Raw Green Tea:Aids in Detoxing, Beautifying Skin, and Rich with Poly-phenols, Catchins, and Antioxidants
Through my daily immersion with herb blending and sun infusions, I am discovering the amazing healing properties of these unique Earthly Tea concoctions. Not only are they satisfying, on a warm day, they are also mildly detoxing. This has lead me to encounter even more unique tea blends and find different ways to brew them up, so that they can still be considered “raw” or “living” teas. Just last week I found this amazing raw green tea blend in my neighborhood (surprise-surprise), at an Asian tea & herbal shop.
I have started to add this particular raw green tea into my diet. I love sun brewing my daily teas, and it is exciting to find this raw living green tea blend that can be brewed cold. What I mean by brewing cold is quite simple and I will explain how to do this!
By drinking green teas, regularly, one is able to help maintain their digestive system, flush out toxins, burn calories, and regulate the metabolism. The clerk at my local Asian tea & herbal shop recommended this tea as especially good for digestion and weight loss. She testified that she lost about 8 lbs by drinking it every day.After doing a bit of my own research and with my living food practice and experience, I can see how green tea is mildly detoxing and how it helps burn calories for weight loss. It is totally possible, with a great diet and enough exercise. In an article I researched, it discussed the effects of green tea and weight loss, http://www.o-cha.com/green-tea-weight-loss.htm(retrieved July 20, 2010), it said that if a person would drink up to five cups of green tea a day, about 80 calories could be burnt by thermogenesis, which is the process that body creates to burn heat!
According to the article, over a period of about 43 days that person could lose up to 1 pound, and over the period of 1 year, a total amount of 8 pounds could be lost! Basically, there is some correlation between weight loss and green tea, and yet it also shows that green tea alone is not enough.
What is most important is that this tea is a raw living food , and the raw green tea will contain active polyphenols, catchins, and antioxidants.
How to cold brew it, how to drink it, and how many tea brews does it make?
I decided to try this tea blend for three days. I followed the “cold brewing” instructions given to me by the slender Asian tea shop lady. I began each day by drinking this raw green tea. I drank about a total of 24 oz. through out the day.Each serving can be about half the container (16 oz. glass jar). I begin cold brewing the tea by using one tea bag, and letting it sit in the refrigerator for about 0ne hour. After serving, I immediately refill the glass jar which contains one tea bag with more filtered water. To be ecologically sustainable, I pour the tea contents into my stainless steel bottle and do this routine for 3- 6 times a day for three days. Each time I refill my container, I let it sit for about 20-30 minutes or longer if possible, I re-brew and chill. Each tea bag can be chill brewed about 3-6 times.
Green Tea Health Benefits & It’s Qualites As A Raw and Living Food
This living tea is a blend of Japanese green tea, with exotic rose petals.What makes this tea actually a “raw tea” is how it is particularly handled so that it keeps the living properties “alive”. This tea is carefully handled at a low temperature of 103 degrees, which stabilizes the tea’s natural scents, antioxidants, and catechins.
What can be found in this tea are the flavors of bitterness & astringency because the catechins are a tannin, peculiar to green teas which have not been heated or fermented, and the living food property is ready to be consumed by the body.
When frequently drinking this raw living green tea, one is able get the full healing benefits of anti-oxidants and catechins. What I found after drinking this tea for three days is that it mildly heats your body, increases the metabolism, increases energy, a diuretic (which means going pee alot!)