processed. This will determine the quality and the taste among other things. Today let’s just talk about the types of tea we consumed most and the benefits of tea.
The level of oxidation of the leaves determines the type of tea such as black, white, and green which comes from the Camellia Sinensis bush.
Black tea such as oolong is fully fermented. Pu-Er is partially fermented and green is unfermented or less oxidized, therefore, it retains a higher level of antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.
Did you know that tea is cooling for the body? I don’t mean the temperature, but the property of the tea. In TCM, properties of herbs and food are often mentioned and tea is also considered an herbal remedy. Most of us tend to have heat due to lifestyle, stress, and the types of food we eat. Consuming tea is very beneficial to cool down the over-heated organs. For example, a UTI, insomnia, and nightmares means you have heat either in your stomach, heart, and/or gallbladder, or possibly other organs.
Most people consume too much coffee which is very heating and not to mention it can dehydrate your body and be very addictive. One tends to crash after a few hours of consuming it so you need more coffee to get going. If you have caffeine too late it can cause insomnia. A rule of thumb is do not consume caffeine after 2PM.
Studies show consuming 2-3 cups of green tea a day can provide a healthy dose of caffeine. It will also provide you with the antioxidant and beneficial properties such as; weight loss, reducing cholesterol, and preventing heart disease to name a few.
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