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Why drink tea made from loose tea leaves?
Why Drink Tea?

Why Drink Tea?

Why do we drink tea?          

We drink tea because we enjoy the flavor, as a bonus we reap the health benefits.

Good tea is like a good book, the book you can't put down, the book you have read over and over and will read again. You come back to your favorite flavored tea for its great taste, soothing effects and subtle aromas. Grab your favorite blanket, curl up with a great book and sip back on your favorite teas, full flavored loose tea from yourteaneeds.com.

Do it for your health!

Do it for the taste!

Green tea contains vitamins, minerals and catechins which are powerful antioxidants.

Green teas have been credited with health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, preventing sharp increases in blood insulin levels which promotes the burning of fat.

Tea has also been credited in boosting and improving the immune system. Tea has components that appear to help the immune system fight off viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Green tea and black tea have been found to:  

          ♦     improve memory                                                                                                                                               

          ♦     slow down the development of  Alzhemiers                                                  

          ♦     effective weapon against Diabetes                                                                                

          ♦     help strengthen bones                                

Our tea is hand harvested tea. Pluckers take only the bud and two leaves as only young leaves produce good quality tea. Machine plucked tea is usually inferior.

White tea is widely recognized for its antioxidant properties. White tea compared to other teas contain higher amounts of flavour and antioxidants.

Tea from Taiwan is embodied in tea flavour. These teas vary greatly in flavor ranging from soft and charming to refined and strong.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                         

 

 

Loose Tea vs Bagged Tea

Loose Tea vs Bagged Tea

There is a big difference between

loose tea leaves and bagged tea leaves.

The full body taste of tea is in its leaves. When breaking leaves down to tiny pieces (hence teabags), essential oils can evaporate leaving a dull taste.

Loose tea consist of full leaves or large pieces of leaves.

Another factor in the taste of tea is the space needed for the leaves to augment and expand. Water can circulate with full leaves which enables better flavour in the steeping process. The result of brewing with loose leaves is a truly superior cup of tea.

Benfits of African Red Tea

Benfits of African Red Tea

Originally, the rich, red tea grew as a wild plant in the legume family near Cape Town and was called Moutna for “mountain tea.” The name ‘Rooibos’ -- which means "red bush" eventually stuck as farming methods developed. Studies conducted at the Institute for Science of Aging at AICHI Medical University in Japan, showed Red Tea to contain Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) - an outstanding antioxidant and prime fighter of free radical damage. As a result of their studies, they termed Red Tea "an ANTI-AGING BEVERAGE," which can significantly help COUNTER THE AGING PROCESS.

It has been prescribed for mild depression, nervous tension, digestive problems, and insomnia. Minerals in Red Tea include iron, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, fluoride, manganese, sodium, and is also rich in the flavonol Quercetin, known to increase capillary strength.
 This is a great tasting tea - 100% organic, naturally caffeine free, no tannic acid and 50 times more antioxidants than green tea. Full bodied and extremely smooth. Just honest to goodness tea - good for the body and soul. African Red Tea blends are enjoyed plain or with milk, honey, sugar or lemon. It can be served cold, mixed with fruit juice, champagne or even with red wine.

 

Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate

Folks across the United States embark on a daily morning ritual to obtain their caffeine fix. This "fix" usually comes in the form of a hot beverage known as coffee. Coffee is a pick-me-up favorite in offices worldwide, but North Americans typically consume a larger amount of coffee per capita than any other country. In the States, you'll hear "Let's meet over a cup of coffee" or "I've got to get my cup of coffee before I do anything!” However, our neighbors to the south have a different perspective on energizing beverages. In South America, the morning and afternoon beverage of choice is Yerba Mate. In fact, mate bars are as prevalent in South American countries as coffee bars are here in the states. According to a survey conducted by IBOPE Argentina, yerba mate boasts a 92% household consumption rate in Argentina. Yerba Mate, like coffee, is available in different flavors and prepared in various ways. Mate from the various growing regions of South America possess distinct tastes and flavors unique to each area. A cup of culture: Yerba mate moves beyond fad status and into the American mainstream - Houston Chronicle 9/17/05
What does yerba mate taste like? Yerba mate has a slight astringent bitter taste due to the high tannin content of the leaves. Additionally, products with a higher amount of sticks and stems will have more bitterness than pure leaf mate. As with other bitter beverages such as black coffee, beer, or tea, straight yerba mate is an acquired taste for some consumers. People are naturally drawn toward sweet, sugary foods and drinks (even though these may not be the best choice from a nutritional standpoint). While folks in
South America may shun adding sweeteners or fruit flavoring, it's perfectly OK here in the states to add these flavorings just like you would with coffee or tea. A Unique History of Yerba Mate Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is a small tree native to the subtropical highlands of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. This evergreen member of the Holly family was introduced to colonizing and modern civilizations by the Guarani Indians of these regions. The drink is brewed from the dried leaves and stemlets of this perennial tree. Yerba Mate is known as the national drink of these countries, and is consumed by millions of South Americans as a healthful alternative to coffee. This stimulating herbal beverage has the unique ability to wake up the mind without the nervousness and jitters associated with coffee. Deemed "The Drink of the Gods" by many indigenous groups in South America, and known as "the green gold of the Indios" by folks in Europe, Yerba Mate possesses a multitude of health benefits that have begun to attract the attention of American scientists and consumers.