Tea & Health Benefits
"TEA is Dew of Heaven" -Lu-Yu (the Chinese Sage of Tea) said in the Year of 780 A.D.
Found in Modern Science: Tea is Rich of Natural Antioxidants, Catechin, Polyphenols and Selenium (Se).
A Chinese King -Tang Xuan Zong in Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 A.D.) asked a 130 years old monk: How could you live so long? Did you take any medicine for that? The monk answered: Just drank tea daily, no thing else.
All information about Chinese Tea Blocks, Tea Recipes, Wild Green Tea, Black Cake, Diet & Herbal Teas.
Are you Looking for high quality AND clean green tea or worry about caffeine in tea? We can show you how to make good tea, maximize the health benefits AND minimize the effects of caffeine!
Welcome to internet source for Loose Tea Blocks! It may change your whole life of drinking. Know more about green, white, woolong, black, pu'er and jasmine teas, about health benefits of teas. Teas are rich of Antioxidants -the main De-poison agent for body cells: tea is equal to or better than Red Wine without any alcohol! Tea may take place of your coffee --you take less caffeine and much more antioxidants! Here is our best solution for you: As clean as regular teabags, as beneficial as loose teas. We introduce this new kid of Chinese tea from Yunnan, the Chinese high land -Loose Tea Blocks of green, black, pu'er and jasmine tea, single wrapped and sealed in a teabag.
Introduce the Real Black Tea -Pu-Erh Tea: Are you drinking coffee daily? One suggestion for your health: Drink less coffee and try our "Tea Coffee" -Pu'er Tea or Real Black Tea which have similar color, good taste and you may add milk or sugar in it, just like coffee. You may even use your coffee maker to make tea, just like the way you make coffee. You may use half coffee and half Pu'er (or black) tea to make Yuan-Yang (Coffee-Tea) --a special Chinese drink in many Hong Kong Tea Houses.
Introduce powerful Wild Ginseng: Did you try wild ginseng before? Do you know the differences between wild and cultured ginseng? The Wild Ginseng may live several hundred years while the Cultured Ginseng in a farm can not live longer than 5-6 years. Naturally undisturbed grown in the forest, the Wild Ginseng contains all the ginsenosides (the effective contents of ginseng) which some of them won't develop until the plant is over 6-7 years old (the cultured age).
Introduce Ku-Ding Wild Green Tea: One of the most alkaline tea with lest caffeine and more Selenium (Se), Ku-Ding contains more antioxidants and almost non caffeine (99% less than regular tea).
It may double the health benefits to know what kind of tea you should drink and how to make tea. Different Tea may have Different Benefits (according to the modern study and Traditional Chinese Medicine): Click for Differences Among green, black, pu'er, woolong, white, jasmine teas.
More and more research and studies on teas have been done in the US and all over the world. Almost all are positive and safe! Although some research results about tea health benefits are new and need further study to verify, its most Positive Health Benefits are great enough for you to make a healthy decision for tea-drink over any other daily drink.
And it is safe! People all over the world drink green, black, white, pu'er (pu-erh), woolong (oolong) and jasmine tea for several thousand years already! Drinking tea may change your whole life toward greater health and longevity!
You will find useful knowledge for each kind of loose teas: green, black, pu-er, oolong (woolong), flower (jasmine), white and herbal tea throughout our web pages.
All research and studies done so far are based on brewed drinking of Loose Tea (green, white, black, pu'er and woolong tea). It's likely that instant powdered, bottled, decaffeinated, herbal teas (if no adding regular loose tea), regular teabags, tea extracts or tea pills have fewer or non of the antioxidant properties of loose teas.
Loose teas are better than teabags, why? Please note that: Loose teas use the whole leaf while the teabags usually use the cut, ground or "dust" leaf. This makes regular teabags produce fewer Antioxidants and more Caffeine than loose teas. Another important factor which you may consider is bleach residue, a chemical, which remains on the teabags.
Loose Tea Blocks (single wrapped and sealed clean loose tea for each drink, so-called "Tea Candy") are better than regular loose teas and teabags, why? Please note that: Most loose teas are not very clean when packaged and shipped in bulk. It's customary to rinse loose tea first before making tea to drink. However, because of this, it's not convenient to use loose tea all the time or while traveling.
Selecting clean tea is important for your health, why? Tea is Not like other fresh foods, you BREW but not COOK tea. You would take more caffeine and less Antioxidants if you cook tea too long. Our Loose Tea Blocks ("Tea Candy") are made from organic tea tree from Yunnan, South-Western Mountains in China.
More and more research and studies on teas have been done in the US and all over the world. These included:
- Antioxidants to remove free radicals in human body,
- Reducing the risk of heart diseases,
- Reducing the risk of stroke,
- Reducing the risk of blood clot,
- Reducing bad cholesterol in the blood,
- Reducing high blood pressure,
- Reducing blood sugar,
- Reducing harmful effects from cigarettes smoking,
- Reducing arthritis and rheumatoid
- Preventing osteoporosis,
- Preventing allergy, cold and flu,
- Keeping fluid balance,
- Relieve fatigue,
- Awakening thought,
- Boosting your immune system,
- Aiding in cancer prevention and reducing tumor growth,
- Providing oral care and natural fluoride -helps prevent cavities and tooth,
- Supporting liver-protection,
- Aiding weight loss -speeds up the metabolism, burning fat and calories,
- EGCG from tea has been reported to block the spread of HIV (AIDS virus).
The health benefits of green tea and other tea come from the Nutritional Components of Tea. A cup of tea contains 7 Nutritional Contents as following:
1. Polyphenols: cause the taste of tea. These substances play the First important part of Antioxidants in the benefits of tea as Phytochemicals. The most important components in Polyphenols family are Catechins which include EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) and EGC (epigallocatechin) and have strong effects for many "Anti" functions such as anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-oxidant, anti-hypertensive, anti-cholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-cariogenic etc. The most Catechins are in Green tea but also in other teas;
2. Flavonoids: cause the color of tea. These are second in importance as health benefits in tea as Plant Pigment. The most important are Flavonols, Theaflavis and Thearubigens which have effects against infection and maintaining capillary walls in human circulatory system. Flavonoids are most found in Black tea but are also in other teas;
3. Theanine: has the third importance for health benefits of tea inasmuch as it is an amino acid which has tranquilizing effect on the brain for anti-stress;
4. Vitamins: Caroten (precursor to Vit. A), B (B1, B2, B6, Niacin, Folic acid and Pantothenic acid etc.), C (Ascorbic acid);
5. Minerals: rich of Manganese (Mn) and Potassium (K);
7. Trimethyl-xanthines (Caffeine) and other Methylxanthines (Theophylline mainly):
Theophylline is a medicine used for bronchodilation and asthma before. It is believed that the Polyphenols slow down the effective rate of Methylxanthines (Caffeine and Theophylline) absorption in tea. More question about theophylline, Click Here.
The negative factor about tea may be Methylxanthines (caffeine mainly). That's true, regular teas all contain caffeine. Is caffeine harmful for you? Yes, if too much is taken. The facts are:
Teas have about 1/10 to half as much as caffeine as coffee; Black tea about half that of coffee while Green tea about 1/10-1/6; Green tea has about 1/3 the caffeine as Black Tea while Wulong and Pu-Erh tea has about 1/2 as much as Black tea;
It is generally agreed by many medical doctors that for most people, moderate (Not excessive) caffeine taken daily is harmless. It may have benefits for mental clarity, alertness, and reducing risk of colon cancer;
You may remove some of the negative effects of caffeine by the approach to making tea and the way of drinking tea --always drinking light (weak or medium) not strong tea is suggested. With Black tea, regular tea bags (Not Loose Block Tea bags), the first cup of tea brewed would release more caffeine.
Introduce the Ku-Ding, Wild Green Tea, one of the most alkaline tea with lest caffeine. Ku-Ding contains more antioxidants and almost non caffeine (99% less than regular tea). For more detail, click here.
The information below shows, in regular soft drinks, Caffeine amounts (mg) in a 7 oz cup:
Differences among Green, Black, Jasmine, Pu'er, White and Wulong teas
|Green, White, Jasmine Tea||Black Tea||Pu'er (Pu-erh) Tea|
|Process||short, no fermentation||longer fermentation||long fermentation|
|Color||green or yellow||red or black||brown or red|
|Taste||sweet after bitter|
distinct flavor, may add in sugar and/or milk
|long lasting sweet and "earthy" flavor, may add in milk or Chrysanthemum flower|
|Antioxidants||most in general, more Polyphenols||more Flavonoids||more Flavonoids|
|better in fresh|
depend on produced locations
|better with age|
more in general; may irritate to empty stomach
|cardiovascular system||more smooth to stomach, digestive system, reduces body fat, weight loss|
Green tea is more like green vegetable and fruits but no adding calories; Pu'er (Pu-erh) tea and Black tea may take place your coffee but much more health benefits; Pu'er (Pu-erh) tea is more like red grape wine but no alcohol; Woolong tea is more like white grape wine but no alcohol. Jasmine tea is green tea plus jasmine flower; White tea is too light or "no taste" for most people and not very popular in market. Woolong (Oolong) tea is between green and black tea.
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Disclaimer: Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulas have been used for centuries and knowledge of their special properties has been collected throughout many ages. But we don't recommend use of herbs as a complete substitute for regular diagnosis or medical care which you should ask your medical doctors.