Tea is the world’s most popular prepared beverage: second only to water! What the world instinctively knows about tea, Americans are eagerly waiting for science to explain.
Here are a few things to know about tea in general:
All tea comes from the same plant: Camilla Sinensis. What makes the tea black, green, white or oolong is how the leaf is handled after the plucking. Thus, all teas share similar medicinal/nutritional qualities in somewhat varying degrees.
Whole Leaf tea not only creates a more rich, complex and interesting taste, it yields more nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants than tea bag tea. When brewing Whole Leaf tea, the entire surface area of the leaf is infusing; allowing for the release of all nutrients!
Rich in antioxidants, tea may assist with fighting signs of aging, preventing fat cells from forming, and protecting against various forms of cancer. In China, tea is believed to help maintain healthy blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, decrease the risk of heart attack and to protect against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.
Tea is also a great tool for weight loss. Naturally calorie free; it works to boost metabolism while suppressing the appetite. Also, thought to be a powerful anti-aging drink, tea will boost exercise endurance and increase the body’s ability to burn fat. The polyphenols in tea may help to maintain brain learning and memory.
To maximize health benefits, the goal is to enjoy 4-5
(8 oz) cups of tea a day.
The most healthy cup of tea is the one you like the best;
simply because you will drink it the most! ~Cheers!
By Carole Bright-Alvarez
Owner iN-TEA, Inc