Health and Wellness

White Tea

White tea health benefits

  • antioxidants great for immunity support or boost
  •  polyphenols which may reduce heart disease
  •  catechins like EGCG which is linked to burning fat
  • anticancer properties which help supress colon cancer
  • best tea for fighting free radicals for overall wellness

Does White Tea Contain Caffeine?

There are a few things which deteremine the amount of caffeine you get in a cup of white tea which is from 6-50 mg of caffeine per 8oz.

  •  The less amount of time steeped the less caffeine
  • If steeped over 194 F the caffeine level increases
  • If steeped under 194 F it’s less caffeine in a cup
  • loose leaf tea is usually lower in caffeine vs crushed tea in a tea bag
  • 30 seconds steep but no more than 3 minutes
  • Resteep 2-4 times adding a few seconds based on taste preference

When Should You Drink White Tea?

  • In the morning
  • After a meal
  • Never on an empty stomach
  • Do not drink this everyday because it does contain caffeine

Green Tea

Green tea health benefits

  • Contains  amino acid L-theanine (brain-boosting compound)
  • Catechin compounds for long term health of the brain
  • Short term metabolic boost
  • Antioxidants great or immune system support

Does Green tea Contain Caffeine

There are a few things which deteremine the amount of caffeine you get in a cup of Green tea which is from 30-60 mg of caffeine per 8 oz.

  •  The less amount of time steeped the less caffeine
  • If steeped over 150 the caffeine level increases
  • If steeped under 150 F it’s less caffeine in a cup
  • 30 seconds to 3 minutes max for steeping time
  • Resteep 3-6 times adding a few seconds based on taste preference
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Green tea leaves

  • (Tippy) which are the tips of the leaves or buds contain more caffeine an example is Shincha.
  •  Twig teas are the stem or twigs from the tea plant which are lower in caffeine examples are Kukicha and Houjicha.
  • Powdered green teas like matcha have higher amounts of caffeine and you are drinking the entirely tea leaf vs infusing it.
  • Shade Grown tea leaves are very high in caffeine due to levels of chlorophyll. Avoid shade grown teas like matcha and gyokuro if you dont want to consume high levels of caffeine

When Should You Drink Green Tea?

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  • In the morning
  • After a meal
  • Never on an empty stomach
  • Do not drink this everyday because it does contain caffeine

Yellow Tea

Yellow tea health benefits

  • Antioxidants great for reducing carcinogenic cells from forming
  •  Polyphenols which helps prevent blood clots
  • Anti-imflammatory properties that can help with Chrohn’s disease
  • Increases appetite for thos who may be streesed or depressed

What makes Yellow tea different?

Yellow tea is specifically made with the buds of the tea plant. This tea is processed just like Green tea. In order to recieve its yellow color it goes through a unique process. The leaves are kept damp. During the time the leaves are damp it changes colors to a deep yellow. This causes slight oxidation which in returns rids the earthy or grassy flavors from the leaves. Yellow tea still has most of the health properties after this process just like green tea. This tea is rare to find and not as common as other teas.

Does Yellow Tea Contain Caffeine?

There are a few things which deteremine the amount of caffeine you get in a cup of Yellow tea which is from 20-60mg of caffeine.

  •  The less amount of time steeped the less caffeine
  • If steeped over 165 F the caffeine level increases
  • If steeped under 165 F it’s less caffeine in a cup
  • loose leaf tea is usually lower in caffeine vs crushed tea in a tea bag
  • (Gongfu style) 5-30 seconds
  • (western style) 1-3 minutes no more than 4 minutes of steeping
  • Resteep 3-8 times adding a few seconds depending on your taste profile

When Should You Drink Yellow Tea?

  • In the morning
  • After a meal
  • Never on an empty stomach
  • Do not drink this everyday because it does contain caffeine

Purple Tea

Purple tea health benefits

  • Antioxidants greater than green tea at 51% vs green tea at  33%
  •  Polyphenol called GHG. This polyphenol isn’t found in any other tea! This is good for decreasing fat mass while increasing muscle mass.
  • Higher level of polyphenol at 16 % vs black tea at 10%
  • Catechins which help boost your brain antioxidant capacity and improves your cognitive memory

What makes Purple tea different?

This tea is only found in one place in the world! Kenya is the only place in the world that grows Purple Kenyan Tea! This tea is naturally purple due to its high amounts of anthocyonins. Purple Kenyan Tea is also very new to the USA as well as very new to the market. This tea hasn’t even been around for 30 years. Purple tea is truly one of a kind. If you would like to learn more please read my blog here!

Does Purple Contains Caffeine?

There are a few things which deteremine the amount of caffeine you get in a cup of Purple tea which is from 30-70mg of caffeine.

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  •  The less amount of time steeped the less caffeine
  • If steeped over 170 F the caffeine level increases
  • If steeped under 170 F it’s less caffeine in a cup
  • loose leaf tea is usually lower in caffeine vs crushed tea in a tea bag
  • 30 seconds steep but no more than 5 minutes
  • Resteep 3-10 times adding a few seconds depending on your taste profile

When Should You Drink Purple Tea?

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  • In the morning
  • After a meal
  • Never on an empty stomach
  • Do not drink this everyday because it does contain caffeine

 

Black Tea

Black Tea Health Benefits

  •  Polyphenols which may help maintain a healthy gut
  • Contains caffeine a natural stimulant which can help with bowel movements
  • Could lower bad cholesteral which is LDL

Why is Black Tea Black?

Black tea comes from the same tea plant as green tea. Green tea is still green because it hasn’t been oxidized or highly processed. Black tea is black due to oxidation. Some black teas are roasted over bamboo ambers or smoked and aged. Due to the fact its been oxidized the caffeine is ready to be released a lot easier which gives you a higher caffeine level.

Black Tea Contains High Caffeine Levels

There are a few things which deteremine the amount of caffeine you get in a cup of black tea which is from 45-90 mg of caffeine per 8oz.

  •  The less amount of time steeped the less caffeine
  • If steeped over 200 F the caffeine level increases
  • If steeped under 200 F it’s less caffeine in a cup
  • loose leaf tea is usually lower in caffeine vs crushed tea in a tea bag
  • 2-3 minute steep but no more than 5 minutes
  • Resteep 3-10 times adding a few seconds based on taste preference
  • Get more details here on how to steep a great cup of black tea!

When Should You Drink Black Tea?

  • In the morning
  • After a meal
  • Never on an empty stomach
  • Do not drink if you’re sensitive to caffeine
  • Do not drink at night time. Could cause loss of sleep

Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea Health Benefits

  • Contains theanine  which helps with relaxation
  • Mineral content that helps promote bone strength
  • May help prevent oral cancer
  • Reduces eczema due to its anti-imflammatory properties

What Is Oolong Tea?

Oolong tea is it’s own tea. It’s not a black tea or a green tea. Black tea is 100% oxidized while green tea is little to none for oxidation. Oolong tea can be oxidized anywhere from 8%-80%. The more oxidized the oolong will taste more like a black tea. The less its oxidized the more it taste like a green tea which is more fresh. Oolong tea leaves have a unique characteristics. This shape is recieved from the tea leaves being hand rolled. This shape or style is determined by the regian and the tea master that rolls it. Oolong is truly a masterpiece made in artisan batches that originates from China .

Does Oolong Tea Contain Caffeine?

There are a few things which deteremine the amount of caffeine you get in a cup of white tea which is from 50-80 mg of caffeine per 8oz.

  • Get more details here on how to brew a great cup of oolong tea!
  •  The less amount of time steeped the less caffeine
  • If steeped over 180 F the caffeine level increases
  • If steeped under 180 F it’s less caffeine in a cup
  • loose leaf tea is usually lower in caffeine vs crushed tea in a tea bag
  • (Western style) 2-3 minute steep but no more than 5 minutes
  • (Gongfu style) 30-60 seconds steep
  • Resteep 3-12 times adding a few seconds based on taste preference

When Should You Drink Oolong Tea?

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  • In the morning
  • After a meal
  • Never on an empty stomach
  • Do not drink if you’re sensitive to caffeine
  • Do not drink at night time. Could cause loss of sleep

Pue-erh

Puerh Tea Health Benefits

  • Contains probiotics from fermentation which can help with overall gut health
  • Caffeine as natural stimulant which can help with bowel movements
  • Burns stored body fat
  • Cholesteral lowering properties

What Is Puerh Tea?

Puerh tea is very unique! Puerh tea is a fermented tea. This isn’t the same as kombucha. The leaves themselves actually go through the process of fermentation. Than depending on the tea master they are steamed and pressed into different shapes. Some Puerh tea cakes are aged for more than 10 years. In order to keep aging they have to be smoked every year and than placed into a container giving it some air flow.

Learn more from my BLOG on this amazing tea!

Does Puerh Tea Contain Caffeine?

There are a few things which deteremine the amount of caffeine you get in a cup of white tea which is from 50-100 mg of caffeine per 8oz.

  • Get more details here on how to brew a great cup of Puerh tea!
  •  The less amount of time steeped the less caffeine
  • If steeped over 180 F the caffeine level increases
  • If steeped under 180 F it’s less caffeine in a cup
  • loose leaf tea is usually lower in caffeine vs crushed tea in a tea bag
  • (Western style) 20 seconds steep
  • (Gongfu style) 5-10 seconds steep
  • Resteep 3-12 times adding a few seconds based on taste preference

When Should You Drink Oolong Tea?

  • Learn more here!
  • In the morning
  • After a meal
  • Never on an empty stomach
  • Do not drink if you’re sensitive to caffeine
  • Do not drink at night time. Could cause loss of sleep
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