Loose Leaf Tea
How to choose the right tea for yourself.
With the shadow of the Covid-19 crisis, we again are reminded that when it comes down to life, it is a healthy body and strong immune system that really matter and are considered our biggest fortune.
Various loose leaf teas have been known for not just improving your immune system, but also encouraging weight loss, lowering cholesterol, fighting cancer, containing natural antioxidant properties, reducing risk of stroke, and promoting heart and brain health. These benefits are shared among all loose leaf tea as they are made of the same ingredient – the leaf from the plant camellia sinensis. However, people often assume that different teas have a particular function and are quite confused when they see similar benefit descriptions on different teas.
Frankly speaking, there’s no clear distinction, but some teas do perform better when it comes to certain functions just from the way they are processed Variations in processing steps affect the degree of oxidation and create the difference in components (polyphenol, amino acid, caffeine, etc.) in each type of tea.
If you are looking for each tea’s significant benefit as additional criteria when choosing tea, you are in the right place!
For vision, skin health, and sperm quality.
As the least processed tea, white tea is rich in vitamin A which can improve eyesight and vision.
It also has antiseptic properties that will help protect skin cells from damage induced by hydrogen peroxide and other factors.
Some studies also suggest that white tea preserves sperm quality, helping fight off free radicals that causing testicular oxidative damage.
The Youth Tea
This is the least oxidized tea, containing the highest level of vitamins and polyphenols with strong antioxidant.
A tea that helps you to stay young, fight free radicals and provide radiation resistance.
The Digestion Tea
This semi-oxidized tea is rich in amino acid, it alkalizes the digestive tract, clears bad bacteria from your belly, and is the ultimate digestion tea.
It also helps with de-odorizing, which can be a great aid for smokers.
Good for Stomach Health.
TMC advocates that black tea is a “yang tea” which means it brings internal warmth to your body.
The polyphenols that undergo full oxidation is less intensive to the stomach and helps to improve stomach health.
The only tea that is fermented which creates a lot of good microbes and bacteria.
It has a cleansing effect on your body, helps detoxify and composite fat.
A true slimming tea.
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My roommate is an avid tea drinker, and I was recently looking for a thoughtful birthday present for her.
These articles on loose leaf tea helped me to understand some of the nuances in the characteristics of the different types. I ended up picking a white tea (Silver Needle) and my roommate loves it!
Oh interesting to know the many different kinds of tea leaves and its function!
Thank you for the breakdown and explanation!
Now I know Oolong tea is good for digestive and Pu’er is actually fermented!
Will definitely share this article with my family for them to understand tea in a deeper manner and its usefulness.
Swan's article was super helpful for me. It greatly distills the benefits of tea with zest and character all her own.
She knows what she's talking about and it comes from the heart. I particularly liked the break-down of the different oxidation levels of the tea.
Now I know I'm a "yang tea" guy :)