Healthy Tea

"Green tea stimulates the pineal gland, making the mind stay clear and awake. This is why monks are known to drink a lot of green tea"
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Tea works as an ice breaker and immediately puts you at ease in a gathering where you might not know anybody, "says Bryan Mulvihill, an artist, calligrapher and tea historian.

Green Tea

Green Tea is said to be extremely high in antibacterial agents. It is good for clearing your skin, relieving sore throat and soothing the voice. Green tea is especially rich in vitamin C, chlorophyll and trace elements.

How to make green tea:
Green tea should be brewed with lower temperature water, any-where from 70-85 degree celsius. The higher the tea quality, the lower the temperature. The water can be poured over the leaves many times, at first for only 20-30 seconds then completely poured off; each time leave the warm water on a little longer until no colour comes off the brew. 

White Tea

White Tea is the least processed form of tea. It has the highest antioxidant levels. Studies shows that white tea thins the blood and improve artery function. It helps lower high blood pressure. Catechins, another group of antioxidants, have been found to reduce cholesterol, and white tea is teeming with them.
How to make white tea:
The water used in brewing white tea is incredibly important. Water at room temperature or lukewarm water can be used. Denser than other teas, white tea needs more leaves than one requires to make green tea.

Black or Orange Pekoe Tea

Black or orange pekoe tea is brewed with medium boiling water. It is best not to leave hot water sitting on the leaves.
How to make black or orange pekoe tea:
Brew for 4-5 minutes and then pour all the water, otherwise the brew can go bitter.
the tea has cooling qualities and is best for hot weather. It is used to quench thirst, treat all types of fever as well as to help improve clarity of mind.

Pu'er, Brick or Cake Tea

Pu'er, brick or cake tea is the only tea that greatly improves with age (like wine). It is one of the earliest forms of Chinese teas, and is particularly good for digestion, when it comes to oily or greasy foods. It is the perfect after dinner tea. This tea is internally fermented as the brick of teas dries naturally without external heat. It is important to store it in a well-ventilated dark, dry area away from other spices and foods with strong scents.

How to make it:
These teas can be brewed anywhere from 20-5- times. Put a generous amount of tea in a small tea pot and pour water that's just below the boiling temperature, over the leaves. Again brew for shorter times at the beginning, and then longer as the number of brews increases, until no colour or flavour comes off the leaves.

Oolong or Semi-fermented Tea

Oolong or semi-fermented tea is very good for throat problems. It has mild stimulating qualities and keeps one refreshed in warm climates. Semi-fermented teas are also known to improve the complexion and are a good tonic for the skin.
How to make it:
Oolong tea should be brewed at 80-85 degrees Celsius and the water can be poured over the leaves numerous times.

Mint Tea

Mint tea is helpful in digestion, relieves nausea, even reduces flatulence, but there are a few benefits most don't know about. 
Mint leaves, such as peppermint and spearmint, are 100% naturally caffeine free and traditional herbal remedies for digestion.
The smell of mint opens blocked breathing passages. It works as a great way to wake up in the morning - even though it is completely caffeine free.

How to make it:
Take 2 cups of water and boil it, add some fresh mint leaves to it and boil it till one cups of tea remain in the boiling vessel.

Healthy Tea Healthy Tea Reviewed by live healthy on December 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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