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Health Benefits

Studies have shown that drinking 5-6 cups per day is optimal for reaping the health benefits of tea, but just 2 cups per day can be effective.

Please remember though that the incredible health benefits that all of our teas offer should not replace a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Using black, green, white, roiboos or pu-erh teas to complement a healthy lifestyle will result in much improved health but it should not be a single, definitive solution. Drink of any one of our teas daily, whilst maintaining a healthy diet and daily exercise programme, and you will soon notice a great improvement!

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Black Tea and General Health Benefits

Cardiovascular Health: contains antioxidants that have been proven to lower the risk of heart disease, maintain a healthy circulatory system and may reduce chance of stroke (more than 3 cups per day).

Cancer Prevention: contains polyphenols known to be effective in cancer prevention.

Strengthens Bone and Connective tissue: contains phytochemicals which strengthen bones and connective tissues.

Aids Digestion: contains tannins that have a therapeutic effect and aid digestion, along with polyphenols that help reduce inflammation in the intestine.

Aids Brain and Nervous System: caffeine promotes blood flow to the brain and theanine lends a calming effect to reduce overstimulation. Helps with concentration.

Increases Energy: caffeine increases energy and stimulates metabolism.

Promotes Weight Loss: increased metabolism leads to more calories burned.

Improved Oral Health: antioxidants in black tea may reduce oral cancers, polyphenols and tannins act as an antibiotic which prevents bacterial growth and small amounts of fluoride protect from toothdecay.

Immune System Health: tannins help to fight off viruses, theamine helps to relieve stress (stress can erode immune system).

 

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Green Tea

Green tea offers all the same benefits of black tea as well as the following:

Kills Free Radicals: contains catechins, a group of antioxidants (due to the method of processing- no fermenting), which are unique to Green tea.

Skin Cancer Prevention: helps to prevent skin cancer by blocking the harmful enzyme junk-2. 

General Skin Health: anti-inflammatory properties help to improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and dandruff.

Weight Loss: helps with fat oxidation and reduces levels of fatty acids, triglycerides and cholesterol, improving general health. Known to accelerate the metabolism.

Diabetes Prevention: contains EGCG, a miraculous ingredient which may help to prevent type-2 diabetes by improving glucose tolerance.

Stroke Prevention: thins the blood and increases the flexibility of blood vessels, preventing them from clogging.

Delays Dementia: promotes brain health by increasing blood flow to the brain.

Weight Loss & Maintenance

White Tea

White tea is the least processed of all the teas and contains the highest levels of antioxidants. White tea offers all the benefits of black tea as well as the following:

Lowers blood pressure: thins the blood and improves artery function, promotes healthy and strong blood vessels and therefore can help to prevent strokes.

Lowers Cholesterol: increases good cholesterol and decreases bad cholesterol which helps to prevent hardening of the arteries and improves bloodflow.

Prevents Tooth Decay: high levels of flouride can be found in white tea making it effective in dealing with plaque build-up and tooth decay.

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Rooibos Tea

Rooibos “Red Bush” is a South African plant that is not technically tea, but part of the legume family. A tasty, caffeine-free option, its health benefits include:

Prevents Heart Disease, Stroke & Cancer: naturally occurring antioxidants protect against heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Improves Digestion: its anti-spasmodic properties soothe stomach cramps and colic in babies (because it is low in tannins), allowing the body to continue to absorb iron (unlike regular tea).

Alleviates Allergies: used as an effective curative to treat allergies like eczema, hay fever and allergic bronchitis.

Improves Bone Health: rich in calcium, manganese and fluoride minerals that assist in good bone structure and stronger teeth.

Improves Blood Circulation: said to contain rare nutrient contents such as Quercetin and Bioflavanoid that assist with good blood circulation and obstruct hemorrhaging.

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Pu-Erh Tea

Pu-erh tea offers all the same benefits of black tea as well as the following:

Lowers cholesterol: contains lovastatin, one of the most powerful and effective, naturally occurring cholesterol lowering statins. Lovastatin levels increase with the age of the Pu-erh.

Digestion: increases good bacterial flora in the intestines.

Lowers Blood Pressure, Cleanses Blood & Reduces Blood Sugar

Cancer Prevention: blocks FAS (fatty acid synthase) which is linked to cancer in high levels. Also has GABA which inhibits the metastasis of cancer cells and regulates hormone production.

Weight Control: blocks FAS (fatty acid synthase) which is linked to obesity in high levels.

Mood Stabilizer: due to the presence of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), pu-erh tea acts as a relaxant which decreases stress and stabilizes mood.

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