Not sure which tea to choose? Why not try them all?! The oriental tea sampler is a stunning collection of teas from the east. Green, Oolong and White tea varieties with fresh, delicate flavours and an antioxidant punch that the body will love! This cute little box contains five individual sachets each with 5-6 cups of tea.
Contents- 60g (approx. 35 cups), 5 individual sachets
Over the past several decades, thousands of studies have been published that have identified and quantified many bioactive compounds in the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant that are used to make green, black, white and oolong tea. Some studies have been conducted that reveal the mechanisms of actions by which specific tea compounds may elicit health benefits and show how these diverse elements in tea work synergistically to promote health when consumed as a plant-based beverage.
The extensive tea research includes laboratory, animal studies, observational studies of large populations and randomized clinical trials. The benefits of tea are often attributed to the phenolic compounds (some of which act as antioxidants). Numerous studies with the major catechins in tea, namely epicatechins in green tea and the theaflavins and thearubinigins in black tea, show that these compounds are at least partially digested, create many bioactive metabolites and sometimes pass through the body intact whereby they provide health benefits.
The research suggests that the health benefits of tea are wide ranging and include, but are not limited to the following-:
- General nutrition- significant levels of calcium, zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and folic acid.
- Antioxidant protection- to protect the body against free radical damage.
- Cancer protection
- Weight Loss
- Increasing mental alertness whilst at the same time inducing a sense of calm on the nervous system- contains l-theanine.
- Cardiovascular support
For more detail and a summary of the research of the health benefits of tea, please click here.
Single-Serve Brew Method: Place 1 teaspoon per cup of near-to-boiling water to a teapot or infuser, infuse for 3-5 minutes, strain and serve.
Multiple-Serve Brew Method: Traditionally, a multiple-serve brew method is used that involves serving and refilling the teapot once or twice during the brewing time. If you are trying this tea for the first time, BBTC recommends that you adopt this method of reusing the leaves. Each serve has its own distinct flavour-: the first serve highlights aroma; the second serve strengthens the flavour; and the third serve tastes sweeter and stronger.