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:
- Having a better heart
- What is an antioxidant?
- Forecasting cancer
- Safe readings
You can read the article to understand why the five properties are important to know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.