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A Guide to Camellia Sinensis Teas

The Camellia Sinensis plant is known for giving us beloved teas like black, green, white, and oolong, each with unique flavour, aroma, and health benefits. In this newsletter, we'll explore each type of tea, so you have little guide to help you decide which one to choose next time you browse on Madn!



Black Tea:


Black tea is the most oxidised type of Camellia Sinensis tea and is known for its full-bodied u and rich aroma. It's often blended with other flavours to create classic teas like Earl Grey and Chai. It's a great source of antioxidants and high in caffeine, making it a popular morning pick-me-up.


Benefits:


Alertness and energy. Antioxidants, including polyphenols and catechins. Possible anti-cancer effects. Heart health. Improved metabolism. Gut health.



Green Tea:


Green tea is unoxidized with a fresh, grassy flavour and light aroma. It's a healthy, low-calorie choice rich in antioxidants, linked to reducing heart disease and cancer risks. Green tea has less caffeine than black tea.


Benefits:


Contains healthy bioactive compounds. May improve brain function. Increases fat burning. Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers. May protect the brain from ageing. May reduce bad breath. May help prevent type 2 diabetes. May help prevent cardiovascular disease.



White Tea:


White tea is made from the youngest leaves and unopened buds of the plant, making it the least processed Camellia Sinensis tea. It has a delicate flavour and a light, floral aroma. Packed with antioxidants and low in caffeine, white tea is considered one of the healthiest and a popular choice for relaxation and stress relief.


Benefits:


Since white tea is the least processed of true teas, it also contains the most antioxidants. Catechins in white tea may help lower blood pressure, improve circulation and lower the risk of heart disease. Antioxidants in white tea have also been shown to lower cholesterol levels, especially bad LDL cholesterol.



Oolong Tea:


Oolong tea is partially oxidized, falling between black and green tea in flavour and aroma. It has a smooth, floral taste and a light, sweet aroma. Oolong offers health benefits like improving metabolism, boosting heart health, antioxidants, and moderate caffeine.


Benefits:


Studies show oolong tea stimulates fat burning and increases the number of calories your body burns by up to 3.4%. Oolong tea is high in an amino acid called L-theanine, which studies show has cognitive effects like improved brain activity, better sleep quality, and reduced stress and anxiety.


Each of these Camellia Sinensis teas has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Whether you're looking for a morning pick-me-up, a relaxing tea, or a healthy beverage, there's a tea for everyone in this family.


Whether it is green, black or white, all the different teas are all very good for your health. Picking your favourite is therefore all a matter of taste!

My advice is to be adventurous: try natural teas or one of our delicious mixes until you find your favourite. There are so many different blends and flavours to be found in each family…. Embrace the diversity!


For what it’s worth, I like a black tea in the morning, a green tea during the day and then a Rooibos in the evening (but I’ll have to tell you about that some other time… Have fun exploring the delightful world of Madn blends!


 

To help you with this exploration, we give a 10% discount to all our members.

Valid this week: exploring.


(All heath benefits listed herewith should not be replaced for any medical seriousness. Please see your doctor for all medical advice.)


 

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