• Rich in antioxidants
• Good for your heart
• Cancer prevention
• Good for your teeth
• Lowers triglyceride levels and increases the production of good cholesterol
This green tea is has a unique shape of a pearl and comes from the Chinese province of Fujian. These pearls consist of two types of leaves and unopened hand rolled buds. This tea has a sweet flavor with a flowery Jasmine aroma. Researchers in Japan found that people who drink green regularly have a lower chance of getting cancer or developing heart diseases. The Dragon Pearl is a great tasting healthy tea to drink regularly. We highly recommend it.
How to serve green tea
To brew a potent cup of green tea, use 1 teaspoon per 6 oz cup, make sure to steep the tea for at least 3 minutes. Otherwise, all of the antioxidants may not end up in the tea. Good for multiple infusions. While sugar and lemon are not thought to alter the antioxidant content, milk may bind to the antioxidants and make them unavailable to the body.
If you’re concerned about caffeine, a 6-ounce cup of green tea contains approximately 30 mg. That’s much lower than coffee, which has about 100 mg per cup.
Green tea rich in antioxidants
Researchers offer even more reasons to make time for this age-old beverage. Green tea comes from the leaves of the white-flowered tea plant, Camellia sinensis, a bush native to Asia. These tea leaves are less processed than black tea and contain rich sources of antioxidants, which protect the body’s cells from damage and fight diseases. The antioxidants in green tea have been linked to cancer prevention, decreased risk of stroke, heart diseases, and lowered blood cholesterol. Catechin, a phytochemical, is the main component in green tea and is present in higher amounts than in grape juice and red wine, which are also believed to reduce the rate of heart disease.
Good for your heart
Recent research suggests that antioxidants in green tea play a role in reducing the negative effects of bad cholesterol, lowering triglyceride levels and increasing the production of good cholesterol. They have also been shown to inhibit excessive blood clotting which may help against heart diseases and stroke. Further evidence has suggested that green tea plays a role in prevention of age-related and brain degeneration diseases, such as Parkinson and Alzheimer’s. Its antioxidant properties are thought to reduce free radical damage and the breakdown of neurotransmitters.