5 Health Benefits of Green Mint Tea

Green mint tea is a great combination between green tea and mint leaves. Green tea is packed with many antioxidants, vitamins, minerals. Besides, green tea contains a most important polyphenol Catechin or epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG which have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. A cup of green mint tea is added value with high amount of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals in mint leaves. A daily cup of green mint tea will give you lot of antioxidants, lowering your risk for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, support weight-loss management, boosts immunity to fight damage from the environment, and fight skin damage.

Lowering cancer risks

Having one or two of green mint tea per day you can reduce the cancer risks. Green tea is thought to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and protect digestive systems. Early clinical studies suggest that the polyphenols in tea, especially green tea, may play an important role in the prevention of cancer. EGCG in green tea have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. This polyphenols may cause certain types of cancer cells to die in much the same way that normal cells die. Besides, green tea also boosts immunity, and its antioxidants fight damaging free radicals in the body.

Healthy heart

Green tea supports the heart system, activates circulation. Green tea may lower your risks of having stroke when they are part of your diet. According to a research of Japan’s National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, people who drank two or three cups of green tea daily had a 14 percent lower risk of stroke and those who had at least four cups a day had a 20 percent lower risk than who rarely drank green tea.

Until now it is unclear how the green can reduce the stroke in the people. Compound Catechins in green tea might increase plasma antioxidant capacity and anti-thrombogenic effects.

Weight loss

Green tea in this drink can stimulate your digestive system, blocks cholesterol absorption and removes excess body fat while adding essential nutrients for health and energy. In some researches, Green tea was proved to lower total cholesterol and raises HDL (“good”) cholesterol in both animals and people. And always remember: do not drink green mint tea when you are hungry, you might have nausea or anxiety attacks.

Detoxification

Both mint and green tea contain a lot of iron, vitamin and minerals to protect and enhance your body immune system. Green tea’s vitamins and minerals nourish your body, reduce stress, lower blood sugar, fight skin damage and boost the immune system. The B-complex vitamins in green tea can support the circulatory system and aid in the absorption of carbohydrates for energy. Vitamin E in both green tea and mint leaves work as an antioxidant, promotes healthy muscles and red blood cells, offers skin benefits and prevents aging. The high amount of vitamin C in green tea also support skin, muscles, bone and blood while offering strong antioxidant and immune defense.

Moreover, mint leaves will refresh and calm your mind, support your digestion and clean your stomach. In the ancient time, mint leaf was believed that it can clean the blood and refresh your mind. When combining green mint tea with honey you will have a super power drink to clean your stomach.

Fight skin damages

A cup of green mint tea is rich in Vitamins and mineral. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Folic acid, Vitamin E. The polyphenols EGCG in green tea may help prevent the development and growth of skin tumors.
Besides Mint leaves have a high content of salicylic acid, strong antiseptic qualities and menthol compresses. These ingredients can act as anti-pruritic agent and prevent acne. The salicylic acid loosens up dead skin cells, allowing them to shed easier. Therefore clogged pores and you will have clear skin with fewer pimples. Besides the high amount of Vitamin A (9%) in mint leaves may strengthen skin tissues and help reduce oily skin.

Consider drinking a cup of green tea instead of your morning coffee will bring you more health benefits than you expect. This traditional healthy drink will strengthen, hydrate and immune the body with more antioxidant and vitamin C supplement than any kind of tea. The mint leaves will refresh help to clear and calm your mind. Besides you can have brighter skin, weight loss and a healthy heart too. 

References:

Ito en, ‘‘Major component and Healthbenefits of Green Tea’’, itoen.c.jp, 7th October 7, 2013

Cancer.org, ‘‘Green Tea’’, cancer.org, 2nd April 2012

ST. Luke’s hospital at the vintage, ‘‘Green Tea’’, stukesvintage.adam.com, 14th October 2011

American Heart Associations, ‘Green tea coffee may helplower stroke risk‘, newsroom.heart.org, 14th March 2013

Cancer.org,‘‘Peppermint’’, cancer.org, 28 November 2008

Green Tea’s Benefits and Side Effects

People in Asia have used green tea for thousand years ago. Nowadays, people around the world use green tea daily as it has enormous health benefits. The health benefits of green tea come from high amount of mineral and vitamins. Besides, green tea contains rich sources of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). EGCG in green tea has anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. The herbalist use green tea and tea extracts to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels and to blockage blood vessels in the hearts. Many researches have indicated that green tea may have ability to prevent some types of cancers like skin, colon, prostate and breast cancer. In this post we will have a closer look at 5 health benefits of green tea and how to use it effectively.

5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

1. Healthy heart

Green tea and extracts of its leaves contain rich sources of Flavonoid. Flavonoid in green tea can reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, and modify blood lipid levels. Green tea also helps to regulate carbohydrate and glucose metabolism. It can reduce oxidative stress and related signaling pathways in blood vessel cells. In fact, researchers estimate that the rate of heart attack decreases by 11% with consumption of 3 cups of tea per day.

2. Natural Detox cleanse

Green tea’s vitamins and minerals to nourish your body, reduce stress, skin damage and boost the immune system. EGCG in green tea can protect our body against cell damage and slow the aging process. EGCG help to breakdown cellular membranes caused by smoke, pollution, and viruses. Moreover, the B-complex vitamins in green tea benefits and alert the central nervous system. This vitamin supports the circulatory system and aids the absorption of carbohydrates for energy.

3. Green tea and Skin care

Green tea nourishes our skin with vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B2, Folic acid, vitamin E and many other minerals. Scientific studies suggested that EGCG in green tea may prevent the development and growth of skin tumors. As having a cup of green tea you can supply your skin many essential nutrients. 

4. Green tea and Weight loss

The scientist has proved that green tea can lower total cholesterol and raises HDL (“good”) cholesterol in both animals and people. Green tea stimulates your digestive system and blocks cholesterol absorption. It helps to remove excess body fat all while adding essential nutrients for health and energy. In another small study, the researchers found that green tea can reduce harmful LDL cholesterol in male smokers.

5. Natural anti-cancer remedy

Many people believe that green tea can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and protects your digestive system from esophageal, colon and stomach cancers. With me, I do believe that green tea can boosts immunity, and its antioxidants fight damaging free radicals in the body. So what is the evidence of these believe?

Early clinical studies suggest that the polyphenols in tea, especially green tea, may play an important role in the prevention of cancer. EGCG in green tea may cause certain types of cancer cells to die in much the same way that normal cells do. This effect is important because cancer cells do not die as normal cells but they continue to grow and spread.

Several population-based clinical studies have shown that both green and black teas may help to protect against cancer. Cancer rates tend to be low in countries such as Japan where people regularly consume green tea. But, it is not possible to know for sure whether green tea actually prevents cancer in people. The researchers did not be sure the lower cancer rate is a result of drinking green Tea or other healthy living habits.


As the website Cancer.org ‘‘While the results of laboratory studies have been promising, at this time the available scientific evidence does not support claims that green tea can help prevent or treat any specific type of cancer in humans. Purified extracts have shown some promise in limited areas. Controlled, randomized clinical trials are needed to learn about the effects of green tea and more about those of its extracts. Several studies are under way.’’

How much green tea should I drink daily?

The typical amount of green tea consumed varies widely, and it is not clear how much might be needed for beneficial effects. Two or three cups of green tea (for a total of 240 – 320 mg polyphenols) are typically taken in Asian countries.
The most common amount of dried green tea for brewing 1 cup of hot water is 1 to 2 teaspoons. You can find more information about the amount of green tea and water temperature in my post ‘‘Do and don’t when brewing green tea’’.
If you use the green tea extract product, 100 – 750 mg per day a day of standardized green tea extract is recommended.

SIDE EFFECTS OF GREEN TEA 

Green tea has been used for thousands of years in Asia with few dangerous side effects. However, some people may have allergic with green tea. If you have any reactions with green tea you should stop drinking it.
If you drink a large amount of green tea you can have some problem too. Polyphenols in green tea can make your body to be harder to absorb certain medicines and iron supplements. Remember to tell your doctor and pharmacist about any herbs and supplements you are taking when you are using medicines.
When you drink too much green tea you might have irritability, nervousness, nausea, and trouble sleeping. Caffeine in green tea acts as a stimulant, people with irregular heartbeats or who have anxiety attacks should use it cautiously.
Pregnant women or breast-feeding women should not drink green tea in large amounts. Caffeine can cross the placenta and affect the fetus and can also be passed along in breast milk.
People with heart problems or high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems, stomach ulcers, and psychological disorders should not take green tea. Always check with your health care provider before drinking or taking green tea.
In conclusion, green tea is very powerful herbal drink and you can use it to enhance, nourish and protect our body. However, if you have any kind of sickness symptoms or concern about your health you should go to doctor immediately. Relying on this type of treatment alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for sickness may have serious health consequences.

Latest updated: 22/10/2014 

 References:

Ito en, ‘‘Major component and Healthbenefits of Green Tea’’, itoen.c.jp, 7th October 7, 2013
Cancer.org, ‘‘Green Tea’’, cancer.org, 2ndApril 2012

ST. Luke’s hospital at the vintage, ‘‘Green Tea’’, stukesvintage.adam.com,                    14th October 2011

Abigail Smestad, ‘‘Green Tea’s effect on digestion ’’, ehow.com, web 4th                       October 4, 2013

                   Wikipedia, ”Flavonoid”, wikipedia.org, web 23th January, 2014

5 main types of Teapot: Advantages and disadvantages


There are many types of teapots in the market now. Once you type the ‘‘teapot’’ keyword in Google, you can receive a million results. I know it is difficult for finding and choosing the right types of teapots. So that in this post I list 5 main types of teapots, their advantages, disadvantages and some tips for choosing the right one. Five main teapots are Ceramic teapots, Porcelain teapots, Clay/ Yixing teapots, Glass teapots and Enameled Cast-iron teapots.

Ceramic teapots

The Ceramic teapot is suitable for all families of tea. This teapot is particularly recommended for fragile and delicate tea such as green tea or white tea.

Advantages:

The ceramic material offers higher heat retention than others material such as Glass, Porcelain. The enamel coating of ceramic teapot makes these teapots do not absorb tea flavor. 

Disadvantages: None

Tips:

Check the pouring spout and handle to make sure they are in straight edge. Make sure you can lift and place the teapot at the right angle to pour tea without straining your wrist.

Porcelain teapots

The Porcelain teapot is a good ideal for fragile and delicate tea like green tea or white tea. As I was saying in the post ‘‘4  notices when buying teapots’’, I got a little Porcelain teapot. And I am satisfied with my porcelain teapot for brewing green tea.
Advantages:
Similar to the Ceramic teapot, the Porcelain teapot does not absorb tea flavor.
Disadvantages:
The Porcelain teapot is not suitable with the tea required longer brewing time such as herbal tea or black tea.
Tips:

You can use Porcelain teapot for brewing tea required a long time like black tea or herbal tea by using tea warmer or felted tea cozy. The tea warmer can enhance the heat retention of the porcelain teapot.

Clay teapots/ Yixing teapots


The Clay teapot/ Yixing teapot is the best teapot for brewing Oolong and Pu-er teas.
Advantages:
The clay or Yixing teapots are memory teapots. Sides of the teapot absorb the tannins in the tea when brewing and create deposits that build up over the successive of infusions.  The more the teapot is using the better it will reveal the wealth of aromas in the tea infused in it.
Disadvantages:
Use one Clay teapot for only one main type of tea Oolong or Pu-er teas. Do not mix different types of tea in the Clay/ Yixing teapot because this type of teapot remembers the tea flavor.  Moreover, this teapot does not go well with white tea and green tea.
Tips:
Be careful with the cheap Clay teapot and Yixing teapot because the cheap one may deteriorate quickly.
There are three rules for choosing the Clay and Yixing teapots
  • The tip of the spout and the top of the handle will be level with the rim of the teapot.
  • The lit should be fit the opening in the teapots as close as possible, so it does not move.
  • The handle and the spout should be perfect aligned.

 

Glass teapots

The glass teapot is ideal for blooming flower tea and stylish leaves unfurling.
Advantages:
The glass teapot offers the neutrality and veracity as ceramic teapots. Their smooth surface is suitable for all types of tea and does not affect the taste. Most designed glass teapots are equipped with infusion strainers. You can remove the strainer when preparing tea bag.
Disadvantages:
The glass teapot is not ideal for heat retention and the tea required more time brewing such as herbal tea or black tea.
Tips:
You can use teapot warmer or felted tea cozy to increase the heat intention or maintain the heat. The good felted tea cozy can keep the glass teapot hot for half an hour or more.

Enameled cast-iron teapots

The enameled cast-iron teapot is suitable with all types of tea but not recommend for delicate teas such as Green tea, Oolong and Pu-er tea.

Advantages:

They can keep the tea hot for an hour. The enameled cast-iron teapot is great for brewing tea requiring high heat such as black tea or herbal tea. The enameled cast-iron material can distribute the heat evenly inside the pot. Besides, the enameled coating makes it easier to clean and prevent the tea from contacting with the cast iron.

Disadvantages:

The enameled cast-iron teapot is not recommended for delicate teas such as white tea, green tea Oolong tea and Pu-er tea.
The enameled cast-iron teapots can be heavy and difficult to handle. It can be easy to over steep your tea if you don’t use infuser. 

Tips:

Remember you get what you pay for when buying the enameled cast-iron teapot. Make sure the enameled cast-iron is good if you don’t want the metallic smell affect your tea.
It is time for ending my discussion about some advantages, disadvantages and tips for choosing 5 main teapots. If you like my post, take note advantages and disadvantages of teapots that you like. And now, it is your turn to find your favorite teapot based on your favorite teas and your own demanding usage. If you have any other ideas about this post let me here your opinion.

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4 Notices when Buying Teapot



Teapot plays very important role in brewing successful a cup of tea. The suitable teapot can enhance the tea flavor and bring out the tea benefit. With me my teapot is not only brewing teapot but also a cute reminder of my family. In the picture is my favorite porcelain teapot. My mom gave it to me as a gift when I left Vietnam three years ago. Whenever I see the teapot I remember my mom, my family and Vietnam. I like this teapot so much because it is not so small and I can brew tea for one or two people with it. Besides, the porcelain teapot suits perfectly with my favorite green tea.  How about you? Do you have your favorite teapot and what is your teapot’s story? Did you have any confuse or difficulty when choosing the right teapot?

I know in the tea shop or internet there are many type of teapot and it is very confusing to find and choose the teapot. For that reason, in this post I want to share my experience and some tips for choosing a good teapot. There are four main points you should pay attention when choosing a new teapot: Material, Size, Shape and the Quality of teapot.

Material: You should highly pay attention when choosing the teapot’s material. Each of teapot’s material will get on well with one or some special types of tea. You can choose the teapot’s material based on your favorite teas. Here are some suggestions:

  • The Ceramic, porcelain and enameled cast-iron teapots are suitable for many types of tea such as green tea, black tea, herbal tea and so on…
  • The Clay teapot is ideal for Pu-er and Oolong tea because it remembers the tea fragrances and enhances the tea flavor.
  • The Glass teapot is suitable with the artisan (booming) teas or stylish leaves tea.

You can find more information about the teapot’s material in 5 main types of teapots. This post gives you more about the material and tips of what you should notice when choosing teapots. 

Size: When buying the teapot, do not buy too large teapot. If you only use the teapot for decoration or company’s meeting you can choose the big one. Some delicate teas such as Oolong, Pu-er tea need to be infused in a small quantity of water to release their precious fragrances. 

Shape: Now, there are so many types of teapot in the market with different size and shapes. You might want to buy some very creative or special shape of teapot. But remember the main aim of teapot is brewing tea. Choose the teapot that suits to your hand. Always lift the teapot to ensure it pours well and you like the grip. But how to choose the right teapot when you buy it online? You can’t touch it and don’t know how the grip is working. Meanwhile, some special teapots are handmade and focus more in the art or decoration targets. I think the safest way is buying the teapot with traditional shape with grip that you have used it before. If you love creative teapot or special designed teapot make sure you can return the teapot if you don’t like it. If you have another idea about buying teapot online, share it with me.

Quality: The good teapot will be costly because some high quality teapots are handmade and designed for special types of tea. Especially with the clay teapot, it is worthy to buy the expensive one because the more you use the teapot, the better tea it brewed. Beware of cheap tea pots when buying metal and enameled cast-iron teapot. The low quality teapot may deteriorate quickly and your tea taste might have slightly metallic flavor.


In general, whenever you want to buy a new teapot, remember to choose the material suit with your favorite tea, Shape and Size match with your aim of using teapot. Find the good quality teapot and beware of the cheap teapot. I hope you can use some tips in this post to find the teapot which suits with your hobby and your favorite tea. If you have other ideas about choosing the teapot, share with me. I would like to know your teapot story and your experience of choosing your favorite teapot.  

7 notices when brewing green tea

  

Green tea is ancient drink with rich history. Among the Chinese legends, green tea was discovered by Emperor Shen Nong from 2,737 BCE. The ancient Chinese believed that green tea’s bitter taste stimulated wakefulness, good overall health and the acquisition of great wisdom. Nowadays, green tea has been proved that it contributes to the longevity by stimulating heart function and increasing the elasticity of blood vessels. Green tea strengthens the immune system and prevents cellular mutations. Green tea can also prevent certain types of cancer. A cup of green tea can bring enjoyment and also many health benefits. I love green tea and I can proudly say that I am a tea girl. As many other tea lovers, I want to know how to make a great cup of green tea and also can bring out all the benefit of green tea. As my experience, there are 7 mains rules on making a great cup of tea: a quality of tea, a teapot, an amount of dry tea, the water, the temperature of water, the steeping time and personal involvement.
1.      The quality of green tea
The green tea’s quality contributes to the success of the cup of tea. You couldn’t have the great cup of green tea with low-quality green tea. Keep in your mind that with green tea you do get what you pay for it. You should take time and care to find the quality green tea which suitable with your taste and hobby. The green tea quality can be judged on three main things: Appearance (the high-quality green tea includes the greater number of buds and does not have many broken leaves), the color of the dried leaf and the smell, flavor characteristics of the green tea.
2.      The teapot
The teapot is a very important element that makes the success of the cup of green tea. There are many types of teapots such as clay teapot, ceramic teapots, metal teapots, glass teapots… Ceramic teapot and glass teapot are suitable for all types of tea. Metal teapots are suited with mint tea. Take notices of the teapot material, size, shape and quality when choosing the teapot. If you are interested in the teapot material you can find it in here

3.      Amount of green tea dry leaf

The standard amount of tea dry leaf is one teaspoon of tea per person and one for the pot. If you do not want strong green tea you can dip out only half of the teaspoonful. It’s easy to have a strong cup with fresh hot water with a longer steeping time. The longer time brewing the more caffeine is released in green tea.  If you use tea ball or infuser don’t fill it to the brim. Green tea leaves need space to expand as they steep.
Here you can see how the brewing time affect the tea compound


4.      The water

According to the American Tea Masters association, the ideal water for brewing green tea is the spring water with the pH level of 7.9. The perfect spring water is the water with several minerals and without chlorine, no distinct taste or order. In case you don’t use spring water you can use the water filter to filtered or de-chlorinated water to obtain the level pH of 7.9. If you don’t have filter water system at home you can also use tap water to make green tea. Make sure that you use the water from the cold tap which is fresh and full of oxygen.
5.      Temperature of the water

For most teas, water should be about (212oF/100oC) or just off the boil. Do not boil the water too many times because it will lose oxygen. Green tea made from this water will be flat and tasteless. Here are some recommendations for water temperature:
·         Black tea can be brewed with truly boiling water 203-215oF
·         Green tea is often better made with a slightly low temperature at 167-185oF.
·         Oolong tea: the best temperature for Oolong tea is 203oF
·         White tea: the water can be a bit cooler than the green tea at 147-167oF.
But how can you know the temperature of the water without a thermometer handy? The answer is watching the bubble in the boiling water. A small bubble will float to the surface of the water 160-170oF. When you see strings of bubbles from the bottom of the kettle, the temperature might be 180-190oF. And after that, you will have full boiling water. If you want to reduce the temperature of the boiling water, pull the hot water into a cold small bowl or a cup. Water’s temperature reduces 50oF (10oC) when it poured into a cold bowl or a cup. Besides, a bowl or a cup also ensures that the water poured onto tea leaves will be exactly right. 
6.      Steeping times
Different types of green tea leaves require slightly different brewing times. Normally, three or four minutes are good but some green teas need six or seven minutes, and some will be stronger after three minutes.
·         Green tea steeping is 3 – 5 minutes
·         The Oolong tea needs around 2 – 5 minutes
·         White tea needs at least 3 -5 minutes
You can find more detail in the table about steeping time and water temperature 
7.      Total personal involvement
According to Sen No Rikyu, the greatest Japanese tea master: ”Tea is nothing more than this: Heat the water, prepare the tea and drink properly”. Making a cup of tea is a simply process but we can feel that tea is moody and changing. In one day a cup of green tea can turn out perfectly and the following day it can be less successful even you do the same process. Making a cup of green tea requires you a total personal involvement. Put your heart when making a cup of tea and you can feel the difference. I love the time to prepare a cup of tea and smell the green aroma and watching the snow in the morning. The only way to improve your skill in making green tea is practice, practice, and practice.  
I hope you can find some interesting tips on making a cup of green tea. Let’s boiling the water and making a great cup of tea. Having a cup of tea and enjoy your life. If you have more tips on making a great cup of tea you can share with me. I’d love to know more about you and how you make your daily great cup of tea. 

Tips for brewing the most common tea

          Tea, make from the leaves of plant Camellia, is my favorite drink.  I need to make it clear as there are many different kind of tea in my blog like herbal tea, or Camellia leaf tea and tea made from spices tea too. I also love to collect tea whenever I find something interesting. Now I have quite nice tea collection from Vietnamese green tea, black tea, Oolong tea and some Japanese green tea.  If you like to collect different kind of tea, you might have trouble with remember all things about brewing different kind of tea. And I have that trouble to remember temperature and amount of different tea when brewing. For that reason today I want to share with you what I know and have learned about brewing some common types of Camellia tea leaf. Now let’s have a look and you can take note or save information about your favorite tea. Maybe it is not a bad idea if you try a new tea in this weekend.

        Tea is the best choice to start a new day with lots of health benefits. All kind of tea can support the heart system, activates circulation, and detoxification. The power of tea comes from a higher number of tea’s Catechins, polyphenols, vitamin C and many vital minerals. Catechins is a type of polyphenol which are the main astringency component in green tea, oolong tea and some in black tea. Polyphenols in tea can protect our body against cell damage and slow the aging process. Tea’s polyphenols also can fight the antioxidant caused by smoke, pollution, viruses. I also have a deeper discussion about green tea’s benefit and side effect. If you are interested in it and share with me more green tea’s benefits from your experience and knowledge. But now I will focus on some DO and DON’T when brewing tea.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH TEA
  • Adding tea in your daily diet will make your life better and healthier. Drink two to three cups of green tea per day will give you lots of antioxidants and other tea’s healthful compounds.
  •  Drink tea right after brewing to get the Catechins and other flavoring. If you keep the tea too long it will become bitter and not good to your health.
  • Rinsing tea is making your tea taste better especially green tea, Oolong tea and Puer tea.  How do I rinse my green tea before brewing tea? I pour the boiling water into the teapot to make it warm first. Then I put green tea leaves in the teapot and pour almost-boiling water 194 – 203 oF (90-95oC) over the leaves (enough to cover them). Then I discard the water a few seconds later and brew tea with almost boiling water for some minutes depend on the tea’s type.

WHAT I SHOULD NOT DO WHEN BREWING TEA
  • Do not drink green tea with meal nor during the half hour before or after the meal. Green tea can inhibit the absorption of iron and calcium from food.
  • Do not drink green tea in the evening if you have problem with sleeping. The caffeine in tea will make you awake. With me I only drink tea before 12 am as I got some trouble with sleeping.
  • Don’t drink the tea which you brew last night. They are extremely bad to your health. 
  • Don’t drink more than 6 cups of tea per day. If you drink a large amount of green tea you can have some problem. You might have vomit, dizzy or diarrhea and iron deficit. Polyphenols in green tea can make your body to be harder to absorb certain medicines and iron supplements.
  • Ask for advice from your doctor and pharmacist when you use medicine along with tea, herbs and supplements. And people in these situations should be cautious when use tea:
  1. People with irregular heartbeats or who have anxiety attacks should use tea cautiously.
  2. Pregnant women or breast-feeding women should not drink green tea in large amounts. Caffeine can cross the placenta and affect the fetus and can pass to breast milk.
  3. Don’t drink green tea if you have problem with high blood pressure, kidney, liver problem and stomach ulcers.
  4. And Patients suffering from iron deficiency anemia should not drink tea too.  

I think now it’s time for me to close this long conversation. I hope you find some useful information to make your tea taste better and healthier. Let’s me know what do you think about my work. Don’t hesitate to comment and share with me your experience in brewing tea. I would love to hearing from you.  

Last updated: 17/04/2015

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