Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants, and is known to fight viruses and slow aging. Gren tea also aids in weight loss, reduces “bad” cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and is also associated with the prevention of cancer. Containing approximately 50 mg of caffeine per 8 ounces, it is far less than the 250 mg of caffeine in a cup of coffee. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that green tea was the best antioxidant scavenger of deadly free radicals.Green tea has long been associated with universal research on the prevention of several types of cancer. Studies have found it reduces the size of esohageal and stomach tumors in mice. Green and black tea inhibits the development of pre-cancerous lesions, as well.
How to Steep the Perfect Cup of Green Tea
Green tea is a delicate tea and requires a temperature slightly below boiling. Aim for 185 degrees Fahrenheit (boiling is 212 degrees Fahrenheit). The green tea leaves are able to unfold and infuse the water with their subtle and balanced flavors, while higher temperatures bring out the bitter taste. After steeping for 2 to 3 minutes the tea should be removed from the water. Leaving the tea leaves to steep for prolonged periods of time also brings out the bitterness of the tea. Sit back. Relax. And enjoy your delicious and perfectly brewed cup of Green tea.
Numi Organic Tea Offers 3 Flowering Tea Loose Varieties of Green Tea
From the Yunnan province, China, this white chrysanthemum flower wrapped in a bouquet of green tea imparts a clear jade liquor. In hot water, Emerald Sun Green tea turns into a globe shape with mellow and nutty flavor, with hints of floral sweetness.
A delightful surprise of amaranth orbs rise and bounce from the center of a green tea posy, while a spray of oesmanthus swirls and falls. Delicious and light, the blushing green tea is enlivened by fruity notes.
Jasmine Pearls (Gold Medal Winner)
The most tender green tea leaves are hand rolled into small pearls and scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. The fragrant flowers are mated five times with the tea according to traditional tea scenting techniques that date back over nine centuries. This high quality jasmine tea from Fujian Province has a sweet aromatic flavor with bright floral notes.