Benefits of drinking Jiaogulan Tea
I discovered Jiaogulan tea in one of Thailand’s exotic food fairs. I’ve been drinking the tea since then.
If you have tried this tea, you'd agree that drinking Jiaogulan tea is refreshing and very calming. It contains adaptogenic property that is said contribute to its longevity benefits. Such is evident in the long lives of the residents in southern China where the tea is said to have originated.
Jiaogulan tea is known to have stemmed off from the provinces of Guangxi and Shicuan in south China. Researchers say that locals often drink this herbal tea in their daily lives; to which their long lives were greatly attributed to. Other than China, Jiaogulan is now grown in many Asian countries, including Vietnam and Thailand.
Drinking jiaogulan tea is popular for its (1) adaptogenic property and its (2) anti-oxidant prowess. Adaptogens are elements that help us adapt better with stress, worries, emotional pains or trauma. Anti-oxidants, on the other hand helps our physical body by strengthening our immune system to fight away diseases caused by foreign elements.
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Drinking jiagulan tea also benefits our cardiovascular health. It’s good for diabetics and to those with heart problems. People with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels will benefit from drinking this tea.
Jiaogulan is also good for weight loss. It helps us burn fats and boost our energy levels. Drinking jiaogulan is the better alternative over caffeinated energy drinks.
Jiaogulan has the same effect as ginseng tea which is good for strength, vitality and endurance. Let’s just say jiaogulan tea can help improve your physical performance in any physical activity you choose.
Jiaoguan tea tastes bitter-sweet. There’s no need to add sugar when you drink this tea, though. Just don't over-brew it.
To avoid too much of a bitter taste, add the tea leaves after the water boils. Let it sit for about 2 minutes. You may also put a very hot water into a teapot first and simply put the leaves to soak.
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