Green Tea and getting it right
Many of you have heard about the benefits of Green Tea but I wanted to put my spin on it as I’ve been drinking Green Tea for years.
About 18 to 20 years ago Green Tea was everywhere, urging us to drink it because of it healing properties. Like so many of you, I decided to buy some Green Tea bags of a known brand and drunk it regularly. I didn’t know what to expect and as far as I could see after drinking 4 to 5 cups a day for months there wasn’t too much going on but continued to drink it as I enjoyed it.
A number of years later, I visited Thailand on holiday and while I was there I was looking at all the Green Tea’s available. I couldn’t believe there were so many and all offering different taste and claiming different health benefits. One thing they all had in common, the Green Tea was loose leaf and not the tea bags I had become a custom to. You took a scoop and scooped up your preferred Tea into a bag where it was weighed and you paid accordingly.
The Thai Lady offered me help in choosing the right one for me and off I went. I decided to look further into the Green Tea she recommended for me and it seems her recommendation had great reviews and was full of the right healing properties for me. After a couple of months, religiously placing my Green Tea leaves in a tea pot every day I noticed it was doping its job. I continued to drink that tea for years and enjoying its benefits it was easy for me to sauce as I had moved to Thailand.
When I left Thailand almost 4 years later and with the circumstances as they were, my Green Tea became a thing of history. It wasn’t until 3 years ago I re discovered my (Tencha) Green Tea and I’ve really enjoy it all the more.
For all that we like the convenience of a tea bag, we are not getting the true benefits of the Green Tea 9 times out of 10 the tea bag will contain the dust of Green tea loosing more nutrients and tasting bitter.
I do recommend chatting with your doctor first if you decide to add drinking green tea to your regular day just to make sure it doesn’t conflict with any medication you may be taking. Also, it’s like anything in life, if you drink too much in a day it could be harmful, 3 to 5 cups a day is enough.
Here are a few types of Green Tea I’ve listed below to try and help you discover which one’s might benefit your individual needs.