After the over indulgences of the Christmas festivities, you may feel the need to Start the New Year right, by dropping those unwanted pounds.
Many of us have heard of, if not tried green tea because of it's reported high antioxidant content and it's detoxifying properties.
Below you can find out more about the amazing benefits of Chinese tea on health in general but even more so, their fantastic effects on reducing fat in the body (along with toxins).
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An Introduction to Chinese Tea
|Green Tea is the most natural of all Chinese tea classes. It's picked, natural dried, and then fried briefly (a process called "killing the green") to get rid of it's grassy smell. Fermentation process is skipped. Green Tea has the most medical value and the least caffeine content of all Chinese tea classes. Aroma is medium to high, flavor is light to medium. About 50% of China's teas is Green tea.|
|Chinese Black tea
produces a full-bodies amber when brewed. Black tea undergoes withering
(drying), left to ferment for a long while, and then roasted. Black tea
leaves become completely oxidized after processing.
Black tea has a robust taste with a mild aroma. It contains the highest amount of caffeine in Chinese tea classes.
Most Chinese Compressed Tea uses Black Tea as base tea. It's steamed and
compressed into bricks, cakes, columns and other shapes.
Compressed Tea has all the characteristics of Black Tea. It can be stored for years and decades. Aged Compressed Tea has a tamed flavor that Compressed Tea fans would pay huge price for.
|Chinese Flower Tea is an unique class of Chinese tea. It subdivides into Flower Tea and Scented Tea.
Flower Tea is a simple concept that dried flowers are used, without much processing, to make tea. Scented Tea uses green tea, red tea as base and mix with scent of flowers.
Chinese Flower Tea has light to medium flavor and medium to strong aroma.
|Wulong / Wu-long tea, which combines the freshness of green tea and the fragrance of black tea, is becoming popular with more and more people. A good Wulong is both refreshing and delicious; the Wulong spectrum has a range of aromas and tastes quite distinct from anything you get with green or black tea. It is also popular for its medical benefits, including assisting the body building process and in dieting. Like other tea, Wulong is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols. These help prevent cancer, keep the heart healthy and aid general well-being. Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan are the major producers of this kind of tea. Wulong tea grows on cliffs. Harvesting this type of tea is very difficult, which makes it the most precious. Wulong tea is gaining popularity in China, and Wulong tea in soft bottle packaging can be easily purchased.|
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A new tea-plant must grow for five years before its leaves can be picked and, at 30 years of age, it will be too old to be productive. The trunk of the old plant must then be cut off to force new stems to grow out of the roots in the coming year. By repeated rehabilitation in this way, a plant may serve for about l00 years.
The season of tea-picking depends on local climate and varies from area to area. On the shores of West Lake in Hangzhou, where the famous green tea Longjing (Dragon Well) comes from, picking starts from the end of March and lasts through October, altogether 20-30 times from the same plants at intervals of seven to ten days. With a longer interval, the quality of the tea will deteriorate.
A skilled woman picker can only gather 600 grams (a little over a pound) of green tea leaves in a day.
The new leaves must be parched in tea cauldrons. This work , which used to be done manually, has been largely mechanized. Top-grade Dragon Well tea, however, still has to be stir-parched by hand, doing only 250 grams every half hour. The tea-cauldrons are heated electrically to a temperature of about 25oC or 74oF. It takes four pounds of fresh leaves to produce one pound of parched tea.
The best Dragon Well tea is gathered several days before Qingming (Pure Brightness, 5th solar term) when new twigs have just begun to grow and carry "one leaf and a bud." To make one kilogram (2.2 lbs) of finished tea, 60, 000 tender leaves have to be plucked. In the old days Dragon Well tea of this grade was meant solely for the imperial household; it was, therefore, known as "tribute tea".
· Longjing: Produced at Longjing village near the West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang.
· Biluochun: Produced at Wu County, Jiangsu.
· Huangshanmaofeng: Produced at Mt. Huangshan in Anhui.
· Junshan Silver Needle: Produced at Qingluo Island on Dongting Lake.
· Qimen Black Tea: Produced at Qimen County in Anhui.
· Liuan Guapian: Produced at Liuan County in Henan.
· Xinyang Maojian: Produced at Xinyang, Henan.
· Duyun Maojian: Produced at Duyun Mountain, Guizhou.
· Wuyi Rock Tea: Produced at Wuyi Mountain, Fujian.
· Tieguanyin: Produced at Anxi County, Fujian.
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In the past few years, at least 37 different scientific studies published in independent journals have proven the many health benefits of Wu-Long Tea. It just so happens that one of the biggest health benefits of all is natural weight loss!
It sounds crazy. After all, how could something as simple (and enjoyable) as drinking tea help burn fat? Or at least that’s what I thought when I first came across Wu-Long Tea.
As it turns out, Wu-Long Tea is bursting with what are called “catechins” and “polyphenols” – naturally occurring antioxidants that help to boost metabolism and burn fat.
At first, scientists were skeptical of the slimming effects of Wu-Long Tea, so they conducted a series of tests to discover the truth. The results were pleasantly surprising. In one case, they found that…
Wu-Long Tea Burned 2½ Times As Many Calories As Green Tea!
Only a Small Part of the Benefits of Drinking Wu-Long Tea!
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Why is this so important?
Because Anxi is known as the Tea Capital of China. They grow some of the highest quality tea in the world. What’s more, this particular place is famous for its specific variety of Wu-Long Tea!
Every time you drink a cup of Okuma’s Wu-Long Tea, you can be 100% confident that you’re getting high-quality Wu-Long Tea… without any fillers.
This is why Okuma’s Wu-Long Slimming Tea is so unique. It’s made only from authentic Wu-Long Tea from the Tea Capital of the World. (Very few makers of Wu-Long Tea can say this.)
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5 More Powerful Reasons to Drink Wu-Long Tea:
In addition to weight loss, multiple scientific studies confirm that Wu-Long Slimming Tea:
1 – Clears Up Skin Conditions & Gives Your Face a Healthy Blemish-Free Glow
Researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science found that drinking Wu-Long Tea daily clears up skin within as few as 30 days. (Source: Archives of Dermatology).
2 – Reverses Signs of Aging & Reduces Free Radicals by 50% Within 15 Days
Free radicals have been linked to signs of aging, including wrinkles, skin blemishes, and even cancer. Fortunately, Wu-Long Tea significantly reduces free radicals in the body and helps slow down (and even reverse) signs of aging.
In fact, in a 2004 study conducted by Dr. Kenichi Yanagimoto and colleagues from the University of California, Davis, it was found that people who drank Wu-Long daily experienced a remarkable 50 percent reduction in free radicals within just 15 days!
3 – Promotes Strong, Healthy Teeth & Prevents Cavities
A new study from the Department of Dentistry at Japan’s Osaka University shows the regular consumption of Wu-Long strengthens teeth and helps prevent tooth decay by significantly inhibiting plaque build-up.
4 – Strengthens Your Immune System & Helps Prevent Sickness
According to a 2004 study, test subjects who consumed Wu-Long were found to have stronger immune systems and significantly lower risk for infections such as the common cold. (Source: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling).
5 – Enhances Mind-Body Wellness & May Even Improve Longevity
Perhaps the most notable testament to the power of Wu-Long comes from the esteemed Chinese pharmaceutical book Bencao Shiyi (The Compendium of Materia Medica), which says the tea “will make one live long and stay in good shape.”
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