Tea is the most consumed brewed beverage in the world ahead of coffee. But do you really understand what is the difference? True Tea whether it is black, green, white or oolong comes from the tea plant Camellia Sinensis. While herbal tea comes from soaking various flowers, leaves or spices in hot water.
There are many benefits to drinking different teas but did you know that many teas take well to different infusing times and water temperatures? Experiment to find your ideal time, but take care and don't steep for too long or you'll find your tea has gone bitter.
Made with steamed tea leaves, medical research suggests that green tea can decrease your risk of certain cancers and aid in weight loss by stimulating fat burning mechanisms. The antioxidants in green tea, primarily EGCG polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for the unique health benefits of green tea. Fresh loose leaf green tea like this Japanese Sencha is an enjoyable part of a healthy lifestyle.
Made with fermented tea leaves, medical research shows that black tea may help lower cholesterol, decrease risks of heart disease and hypertension, and has anti-bacterial properties. Black tea contains the most amount of caffeine and normally forms the basis for many flavoured teas.
White teas are the least processed of all teas, with delicate flavours and subtle sweetness that are close to the heart of the tea plant. With high antioxidants and low caffeine levels, loose white tea is often revered for its health benefits and cancer-fighting properties. This 2018 award winning White Tea with Coconut Truffle is not only good for you it also tastes amazing.
Medical research suggests that oolong aids in weight loss through fat burning mechanisms, beyond that of green tea.
Many herbal teas are known for having medicinal qualities, such as calming, throat soothing, and sleepy teas. Most herbal tea brews are caffeine free and can contain fruit extract.
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