Primula Green Tea
Green Tea has always been the most popular type of tea from China. Today it still seduces the heart of tea lovers everywhere because of its ability to seize the taste, aroma and delightful medley of flavors in each blended sip. Because Green tea is one of the least processed teas, made by briefly steaming the just harvested leaves, it retains a high concentration of beneficial nutrients while delivering smaller amounts of caffeine.
Green tea is made from the leaves of a magnolia-related evergreen tree (Camellia Sinensis). These trees are kept to a height of about 3 feet on commercial lots and grown only in warm climates. Depending on the altitude where the growers are, a new tea plant can take up to 5 years before the first leaf is harvested. But once it is producing, a Tea Plant can produce tea leaves for almost 100 years!
What you may not know is that tea plants produce more than just leaves. They produce a camellia-like flower and a berry. But it is only the top two leaves and tiny bud at the top of each new little shoot that is deemed appropriate for tea picking. Tea-plucking is done entirely by hand, so as not to disturb the very small leaves that are used for your delicious brew.
After the leaves have been hand picked the processing determines its outcome. Your Green, Black and White tea all start out the same way- from that tiny growth on a plant shoot. But the way it is dried and steamed reflects its taste, health benefits and nutritional value you experience.
Green tea is made by taking the freshly picked leaves and steaming them just long enough to make them soft and flexible. The tiny leaves are rolled out gently and dried with hot air until they are crisp. The end result produces a greenish-yellow tea leaf that retains the distinct acetic flavor we look for.
This process keeps the Green tea from fermenting, and therefore it is able to keep its nutritive ingredients intact. That’s why Green tea is considered the healthiest of the three teas. It has been studied extensively and the research shows its health-promoting flavonoids play a huge part in providing anticancer and antioxidant effects.
“In August 2006, a European Study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that tea is a healthier choice than almost any beverage, including pure water, because tea not only rehydrates as well as water, it provides a rich supply of polyphenols protective against heart disease.”
Add that amazing statement with the facts gathered on over 40,530 adults ranging in age from 40 to 79 who drank 3 cups of green tea a day for over 11 years. The results of these participants are astounding.
In women, there was a 23% lower risk of dying from any cause. 31% lower risk of dying from Cardiovascular disease and a 62% lower risk of dying from a stroke.
In men, there was a 12% lower risk of dying from any cause, a 22% lower risk of dying from Cardiovascular disease and a 42% lower risk of dying from a stroke.
If those numbers aren’t enough of a reason to drink Green tea, consider how it's been shown to lower blood pressure and help prevent hypertension. It helps prevent the development of atherosclerosis and many types of cancer, including prostate, ovarian, colorectal, and lung cancer. Green tea consumption may even help prevent type 2 diabetes due to its ability to improving people’s glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity.
Green Tea is truly one of the world’s greatest gifts to us. By drinking it daily, you can enjoy the exotic flavor, the delicious aroma, and the plethora of healthy side-effects it can offer.
If you want to experience an explosion to your taste buds, a sense of calm to your senses, and the peace of mind in knowing you’re doing something good for your body, try Primula green tea. It will make you feel alive, refreshed, and glad you took a few minutes to just unwind and enjoy.
Primula believes the spirit of tea is one of peace, comfort and refinement. Celebrate nature’s gift today. Primula Tea- where something extradordinary is always brewing.