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Chamellia sinensis

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Benefits of Green Tea

Benefits of Green tea, camilla sinesis,  has long been known for its beneficial health effects. 
In the 16th century European explorers reported that the hot medicinal drink was used to relieve fever, headache, stomach ache and joint pain.  Since that time the amazing benefits of green tea has been expanded.  Current research shows that green tea helps prevent heart attacks and strokes, may reduce multiple types of cancer, blocks DNA mutation,  regulates blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, boosts immune system, facilitates weight loss (just ask Oprah), helps prevents ulcers, slows the aging process, fights viral colds and flu, prevents gum disease, cavities and bad breath, osteoporosis and enhances metabolism. 

Polyphenols makes this possible  How can tea be a wonder beverage?  It is all due to the high levels of polyphenols found in both green and white teas.  Polyphenols are one of natures most powerful anti oxidants.   Polyphenols are a class of phytochemicals found in high concentrations in green tea, and have been associated with heart disease and cancer prevention. The slight astringent, bitter taste of green tea is attributed to polyphenols.

Catechins - Catechins are a category of polyphenols. In green tea, catechins are 
present in significant quantities, more specifically; epicatechin (EC), 
epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). 
EGCG makes up about 10-50% of the total catechin content and appears to be the most powerful of the catechins Ė with antioxidant activity about 25-100 times more potent than vitamins C and E. A cup of green tea may provide 10-40mg of polyphenols and has antioxidant activity greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots or strawberries.

Tannins - A group of simple and complex phenol, polyphenol, and flavonoid compounds, bound with starches, and often so amorphous that they are classified as tannins simply because at some point in degradation they are astringent and contain variations on gallic acid. Produced by plants, tannins are generally protective substances found in the outer and inner tissues. All of the tannins are relatively resistant to digestion or fermentation, and either decrease the ability of animals to easily consume the living 
plant, or, as in deciduous trees, cause shed parts of the plant to decay so slowly that there is little likelihood of infection to the living tree from rotting dead material around its base. All tannins act as astringents, shrinking tissues and contracting structural proteins in the skin and mucosa.

Green teas contain 6 times the level of anti oxidants than black teas, Japanese green tea contains the highest level of anti oxidants in the green tea family, and white tea due to itís minimal processing contains the most polyphenols of all the non standardized teas.  

Green Tea  
Camellia Leaves are spread out on floors or racks and allowed to wither for a few hours. The leaves are then heated to remove moisture and to stop the oxidation process. The next step is to dry  until a small amount of moisture remains. Green teas have long been enjoyed for their health-giving qualities  as well as their unique and often subtle 
flavor. amusingly the aroma and taste can be quite different from one another. The color of the liquor can range from a bright jade green to a pale yellow and is best when drink without any additions

How to Brew Tea

Herbal Teas:   (Infusions)   

STEP 1: Start with cold water.

STEP 2: Preheat your teapot: Simply boil enough water to fill the teapot one and one half time.  Pour the hot water into the teapot, swish it about.  This will heat the teapot up.  
Then pour the used water out. Many people do not do this.  Without doing this step your tea becomes luke warm quickly

STEP 3: Measure into the teapot 1 tsp. of loose tea for every cup you plan to pour, 
plus one for the pot.  Trust me on this, it will make a difference.

STEP 4: For black teas, bring the water to a full boil. Remove the teakettle from the heat as soon as the water begins to boil. Boiling all the oxygen out of the water will flatten the tea's flavor.

STEP 5: For more delicate green teas, remove the teakettle from the heat before the water begins boiling, at 165-170 degrees F (74-77 degrees C). Or you can add 1 part cold water 
to 4 parts boiling water to cool it to the ideal temperature range.

STEP 6: Before steeping, pour a small amount of the hot water over the tea leaves, to allow them to bloom, or open up, and release some of their bitter tannins. Drain immediately.

STEP 7: Fill the pot with the boiling water. Keep the spout of the kettle close to the teapot, 
so the water does not cool as you pour it in. Cover the teapot and leave the tea to brew. In general, black teas are best brewed for 4 to 5 minutes; green teas should brew for no more than 3 minutes.

      STEP 8: When the tea is ready pour. Avoid   keeping leave in contact with the hot water.    
      Over-brewed tea will  become better, and unpleasant. 

Enjoy the great taste of Green teas and Black Teas
3-5 minutes
Darjeeling Delicate, slightly astringent flavor.
ASSAM North India
3-5 minutes
Assam Full-bodied with a rich, smooth, malty flavor. If you have never tried this tea before....you are really missing something.
CEYLON Sri Lanka
3-5 minutes
Ceylon Brisk, full flavor with a bright color A wonderful taste for the Savvy tea drinker.
EARL GREY China (sometimes a blend of China and Darjeeling)
3-5 minutes
Flavored with the natural oil of citrus bergamot fruit. Earl Grey Ah!, if you are a Star Trek fan, this is what Captain Pacard orders, from the replicater.
OOLONG China and Taiwan
5-7 minutes
Subtle, delicate, lightly flavored tea.  Oolong is the tea that is usually served at Chinese Restaurants.
GUNPOWDER China    3-5 minutes A clear amber liquor with a sweet aroma and a pungent taste The reason this tea is called Gunpowder, is because the leaves are rolled into small pellet looking balls.
ROOIBOS South Africa    2-4 minutes Rooibos has captured the sun's energy and the soil's nutrients and given them to us in the form of the vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes, and most especially the enzyme superoxide dismutase, (SOD)  which appears to be the prime scavenger of free radicals.
Shu Mee White China   1-3 minutes White tea is the least processed tea. The leaves are simply withered and dried. White tea has a higher level of polyphenols that green tea. This tea brews to a light red color has a slightly sweet taste with no "grassy" undertones.


When the word tea is mention what comes to mind?   Black Tea?   Green Tea?   Oolong Tea?   Herbal Tea?  Medicinal Tea?   All green, black and oolong teas come from thea sinensis, an evergreen shrub.   The kind of tea produced is defined by the method in which the leaves are processed.  Green tea is the 
first tender leaves of spring that are picked, partially dried, rolled, steamed, crushed and dried again with hot air. Oolong tea leaves have been allowed to semi ferment for an hour.   Black teas are slightly dried, rolled on tile and fermented for 3 hours to strengthen the bouquet and flavor, yet reduce the bitterness.   Names like oolong, black or jasmine tea refer to how the tea was processed.   Names such as Assam, Darjeeling, or Ceylon refer to the country or region when the tea was grown.   Names such as pekoe, orange pekoe refer to the leaf size. 

Tea is enjoyed by people all over the world.   Whether the it is green tea, that is brewed perfectly 
before the taste of the tea turns bitter, or the rich aroma of the black tea that has been steeped to 
the precise color of  golden brown to insure that the taste is superior, and luxurious.  Herbals teas 
are renown for their medicinal properties as well as their fragrance.

Tea is versatile and the taste can be changed simply by adding milk, honey, Stevia, or a slice of lemon peel to the tea.

Black Tea

Tea leaves contain a number of unique compounds in significantly high levels. Included among them are flavonoids and phytochemicals. Flavonoids have long been know to have anti-oxidant properties which prevent cell damage thought to contribute to more than 50 diseases. Flavonoids also appear to inhibit the formation of blood clots, thus reducing the risk of stroke, and help prevent oxidation of low-density
lipoprotein (the "bad" cholesterol), which can damage arteries. Both black and green tea may help prevent certain kinds of cancer, including breast, colon and lung cancer by detoxifying cancer-causing agents. Black tea may  take up to ten separate steps to process, black tea is fully fermented leaves and is also referred to as red tea for the dark reddish color of their brew. The leaves start out whole but are usually broken or torn during processing. Taste can range from slightly fruity to pungently smoky and are 
sometimes taken with milk, sugar, lemon or other additives.

  • Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, has antioxidant and protective properties.
  • Thiamin (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2) are both essential for releasing energy from food.
  • Nicotinic acid and pantothenic acid are necessary for the release of energy from fat and carbohydrate.
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is essential for a healthy immune system.
  • Vitamin B6 is involved in the metabolism of proteins
  • Black tea also affects the bacterial enzyme glucosyltranferase which is responsible for converting sugars into the sticky matrix material that plaque uses to adhere to teeth

Oolong Combining elements of green and black tea processes, Oolong tea is semi-fermented, that is, moisture are kept within the leaves for a longer period of time than the green tea leaves. After wilting, the usually larger, older leaves are carefully rolled around on rattan trays in order to "bruise" their outer edge.
The black outer and green inner parts of the leaf give this tea its characteristic qualities. The flavor is usually a light brown and can sometimes reveal a slight fruity taste. Some high grade Oolong leaves can even be brewed up to 10 times without fading in flavor


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This has been processed, and usually has dextrin added.
Powdered Herb This is the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of the herb, which has been Powdered into a fine mesh which usually can be put into capsules.  Most of the Powders herbs are in a 1 pound size, unless otherwise noted.
Cut and Sift This the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of herb cut into manageable pieces. In general about 1/4 thick.  Size of herbs are 1 pound containers
Whole In very rare occasion herbs are whole, for example the Reishi Mushroom, Noto Ginseng, Mandrake, and Marigolds. Size of herbs are 1 pound containers.  If concerned please call.
Teapills These are small pills which have already been formulated and made into small pills.  Usually the size of small peas. The teapills are swallowed whole. The formula is usually based on Ancient Chinese Medicine.
Capsules Are Gelatin Capsules, unless noted as vegetarian capsules.  Please see each individual product for further information
Tablets Are a hard tablet ranging in various sizes. Please see each individual product for further information
Extracts An extract is produced by adding alcohol to an herb and letting the medium activate the components of the herbs, as well as to preserve the herbs
Loose Leaf The herb is not in a teabag.  It is loose in the packaging.  Sizes of the leaf vary from 1/4 inch to 1 inch depending on herb and brand.


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