Finding the best Asian Teas, that are outstanding & show the natural beauty of the growing regions, and represent all the best the terrior has to offer is both perfection and art! The Tea Needs tasting staff constantly seeks out the finest of all available teas. We know where to find the best tea in China, Taiwan, and Japan!
GREEN TEA is very popular in every country and culture; originally it was produced in china. Green tea is one variety that maintains the original color of the tea leaves. The starting processing of green tea includes fixation, rolling and drying. Because the tea is skipping the fermentation during processing, chlorophyll still remains in tea leaves, which makes the green tea green in color.
The character of stir-fry green tea is high fragrance and strong taste. Roast green tea: Fresh tea leaves are dried in a roast basket or roast chest. Usually the common finished products of roast green teas are used as material for flower-scented teas. Green Tea has medicinal properties, which are useful in the maintenance of good health. It has been stated in China that it is better to drink Green Tea than take medicine.
Recently green tea has been receiving much attention. As a result, we now have several green tea medical reports and studies by accredited institutions concluding that Green Tea contains many healthful and healing properties. Studies show that Catechins Polyphenols, the green tea type of antioxidants, are not as readily absorbed in the body in a non-acidic environment. It comes down to simple math and chemistry: less than 20 percent remain effective after digestion. Therefore, adding Vitamin C increased the effective levels of green tea antioxidants up to 13 fold. To achieve the most health benefits, we recommend lemon or better yet lychee fruit!
In other words, Green Tea provides Polysaccharides,Flavonoids, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C (there is more vitamins "C" in one cup of green tea than in an orange), Vitamin E, R-Amino Butyric Acid and Fluoride in its natural state. The natural health substances in fresh tea leaves are provided in green tea. Since ancient times, the Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea, and they use it as medicine to treat theillness. The conventional drying technique used with Green Tea prevents the tea from the negative effects of fermentation.
Green tea, has flavonoids and antioxidant properties that help to prevent cell damage that leads to a variety of cancers. Another benefit of Green Tea is that it can help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by improving the ability of blood vessels to relax and decreasing the likelihood of life threatening blood clots."A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who drank about two cups of Green tea a day cut their risk of heart attack in half compared to those who didn't drink any at all." Green Tea has the highest medicinal value and the least caffeine content of all Chinese tea classes, except White Tea.
BLACK TEA is also very good for you. In a study of 50 patients with heart disease, participants were asked to drink 4 cups of black tea each day for a month. "What we found was after drinking the black tea, blood vessel function improved significantly", said Dr Joseph Vita of Boston University Medical Center. However, adding milk will subdue the positive effects of black tea.
PEUR TEA is aged tea that has become better over time...like a fine wine! Fine tea connoiseurs collect and age the teas for many decades. The tea is fragrant and rich and through time takes on fruity and smoothe nuances.
WHITE TEArepresents the least processed form of tea, since green, oolong, and black teas undergo withering before various degrees of oxidation. White tea has a slightly sweet flavor due to the higher content of buds, with no grassy undertones sometimes associated with green tea. In recent bacterial studies, White Teas were generally more effective than Green Teas inhibiting mutagenicity, which is a result of unrepaired/misrepaired DNA damage and an early step in the process leading to cancer! Focus on white tea and feel the power!
OOLONG TEAthrough many proven studies, is known for it's ability to combat weight gain. In fact, it's the most coveted weight loss program tea available today! The finest Oolongs come from Taiwan and are distinguished by a slight fermentation and slightly roasted perfection. All tea lovers eventually find their way to try all the Oolongs and covet their perfection. They taste great, keep your body fit and trim, and they pack an unparalleled power punch of protection for your immune system!
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