Friday, October 3, 2014

Why should drink Green Tea before bed

Drinking green tea before bed can get some good benefits. Here are some benefits of taking Green Tea before bed:
1. It helps to relax
Since Green Tea has a relaxing agent present inside, it helps in soothing nerves and relaxing. Both of these ingredients make for a good night’s sleep and a good sleep in the night directly means a fresher mind in the morning.
2. It improves metabolism
Research has shown that sleeping soundly and adequately directly affects body’s metabolism. And a healthy metabolic system ensures a body is in good physical shape and a glowing skin. Taking Green Tea in the night, can ensure that the metabolism stays on the tract.
3. It eliminates waste
Eliminating waste buildup from the body is crucial and cannot be underestimated. Taking Green Tea in the night, after all meals are done is a way of ensuring that body will be assisted in the removal of the wastes.
For these reasons, along with day time, you must drink Green Tea in the night.

Green Tea - Side Effects and Cautions

Green tea is safe for most adults when used in moderate amounts. But :
1). There have been some case reports of liver problems in people taking concentrated green tea extracts. The problems do not seem to be connected with green tea infusions or beverages. Although these cases are very rare and the evidence is not definitive, experts suggest that concentrated green tea extracts be taken with food, and that people discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if they have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine, or jaundice.
2). Green tea and green tea extracts contain caffeine. Caffeine can cause insomnia, anxiety, irritability, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, or frequent urination in some people.

3). Green tea contains small amounts of vitamin K, which can make anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, less effective.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

White Tea Vs Green Tea....

Both White and Green Teas come from the same Tea plant, Camellia sinensis. While several comparisons has been drawn between Green and White tea, both has high nutritional values.

White Tea:

White Tea leaves are harvested at a younger age than Green Tea leaves. White Tea is considered rare and is usually more expensive than green, as it can only be handpicked during a particular season. White Tea also contains antioxidants as green tea, but in greater quantity. since white tea is less processed, it retains a higher amount of antioxidants, compared to green. These antioxidants are found to have many health promoting qualities. White Tea also tastes different to green, having a smoother and gentler taste.

Green Tea:

Green Tea involves slightly more processing compared to White Tea. Green Tea is partially fermented. It is steamed or roasted, fired and then rolled. White and Green Teas are not overly processed, so  they retain most of their beneficial antioxidants. Green Tea is definitely an extremely healthy addition to the diet. Reason for Green Tea being more popular could be the various studies done on it and extensive marketing.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Single Estate Tea"

Tea is a beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot water over processed leaves of the tea plant ( sometimes boiling with milk also).  After water, Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling and astringent flavour that many people enjoy. "Single Estate" refers to any tea that comes from only one Tea Estate or garden or specific Tea plantation as opposed to being a blend from various estates. Single Estate Tea is unblended. These teas tend to have unique characteristics particular to that estate for that season. Single estate tea can be identified by the name of the estate. The flavor, quality and character of tea depends on the region, the altitude, the type of soil and climate in which it is grown. Because of variables in weather, single estate teas can never be exactly the same each time. The region in which a tea is grown can influence its flavor in profound ways. Even if the production process is similar, geographical factors such as climate and soil can change how the final tea tastes. Single origin tea allows to experience the diversity of flavors and aromas of tea produced in different regions.