Ayur Organic Green Tea

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Green Tea! A simple intro

Introduced in the world by China, now many countries are in this miraculous gift of nature. Why? You might think. The real answer is in the past, dating way back to 1,000s of years.

From getting rid of that sting like headache to treating cancerous cells, Green Tea was (and is being) used as medicine for various kinds of illness due to presence of concentrated amount of Flavonoids.

The first use of green tea’s story goes somewhat like this:

Once, a king of a nation was resting under the tree.  The breeze so nice and the sun so warm, the king felt drowsy. Few moments later, one of his servants’ came there with the jar of water and a glass. Seeing the king in deep sleep, he just left the jar there and went back.

The sun rose high in the sky, shining stronger than ever. Bright rays passed through the thick branches and hit on the forehead of the king. A certain distress! The king woke up in a flash, maybe the warrior inside him became conscious of sudden change.

The king jumped up, but was brought to knees instantly, perhaps due to dizziness. Slowly, he reached for the jar that was lying just beside his mat, poured a cup and drank. Miraculously, the dizziness and the stiffness in his back since last day sword fighting was gone, and way too quickly. He felt fully refreshed, like he just had got a deep relaxing massage and a warm bath. Awed! he looks in the jar. There he found the color of water turned little red-greenish color and a leaf floating on the surface.

And that’s how the green tea was introduced to mankind. 

Black green and herbal tea, the differences

Black and green tea come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub that grows in mountainous areas in China, Nepal, India, and other countries. The differences between them stem from what happens after the leaves are harvested and allowed to wilt.

To make green tea, the leaves are quickly steamed or heated to stop oxidation, the chemical process that causes browning. To make black tea, the leaves are crushed, torn, curled, or rolled and allowed to oxidize before being dried. This additional processing step degrades some of the flavonoids. As a result, black tea has slightly lower amounts of flavonoids than green tea.

Herbal teas are made from a range of different herbs, spices, and other plants, such as mint, cinnamon, licorice, ginger, and rose hips. While these brews may contain beneficial chemicals similar to those found in regular tea, there isn’t enough research to support any guesses about the potential health benefits of herbal tea.

Green Tea Nutritional break down

Unsweetened brewed green tea is a zero calorie beverage. The caffeine contained in a cup of tea can vary according to the length of infusing time and the amount of tea infused. In general, green tea contains a relatively small amount of caffeine (approximately 20-45 milligrams per 8-ounce cup), compared with black tea, which contains about 50 milligrams and coffee with 95 milligrams per cup.

Green tea is considered one of the world’s healthiest drinks and contains one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of any tea. Natural chemicals called polyphenols in tea are what are thought to provide its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects. Green tea is approximately 20-45 percent polyphenols by weight, of which 60-80 percent are catechins such as EGCG. Catechins are antioxidants that are said to help prevent cell damage.

Factual benefits of green tea

  1. Green tea increases the metabolism of body. This happens due to presence of polyphenol which works to intensify the levels of fat oxidation and the rate in which your body turns the food into calories.
  2. It helps in regulating glucose levels, slowing the rise of sugar in blood which, as a result prevents the insulin spikes.
  3. It acts as the cancer cells killer without damaging the healthy tissues around them. This happens due to chemical structure of green tea which controls the free radicals formed in body.
  4. Green Tea improves ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
  5. It protects brain cells from being further infected and also helps restoring damaged brain cells.
  6. Due to high amount of anti-oxidant present in green tea, it destroys bacteria and viruses that causes throat and oral infections as well.
  7. Theanine present in green tea provides a relaxing effect to whole body and mind.
  8. The leaves and paste of green tea can be used to cure various skin related issues like cuts, wounds, wrinkles, pimples, burnt skin, etc.

Ayur Organic Green tea

From the Organic Tea Garden situated in the lap of Himalayan range of Nepal, Ayur Sadan has introduced, probably the best Green Tea to the world which is certified by many bodies and consumed throughout the world under different names.

Each and every leaves are carefully selected and plucked, rolled and then further processed with the strict following of rules and guidelines of an organic firm for making the most effective and healthy green tea.

While other green teas are torn down while packaging, this Ayur Green Tea provides perfectly rolled pearl leaf tea, which later when preparing, produces a full leaf minimizing the loss of medicinal values, aromas and color of the drink. And the packing consists of metallic foil, when sealed, even sunlight can’t do any damage.

Preparing a pot of Ayur organic green tea

  1. Pour boiled water into a teapot. (Do not ever use aluminum and copper wares.)
  2. Let the steam escape for about two minutes. (Maintain the temperature of water around 70-80⁰C.)
  3. Add a teaspoon full of leaves in 500ml. of water and then cover the pot for about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy as soon as possible.

*Never boil the leaves, avoid sugar, milk and other flavors.

Green tea safety and precautions

There are little to no known side effects or contraindications to drinking green tea for adults. However, the following risks or complications may happen.

  1. Caffeine sensitivity – those with severe caffeine sensitivities could experience insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea, or upset stomach.
  2. Blood thinners – those taking blood thinners (anticoagulant drugs) such as Coumadin/warfarin should drink green tea with caution due to its vitamin K content. It’s also recommended to avoid green tea and aspirin, because they both reduce the clotting effectiveness of platelets.
  3. Other stimulants – if taken with stimulant drugs, green tea could increase blood pressure and heart rate.
  4. Green tea supplements contain high levels of active substances that can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications.

* In particular, pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take green tea, its supplements or extracts.

* those with heart problems or high blood pressure, kidney or liver problems, stomach ulcers, or anxiety disorders or with any major health issues, please consult your doctor or you may give us a call @9851046024

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