Tea is a very healthy drink used widely in China and Japan. Before Europe even knew tea existed, China and the rest of the Asian continent were drinking it. Most Asians believe that drinking the correct tea will bring you happiness, joy, good health and wisdom. Many of those steeped in Western culture are unaware that tea is believed to affect and sometimes cure a lot of illnesses such as, heart disease diabetes and even cancer. It is therefore quite important to drink the type of the tea that matches what you want to accomplish. Drinking tea is also an excellent way to assist in losing weight.
Listed below are a few teas and how they might help you:
Green tea has been a beneficial part of the Asian culture for thousands of years. Green tea is full of antioxidants that help destroy cancerous cells. It helps relieve stresses in the brain, ultimately calming the mind. This tea can reduce neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and reduce the risk of stroke and improve cholesterol levels greatly.
Now black tea is a little different. It’s made with fermented tea leaves. It has been in the Asian culture for about 2 thousand years. It helps reduce the risk of lung cancer and the risk of having a stroke.
It is believed that one of the reasons Asia has such a low cancer rate is due to the merits of this kind white tea. Used for thousands of years; this tea is uncured and unfermented and greatly helps with destroying cancer and its malignant cells.
This has been used by the Chinese for generations. It has a variety of different kinds of leaves and greatly reduces bad cholesterol. Wuyi is a kind of oolong that has been used as a weight loss supplement in China for thousands of years. It is used in many forms of relaxation.
This is a kind of fermented black tea that is pressed into small cakes or stacks of leaves. It greatly helps reduce weight and burns fat that isn’t needed without an extra workout. This tea has also been used for thousands of years in China and Japan to help reduce LDL cholesterol. This tea can be either black or red.
As you can see, tea has been used in Asia for various reasons and benefits for thousands of years. It has even begun to make its way into Western culture, especially related to massage. Tea creates not only relaxation but offers many health benefits, just like massage.
What is your favorite tea? Why? We’d love to hear from you!
By: Zachary Hunter and Ross Ashcraft
8 thoughts on “Top 5 Teas and Their Benefits”
I like green tea for the calming stress relieving effects. I didn’t know about the other benefits like reducing the risk of stroke, lowering cholesterol levels, or reducing symptoms Alzheimer’s.
I like green tea for the fact that it has antioxidants in it. I have not tried the other teas but would be more than happy to try them out. I will look for them in the grocery store and see if I can find them to try.
I love tea! I have always believed that they can help you with illness. I love to drink white and green tea however since I only drink them cold I don’t know if that takes away from their purpose but better than me drinkning pop.
My favorite tea is sweet tea! But I’m pretty sure that isn’t what we are going for here. I like green tea every once in awhile but I really love jasmine tea. I’m not sure what the benefits are but interested to know
I like chai tea especially hot with a little milk. I also bought a tea at a Akins that is good for stomach issues.
I think the information about the black tea was interesting. It makes me wonder if it’ll help those who smoke and absolutely won’t quit, protect them somewhat from lung cancer. I however don’t drink tea so I can’t say I have a favorite.
I really enjoy most teas so it’s kind of difficult to pick a favorite. I really enjoy black chai, chamomile, peppermint, jasmine, and green tea.