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Soothing~Healing Herbal Teas~Chinese Tea

Updated on April 2, 2011

Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times.

Green tea and healing herbal teas have been used in China as a medicine for at least 4,000 years.

Chinese and other ancient cultures, founded and have used green tea and chinese tea to treat everything from headaches to depression.

There is nothing, more soothing or better for mankind or for one's physical self than to drink green chinese tea.

 

Health Benefits of Tea

White Tea

Recent research on the health benefits of tea were performed on green and black teas.

Many years have gone by, and now we are hearing about the positive benefits of white tea and how it improves one's health.

White teas are relatively new to the tea drinking world.

Recently, it was said that all white teas were imported from China, and mostly from Fujan Province.

Now countries like India are processing, Darjeeling as white tea.

The delicate taste of white tea is sometimes a welcome change over the grassy and bitter taste of green tea.

Because, white tea is the least processed of all the family teas.  It has the highest level of anti-oxidants which positively affect the immune system.

Recent research shows that white tea can actually destroy in-Vitro organisms that causes harmful diseases.

White teas are very powerful in that it can cleanse the mind, the soul, as well as the body.

Green Tea

In today's research there are no foods or drinks that have as many health benefits as green tea.

In Asia and the West there is scientific research that provides evidence for health benefits associated with drinking green tea.

Research indicates that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratios of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Green tea has antioxidants that protects against a large range of cancers, including lung, prostrate and breast cancers.

If patients diagnosed with certain cancers would drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily, they would see a decrease in the growth of their cancer cells.

Here are seven benefits of drinking Green Tea

1. Cardiovascular: EGCG an antioxidant found in green tea lowers heart disease.

2. Skin Protection: Topical applications protects the skin from harmful UV rays.

3. Increases Metabolic Rate: Green tea raises metabolic rates and speeds up fat oxidation and increases endurance in exercise.

4. Prevent diabetes: Drinking 2 to 3 cups of green tea reduces the risk of diabetes.

5. Boost Mental Alertness: Green tea increases alpha brainwave activity.

6. Boost Immune System: Fights Infection by boosting the disease-fighting capacity of Gamma Delta T cells.

7. Lowers Chances of Cognitive Impairment: Drinking 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily, the chances of having cognitive impairment is lowered.

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is an ancient Chinese tea.

Originally developed in the Fujian Province of China during the Ming Dynasty,

Today, Oolong tea is primarily produced in three regions: China, Taiwan and Sri Lanka.

The best Oolong tea is grown in Taiwan.

Oolong tea lies somewhere between green and black tea.

Oolong tea has a refreshing and aromatic taste.

Oolong is a favorite weight loss tea.

It helps boost the metabolism.

Here are seven benefits of drinking Oolong Tea

 

1. Boosts Immune System: High in antioxidants

2. Weight Loss & Digestion: Drinking three cups of Oolong tea a day can result in weight loss.

3. Anti-Cancer Properties- High in antioxidants.

4. Diabetes Prevention: Improve one's insulin activity.

5. Skin Protection:Protection from suns UV rays.

6.Reduce the risk of a Stroke: 2 to 3 cups daily reduces the risk of having a stroke.

7. Allergies-Bacterial infections: Drinking 2 to 3 cups daily aids in allergies and bacteria

Drink Up

Adding tea to your list of possible beverages is a good idea.

If you do not drink tea, I suggest that you try it.

Have a cup.

It is an aromatic and delicious drink.

If you drink a cup of tea a day, I suggest that you consider having two cups a day.

And, if you drink it frequently and consistently, you will see all the benefits.

Tea Time

Tea is a huge part of our everyday life.

We may never stop to think about, how a unique plant from China became one of our nation's most popular and favorite drink.

 

 

 

                          "Make Time for Tea"

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    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Mae, thanks for your comments. Drinking herbal teas are beneficial to our health.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Kris, thanks for your comment on the benefits of drinking herbal teas. There are many health benefits in drinking teas. I have more energy, my sugar cravings are in control. Continue to get healthy results from drinking healthy teas.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Dwachira, thanks for your comment on healthy teas. There are many benefits from drinking teas.

    • Kris Heeter profile image

      Kris Heeter 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      A very nice hub. There are so many benefits with those listed here and herbal teas as well. I think I'm addicted to buying new variations of tea just to experience whats out there:) I wish we had a tea room here!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      For sure, tea has a lot of benefits and i like it. I would like to try the white tea however. Great article, voted up and shared.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      I learned something from Mae's comment about white and green tea not staining teeth as much as darker version. I guess it makes sense.

      SHARING this with others who may not be familiar with the health benefits of tea drinking...especially the different kinds.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Hello Peggy,

      Sage tea is great and a powerful digestive aid. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      I just heard on the Dr. Oz show that sage tea is supposed to rev up a person's metabolism. Will have to start harvesting more of ours when it regrows after the winter months! I know that you like it.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Peggy,

      We have a date. Let me know when.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Let's plan to do it soon!

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      I would love to visit the wonderful Path of Tea and experience the richness of the delicious teas.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We will have to go to The Path of Tea here in Houston together sometime. You would love their great selection of organic and herbal teas.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Micky,

      Thanks for commenting on my hub. I agree we should drink more tea and live a longer, healthier life span.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Awesomely nice Cheryl. Tea is a social drink and good for us. God bless dear.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Truckstop Sally,

      Thanks for your comments. I agree mixing different kinds of teas are really enjoyable and very healthy.

    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for an informative hub. I love all teas. Sometimes a mix a few while brewing in my Mrs. Tea (Think Mr. Coffee).

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks Peggy for your comment on the health benefits of drinking green tea. More and more people are enjoying this powerful health drink. Enjoy.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Ok...I have green tea in the house and drink it occasionally but after reading this hub about all the health benefits I intend to drink much more of it. Thanks for this informative hub about soothing and healing herbal teas, especially Chinese tea. Definitely rated up and useful.

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      laurels passions,

      Teas are awesome and full of natural antioxidants. Oolong is wonderful for weight loss. It's tea time. Enjoy. Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      Mae 

      7 years ago

      While not as bad as coffee or red wine, unfortunately that lovely morning cup of tea stains your teeth. business.

      Tea stains teeth due to an acid in its makeup, tannin or tannic acid. This acid breaks down or causes small openings like pores in the enamel of the teeth. These small openings allow the strong pigment of the tea to leech into the tooth, and cause strong stains deep in the enamel.

      Green and white tea contain ingredients that are actually beneficial to teeth and enamel, so changing your tea to one of these varieties can help reduce the occurrence of stains.

    • laurels passions profile image

      laurels passions 

      7 years ago from Belmont, NH

      Great hub! I love drinking tea and had no idea about all of the benefits! Thanks for the information. I will try some Oolong Tea soon.

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