Solving Problems Every Tea Drinker Faces
22 July 2017
Issue #91: Green Tea versus Black Tea
IN THIS ISSUE:
>> Green Tea versus Black Tea - Which Is Healthier?
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A customer asked me which is healthier - green tea or black tea?
According to scientific research, green tea is healthier as it contains a lot more antioxidants.. This is covered in my article below, which is well worth a three minutes read.
Tea Antioxidants Debate - Green Tea Vs. Black Tea
However, I also drink a lot of fully oxidized tea such as Chinese black tea, roasted oolong and pu-erh.
Maybe it is a Chinese thing, but many Chinese people I know prefer darker teas because they are more gentle on the stomach. It is a bit like my wife preferring to eat cooked vegetable to raw salad.
This is what I normally do.
I would avoid drinking green tea on empty stomach as it can sometimes lead to gastric discomfort.
The best time to drink green tea is mid morning in between meals because green tea blocks nutrient absorption when taken with meals, and it is a good idea to avoid caffeinated beverage 10 hours before bedtime.
Here are some of my favorite dark teas in descending order of quality:
- Yushangming 2006 Pu-erh Tea Cake
This 11-year-old tea cake costs $200 per 400-gram and
is by no mean cheap. Qualitywise it is amazing - deep, rich and tingling. A real feel-good drink.
Just like the highest grade green tea is made from tender tea buds picked earliest in the spring, the tea cake is made from young tea buds harvested from tea trees that are more than 300 years old.
- Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea
These roasted oolongs are polar opposite of green tea. They are
dark, strong, fiery with floral overtones and sweet aftertaste.
Personally I think they taste better than coffee and definitely healthier.
I will cover more in future newsletter. Here, it suffices to say that Rock Teas are highly medicinal and possess healing properties as they are grown from volcanic ashes and contain many minerals.
Our Wuyi Oolong is Zhenyan, that is, grown from the Middle of the Mountain. It is the real stuff.
- Yunnan Gold Tea
This is our best value offering at $13.
Unlike the black tea you have in the West, it is made from young tea buds! The 2017 crop is extremely fragrant. Check out the reviews here:
Finally, we are offering free worldwide shipping for the month of July.
I hope this helps? Any thoughts on this matter? Reply to this email or drop me a line in our Facebook page! Have a great summer!
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