Posted by: tasteindulgence | February 8, 2010

What Is It About Green Tea?

Someone sure has done a remarkable marketing job with green tea, haven’t they? I mean…..wow! From such humble beginnings around 5,000 years ago, to multi-billion dollar freight train. It’s been quite a journey, that’s for sure.

The marketing appeal of green tea lies mainly in its health giving properties. Don’t get me wrong, it tastes great, but every company under the sun isn’t coming out with some variation of green tea just because of the taste. When we hear green tea, or contains green tea, we think health. And when we think health, we take out our wallets.

Marketing strategy aside, green tea really is a spectacular drink. In the beginning, all tea was green tea. It all starts out green, then processing turns it into whatever it is going to be. And while it may be a relatively new phenomenon over here, Asians have been drinking it for thousands of years.

It is great just by itself, or sweetened. It tastes great hot or cold. And we really couldn’t have any discussion about green tea without addressing the health benefits

The health benefits of green tea are widely known and increasing all the time. Since it isn’t processed like other teas, the antioxidant levels in the leaves are very high, contributing to many of its health giving properties.

These benefits have been associated with everything from cardiovascular health to cancer prevention. Be careful about the health claims, though. When you see reports of wondrous green tea health benefits, they aren’t talking about sugary, no nutrient drinks you find at the grocery store that may contain a drop or two of green tea.

The health benefits come by drinking green tea as it was intended by nature. At Taste Indulgence, you can find a variety of green teas in their finest form. And with flavors such as Lemon Ginger Snap Organic, Rose Burst, and Passionate Blueberry, how can you go wrong? Go take a look a see for yourself.

* The above is not meant to be construed as medical advice; consult a professional before using herbs as medication.

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Responses

  1. It is sometimes thought that green tea is healthier than black tea but both contain the same amounts of flavonoids. Black tea is not green tea’s unhealthy cousin but yes it’s pretty healthy.


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