Tea drinking has been associated with good health for centuries. Today science has confirmed what many cultures know. In addition to green tea there are other steeped plants that have been used for their medicinal properties for hundreds of years. Here are the key players in staying healthy and thin.
- Green Tea with Matcha powder being the most concentrated form of green tea. Our Matcha tea powder is made from the best green tea, tencha tea. Drinking 1 cup of matcha tea is like drinking 10 cups of good quality green tea.
- Guayusa is a plant steeped for tea by natives of the rainforest. These large trees have more antioxidants than green tea, with added vitamins and minerals.
- Yerba Mate from Argentina and Brazil has all essential amino acids as well as other vitamins and minerals.
- Of course the Rooibos tea from South Africa is caffeine free naturally. This plant steeps a deep reddish brew. It is smooth never bitter since it has no tannin. A great way to get antioxidants without caffeine.
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- Green Tea has a high concentration of Catechins, antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Matcha is very high in Catechins. So if you want to prevent or repair cell damage then matcha tea powder is for you.
- Good loose leaf green tea is not processed much before it is poured in your cup making the concentration of catechins very high. Good quality whole leaf teas are the best to get your body going. Canned green-tea drinks and blended bag teas generally have very low levels of the desired compounds and can be loaded with sugar and preservatives.
- Some studies have shown that green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Again Matcha would be a good way to stabilize blood sugar since it is a concentrated green tea.
- Green tea improves circulation. In one Swiss study, MRIs revealed that people who drank green tea had greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
- Green tea can help increase and even change your metabolism, so you burn more calories from fat. Studies show that green tea can also help you keep weight off once you’ve lost it. Matcha brew can keep hunger away as well as provide enhanced effects from green tea.
- If you swap green tea for sugary drinks. “All things being equal, if you sub 1-2 cups of green tea for one can of soda, over the next year you’d save over 50,000 calories.” That’s more than 15 pounds.
- Sipping tea helps you slow down and relaxes you. An amino acid called L-theanine found in green tea can provide a calming effect. Great news in today’s busy stressful world.
- Always pour the hot water over the tea. Boiling the tea with the hot water will kill the beneficial compounds in the tea and make most green teas bitter. The water used to make green tea should be just below boiling at around 170-180 degrees. Heat water until bubbles begin to form or boil water and let cool for 5 min before using. You can always cold brew your tea. Put green tea in cold water and steep until you reach desired strength. If you cold steep your tea will never be bitter. Matcha tea is made by suspending the green tea powder in cold or hot water. Using a small tea spoon for every 16 ounces and frothing using a whisk or frother.
- Whenever possible buy blends that are organic and unsweetened. There are many green tea blended with berries or fruit pieces that are naturally sweet. Jasmine green teas are naturally aromatic and sweet.
At Amapola’s Tea & More all our teas are organic. We use berries, coconut and spices to sweeten our teas. The only way for you to get the benefits of green tea is to drink the tea. So, come find a blend that you like and make it your own. We have 70+ organic teas for your enjoyment and health. We are located in Connecticut’s historic Stonington Borough at 129 Water Street. If you find yourself in the borough stop at Amapola’s Tea & More Specialty Store.
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