We have been committed to wellness from the very beginning. Science has shown that drinking just 4 cups of tea a week can make your brain healthier, reduce overall stress, and improve your mood. This is only a small summary. In this blog we will inform you of the benefits of each tea:
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. Some of the health benefits are:
Packed with antioxidants
The large amount of antioxidants in green tea defuse free radicals. Drinking green tea helps to fight ageing and can contribute to your natural defences against certain types of cancer.
Improves your brain function
Green tea helps to prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the two most common brain diseases that you can get with age. Green tea also improves your memory.
Aids weight loss
Green tea has a beneficial effect on your weight. It makes you lose weight faster and boosts your metabolism, which means you burn more calories.
Reduces bad cholesterol
Green tea reduces the 'bad' LDL cholesterol. You have as much as 31% less chance of cardiovascular disease if you regularly drink a cup of green tea.
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Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidised than oolong, white and green teas and is generally stronger in flavour than other teas. All types are made from leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis. Some of the health benefits are:
Reduces blood sugar levels
Elevated blood sugar levels can increase the risk of health problems, such as diabetes 2, obesity, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure and depression
Increases your concentration and focus
Black tea increases the blood flow to your brain. An important note here is that black tea does this without overstimulating your heart. Coffee does that, which is why many people sometimes get palpitations after a cup of coffee.
Gives you energy and reduces your stress levels at the same time
This is because black tea contains the amino acid L-theanine, a substance that calms you down and improves your concentration. Black tea also reduces the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in your blood.
Packed with antioxidants
The large amount of antioxidants in black tea defuse free radicals. Drinking black tea helps to fight ageing and can contribute to your natural defences against certain types of cancer.
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White tea may refer to one of several styles of tea which generally feature young or minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Some of the health benefits are:
White tea is low in caffeine. To be precise, it contains the smallest concentration of caffeine of all teas and coffees. A cup of coffee is contains around 80-120 milligrams of caffeine, while a cup of white tea only contains 5-10mg of caffeine.
For healthy teeth and bones
This tea also contains a lot of fluoride. Fluoride keeps our bones and teeth strong and healthy. It will therefore have a beneficial effect on the prevention of tooth decay and cavities.
White tea contains a large amount of vitamin C and polyphenol, the concentrations of which are four times higher than in other teas. This tea is also known for its purifying effect, caused by the antioxidants. This reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent research on white tea suggests that in certain respects it has an even stronger preventive effect against cancer than green tea.
Helps to prevent Alzheimer and Parkinson
Compounds in white tea, such as the polyphenol EGCG, may reduce the risk of developing both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
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Oolong is a traditional semi-oxidised Chinese tea (Camellia sinensis) produced through a process including withering the plant under strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Some of the health benefits are:
Oolong tea contains l-theanine, an amino acid that’s associated with sleep and relaxation.
Aids in digestion
Oolong thea has a very positive effect on digestion. According to researchers, it is a very powerful tea in alkalising the digestive system, preventing heavy reflux after meals and combating stomach ulcers.
Boosts your metabolism
Oolong tea speeds up the metabolism, which means that calories are consumed more efficiently.
Clears your skin
It has been scientifically proven that people suffering from eczema can benefit from drinking 3 cups of oolong tea per day. Beneficial results on the skin can be seen in less than a week. The antioxidants in oolong tea also promote healthy skin.