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Is tea your daily drink instead of water?

Is tea your daily drink instead of water?

We all know about drinking tea is good for our health, with no doubt. Long-term drinking tea without regularly drinking water may result in the following sufferings: 1. Cause constipation Tea contains tannic acid and theophylline. Excessive tannin reduces the secretion of the small intestine, inhibits the peristalsis of the intestine, and causes the gastrointestinal motility to deteriorate. According to a study in "British Medical Journal 1981", excessive theophylline causes dehydration of extracellular fluid, increases renal pelvic filtration rate, and reduces renal tubular resorption, ultimately leads to constipation problems. In addition, besides theophylline and tannic acid, tea also contains caffeine with...

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Caffeine contained in teas

Caffeine contained in teas

Chen, Yo Ren (the former chief of TRES) pointed out that the caffeine content in tea is related to the tea varieties, the tenderness of tea leaves, and the tea processing. For example, the caffeine content in Bergamot cultivar and Wuyi cultivar is less, while in Assam cultivar, Qingxing Oolong cultivar and Qingxing Dapon cultivar is slightly higher; in addition, the tender the tea leaves are, the more the caffeine contained. On the contrary, while the raw materials are the same, the degree of fermentation has little effect on the content of caffeine in tea. The most critical factor affecting caffeine...

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Tea Oxidization (Oolong Teas)

Tea Oxidization (Oolong Teas)

Have you ever had this experience while you’re buying teas at a tea shop? Q: How many percents did the tea oxidized? Possible answers from tea sellers or tea masters: It’s lightly oxidized about 15%. It’s a little bit higher, more than 20% oxidized.  Here’s the point, no matter how many percents it was oxidized, what we intend to understand is: How to distinguish 15%~20% oxidization? Or lower/higher oxidization?  How to define the percentage is the major difficulty in the tea making process. Why is the color of the tea liquor so green? Why is the color of the tea...

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Tea’s effects on prevention and health care

Tea’s effects on prevention and health care

Anti-aging effect: Tea tannin and vitamin P have anti-lipid peroxidation. Vitamin C and P in tea complement each other, which has a certain auxiliary effect on anti-aging. During tea drinking, it can reduce the amount of vitamin C discharged through the urine. Anti-cancer effect: Oolong tea can reduce the rate of cancer induction, while green tea can significantly control the evoked effects of lung cancer. Effect on immune function: Oolong tea, flower tea, and green tea have the functions of enhancing immunity. Prevention of cardiovascular disease: Tea can enhance the resistance of the patient's capillaries (reduced brittleness). Oolong tea can...

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4 Notes of Tea Drinking

4 Notes of Tea Drinking

Here are notes for people who just start to drink tea.   Deficiency of spleen and stomach, or suffering from stomach and duodenal ulcers, should not drink strong tea, so as not to overstimulation, causing stomach discomfort. Such patients can drink light tea after meals. Generally speaking, do not drink tea on an empty stomach, especially those who do not often drink tea. Drinking strong tea on an empty stomach will inhibit gastric juice. Drinking too much can cause heart palpitations, head dizziness, stomach discomfort, low blood sugar and other tea drunk phenomenon. If this happens, just soak in sweets...

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