This is good for the Chinese farmers and hope it happens for them. White tea continues to be very popular in China, so customers outside of China will have a hard time finding white tea and it may be pricier too. Today is the first day to traditionally harvest tea in China in the higher altitudes and a few weeks later for lower elevations. To read more please click on the link.
Pu-erh in a Tangerine
Golden Monkey Black
Below Milk Oolong
My favorite quote in the in the whole article is
Brew up a heart-healthy potion
No magic is needed to brew up a cup of green or black tea. Drinking one to three cups of tea per day may help lower your risk of heart problems, reports the AHA. For example, it’s linked to lower rates of angina and heart attacks.”
The other tips are very wise also. If you have a history of heart issues doing a few if all of the tips will help you greatly. It is easier to prevent than to treat with medicine most health issues.
Like most things getting the nutritional value it is best to get from the natural source. Vitamin A and C work best and absorb better when you get it from sweet potatoes and oranges or other similar sources. Same with the catechins in green tea, though it seems the supplements are actually too powerful, unlike vitamin supplements. Vitamin supplements tend to not be as good as the fruit or vegetables. Nowhere in the article is it saying that the catechins and EGCG’s are not good, but that green tea extracts tend to be too powerful. This is great news for anyone in the tea brewing business. A toast to drinking green tea and other teas too. It is good for you and tasty too.
Some more good news about green tea becoming more popular. Found this article about a week or two ago in the World Tea News. They have many articles about the tea industry, sometimes good, sometimes so-so, and sometimes bad. The main goal is to be accurate about various aspects of the tea industry. I have been lucky to have subscribed to this newsletter for over a dozen years. Learning trends and sometimes strifes that happen in areas of the tea growing world. It was nice to read an article that was predominately giving good news for my industry.
As a lover of Japanese green teas, I really like reading this article. Not only does Japanese green tea taste good to me and it is a very healthy beverage too.
Right now I only have 2 Japanese green teas: Sencha and Genmaicha, but can get special orders of almost any green tea from Japan. It may take awhile, but it is doable. I am waiting for my business to pick up a little before I do several grades of matcha tea. The photo below is Sencha tea.
Chinese style green tea is also very healthy and tasty too. Some people prefer one over the other, so choose the one you like the most. Be happy that you are enjoying a tasty beverage that is increasing in popularity and good for your health.