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
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.
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.
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.
This Saturday I will hopefully be doing a Japanese tea tasting and Japanese tea history. Hopefully Friday I will hear good news about a potential prospect. Today I had a meeting with a lady to partner with her and someone else, details will come once some things get more formalized. Next Monday evening I will be teaching another free Tea 101 class, aka intro to tea.
I think my next post will be more informative than telling my goings on. Hopefully, my writing will also be better than that last sentence, lol.
What a great yesterday. Got to talk with a lovely young entrepreneur about opening her business, went for a walk with a girlfriend in the drizzle, got a shipment of tea and gifts from Japan, and was the projectionist for the Green Bay Film Festival about town series at Titletown Brewery.
These are some pictures of the teawares I received and will be uploaded hopefully later today on my website to buy. I just love the featured teacup. I have been thinking of ordering these teacups for a while and finally gave in and ordered them. They are just as lovely in person. Hmmm, should I even sell them? Maybe I might keep them for myself? Or maybe next order I buy some just for my personal use.
I am glad I did not have to drive Monday. Not sure how the roads were, but it did look pretty out the window. It was a little perpetual snowfall throughout the day like a snow globe. Monday was the perfect day to cozy up with a cup of tea and a blanket.
Have a few more events happening. I am doing a tea tasting series at Amery Ale Works. The first one is called Japanese Tea Tasting and will be
I will also be teaching two Tea 101 classes, Tea Health class, and Different Tea Cultures class at 9th Street Wellness Center in Green Bay. It is not until February so check back with the 9th Street Wellness Center events page for my classes.