The Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is often said to be one of the healthiest drinks available today. Thought to help with anything from regulating body temperature to aiding digestion, it’s not hard to see why. It’s a rich source of antioxidants, providing maximum anti-aging and other benefits if you drink 2-4 cups every day.

What is Green Tea

Originating in China, green tea was used for medicinal purposes throughout Asia for almost 4000 years, and has since become a favourite in the Western world. In fact, it is the second most popular drink around, after water, due to its numerous health benefits.

The traditional way to drink green tea, unlike most teas, is on its own. It can be sweetened with honey, but if brewed correctly it should have a robust flavour that needs no improvement. For a strong taste without any bitterness, it is recommended that you let water cool for 30-60 seconds before pouring, so as not to burn the tea leaves. Leave the teabag to draw for 3-5 minutes depending on personal preference. If you find the taste to be bitter, allow the water to cool for a little longer, or remove the teabag earlier. Green tea can be served with a mild snack, such as rice crackers, and is best enjoyed between meals, as is can reduce your appetite.

The Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has numerous reported health benefits. It can boost metabolic rate, helping you to digest food faster, and can reduce the risk of heart disease. It has also been shown to contain high levels of flavonoids, which can have anti-aging, anti-allergenic, anti- inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-diarrheic properties. Green tea has also been thought to help with certain types of cancer. On top of all this, it can even reduce the likelihood of depression and contribute to managing psychological distress.

 

Our Green Teas

Green Tea
The original green tea. Filled with antioxidants, and with no added flavours, this classic is pure and great for you, aiding digestion and cleansing your body. Click here for more info.

Lemon and Ginger Green Tea
This combination of pure green tea and lemon with a warming dash of ginger can cleanse your body, boost digestion, and can even help settle your stomach. It’s also the perfect way to increase your intake of antioxidants. Click here for more info.

Lemon and Peppermint Green Tea
Blending the taste of green tea with the zesty flavour of lemon, and a cool refreshing touch of peppermint, this is an exciting new tea from Red Seal. As with all our green teas, it is great for digestion, and a boost of citrus helps with your immune system. Click here for more info.

Zesty Orange Green Tea
By mixing the rich taste of green tea with orange and jasmine, we’ve created an energising tea that cleanses your body while boosting your immune system. It also contains extracts from the blackberry leaf, giving it a healthy dose of nutrients and antioxidants. Click here for more info.