Are you stressed? Looking for a weight loss aid? Tired of that bloated stomach? Need a post workout drink?
You’ve landed on the right place.
There's nothing quite like a having a large cup green of tea when there’s a long day ahead. Do you also love sipping an energizing cup of green tea? You are just doing the right thing. Because green tea is not just another regular refreshing drink but it carries a lot of health benefits too. (Including some other benefits like serving it in front of the guests would make you look rich, you will save the milk, they won’t ask for more and they might WON’T come again XD)
Let’s see how green tea works:
Even regular tea consumers do not know that green tea, white tea and black tea are all from the same source. True, as it can be. All three types of tea come from the leaves of the Camellia Sinenses plant. But what makes the green tea so special and widely consumed than the others? It’s the way that it’s processed. Though it comes from the same plant as black tea, it is produced in an entirely different way.
During processing, black tea is allowed to oxidize, or ferment. Green tea however, is simply dried and then steamed or fired to prevent the oxidation process from occurring. That’s why you feel the light but revitalizing tinge while having it.
Green tea undergoes a process of minimal oxidation, and creates natural anti-oxidants due to low fermentation. In fact, green tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants play an important role in protecting our health. Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers and research shows that green tea drinkers are less likely to develop several types of cancer.
Observational studies have shown that long term tea drinkers tend to have a lower body weight and lower percentage of body fat. It has indicated to be an effective weight loss supplement. The anti-oxidants in green tea combined with the caffeine speed up the metabolism and promote the oxidation of fat. (This green tea benefit has to be our favorite one).
It also reduces the risk of heart disease by helping to lower cholesterol and reduce your chances of a blood clot. Also, it has been suggested that green tea may be helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Green tea may be helpful in regulating insulin, so it may be a natural way to help prevent diabetes.
But, are you also bored of drinking the same green tea over and again? No worries! There are a wide variety of green tea blends out there:
- Tulsi Green Tea –This tisane is a very good source of vitamin A due to its high content of basil. This tisane also provides protection at a cellular level due to its high content of flavonoids. Also, it can help provide protection against unwanted bacterial growth. It can also prove beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel conditions as it provides symptomatic relief.
- Jasmine Green Tea – Another popular choice in green tea blends, this green tea is scented with the petals of jasmine. You’ll also find Jasmine green tea mixed with vanilla, which makes the tea more flavorful. The combination of the scents of jasmine and vanilla makes the green tea irresistible.
- Vanilla Green Tea – This is a refreshing green tea blend that will appeal to any tea drinker. Tea artisans mix high quality green tea with mint leaves and pieces of vanilla bean. These two flavors are pleasing to any taste palate. This makes a great iced tea for the summer as well as an aromatic, cozy and flavorful hot tea for the winters.
These are just a few of the many blends of green tea available. You can add other flavor blends like honey, ginger, cinnamon and even citrus fruits.
Experiment with the varieties available to find the ones that you like best but make sure you choose the good quality green tea from top tea brands for the best tea-time experience.