Tea is the Topic and we're here to SPILL IT !
Tea has been a staple in households all over the globe for centuries dating back to the Egyptians all the way to the Mayans and the early Chinese civilizations. Now we see how tea is more resourceful today now more than ever before. We can see the global impact that tea has had in our world and how we are even finding new practices and properties of these that would not have been imaginable . Today we are going to break down five different teas while also showing their diversity, origins, benefits and overall synopsis of the uses for these teas. So let's get to the Tea !!!!!!
Rooibos(pronounced roy-bos) or Redbush is a smooth, caffeine free herbal tea from the origins of Africa. Whilst its popularity in Britain has grown rapidly over the last few years, compared with other teas it is still relatively unknown.Rooibosis grown only in a specific region of South Africa. Rooibos tea is also known as red tea or red bush tea.Rooibos is a herbal tea and is not related to green or black tea.
Traditional rooibos is created by fermenting the leaves, which turns them a red-brown color. This particular tea is low in Tannis and is free of caffeine. This tea also has no Oxalic Acid. Consuming high amounts of oxalic acid can increase your risk of kidney stones, making rooibos a good option for anyone with kidney problems. Rooibos tea is full of health-promoting antioxidants and like most teas these antioxidants help with promoting good health and overall improvement of your health. Rooibos tea may benefit heart health by positively affecting blood pressure. It may also lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and raise "good" HDL cholesterol in those at risk of heart disease. Certain antioxidants in rooibos tea have been shown to kill cancer cells. Rooibos tea is usually consumed like black tea. Some people add milk and sugar — and rooibos iced tea, espressos, lattes and cappuccinos have also taken off.
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This tea is known as an "earthy" tea it is aged, fermented tea leaves to bring about that robust flavor. Its from Yunnan Province known as pu-erh remain somewhat mysterious in the western world. This tea has low level of Tannins so when you brew the tea it won't be such a bitter taste.
Since the leaves are aged that helps with the caffeine breakdown when making a pot of this amazing tea. This tea isn't new but is vastly becoming more and more popular based on the properties it has and the benefits it can do to your body.
This particular tea pairs well with food and aids in digestion. This tea is also good for cleansing and doing detoxes on your body. It can reduce cholesterol and even enhance metabolism leading to weight lost. It also helps with reducing stress levels and overall improvement of your health. This tea's unique aging process sets it above the rest because its in a sense getting a double aged taste but not being bitter but having just the right amount of flavor. The longer the leaves sit the better the flavor one critic says but these leaves are easy for traveling and wanting tea on the go without having to add too many additions to the recipe.
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This tea is considered the most delicate of teas. Simply because this tea is minimally processed. So if you are looking for a healthier alternative to process and non process teas this would be your go to tea. The leaves from the tea plant are harvest before they are fully open and while they still have white hairs on
them hints where they get the name "White" tea.
Tea custom developed during the era of early Chinese imperial dynasties (between 600 and 1300) when tea drinking and tea culture was flourishing across the country.
White tea is so minimally processed that much less oxidation occurs. As soon as the buds are plucked they are allowed to wither and air dry in the sun or in a carefully controlled outdoor or indoor environment.
White tea has about 5 different sub categories of tea that make it one of the most diverse and unique teas to this day. The properties of these teas are similar but they vary as well based on the type you are brewing. Yi ZhenBai Hao (Silver Needle), Bai Mu Dan(White Peony), Gongmei (Tribute Eyebrow),Shou Mei(Noble, Long Life Eyebrow) and Fujian New Craft (DaBaiCha or DaHoaCha).
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Black tea is one of the most commonly known teas today. Black tea, also known as “red tea,” was discovered in China in the mid 17th century. Many years prior, only green and oolong teas were consumed. The story of how black tea came to be is that an army from Jianxi entered the Fujian Province and camped at a nearby tea
factory. Because of this prolonged camping session the leaves were left out in the sun too long and oxidizes and became black. still rich in flavor the leaves were able to be brewed created a tea with a very robust almost bitter flavor if not balance with something else.
Unlike the other teas in this blog black tea has a very high caffeine count but it has less caffeine than an actual cup of coffee. This tea is mainly consumed in the southern states of america. Its often brewed, cooled, sweetened and consumed on a hot summers day or at local events. Black tea also has a long list of health benefits that not only set it above the rest but allows it to keep its standard of popularity and to stand out again the crowd. Below are some of the unqie properties that black tea has to offer.
May Boost Heart Health. ...
May Lower “Bad” LDL Cholesterol. ...
May Lower Blood Sugar Levels. ...
May Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer...
May Improve Gut Health. ...
May Help Reduce Blood Pressure. ...
May Help Reduce the Risk of Stroke. ...
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Green tea is undeniable one of the healthier alternatives when it comes to tea. This tea is loaded with antioxidants that aid in health improvements as well that includes improved brain function, fat loss ,protecting against cancer and lowering the risk of heart disease. This tea contain bioactive compounds that help reduce inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to other countries in East Asia.
The reason it can improve brain health is because of the caffeine levels within. This tea does not contain as much caffeine's coffee but it gives you just enough to stimulate your mind to focus non tasks and to get things done swiftly. Green tea can be considered one of the more health conscious teas because of its restorative properties to the brain, body and overall health it should always be a staple within any home. This tea is great for those who are interested in natural stimulation of the mind and weight loss. This tea is great for weight loss as well. Many people when they are on diets or switching their dietary foods often lean to green tea for it properties that help with fat burning and weight loss.
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