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Everything About Organic Teas

Trying to stay fit in the modern world is hard to do. Simply because good food abounds and we all know that it is everyone’s weakness. If we let thi...

 

Trying to stay fit in the modern world is hard to do. Simply because good food abounds and we all know that it is everyone’s weakness. If we let this weakness take over we lose control and we end up gaining more and more weight. In addition to that we are also exposed to a lot of harmful pollutants in our environment. With all these staying healthy is indeed a challenge. This is the reason why we should be careful especially if we want to live longer. For centuries that Chinese have relied on organic teas. They drank organic teas in order to maintain their health as well as cure illnesses like colds and cough and body aches and pains.

Organic teas have been around for centuries but it only made a name in the Western world just recently. Due to its new found fame organic teas have slowly made its way to everyone’s cupboard. In fact several people prefer to drink organic teas than coffee. This is probably because organic teas are known to have various and numerous health benefits. There is no denying that hearing about health benefits can certainly catch one’s attention simply because we all want to stay healthy despite living in a seemingly unhealthy world.  Organic teas are readily available in fact it is even sold at local grocery stores and retail stores.

What are organic teas? Well organic teas are tea leaves from tea shrubs that are grown organically. To make organic teas the source of the tea leaves has to grown the organic way. How is it done? Well for starters organic means without the use of any fertilizers and pesticides. So for a tea shrub to be organic it has to be grown naturally without using any fertilizers and pesticides. Organic teas are said to be healthier because it doesn’t contain any other ingredients and are not enhanced artificially therefore all the essential vitamins and minerals are safely locked inside.

Organic teas are healthy drinks. In fact organic teas can also be served cold or with ice. So during a hot summer’s day you can refresh and rehydrate by drinking cold organic teas. These are healthier and more beneficial than drinking soda after sweating. As for the taste there is no need to worry because organic teas are rich in taste and flavor as well as the aroma. So you really don’t have enough reason why you should ignore or set aside organic teas.

Numerous Benefits of Tea

 

The habit of drinking tea has been around for centuries. The people known for growing tea shrubs and drinking tea are the Chinese. Ancient Chinese people relied on tea to help them maintain weight, keep them healthy and of course cure some common ailments.

The Ancient Chinese have continually benefitted from tea not only because they raise tea shrubs but because this practice has been handed down to them. Other than Chinese the Japanese people are also fond of drinking tea. In fact there’s this ceremony in Japan that is known as the tea ceremony.  Women who are in charge of this ceremony have been trained for years on how to make the perfect tea for the guests. Other than being a tradition there are several benefits of tea that you can enjoy.

Benefits of tea can include protection against free radicals and toxins. Free radicals are found anywhere. It can be found in the food that we eat or in the environment that we are leaving in. Processed foods tend to contain a lot of free radicals and because more and more factories are being built the exhaust of these factories also increases the amount of free radicals found in our environment. Free radicals can be dangerous because it can damage the cells in our body. Cell damage can result to cell mutation and if it becomes malignant then that can become fatal. Tea contains antioxidants that help protect the body from free radical damage. Benefits of tea are numerous and antioxidants are just one of many.

Benefits of tea can also include weight loss and reduction of blood cholesterol levels. Being overweight is a health risk. People that are overweight are at great risk for heart attack and stroke and not only that they are also at risk for suffering any cardiovascular diseases. In addition to that people with excess weight tend to have high blood cholesterol levels. Drinking tea can help them shed those pounds and reduces their risk. In addition to that some teas are capable of helping lower the blood cholesterol level. To enjoy the benefits of tea one has to drink tea regularly. Enjoying the benefits does not happen overnight. You have to make tea a part of your life in order to experience the benefits of tea.

Benefits of tea can be numerous; the two mentioned are just a few. This is the reason why tea is considered a health drink and it is even healthier than those drinks being sold today. In fact it has been said that tea is the better alternative for energy drinks. You can also drink tea in order to rehydrate especially after a long run or after doing activities that made you sweat alot.

Loose Leaf Tea Facts

 

Tea is a very healthy drink. It contains antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals and toxins and it also help the body get rid of it. These antioxidants also help prevent cancer. Other than anti oxidants tea can also help improve digestion. People who drink tea claim to have better digestion than those who don’t. Since digestion is improved the chances of indigestion are greatly reduced. Tea can also aid in weight loss. There are certain types of tea that contain weight loss properties and drinking this type of tea at a regular basis can certainly help one shed a few pounds. In addition to that tea also contains nutrients that can help keep the body strong by boosting the immune system. Tea can be brewed either through the use of teabags or through loose leaf tea.

Loose leaf tea is nothing the same with the modern tea that is sold in the market. At present in order to make tea we simply dip a tea bag in hot water and wait for the contents to soak and the water to change color and after a few minutes our tea is ready. However, years before tea was brewed using loose leaf and this is often termed as loose leaf tea. Loose leaf tea is still like the tea we have today but the taste is stronger and full simple because the tea leaves were not crushed. Loose leaf tea can be grouped in several categories. It can be white tea, black tea, green tea and oolong tea.

Despite the fact that tea in teabags are the one’s preferred by many, the loose leaf tea is still not obsolete. Although it may not be sold as widely as its modern counterpart there are still people who would prefer to drink loose leaf tea because it is more natural and fulfilling. To make things clear, loose leaf tea uses whole tea leaves which are the exact opposite of the tea in bags that we are very familiar with. The tea leaves in tea bags are often crushed. So if you want a tea that is strong and tasty then you can always give loose leaf tea a try.

People have different preferences. Some people would prefer tae in teabags while there are those who would prefer to stick to the more traditional way by drinking lose leaf tea by brewing whole tea leaves. Whole tea leaves are sold in the market. However, if you don’t see any you can always check out your local tea specialty shops, for sure you will find loose tea leaves there.