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3.25.2013

Types of Tea and Their Positive Effect.

Tea is both extremely soothing as well as therapeutic. There are numerous types of tea out there, and each one of them can help you for different problems. The 'tradition' of drinking tea dates back hundreds (if not thousands) of years in the past. Apart from being healthy, tea is also really tasty. So, for those of you that might wonder what the best tea for them is, here is a short overview of some types of tea and what they can do for you. types of tea_1

1.Green tea 
It is becoming really popular, especially with people that need an energy boost or those that wish to lose a couple of pounds. That sort of tea uses unoxidized leaves, meaning that once the leaves are picked, they get heated up, which gets them rid of the oxidizing enzymes. The green tea is really good when one needs antioxidants, so this is one extremely healthy alternative. Some green teas are heavily scented with flowers or are mixed with fruits in order to create flavored teas. This type of coffee has just 5% - 10% the caffeine that is in a cup of coffee. Green tea is also good for maintaining a healthy cholesterol level and for good teeth and skin.

2.Black tea 
The type of tea most people know, since they have grown up dipping tea bags of this tea in their cups. It is fully fermented and has about 20% of the caffeine that is in a cup of coffee. Black tea is often used in order to maintain a healthy circulatory system as well as to maintain the cardiovascular system. types of tea_2

3.Chamomile tea 
Chamomile tea is a widely used herbal tea, for it has a good many soothing properties, which makes it helpful for various problems. It can relieve your stress and your anxiety whenever you are tense, for it actually works as a type of natural sedative. It also fights insomnia and restlessness.

4.Oolong tea
The oolong tea usually comes from Taiwan and China and its name means 'black dragon'. It's a semi- fermented tea and a cross between black and green teas and is often prized for its digestive qualities. Also, if you adhere to a weight-loss diet, you can implement oolong tea in your eating plan.

5.White tea
The purest type of tea. It is also the rarest one, for it can be picked only for a couple of weeks every year. The white tea that is considered authentic is only grown in China, in the Fujian province. The exact procession method is kept as a secret. They also contain plenty of healthy antioxidants and are good for one's skin and complexion. types of tea_3

6.Rooibos tea 
Also known as red tea, rooibos tea is made of a specific red bush, found only in South Africa. It is a premium tea, rich in minerals and vitamins, containing a lot of antioxidants. Rooibos teas are caffeine free and can help you with your digestive system. They also support the immune system, promote healthy skin as well as teeth and is good for the bones. Rooibos tea is equally tasty hot as well as iced.

7.Mate tea
Also known as the coffee lovers' favorite tea. It is made of the twigs and leaves of the yerba mate plant. Mate tea can give you the same energy as coffee, minus the jitters. It can also curb your appetite, as it contains 21 minerals and vitamins.

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9 replies:

Leigh @ OneandOneEqualsTwinFun said...

YAY for ROOIBOS! Pronounced (ROY BOSS). I am an expert as I am from South Africa! This is a great caffeine free tea that we were given as young children. Great as is, or with sugar and milk or just honey. SO many ways to enjoy it!
Leigh

Karen Dawkins said...

When we were in China, our host insisted that Oolong tea is the reason the Chinese stay thin. He also insisted that Americans drink too much coffee and cannot appreciate tea. :(

Leigh, When I get to PGH I expect an introduction to Rooibos! :)

DelSheree Gladden said...

I have never been much of an herbal tea drinker. I don't know enough about them, so I enjoyed your post about the different kinds. The Rooibos sounds interesting. I'll have to see if our grocery store carries it. Thanks for sharing!

Christy Garrett said...

I love tea and I didn't realize that there was more than a few types of tea out there. Thank you for sharing.

HenrysMom said...

These are great to know. We usually have green tea at home. I have yet to try chamomile tea. i heard it will really help you sleep. For weight loss, I usually drink senna leaves tea.

Jennifer H said...

This is neat. Thanx for sharing this.

mail4rosey said...

I love this post, it's a great reference point when trying or enjoying one's tea!

Lexie Lane said...

Oooh!!! I love this post Czjai! Great job! Now I know where I need to go when I'm wandering around looking for tea. I drink a lot of black tea because my husband's English, but would like to know what and how these different ones could help me.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

I love, love, love green tea!

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