Tea is an amazing beverage. In addition to being delightfully tasty, it has been used for health and spiritual well being for over four thousand years... It has truly stood the test of time! And now as modern research begins to explore its properties, Western scientists are confirming what Chinese sages have known about tea for thousands of years.
Scientific research has shown that drinking tea can:
Reduce The Risk Of Cancer
Studies have shown that green tea protects against initiation and promotion of cancer cells. The polyphenols in tea are powerful antioxidants. The primary polyphenols in tea are the four catchins: epicatechin (EC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin (EGC) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Lower Blood Pressure
Improve Cardiovascular Health
Reduce the risk of having a heart attack. Lower LDL cholesterol levels while raising beneficial HDL levels. Act as a blood thinner (as effectively as aspirin)
Decrease The Risk Of Stroke
Improve arterial function.
Assist In Weight Loss
Increase metabolism and assist in oxidizing fat cells.
Balance Blood Sugar Levels
Enhance Immune Cell Function Against Viruses & Bacteria
Reduce The Risk of Arthritis and Suppress Inflammation
Improve Liver Function
Prevent Cavities and Gingivitis
Alleviate Allergies and Their Symptoms
Aid Memory and Brain Function
Improve Skin Tone
Increase Your Life Span
It has been found that there are more of the healthful polyphenols in the younger tea leaves. Drinking high quality whole leaf teas produces more health benefits and a tastier cup of tea. In order to receive the full benefits from the leaves it is important to steep the leaves for a total of at least three to five minutes; as this is when the polyphenols are released from the leaves. To insure the tea is sweet (not bitter), we recommend steeping your tea leaves for 30 to 60 seconds on the first steeping, increasing the steeping time for subsequent steepings. Our high quality leaves are good for 3 to 6 steepings, or more. It is also important to not let leaves dry out. Our steeping cup is perfect for making consecutive cups of tea while keeping the leaves moist. Drink tea throughout the day for your health and well being!