We’ve all heard about the benefits of green tea. Is a miraculous tea, having many effects and therapeutic properties, but to enjoy it as we have to respect some rules.
- Is indicated for the relief of depression, regulates metabolism, increase immunity, energize the body in cases of fatigue, ensure proper functioning of liver and kidney, keeps heart rhythm steady and prevents respiratory and digestive infections.
- Unlike other teas, green tea is made from unfermented leaves of Camelia Sinensis and contain the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols.
- Being a powerful antioxidant, wonderful green tea inhibits the growth and kill cancer cells.
- Efficiency of green tea has been proven to lower cholesterol and prevent blood clots.
- Also, the body burns fat with a greater ease where green tea is included in the diet.
- Tips for using green tea:It should not be used after 5pm o’clock in order not to cause insomnia due to the concentration of caffeine.
- Greater is the green tea leaf, the taste is more intense and flavor more complex.
- If the taste is bitter, mean that was not brew properly. Tea specialists say that normally the taste it’s not bitter.
- Water temperature for tea plays an important role. Thus it is recommended that after the water has boiled, it’s cooled slightly before putting green tea. If the water is too hot there is a tendency to become bitter tea.
- Optimal infusion of green tea is two to three minutes. If it exceeds this range, the tea may become bitter tasting too intense.
- The same green tea leaves can be used several times repeated, but the period of infusion should be increased gradually.
- To enhance the flavor of green tea, exist variants to create a refined aromatic tea mixed with flower petals . The Chinese even used fresh flower petals in green tea, thus intensifying the flavor.
- Green tea should be consumed within six months of purchase and kept in a dry, cool, away from light and odors.
- It is important to use the leaves as tea bags has less antioxidant compounds.
- It is not recommended for people with heart problems or high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver, stomach ulcers, mental disorders and anxiety.
- People who drink large amounts of caffeine, including caffeine from green tea for long periods of time may have insomnia, heart palpitations and dizziness. And caffeine overdose can cause nausea, vomiting and loss appetite.
- Green tea should not be drinking to excess: 3-4 cups a day are enough