Posted on

Oolong Tea Benefits: Diet Partner

Oolong Tea Benefits

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, as the old saying goes.

For some, the “hollywood actress” figure is the ultimate definition of “beauty”. Sometimes I am envious of people who eat a lot and don’t even get fat!

Good thing one of Oolong tea benefits when you drink it is its diet-friendly properties.

Weight LossWell, if you are looking for an affordable diet partner, perhaps drinking oolong tea is one of the options. One of the benefits of Oolong is that it helps you with your diet so you can achieve your dream figure! Here are the reasons why:

Doesn’t Have Sugar

Basically, all teas do not have sugar unless you put a sweetener on it! Excess sugars in our body turn into fatty acids. They just stack and stock unless you burn them by doing physical activities like running, lifting, dancing and other activities.

Drinking unsweetened oolong tea benefits your sugar intake and with the aid of working out every day, you can burn excess fats! In time, you will lose weight so don’t be discouraged if you didn’t lose a lot on your first month. It takes time, so control what you eat!

Perfect for Snack!

We ALL have cravings for food! Sometimes, we just want to eat pizza the whole day! We can’t avoid that but that doesn’t mean you have to! If you are on a strict diet, fight it. Eat small amounts of food and partner it with oolong tea if you feel like not drinking water. It helps you fight your unhealthy cravings, it is just mind over matter!

Hot or Cold, it doesn’t matter!

If you feel like drinking it hot or cold, it doesn’t matter. You can have a hot oolong tea for breakfast and you can also drink it cold during a hot afternoon! Partner it with your favorite food to complete your day! Steep it, add flavors then add some ice if you want a refreshing drink during a hot weather!

NOTE THAT:

Drinking this tea ALONE does not make you slimmer. Even if you drink a gallon it will not work the way you want it. Oolong is a healthy alternative drink that helps you with your diet. Instead of drinking soda, instant juice drink and other sweetened drinks, drinking this tea is a good alternative. A good combination of right diet and exercise can INDEED make you slimmer.

Visit our website to buy an Oolong Tea to help you with your diet. Just click the link.

written by Donna E

Posted on

Simplest Guide To Different Types of Tea

Tea Types Guide

It is a beautiful thing that we have choices of different types of tea with different benefits and different tastes.

To simplify these, we have created a very simple guide to differentiate each one.


 

13BKC-organic_Black_Chai

Black tea The “western favourite” black tea has a dark brew with strong aroma and taste is a favourite among different types of tea.

  • great with milk and sugar
  • the tea base for Chai tea
  • many grades from a few dollars a kg to a few hundred dollars

 


 

23GTJ-Jasmine_GreenGreen tea Due to the little processing, green tea has kept the colour, original bittersweet taste and aroma of the freshly plucked leaves.

  • widely known for its slimming and germ fighting properties
  • Chinese green tea cheaper usually, more robust taste
  • Japanese green tea greener and grassier in taste usually

 


 

30RSO-Rose_OolongOolong (wu-long / black dragon tea ) Simply put, oolong is the best among types of tea after meals.  A good oolong is simply addictive!

  • great for digestion
  • reputed to help weight loss
  • varied taste from green tea to black tea like taste

 


 

40SNP-Silver_Needle_ZhengheWhite tea White tea is the least processed tea with the lowest tannins. It got its name from the almost colourless brew it produces.

  • light taste
  • high price (good ones are buds, not tea leaves)
  • antioxidant powerhouse

 


 

73MPC_Shui_Huang_Jin_Puerh_Cake[1]Pu-erh Unlike other types of tea , Pu-erh is better AGED. Just like vintage wine, a good vintage Pu-erh comes with a handsome price tag. You may even find some leaves as old as you are!

  • earthy taste, but not bitter
  • brew with hot boiling water
  • great for digestion. good after meal tea
  • gentle to stomach, caffeine drops as it ages

 


 

60TAT-Turkish_AppleFruit infusions Welcomed as a great family favourite, the fruit infusion is typically made up from a range of dried fruit and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

  • caffeine free, high in Vitamin C
  • Kids friendly – put in your kids menu
  • condense it into syrups for mocktails, waffles and ice cream!
  • usually has natural flavours added

 


 

50TNC-TonicHerbal infusions Since early history, people have been using herbal tea to heal, enliven and enhance their wellbeing.

  • While most herbs do not contain caffeine, some herbs such as yerba mate, cocoa and guarana do.
  • Check the ingredients before consumption as some herbs may react with certain medications, conditions or pregnancy. Ask your doctor or medical professional if you are unsure.
  • herbs are best not to store for too long – flowers in particular during summer season are prone to infestation.

 


 

Exotic Teas and Herbs

Posted on

Green Tea For Better Skin Scientific References

Green Tea For Better skin

Green tea for better skin have boomed in the market all around the world.

Today, we can see so many skin products with green tea as an ingredient featured in it.  Cosmetic companies are also joining in the bandwagon as organic makeup start to sprout in shelves everywhere.

Seems like a fad, but there is sense to it.  I promise.

In fact, we have featured tea for skin for a while now.  Others too (ie. How-Tos) have done this by suggesting green tea as a toner-like product you use after washing your face.

To back these claims up, we have rounded up some sources of scientific-research-based information.

Green Tea As Cure To Psoriasis

Green tea may hold promise as a new treatment for psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions, including dandruff and lupus-related skin lesions, according to a U.S. study.

Medical College of Georgia researchers found that green tea slowed the growth of skin cells in rodents genetically predisposed to psoriasis.

The findings were published in the Aug. 18 issue of the journal Experimental Dermatology.

aussie green 2

Aussie Green Tea

“Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, causes the skin to become thicker, because the growth of skin cells is out of control,” lead investigator Dr. Stephen Hsu, an oral biologist in the MCG School of Dentistry, explained in a prepared statement. “In psoriasis, immune cells, which usually protect against infection, instead trigger the release of cytokines, which causes inflammation and the overproduction of skin cells.”

Previous research has shown that green tea helps suppress inflammation.

SOURCE: Medical College of Georgia, news release, August 2007

Green Tea Cuts Risk Of Skin Cancer

The findings, published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, show tea appears to protect the body against squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas.

These types of tumours are not as dangerous as malignant melanomas, which have a high mortality rate, but do affect nearly 70,000 people in Britain every year.

They are usually caused by too much exposure to the sun’s rays and grow slowly over a period of months or even years.

Squamous cell carcinomas normally appear on the face and turn into an ulcer-like growth that does not heal.

Basal cell carcinomas normally show up as a painless lump that gradually expands in size.

Although they do not normally spread through the body, they still need to be removed through surgery.

Tea is packed with powerful disease-fighting chemicals and its ability to ward off illness is well known. Studies have found it can protect against heart disease, ovarian cancer and stress.

By Pat Hagan, The Scotsman.com, April 2007


Some popular green teas are Sencha, Genmaicha and Jasmine Green .  They are available at Tea

If you would like to avail them in wholesale prices, click on the image below

Exotic Teas and Herbs

or sign in if you already have an account.

Posted on

Noodles with Jasmine Green Tea Broth

Noodle Time

Simply a lovely noodle soup with tea broth for the cold nights.

noodles-jasmine-green-tea-broth

Serve 1

  • 1 pack instant noodle (recommend the chicken flavour Nissan brand)
  • 1 tablespoon Green Tea with Jasmine, ground into coarse bits
  • vegetables and sliced meat (optional)

Directions

  1. Make the instant noodle according to the manufacturing suggestion, but only use half a packet of the flavouring.
  2. Drop in vegetables and sliced meat until cooked. While the noodle is done, fork it out to your serving bowl along with vegetables and meat, leaving the soup in the pot (the heat is turned off in the stove).
  3. Place the Green tea with Jasmine in the soup.
  4. Stir a bit and leave it covered for a minute, and pour on top of the noodle and ready to enjoy!

Green tea with Jasmine available to order on Teas.com.au

– recipe by Peter Hainzl

Posted on

Sore Throat Remedies Using Tea

Relieving and soothing teas for throat

We now want to give you choices of tea that can help our customers from worse respiratory infections by sharing with you what they can use as sore throat rememdies that may just be sitting in their pantries already.

If teas best during the cold season was what you planned to search, we have already shared them with you in a previous article.

Click here to read Preparing For The Season of Autumn Teas

Change of seasons and changes of temperature in our environment causes our bodies to be more sensitive to illnesses and infections.

Sore throat is very common.  If not cared after and cured, it can develop to respiratory infections (ie. flu, coughing, bronchitis, asthma, etc).  This is why a lot of people reach for sore throat remedies to dodge the worst.

Here are teas that help cure sore throat.

52ogg-ginger-1_1Ginger

It is a great germ killer to “cleanse” your body including your throat.

An Asian culinary gem, you can also have ginger drink to warm you up and alleviate some of the effects of the change in environment going into the colder season.

https://teas.com.au/ginger-7101.html

 

If you fancy a recipe using a tea that

This appropriately-named tea recipe is for you

throat-sootherThroat Soother recipe

Osmanthus was regarded as an imperial herb in ancient Chinese cooking. It is very fragrant even when a small portion is used. Filtered infusion works well in desserts. Good for sore throat and scratchy voice.

Makes 1 cup

  • 1 slice of lemon Honey to taste
  • 1 tsp Osmanthus
  • 1 cup boiling water

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a cup.
  2. Add hot boiling water and stir.

This is really easy to make and very good for the throat.

It makes a good refreshing morning cup too.

53dva-diva-1_1Diva

Diva is a minty herbal infusion with a mix of throat soothing herbs such as licorice and osmanthus.  Lightly floral and refreshingly lemony.
Diva is a great soothing cup for the throat.

Posted on

Tea-Infused Porridge Recipe Perfect For Autumn

Mung Bean Porridge with Ginger Kiss Syrup recipe

Hot food is lovely during autumn.  Luckily we have a porridge recipe among many cooking recipes with tea from Betterteas.com

We thought you would appreciate this unique porridge recipe you can offer, serve or share to your customers to help them warm up their bodies in this cold season.

Mung Bean, which is the main ingredient, has natural abilities to help one adjust to low temparatures while the ginger, lemongrass and hibiscus will help boost your immune system and vitamin C reserves to fight off potential opportunistic illnesses.

This porridge is based on a traditional Chinese recipe for “sweet soup” with an added touch of spice from the antiseptic ginger, so expect this to please many palates.

mung-bean-porridge-gingerMung Bean Porridge with Ginger Kiss Syrup [serves 2-3]

Mung Bean Porridge ingredients

  • 1 cup Dried Mung Bean*
  • barley (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • Chinese Rock Sugar* or Castor sugar slightly less sweet to taste
  1. Wash Mung Bean and barley to clear impurities.
  2. Pour in a pot with 4 cups of water and sugar.  Put the lid on and bring to a boil.
  3. Then with the lid slightly ajar, keep boiling until the skin of the beans break open and come off the bean (and the barley is nice and soft).  The beans should be very soft.
  4. Keep stirring and adding water if necessary continuously for about 20 minutes or more.
  5. When the porridge is done, set aside off the heat and let it cool a little bit while preparing the syrup.

Ginger Kiss Syrup ingredients

  1. Create a concentrated herbal infusion by placing Ginger, Hibiscus and Lemongrass in a teapot and pour in 3Tbsp boiling water.  Infuse for 3 minutes.
  2. Strain out the herbs so you would be left with the liquid infusion only.
  3. Combine the infusion with honey and mix.  Set aside.

To serve, scoop 1 cup of the warm mung bean porridge into an individual bowl, then drizzle the lovely Ginger Kiss syrup on top.

* Mung Bean and Rock Sugar can be found in Chinese supermarkets. Mung Bean is also called Green Bean. You can substitute it with Red Bean / Azuki Bean.


We wanted to share this recipe so your customers can also discover the lovely food we can make using tea.

If you wanted to buy the teas used in this recipe:

or our other teas in wholesale price, you can do so by signing up to our wholesale membership,

Stand out from other cafes