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The Benefits Of Organic Tea

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The Benefits Of Organic Tea

Versatile and adaptable, there really is a tea for every occasion. Whether you like black tea, green tea, red tea or white tea, there is a tea colour for any mood. Drunk first thing in the morning, throughout the day or before bedtime, there is a tea for every moment and to suit every taste. Tea can be soothing, comforting, invigorating and restorative, not only does it help to improve our mood, but it also has a vast range of health benefits too. It is no wonder that tea is the super-drink, being the second most popular drink consumed world...

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Five ways herbal tea can make you happier and healthier

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Five ways herbal tea can make you happier and healthier

One reason the tradition of herbal tea has endured through the ages is the tangible and numerous benefits to health and mood that can be induced by the regular drinking of a herbal brew. These benefits are as relevant in our stressful and modern lives as they have been throughout history and we have collated the top five ways drinking herbal tea can create a healthier and happier you! 1) It can help you stay slim Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It can increase...

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Boost and Energy Green Tea Detox Organic

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Boost and Energy Green Tea Detox Organic

Boost and Energy Green Tea Detox Organic Boost and energy green tea is literally, our flavour of the month here at the uklooseleafteacompany. Certified organic and caffeine free, with ingredients such as; Gunpowder (the tea, not the explosive) from the Camellis sinensis plant and the Zhejiang province of China. Matcha, referring to finely-milled green tea. Our Matcha is harvested from Organic Green tea, it is full of Catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG as an antioxidant is about 30-80 times more potent than vitamins C and E. White Tea Mao Feng, picked early in the spring before China's Quing Ming...

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Keemun black tea, China's most famous tea..

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Keemun black tea, China's most famous tea..

Keemun black tea was first produced in the latter part of the 19th century (around 1875) and is one of China's most famous. This delicious black tea produced exclusively in the Qimen county of Huangshan city, in China's Anhui Province, quickly became very popular and is used for a number of classic blends, including many English breakfast teas. There are many varieties of Keemun each produced using different techniques originating from the farmers of the Fujian province. A light refreshing tea (and if brewed correctly) red in colour (confusing for a black tea), with smoky tones in the flavour and...

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Fancy Sencha green tea well I do fancy that?….

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Fancy Sencha green tea well I do fancy that?….

Fancy Sencha that?….

And here at the uklooseleafteacompany, we certainly do. An organic Japanese Sencha green tea, reported to be the most popular in Japan (according to our research) and representing approx 80% of tea produced. The ideal colour for a good Sencha tea is a greenish gold. The flavour can alter with the temperature of the water added, for example; hot water can produce a stronger more astringent flavour whereas a more temperate addition produces a quite mellow taste. Sencha leaves are exposed to sunlight throughout the life cycle, which encourages rapid growth. Sencha is high in vitamin C, it also contains Tannin which gives the unique sharp flavour. An important difference between Japanese green tea and other teas for example; black tea, oolong tea and Chinese green tea is, Japanese tea leaves are steamed after harvest, the process lasts approx 15-20 seconds, the tea is then put through a rolling process preventing the leaves from oxidation, therefore retaining the natural green colour, aroma and nutritional components. Green tea has long been the subject of many scientific and medical studies to determine if reported health benefits are founded. Some evidence reports that regular consumption may reduce the risk of developing heart disease, also certain types of cancer. Green tea has also been a key additive to health foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. Green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to dispense with a healthy nutritious diet and exercise regime, however, certain natural chemicals contained in the extract has been shown to assist the metabolic rate by approx 4% without increasing the heart rate.

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