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Sunday, April 20, 2014

TEA TIME : PART 1

This is previous series of tea topics.
On the last series we have known about the on farm of tea plant (Camelia sinensis).
In this series we will talk more about the off farm.


Look... this is the best shoot for the tea.
From this shoot, we will get 'Pecco Orange'
The rolled leaves with covered by delicate hairs will be a good stuff for white tea.

A perfect shoot
Tea has long been promoted for having a variety of positive health benefits.
So many studies suggest that green tea may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer, promote oral health, reduce blood pressure, help with weight control, improve antibacterial and antiviral, activity, provide protection from solar ultraviolet light, and increase bone mineral density.
Green tea is also said to have neuroprotective power.
Tea catechins have known contains anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, that help regulate food intake, and may suppress also and provide calming effects.


Tea is a natural source of caffeine and antioxidant.
Tea contains antioxidants which protect our body from the ravages of aging and the effects of pollution, also have cancer-fighting effects.
Tea bolsters our immune defenses. Drinking tea may help our body's immune system fight off infection.
This beverage has less caffeine than coffee. If drinking coffee causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep, switch to tea.
The levels of fat, carbohydrate or protein close to zero percent 
Tea increases our metabolism and calorie free. 
 

Tea may reduce our risk of heart attack and stroke. There is a study found a 70 percent lower risk of fatal heart attack in people who drank at least two to three cups of black tea daily compared to non-tea drinkers.
Tea protects our bones and teeth. Tea actually contains fluoride and tannins that may keep plaque at bay. So add unsweetened tea drinking to our daily dental routine of brushing and flossing for healthier teeth and gums.
Tea helps keep us hydrated.  The only time the caffeine becomes a problem as far as fluid is concerned is when we drink more than five or six cups of a caffeinated beverage at one time.

Next, we will talk more about various products that use the benefit of tea.
Have a wonderful week with your own tea.

22 comments:

  1. Assalamualaikum Endah,
    Alhamdulillah, saya pun suka minum teh, tapi teh hijau kurang sikit.
    Tengok foto no 1 teringatkan Lembang. Semasa bertugas di Bandung sekejap, selalu ke ladang teh di Lembang. Benar-benar ingin ke sana lagi...

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    1. Wa'alaikumsalam
      Kampung halaman saya di kawasan pegunungan yang banyak kebun tehnya. Memang menyenangkan memandang kesegaran kebun teh.

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  2. Very interesting, since your last series on tea I have started drinking my tea without any sweetener and like the taste of just the tea.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, basicly tea will give the most benefit if preserve without additional stuff.

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  3. If all the alleged health benefits of tea were true, we Brtish would be the healthiest people in the world, because we drink lots of it!

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    1. You would! British, Chinese and Japanese have old tea tradition.

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  4. Very interesting. I need to drink more tea! I go through phases when I drink it frequently, but then I forget about it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. You should. Yes, it needs time.

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  5. Breakfast selalunya saya minum teh dan susu.. teh tanpa gula yg suam juga menyegarkan selepas lunch... insyaalllah akan ke kebun teh lagi June nanti di Cameron Highlands

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    1. Teh tarik....hmmm sedapnya. Tradisi di sini hampir sama. Selalu ada teh tawar mendampingi waktu makan.
      wah Cameron tu indah sekali seperti di kampung halamanku ( baru lihat gambarnya lewat internet LOL). Semoga jadi perjalanan yang menyenangkan

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  6. Interesting, never knew tea helps with dental health. I always have my tea unsweetened, but I may have to start having more than one cup a day.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, tea is not just for pleasure, but also for our health. Keep drinking your tea!

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  7. Very interesting information.
    Thank you about them in this post you wrote.
    Greetings.

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  8. It was so nice reading your post while sipping some tea!

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    1. Thanks Magali. Enjoy your day with your lovely tea.

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  9. I like the red tea with honey, and I also like coffee ... I will drink more tea now ;)
    Handsome boys!
    a kiss.

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    1. You should Laura, and get more benefit!
      Thanks and have a nice day!

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  10. This is my first time to see a tea leaves!

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    1. I should visit a tea plantation sometime. That's a beautiful place to be visited.

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  11. This just sealed it for me!!! I love my tea and all of your health benefits that you listed made me so glad that I am tea drinker! Such awesome shots!!! Nicole xo

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