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Top 14 Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

This is an informative article from an Indian medical network online provider and is the number one in India and South Asia. I got this again from the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City. Here are some highlights of a very healthy beverage to drink. Matcha tea is also very tasty.

1. High in Antioxidants

2. Provides Relaxation

3. Prevents Cancer

4. Aids Weight Loss

5. Improves Cognition (brain power)

6. Controls Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus

7. Boosts Immunity

8. Controls Hypertension and Improves Heart Health

9. Improves Digestion

10. Detoxifies the Body and Prevents Renal Damage

11. Fights Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Infections

12. Protects Against HIV

13. Protects Against Eye Diseases

14. Boosts Energy

13 Health Benefits Of Black Tea You Should Not Miss

13 Health Benefits Of Black Tea You Should Not Miss

Really enjoy this article on the health benefits of black tea. It was a thorough article. It was also interesting to see fermentation wording used. Most modern tea educators and tea enthusiasts use oxidization. I haven’t seen fermentation used since my first class or two from the Specialty Tea Institute. Oh, this is yet another article found and circulated by the Specialty Tea Institute.

Here are the health benefits of black tea. To find out more about each one please read the article

1. Fights Free Radical Damage

2. Tackles High Cholesterol Problems

3. Helps Manage High Blood Pressure

4. Fights Cavities

5. Promotes Weight Loss

6. Boosts Immunity And Fights Infections

7. Helps Fend Off Diabetes

8. Is Good For The Heart

9. Reduces The Risk Of Stroke

10. Improves Focus

11. Tones Skin

12. May Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease

13. May Offer Some Protection Against Cancer

Pictures image of Golden Monkey Black tea.

Can a daily cup of tea do a heart good?

Can a daily cup of tea do a heart good?

This is a good article about something I have read several times. It is stated pretty well with a good graphic.  It deals with green and black tea with green tea helping slightly more than black tea though if you really like black tea and dislike green tea continue with black tea. I already really enjoy green tea and drink almost daily so I will continue. I believe part of the reason some people do not like green tea is that they use bagged tea, use boiling water and leave the bag tea until done drinking. A good quality loose leaf green tea with the correct temperature of water and not oversteeped can taste great.  Oh, these articles are courtesy of the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City where I got my certified tea specialist certification from.

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MATCHA GREEN TEA

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MATCHA GREEN TEA

How to Make the Best Matcha Green Tea

An interesting article with many great facts though there are a few things off with it. There are competition grade and heritage grade matchas. You can get quality matcha for a little less than stated, but for the most part, it does cost. The last thing is it is good it was mentioned not to use boiling water, but the water should be much lower than boiling and Japanese green teas usually have the lowest temperature anywhere from 125 F to 180 F.  Matcha tea is on the middle end with somewhere between 140 to 160 F usually. Otherwise, it does give a very good overview of matcha teas with some really great facts and tips.

The Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Health Benefits of Green Tea 

Another article from the Speciality Tea Institute.    Most people know that green tea has health benefits. I have been telling people for a bit about Japanese green tea and it’s health benefits.  Most people do not realize that how many different green teas are in Japan and are just starting to realize it’s health benefits. Other green teas are healthy too and have different characteristics. This post mentions The Book of Tea, Okakura Kakuzo saying “Tea began as medicine and grew into a beverage”.  It also focuses on Japanese green teas. If you have a high quality Japanese green tea that is brewed properly it is very tasty and very healthy for you too.

5 Black Tea Properties, Things You Do not Know

5 Black Tea Properties, Things You Do not Know

An interesting article about the health properties of black tea. Most people know that green tea is healthy, but all tea has health properties.  Here are 5 properties of black tea:

  1. Toothache
  2. Having a better heart
  3. What is an antioxidant?
  4. Forecasting cancer
  5. Safe readings

You can read the article to understand why the five properties are important to know.

The Miracle of Matcha Tea

The Miracle of Matcha Tea

Another great article that the Specialty Tea Institute has sent its certified tea specialists. This one was written by a global company that does emphasize China. Interesting that they showcase matcha, even though matcha type tea started in China around the 6th century, people today really think of Japan for matcha tea. Japan also has the best matcha tea.

Some of the health benefits are anti-aging, eliminating toxins, cancer prevention, weight loss, increasing energy and stamina, calming effect, improving immune functioning, promoting gastric health, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, and preventing gum disease and osteoporosis. The article goes into detail about each health benefit.

Foods to add to your diet to keep sunburns at bay

Foods to add to your diet to keep sunburns at bay

I love being outside in the summertime, ok also in Spring and Fall too. Most of the foods I gladly consume already. More green tea it is. The Specialty Tea Institute sends out a weekly email of top stories on tea. I am glad to have learned so much from this organization.  They saved me from the pitfalls of just looking it up on the internet I have seen from other people. I think this article is timely and made me look for a tea infused sunscreen lotion. I liked this recipe but will try loose leaf tea instead of the bagged tea.

 

 

 

28 Healthy Heart Tips

 

28 Healthy Heart Tips 

My favorite quote in the in the whole article is

“Drink tea

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.

 

Tipping the teapot while camping

This is a reblog from my other blog from last year and still rings true to me and I really like the quote.

I loved going camping in the summer as a child and have many fond memories of telling stories by the campfire.  Watching the memorizing fire and the smell of fire brings me back to my childhood.

When you think of tea you may never think of camping, but many people like to enjoy a little quiet time in the morning before enjoying hiking, swimming, biking, etc….  Tea is the perfect drink to have during camping.  When you get up and revive the fire or re-stoke the smoldering fire from the night before. Put on a fireproof kettle with some water, then make your favorite breakfast and put some loose leaf tea in your strainer of choice or if the teapot has a strainer wait until the water is hot enough and pour the tea in the kettle.  When the kettle whistles just pour the water in a cup with a strainer for the correct amount of time or pour the tea into the kettle and pour when properly steeped.  Relax and enjoy your breakfast, tea and the scenic view in a zen-like peace.  Enjoy tea throughout the day to give yourself a healthy hydrate.

My lovely and sassy friend Wendy gave me a teapot just like the one above. I believe it was her way of repaying me for running errands with her and helping her.

I personally like larger strainers for tea to allow the tea to fully steep, but still a nice picture.