WOW !! Just what a big role these guys play in our health and well-being ! But, do you know the difference between black, white, green, oolong, herbal and pu-erh teas? OK, so here’s a simple break down on the makeup of each one
Black tea is made with fermented leaves, and is the main tea used in chai and tea bags. It has the highest caffeine content.
White tea is made from unfermented and uncured leaves. It has been shown to have potent anti-cancer properties.
Green tea is made with steamed tea leaves. This tea has marvelous abilities to help stem the progress of breast, lung, pancreatic (and many more) cancers due to its high potency antioxidants. It has been suggested as a good aid in helping with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and neurological disorders due again to its unique high potentency antioxidants.
Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea produced by strong sunlight drying and oxidation, and then curling and twisting. It is partially fermented, and made from the leaves, buds and stems. It is antioxidant rich, and has great coronary and anti inflammatory properties.
Pu-erh tea is made from fermented and aged leaves. It’s usually considered a black tea. It’s considered a good cholesterol lowering agent.
All the above teas are generally Camellia sinensis plant
and then there’s the Herbal tea, which is made from herbs, seeds, roots and or fruits. There is an amazing variety of these in our store, and a wide range of benefits and uses for these great tonics. So pop on in and see the friendly and knowledgeable staff at NOURISH HEALTH FOOD STORE, TEWANTIN, and see what a cup of tea can do for you!