Uplifting and energizing, Tea promotes the movement of Chi (vital energy) in the body and mind. It dispels fatigue and pain; while promoting perspiration, strengthening the teeth, and clearing the eyes. Tea benefits the spirit and promotes concentration.
Tea has long been associated with rejuvenation and considered a cure-all. It regulates energy level, digestion, and blood sugar.
Both Green & Black Teas have some astringency, which is highly variable. Green Tea increases quickly in astringency (and bitterness) with steeping time.
Green Tea especially is associated with antioxidant benefits and is used for inflammation and general health promotion.
For many, Tea provides a rich and joyful social, cultural, and spiritual experience that generally promotes health while avoiding some of the problems associated with fruit juice, dairy, alcohol, and even coffee.
Types of TEA
WHITE TEA comes from the buds of the Tea plant
GREEN TEA (BANCHA) made from the leaves of the Tea plant
HOJICHA roasted Green Tea, traditionally in porcelain over charcoal
GUNPOWDER GREEN TEA (ZHU CHA) Green Tea rolled into pellets
JASMINE TEA Green Tea flavored with Jasmine flowers
OOLONG TEA withered in the sun and mildly oxidized
BLACK TEA (RED TEA) fully oxidized Tea
DARJEELING TEA Indian Tea named after place, usually a Black Tea
EARL GREY TEA Black Tea flavored with Bergamot Orange rind
PU-ERH TEA fermented tea, usually Black Tea