Ordering The Finest Teas From China At Your Finger Tips

Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage over the years. Tea is a refreshing beverage loved by most people all over the world.  It’s delicious hot or cold and has an amazing list of health benefits.  Tea is also an indispensable part of Chinese tea weddings ceremonies.

Studies have suggested that drinking three or more cups of tea a day could actually be better for you than drinking the same amount of water, as the antioxidants contained within tea can boost the body’s health, and at the same time rehydrate it.  I love to end my lunch with a cup or two of premium chinese tea, especially after a heavy and oily meal. Apart from tea’s ability to break down fats and boost metabolism, I love the  subtle floral and leaves scent that wafts from a piping hot mug, this really draws in the senses.

In a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology that involved more than 100,000 adults in China, it was found  that those who regularly drank tea were less likely to develop atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or die prematurely from any cause — particularly stroke — compared to others during a seven-year follow-up.

The main health benefits of tea drinking are

1.  Has Antioxidant Properties

2.  May Boost Heart Health

3.  May Improve Gut Health

4.  May Help Reduce Blood Pressure

5.  May Help Reduce the Risk of Stroke

6. May Lower Blood Sugar Levels

7.  May Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer

8. May help prevent tooth decay

9 . It has slimming effect

10. Boosts your memory power, especially in green tea

The majority of high quality oolong tea, pu-erh tea, chrysanthemum tea and Sour Plum Soup Tea come from China.   China is one of the world’s biggest tea producers in the world.  This country’s tea culture, tea ceremonies, elegant tea houses and vastly expensive teas are one of the world’s oldest.

If you are looking for an online tea shop that carries a wide range of high quality teas in China, Chinesetea4u is a great place to go to. From Oolong tea to Pu Erh tea, Green tea, Flower tea, Black tea, Herbal tea and White tea, tea lovers and tea connoisseurs can pick their choice of teas here.

Tea makes a great gift for all occasions.  Even if the receiver is not a tea lover, it’s still a great beverage that can be served to guests at home.  To learn about the different types of tea and to buy it, go to Chinesetea4U and you’ll be amazed to find such an amazing spread of teas there.

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Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea

This is the box of caffeine-free herbal tea that I bought from Village Grocer last week. There are 5 packs of flavours inside – lemon zinger, peppermint, sleeptime, chamomile and wild berry zinger. I have not tried all the flavours yet but I find the chamomile very soothing. If you’re looking for caffeine-free tea, do check out Village Grocer. They sell a wide range of them. I did a google search on Celestial Seasonings and found out that their ingredients used are in accordance with the guidelines set by the FDA. Want to know why I’m so into caffeine-free products now? Come back for the updates…….

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Brewing My Favorite Tea

Apart from Japanese tea, I love Crysanthemum flower tea. My mil who is a discerning tea lover has a cute and handy tea brewing set from Korea which I can make my tea in a jiffy. I just need to put in the Crysanthemum flower buds into the ceramic strainer and after letting the flowers steep in hot water for a few minutes, I remove the ceramic strainer and pour out the tea into my cup. I use this tea brewer almost everday to brew my favorite Crysanthemum flower tea.

The Crysanthemum flower buds. These tiny ones in buds have a stronger aroma than the big petals Crysanthemum.

The special tea brewing set from Korea.

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Investing in Tea

Anyone wants to invest in tea? More and more people are choosing to invest in tea these days, especially Pu Err tea as the prices of tea (good quality, superior tea) have been going up steadily for the last few years. In fact, the price of tea has gone up even higher than the price of gold. The older the tea is, the more price it will fetch. Unbelievable eh? I also find it hard to believe but I’ve been reading it from the internet and from the papers very frequently these days.

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