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The Health Benefits of Tea 健康知识

Tea is the most widely-consumed beverage after water, and specifically refers to the plant known as Camellia Sinensis. It is grown throughout the world in mostly mountainous regions of Eastern and Central Asia and India, as well as parts of Africa and South America.

Tea is the only plant that contains caffeine within the entire camellia family and is unique in the sense that it is the only caffeinated plant in the world that has the action of both uplifting and relaxing the body and mind, due to the combination of alkaloids and other health promoting chemicals.

The differences in geographical terrain, processing methods, and seed varietals result in the five main teas that are prevalent throughout the world today: White, Green, Oolong, Black and Pu-erh.


Leaves of Camellia Sinensis soon begin to wilt and oxidize if not dried quickly after picking. White Tea and Green Tea is processed early to avoid oxidation. White Tea is packed soon after withering and drying, while Green Tea is heated in a specific manner before being packed. However, some teas are purposely allowed to go through an elaborate system of enzymatic oxidation, where the chlorophyll begins to break down in the tealeaves as tannins are released. Oolong tea undergoes a relatively short oxidation process, while black tea becomes darker and more fully oxidized. At a certain point, this natural oxidation process is halted through heating and drying, which deactivates the enzymes responsible. Pu-erh tea undergoes a different method of fermentation that allows the tealeaves to continue to age well while giving forth extremely valuable health properties. All kinds of tea contain high levels of antioxidants and health-promoting qualities. White and Green Tea usually have less caffeine than Pu-erh, Oolong and Black Tea.


WHITE TEA
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  • High content of cancer-fighting antioxidants
 
  • Potent source of vitamins and minerals
 
  • Cooling and detoxifying
 
  • Lowest caffeine of all teas
 
  • Contains anti-aging and anti-stress properties
 
  • Promotes longevity and concentration
 
  • Rarest and least processed of all tea




GREEN TEA
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  • High content of cancer fighting anti-oxidants

  • Antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-viral
 
  • Counteracts colds and flus
 
  • Maintains high immunity
 
  • Fights degenerative disease
 
  • Strengthens tooth enamel & fights bad breath
 
  • Potent source of vitamins and minerals
 
  • Effective for slimming and weight loss




OOLONG TEA
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  • Contains a high content of tea polysaccharides
 
  • Reduces cholesterol and blood sugar levels
 
  • High content of anti-oxidants
 
  • Strengthens tooth enamel
 
  • Potent source of vitamins and minerals
 
  • Effective for slimming and weight loss




BLACK TEA
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  • Helps prevent heart attacks
 
  • Helps prevent plaque build-up in arteries
 
  • Increases bone density
 
  • Contributes to oral health: kills bacteria in mouth that can cause cavities
 
  • Fights bad breath



 

PU-ERH TEA
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  • Extremely effective tea for slimming and weight loss
 Helps metabolize fatty acids and oily foods
 
  • Reduces cholesterol and blood sugar levels
 Cleansing and detoxifying to the bloodstream



 

 

 

OTHER GENERAL BENEFITS


  • Promotes mental clarity and alertness
 
  • Stimulates neural activity and improves learning function
 
  • Provides even, sustained energy and sound rest
 
  • Much lower caffeine content than coffee
 
  • Strengthens immune system and has anti-stress properties
 
  • Cleansing, detoxifying, and longevity-promoting