Avid Coffee Drinker becomes Tea Lover! Why Part 1 of 7 Series

All of my family and friends want to know what made me go from being crazy about coffee! Loving Starbucks and Caribou coffee to no longer drinking coffee… Now only drinking tea and being mad in love with Teavana and Tealux! Well I will tell you too. Over the next 7 days I will make you fall in love with tea… Not for its addictive taste but it extreme power. Each day I will cover a type of tea. Today is Green tea.

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Green Tea Health Benefits

Cancer prevention. Scientific research has shown that green tea drinkers have a significantly lower risk of cancer. Green tea may be especially helpful in preventing lung, prostate, breast and skin cancers and is helpful against lung cancer in former and present cigarette smokers.

Heart Disease prevention. Green tea can lower cholesterol and the risk of stroke and heart disease. Green tea antioxidants slow down the oxidation of cholesterol in the arteries. Green tea is helpful in the prevention of blood clots. In addition, drinking tea is useful to treat hypertension as green tea extracts lower blood pressure.

Tooth decay prevention. Green tea also has a positive effect on gums and and teeth. Green tea contains fluoride components that reduce the bacteria involved in tooth decay.

Weight Loss. Green tea drinkers are able to successful drop body fat because green tea can increase the metabolism in the body. It is an ideal beverage for those who wish to lose weight.

Inflammation prevention. Arthritis and cardiovascular diseases can result in inflammation in the body. Test results have demonstrated the green tea effect in preventing inflammation. Green tea lowers the amount of inflammation and over exertion in the muscles. Drinking green tea daily helps reduce swelling in the ankles, wrists, feet and legs.

Immune system support. People with a weak immune system have found great benefits from drinking green tea. The antioxidants of green tea can build up the immune system. Green tea is classified as as ‘super food’ due to its healthy components. Green tea ingredients effectively kill bacteria which cause food poisoning. It also deactivates the toxins produced by bacteria. At the same time, it soothes the stomach and the digestive system. Also, green tea inhibits the flu virus. Regular green tea drinkers have fewer infections, but more energy in their everyday life.

That’s the rundown on Green Tea… From that alone… It was enough to get me to start sipping a couple of cups a day! But guess what?… I have six more tea to discuss. Tomorrow I will give you the benefits of Oolong tea! This is gonna be a good series!

Among the Living

After my night of partying and staying till dang near morning… I’m finally up. I almost brewed a pot of coffee but I need to nourish and repair the wreck I did to my body. So this is what I do… Long steam shower then steep the finest. What do I call the finest you may ask… I will tell.
Teavana Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea mixed with Strawberry Slender Pu-Erh

Gotta flush out all those toxin I put in. Yea… That Grey Goose with cranberry juice and a splash of peach schnapps.

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“88 Night Shincha Tea”

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This tea is known as Shincha and literally means “new tea” plucked on May 1, 2012 the Republic of Tea’s Anniversary and the 88th day after the spring equinox.

It is said if one drinks a cup of this tea he will enjoy a year of good health.
I’m not superstitious but the tea is really tasty and the container is gorgeous.