Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most potent of these, and scientific studies suggest that they may help protect against free radicals that can attack our cells and contribute to cancer, heart disease, and clogged arteries.
With an endless variety of flavours and characteristics tea is the perfect drink for all ages and all occasions.
Tea is 100% natural, contains no additives, artificial flavourings or colours, and is calorie and sodium free. It contains fluoride and has traces of vitamins A, K, C, beta-carotene, folate and other B vitamins.
It is commonly believed that back tea, green tea and white tea original from different plants. The real difference , however, is the fermentation.
Many hybrid and infused brews are often referred to as tea, but purists consider that only green tea, black tea, white tea and oolong tea are the real thing. All these teas have caffeine and theanine, which affects the brain and seem to heighten mental alertness.
Black Tea benefits:
When it comes to tea, different things suit different people and a doctor’s recommendation should never be overlooked, but for most of us, indulging in a cup or two of black tea might in fact be a healthy life choice.
Some benefits of black tea are:
A Better Heart
Lower Risk of Diabetes
Better Immune System
Healthy Digestive Tract
Happiness Factor ~ ‘If a perfect cup of tea makes you smile and lets your heart indulge a little, then what could possibly be the harm?’
*Some of these benefits are still being debated, so please do your own research if you want to use black tea for medicinal purposes.
Green Tea benefits:
Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. Green tea has more health benefits attached to it than black tea because of it avoids the fermentation process.
Some of the amazing benefits of green teas are:
Reduce Risk of Blood Pressure
Reduce Bad Cholesterol & Improve Good Cholesterol Ratio
Lower Risk of Diabetes
Protect Brain Cells
Healthier Dental Conditions
Relaxing and Tranquillising
Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial
*Some of these benefits are still being debated, so please do your own research if you want to use green tea for medicinal purposes.
White Tea benefits:
White tea leaves are harvested at a younger age than green tea leaves. White tea is considered rare as it can only be hand picked during a few days of early spring and has to be handled with such care. Green tea is considered rich in antioxidants. However since white tea is less processed, it retains a higher amount of antioxidants, compared to green.
Amazing benefits of white teas are:
Lower Blood Pressure
Antibacterial & Antiviral
Healthy Teeth and Gums
Reduce stress and increase energy
As you can see, white tea has a great range of effects on the body and a tremendous number of benefits to your health. Its supreme power is in preventing disease and disorder.
White tea protects against cancer, heart disease, and stroke, the leading causes of death in the industrial world, as well as numerous other conditions. It eases the symptoms of illness and promotes recovery. White tea strengthens the circulatory and immune systems as well as bones and teeth, and builds healthy skin.
It is a superb tonic and one of Nature’s great gifts. We encourage you to add it to your life!
*Some of these benefits are still being debated, so please do your own research if you want to use white tea for medicinal purposes.