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China Trip March 14 – 28, 2019

March 23, 2019, continued

Not sure why I am taking 4 weeks to discuss one day. I had tons of pictures in the beginning too.   The Houtu tea factory, museum, and tasting room were gorgeous to see.

The first two pictures are us walking into Houtu. The pillar in these photos has the history of tea on it. The next picture is of a stone used to grind matcha tea. Next four pictures are artifacts used to make traditional Lung Ching aka Dragonwell green tea.

I really liked the detail of the place as you can see with my several photos of the architecture and decor. One of the rooms had people grinding fresh matcha and allowed us to try some. It was tasty but still prefer Japanese matcha. One of the pictures has a traditional English tea set up, which made Sharon Hall feel really happy and a little homesick.  Several photos of the architecture and decor again, including the tree lights and the tea cut out of the building to bring in light.  The last photo is of us seeing their machinery to produce matcha tea at the factory.  If you notice the feet we had to put on blue footies over our shoes in the factory, not a fashion statement, lol.

The next two weeks will be pictures of West Lake and me discussing the rest of my trip because I did not take many photos at the end.


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

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 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.

Busy weekend with 2 events.

Well this weekend I had my vendor event that was the farthermost from where I live and the next day had an event the closest to where I live.  Meet some really great people at both events.  The last event got me thinking.  I had a lot of misinformation stated at my last event.  I see the need for more education so people can better understand what tea is and what it is not.  I also believe people have a misconception why I have stated what I have, so I have decided to explain why I state what I do about tea. This is not a negative on what is not tea. This is a very evasive post, but my Thursday post will help and start to clear up.  My intent is not to offend, just give the knowledge I have been given and to make things clearer, well except for this post.

Monday I am happy to have received my tea from Japan.  I got some matcha and some matcha tea scoops.  I will be adding this to the website soon.