Tea Tasting Ceremony at the Yangtze River Park
After a good night’s rest on March 17, 2019, woke up and ate a lovely breakfast. After breakfast, we were shuttled to a Tea Tasting Ceremony at the Yangtze River Park in Yibin near the site where two rivers form the Yangtze River.
It was a little drizzly so we got ponchos, but I did not wear one. Since I was one of the VIP’s we got nice close seating to the festivities. There were dance numbers, different stories and myths, water transported by a drone to tea tasting ceremony, and a grand spectacle.
Afterward, I was given a formal invite to speak with tea gardens to sell their tea from China and abroad. This is where I met some Nepali people (fellow vegetarians so I followed them through the buffet) they had a person tell them what was vegetarian and what was not.
Walking to Yangtze River Park for the Tea Tasting Ceremony.
Tasting some tea from the local vendors before the ceremony
There also were a few dance numbers. Below is a picture of the drone carrying water from the Yangtze River to be used in the tea ceremony shown in the second to last picture. The last picture is me and my tea. It was refilled with water several times.
This article oversimplifies the different types of tea. They forgot white, aged, yellow, and purple teas. This article goes over what the last post mentioned that green tea helps with weight loss, liver disorder, Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes. It also goes over traditional Chinese and Indian medicinal uses for treating wounds and controlling bleeding, for aiding in digestion and regulating the body temperature. It mentions that green tea may help breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, and colorectal cancer. The article continues with the last post that green tea’s polyphenols are most likely the reason for helping reduce certain cancers with catechins especially EGCGs. It goes into how green tea helps with brain function; fat burning; lowering the risk for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; dental health; Type 2 diabetes; and cardiovascular disease. Overall a decent article that focuses on green tea and goes over polyphenols, catechins, EGCG, l-theanine, antioxidants, and caffeine.
Another great article from the Specialty Tea Institute. I have written many articles on the health benefits of green tea. I have many high-quality loose leaf green teas to buy here.
6 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Everyday
This is a really good article about the health benefits of drinking green tea. I like how they explain why you should drink green tea daily. It is very easy for the layperson to understand. The benefits are being more productive, long-term brain protection, helps to burn fat, improves heart health, lowers cancer risk, and improves mood. For the explanations please read the article.
If this article inspires to drink green tea or reminds you that you need to order more green tea please follow the link to order here
This article was found by the Speciality Tea Institute.
A nice article shows the health benefits of black and green tea. Some common elements of both teas protect your heart, boost your brain function, the presence of EGCG in black tea(though not as much as green tea), and beneficial theaflavins in black tea. The article also into some other health benefits too. In the end, it suggests that someone should drink what tea they like best, which I agree. Both are healthy though some different benefits and many similar. There is one drawback to tea for some. It is the caffeine. Caffeine can be beneficial to some and some people cannot have it at all. Yet another great article found by the Specialty Tea Institute.
Green tea is high in polyphenols, especially flavonoids and phenolic acid. The reason polyphenols are good for you is they help reduce cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurogenerative diseases. Polyphenols are antioxidants that repair free radical damage and also reduces Type 2 diabetes, inflammation, obesity, and heart disease. This is a well-researched article that I got from the Specialty Tea Institute. The article also goes into other foods that are high in polyphenols too.
A decent article about green tea health benefits. Most people know that green tea is good for you and this article focuses on boosting your metabolism and boosting your memory. I know some people say they do not like green tea, but I usually wonder if it is because they have not had a good quality green tea brewed correctly. To really get a good taste of green tea you need a high-quality loose leaf tea. You will also need a good quality spring water that has a balanced ph level, never use boiling water, and steep a couple of minutes (the steeping time varies on the green tea). Bagged tea gets stale quickly and produces a one-dimensional taste to the brew. Never use distilled water because the tea will taste flat and you do not want the water too acidic nor too alkaline. Using boiling water will burn your tea and leaving the tea in usually produces a too astringent tea. Some or of the above mention are reasons why a green tea may not taste good. I got this article from the Specialty Tea Insititute.
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
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.
Yet another great article from the Specialty Tea Institute. Well they did not write it, but they send us articles that may be of interest.
This article does a good job of educating people on what white tea is and the health benefits that come from white tea or at least some of the benefits. They also use black tea in the beginning because people from the United States think of black tea when they think of 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.