Within the world of tea, evidence has clearly shown that there are immeasurable health benefits of organically grown teas. We will discuss two such teas: black tea and green tea.
To understand why organically grown tea is so popular today: the very method of growing and processing black and green teas helps to protect, rather than deplete, our natural resources. Organic foods are grown on land that has been free from the use of synthetic fertilizers, growth regulators, insecticides or herbicides for at least three years. Instead of harmful chemicals, farmers use methods such as composting, crop rotation, and interplanting to control weeds and pests, replenish the soil, and sustain the health of our planet.
Pollution-free and natural, organic black tea is a hygienic tea leaf which is processed without the use of man-made chemicals, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, plant growth regulators, and chemical food additives in the course of production. Prepared with high quality tea from an ecological tea plantation on mountains in South-West China, black tea is famous for its clear, red, brilliant color, strong aroma, and mellow taste.
The benefits of organic black tea includes: possible prevention of some cancers, decrease in the risk of cardiovascular problems, and reduction in the risk of heart attacks and strokes. And organic black tea has less than half amount of caffeine that exists in coffee.
Black tea is fermented, which gives it a dark color and a full-bodied hearty flavor. This tea comes from the same Camellia sinensis plant as green tea, but the only difference is in the fermentation of the black tea. What distinguishes organic black tea from regular black tea is that it is free of pesticides and grown in an environmentally natural zone.
In addition to organic black tea, there are a wide variety of organic teas grown under the conditions described above, such as green tea. Green tea has become more popular today than ever before. It is the tea of choice as one of several in promoting herbal tea remedies. Well known for its antioxidant properties, it also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. A study showed that people who drank a bottle of tea fortified with green tea extract every day for three months lost more body fat than those who drank a bottle of regular oolong tea.
The antioxidants in green tea have been shown to have a direct effect on lowering cholesterol levels as well. Green tea also causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, preventing sharp increases in blood insulin levels. Many scientists believe there is a connection between all of the components of green tea, and these combined properties account for its health-enhancing properties. Unfermented green tea leaves are the most natural way to gain these benefits.
You may also be happy to learn that green tea can even help prevent tooth decay. Just as its bacteria-destroying abilities can help prevent food poisoning, it can also kill the bacteria which causes dental plaque.
Those of you who have been drinking green tea for some time have obviously been afforded the benefits derived by this organically grown tea. Yes, there are health benefits of organically grown tea, and its popularity will continue to rise as we learn more about its medicinal benefits.