped all …

6.14.14

The Benefits of Oolong Tea

What is Oolong? From the Camellia sinensis plant it is the same as your white, green and black teas, the difference being in the processing of the tea. Oxidation is halted in green tea by lightly heating the freshly picked leaves, while allowing the leaves to oxidize for a short time produces oolong tea. If the leaves are allowed to oxidize further it produces black tea. So to put it simply green tea is un-oxidized, oolong tea is semi-oxidized and black tea is fully oxidized. The Health Benefits of drinking Oolong. Cardiovascular Benefits: If you consume oolong on a regular basis it is known to reduce your cholesterol levels reducing your risk of a heart attack. You need to drink 1 to 6 cups per week to lower you risk of cardiovascular disease. Combating Free Radicals: Poly phenols found in oolong tea get rid of the free radicals from our bodies and in the process slow down the aging process. Helps With Weight Loss: Oolong tea enhances the metabolism of fat in the body. It …

3.7.14

Be Amazed By The Health Benefits Of Rooibos

Our customers are discovering and enjoying the many benefits of Rooibos. It is naturally caffeine free There are no chemical processes to remove the caffeine it grows naturally without it. This means that anyone can drink it pregnant women, children and those that have health related issues with caffeinated beverages. Antioxidants Two polyphenol antioxidants called aspalathin and nothofagin are found in high concentrations. These antioxidants help the body by fighting free radicals. There are also anti-inflammatory properties associated with these polyphenols so they can help safeguard against heart disease. Cancer There has been a link between drinking Rooibos and a reduction in cancer causing chemicals. The tea’s anti-oxidants have anti cancer properties that defend DNA and cells against damage and inhibit them from developing into cancer. Mineral Content Rooibos contains minerals that are vital for the body’s health Magnesium for the nervous system Calcium & manganese for strong bones and teeth Zinc for your metabolism Iron for blood and muscles to distribute oxygen around the body. Improves Circulation The anti-oxidant Chysoeriol is contained in rooibos …

12.12.13

The Discovery of Lemongrass and Ginger Tea

When I first heard about Lemongrass and Ginger Tea it was due to my parents having the flu while they were on a trip and the nurse brought them some teabags over to help shift the congestion on their chests. My parents swore it was a miracle cure and every time someone in my family had a cold they would make the suggestion of the lemongrass and ginger tea. When we became more involved in the wonderful world of tea we discovered many new things including how wonderful lemongrass is for you. Apart from being widely used for relieving certain respiratory conditions such as laryngitis and sore throats it also can be used to reduce high fevers. Lemongrass is also know as a pain reliever and muscle relaxant useful for relieving pain such as abdominal pain, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, digestive tract spasms, and muscle cramps. The relaxation properties can be helpful to relieve insomnia. Lemongrass contains antioxidants that due to their detox properties can help maintain the health of both the liver and …