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It takes 21 days to change a bad habit!


So put down that sugary drink & enjoy a cup of premium quality whole leaf
 tea.

 
 
 
 

About Tea


The energy of tea is more Yin than Yang.  It is cooling and astringent by nature. Tea can help consolidate energy in the body rather than scattering it. When you drink caffeinated tea you will typically experience increased energy, but a smoother, more even-keeled flow without the highs and lows. I find that drinking tea during the day gives me the level of alertness I'm seeking without the racy feeling or late afternoon crash of coffee.

 

Why Loose Leaf?

Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags

Loose teas are made from the finest hand-picked buds, whole tea leaves with natural oils and scents still intact.  They are a much higher quality tea and produce a more rounded, full body flavor.

In contrast, the tea found in tea bags usually consists of smaller pieces of tea leaves or tea fannings (also referred to as dust) which may give a quicker brew, but lack the subtlety and full flavor of the larger loose leaf teas.

Whole leaf tea gives you better portion control and very importantly, the option to blend flavors and different types of tea.  On average, the cost per serving is actually better when brewing loose leaf tea.

Quality, more expensive teas can often be steeped multiple times.  As a result, the high or low prices of various offerings can be misleading since the more expensive, finer teas cost more per unit weight - yet yield more cups of brew.

Bottom line - whole leaf teas provide you with more flavor, aroma, antioxidants and pleasure than the tiny leaf bits and stale tea dust in most mass-produced tea bags.  Typical tea bags are produced on an industrial scale and may sit in a warehouse or on a shelf for a long time before you ever get them. Not only are low-grade leaves usually picked, processed and packaged by machines overseas, most commercial tea bags are made with plastics.

So what do you do the next time you want a cup of tea?  Antioxidant rich teas aren't going to do much to counterbalance the chemicals, additives and artificial flavorings in today's modern teas.  Go with higher quality loose leaf tea and enjoy the moment.

 

Camellia Sinensis Plant

Green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea are all derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant, a shrub native to China and India, and contains unique antioxidants called flavonoids.  The most potent of these, know as ECGC, may help fight against free radicals and aid in the prevention of cancer, heart disease and clogged arteries.


Caffeine Content

Beverage Caffeine Per 8 oz Serving
White Tea

10-15 mg

Green Tea 30-35 mg
Oolong Tea 30-50 mg
Black Tea 40-60 mg
Pu-erh Tea green/black 30-40/60-70 mg
Yerba Mate' 35 mg of xanthines (similar to caffeine)
Coffee 150-200 mg

 


Detoxify

The high level of chlorophyll in the tea leaves makes Matcha an incredible detoxifier, capable of removing heavy metals and chemicals that may be trapped in the body. 

Reduce Risk of Cancer
EGCG, which makes up nearly 60% of the catechins in Matcha, is widely recognized for its cancer-fighting qualities. In fact, Matcha contains substantially more EGCG than many other types of tea.

What Makes Matcha a Standout?


The leaves used in this premium tea are cultivated in shaded areas, increasing their chlorophyll content and producing a rich source of antioxidants. But unlike other types of tea that are steeped in bags, matcha is a finely milled powder made from the whole leaf and dissolved in water to release the full health properties of the leaves. In fact, one cup of matcha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular green tea!

Burn Calories and Lose Weight Faster
Drinking Matcha green tea is thought to increase metabolism and help burn fat more efficiently when combined with exercise. Drink a cup of Matcha before a workout to boost your fitness routine.

Reduce Cholesterol
Including Matcha as part of your regular diet will better your chances of lowering serum total cholesterol and LDL concentrations.

Increase Energy & Lower Stress

Matcha is loaded with L-theanine, an amino acid known to increase the alpha wave activity in the brain and increase production of two mood enhancing chemicals; dopamine and serotonin. In addition to promoting relaxation and relieving stress, the L-theanine actually works in concert with Matcha’s caffeine content to sharpen brain activity without nervous energy.