According to an ancient Chinese legend, Emperor Shen Nong liked to taste herbs to discover their different medicinal properties. Many of these experiments often poisoned him. Eventually, he found a plant that removed toxins from his body: tea.
Tea comes from the leaves of a white-flowered evergreen called Camellia sinensis. There are about 500 species of tea found in many countries, like China and Japan. The different processing methods that tea leaves go through produce different results. Once the tea leaves are plucked, they start to oxidize and ferment, giving them a distinctive taste and color—from these processes come black, oolong, and green tea.
The Healthiest Green Tea You Should Consume
Dr. Joseph Mercola says that one of the healthiest of all these varieties is green tea. Green tea made from 100 percent high-quality tea leaves is among the healthiest beverages you can consume next to pure water. But not all green teas are made equal.
To produce green tea, leaves are steamed, pan-fried, or roasted immediately, so they don’t have a chance to ferment. As a result, many green tea brands have a lighter color. The truth is the best green tea has a really bright green color, like matcha green tea.
Matcha green tea is the healthiest green tea available. It comes from the same plant as black tea, but remains unfermented. It’s then ground into a fine green powder form, so you can get the benefits from consuming the entire tea leaf.
The best matcha tea variety comes from Japan, and has been steamed. This process retains all of the tea’s nutrients without producing a bitter taste.
Why the Japanese Greatly Value Matcha Tea
Matcha tea is a very important part of the Japanese culture. It’s an integral part of Chado, their sacred tea ceremony. The Japanese have kept this a secret from the rest of the world so that their tea ceremony will maintain its solemnity.
The Japanese have also greatly benefited from matcha tea. As of 2006, Japan has the fourth highest life expectancy rate in the world at 81.2 years, while the U.S., China, and European countries (except Switzerland and Italy) are not even in the top 10. Dr. Mercola says this is partly because they consume green tea throughout the day instead of coffee.
Today, matcha green tea is rapidly gaining popularity. Unfortunately, not all matcha teas in the market are as beneficial as they claim. There are even inferior green teas (like some teas grown in Pakistan, China, and India) that contain dangerous metals, such as lead, fluoride, and aluminum. To help you avoid these potentially harmful and inferior teas, Dr. Mercola recommends USDA-certified Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea.
Get the Healthy Benefits of Tea from Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea
Royal Matcha Green Tea is hand-harvested from the pristine tea plantations of Nishio, Japan. All the tea variations from this location have been laboratory-tested to ensure they don’t contain toxic metals or radiation. Unlike other green teas that are bitter and have a pale yellow-green color, Royal Matcha Green Tea has a high energy-promoting chlorophyll content that gives its flavor and beautiful bright green color.
Fresh tea leaves have a high amount of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, which make up 30 percent of the dry leaf weight. In fresh unfermented tea leaves, polyphenols come as a series of chemicals called catechins. The most powerful catechin in tea is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), believed to be 25 to 100 times more potent than antioxidant vitamins E and C.
Royal Matcha Green Tea contains more than 100 times the EGCG from regular brewed green tea. It can help protect your body from free radical damage. It can also give support to your hardworking cardiovascular and immune systems. It also:
- Supports your immune system
- Helps fight the signs of normal aging
- Supports your healthy digestion
- Promotes healthy brain and liver function
- Helps promote your healthy gums
You can enjoy Royal Matcha Green Tea hot or cold. Blend it with organic dark chocolate or coconut milk for a more delicious and refreshing treat. Order now, so you and your family can experience the benefits of this healthy beverage.
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