Tea: What Is Jasmine Tea?

One of the tea blends you simply cannot miss is Jasmine tea. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing a real treat. Much of the world has already discovered the fragrance and flavor of Jasmine tea. In fact, it is the most popular Chinese flavored tea. What makes jasmine tea so special is its special blend of high quality loose tea leaves with jasmine petals. The jasmine petals impart a delicate yet very aromatic fragrance to the tea. The jasmine petals also impart a slightly sweet flavor to the tea. Jasmine has been produced in China for at least 700 years. The original production of jasmine tea included plucking the jasmine blossoms just as they are beginning to bloom and …

Tea: How Is White Tea Different From Other Teas?

In recent years, white tea has gained great popularity. Tea connoisseurs everywhere have come to appreciate white tea’s delicate, slightly sweet flavor. Though white tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant, just like black tea, green tea and oolong tea, there are several significant differences between white tea and other teas. Processing – White tea is harvested before the leaves are fully open, when the buds have fine white hair covering them. This is much earlier than other teas are harvested. In addition, white tea leaves are not fermented. Rather their leaves are simply steamed and then dried, often right in the fields. This protects white tea’s delicate flavor. Availability – Less white tea is grown than other types of …

Tea: How Is White Persian Melon Tea Different From Other Teas?

If you’re new to drinking white tea, you may be unaware of the many positive health differences between white tea and black tea. And, White Persian melon tea offers even more health benefits than regular white tea. The health differences between white and black tea is primarily related to their anti-oxidant content. Tea leaves are naturally rich in some of the most powerful anti-oxidants on earth. Anti-oxidants are important to our health because they combat free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are a natural by-product of our digestive processes, but left unchecked they damage our cells and DNA. Damaged cells and DNA lead to aging and serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer. While all tea leaves are naturally …

Tea: How Is Green Tea Different From Other Teas?

For years, green tea was consumed almost exclusively in Asia. For centuries, green tea has been used by Chinese herbalists to treat many health maladies from menstrual difficulties to headaches. In China and Japan, most people drink green tea all day long. However, here in the Western world it has gained popularity only in the last few years. There are many ways to enjoy green tea, and many things to learn about it. There are several differences between green tea and other types of tea. Processing – Green tea comes from the same plant as black tea, but it is processed differently. Green tea, however, is not fermented like black tea. Green tea leaves are laid out to wither for …

Patients On Anti-Coagulants – Be Careful Of What You Drink

Many heart patients are routinely placed on anti-coagulants. Anti-coagulants help keep blood thin and flowing freely through veins and arteries; decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Heart patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), in particular, are advised to take anti-coagulants. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of persistent, irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia). In atrial fibrillation, the heart’s upper chambers beat irregularly, affecting blood flow to the heart muscle and to the rest of the body. It increases the patient’s risk of blood clots, which can cause strokes and what is known as TIA (transient ischemic attack). TIA is what most people refer to as a “mini-stroke”, in which the patient suffers the effects of a stroke, but only …

How Is Black Tea Different From Other Teas?

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that drinking tea can be a healthy experience. Tea contains ingredients which may be beneficial in the fight against heart disease, cancer, and various stress-related illnesses. In the Western World, green tea has gotten a great deal of attention in recent years. However, black tea remains a popular beverage worldwide. If you are not familiar with black tea, you may be wondering how it differs from other brews. An Intriguing Flavor To begin with, black tea has a heartier flavor than other forms of tea, particularly green tea. As a result, an individual who is interested in an intriguing taste sensation may be drawn to black tea. The black tea produced in China …

How Does Green Tea Help Weight Loss?

For many people, finding a weight loss supplement that’s safe and effective would be nothing short of a miracle. We all know that there are no magic bullets when it comes to weight loss; we have to consume fewer calories in a day than our body uses in order to lose weight. However, finding ways to burn fat faster would speed up the process and make it easier. One product that seems to have much promise in helping people to lose weight is green tea. In some studies, green tea has been shown to help regulate insulin and lower cholesterol and triglycerides. In addition, it is believed that green tea speeds up the metabolism, so that we burn fat faster, …

Green Tea’s Effect On Body Fat

Losing weight is a subject on the minds of many. Our eat on the run, tv watching lifestyle has led many of us to have bigger waistlines than we’d like; and bigger waistlines than are healthy for us. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 60 million Americans, or 30% of the adult population, are obese. Obesity related illnesses are going to lead the pack as causes of death in our country very soon if we don’t get ourselves back on track. Obesity leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and increases your risk for some forms of cancer. As our weight increases, so do our risk levels. So, how do we go …