Solving Problems Every Tea Drinker Faces
22 September 2012 Issue #54:
IN THIS ISSUE:
>> The Best Way to Get Green Tea Antioxidants
For a while, I have been wanting to write about the advantages of drinking high grade tea. I am happy I am finally able to do this!
You see, green tea and white tea are one of the healthiest foods on earth. In term of the quantity of antioxidants they deliver, they are second to none.
According to the 2007 US Department of Agriculture Database, which compares nearly 400 foods for their flavonoid content, green tea contains the highest level of antioxidants amongst fruits and vegetables.
One gram of green tea contains 127 milligrams of antioxidants, equivalent to the amount of antioxidants found in 500 grams of red wine and 1000 grams of apples!
Think about it.
Antioxidants keep free radicals at bay and perform healing at the deepest cellular level. They keep you young and energetic.
I will cover this another time, but the key question is: What's the healthiest and most cost effective way to consume green tea?
Personally, I don't like green tea extract supplement. I say this because I know the antioxidants are extracted using chemicals, and we know they can be harmful. Also, they use cheap, low quality green tea leaves that, if I must say, cannot be drunk because they are too bitter.
I don't like big Western brands for similar reasons. They tend to use mature leaves that are harvested several times a year. Bottled green tea, flavored green tea and tea bags involve additional processing, in order to cover up the low quality tea leaves they use.
My recommendation is high grade tender tea buds. By this, I mean those pristine tea buds that are harvested in the first 10 days of spring, corresponding to the King, Jipin and AAA grades I sell.
The advantages are as follows:
- Better taste. They are naturally sweet and aromatic.
- More concentrated nutrition. The tea buds have little fibre. They have high level of antioxidants and theanine.
- Organic. Early spring has few insects. Tea farms only harvest their teas once a year, so there is no need to use chemical fertilizers as tea plants are rested most of the year.
- Purity. Tea buds are only 1-2 days old before being plucked, so there is little chance of environmental contamination.
- Multiple infusions. These tea buds taste the best at 2nd infusion. 1-3 grams of tea buds should be able to infuse 3 times to give you 3 cups of tea.
I believe by drinking quality tea buds in moderation (3-6 cups a day), you are able to enjoy the maximum health benefits of white tea and green tea, with little chance of side effects.
If you want to know a bit more, the following article covers the issues of organic tea in more details:
Organic Tea - Frequently Asked Questions
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