Green Tea Healing Properties

It is becoming well known that teas of all varieties not just green tea, have many beneficial qualities for your health.

The popularity of new varieties of tea is unquestionable, you only have to look at the shelves of your local supermarket to see the wide choice you now have.

The particular health benefits that are often talked about are that tea contains antioxidants which help fight cancer and delay the natural aging process and polyphones which help to fight plaque on the teeth and also increase the flow of your digestive juices.

Green Tea

Green tea now comes in an abundance of flavors, you are really spoilt for choice. Finding a taste that suits your palate should be a lot easier nowadays.

The choice of varieties includes, pure green tea, Jasmine, Peony,green tea and orange, Dragon Pearl, White Monkey and there is even a blend called gunpowder.

The particular health benefits of green tea include a high concentration of antioxidants, so beneficial for slowing the aging process and stopping the damage to your body of the free radical particles that are harmful to your cells.

In addition, research is also identifying green tea as a positive benefit in the fight against cancer, arthritis, cholesterol control. New benefits are being proposed every year it seems.

White Tea

White Tea like the others listed here is made from the same tea plant, it is the method of cultivation that varies. White tea is made by harvesting the very young tea leaves that are still covered in down. The leaves are not fermented. Instead, they are steamed and dried in the sun.

Due to the lack of fermentation, white tea contains a high concentration of chemical compounds, which are known to help fight cancer as well as the antioxidants listed for green tea.

Because the leaves are still downy, the brewed tea has a silver-white appearance. It has a sweet aroma and fresh flavor. White tea varieties include Silver Needle, White Peony, and Jasmine Silver Needle.

Oolong Tea

A unique name and one which I did not think would appear in my local supermarket, but it was there. The flavor of Oolong Tea lies somewhere between the taste of green tea and black tea, rich but not too overpowering.

Oolong tea is known for relieving indigestion problems and lowers cholesterol levels in the body.

Oolong tea is made from large, mature trees and produces a full-bodied taste. The leaves are semi-fermented and after being picked, are left to wither, which removed moisture.

Some varieties of Oolong tea include Jasmine Oolong Tea, Ice Peak Oolong Tea, Hairy Crab Oolong Tea and WUYI Rock Tea.

Black Tea

This is probably the most popular drink in the Western world, certainly in the UK.

Black tea is the most processed of the varieties here, it goes through a full fermentation process that makes the leaves darken to a color that is almost black in appearance.

Black tea can have a variety of tastes including fruity, spicy, flowery of even some would say, nutty.

The varieties of black tea are too abundant to mention here but they include, English breakfast tea, Earl Grey, Ceylon, Lapsang Souchong and variants of each.

Hopefully this article has given you the encouragement to try some other varieties of tea. Be bold and you may well pick a tea that is the best you have ever tasted.

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About The Author, Trevor Sadowski
Trevor Sadowski is very keen on the benefits of green tea and encourages everyone to at least give it a try. Visit his green tea website at to find out more useful facts on this amazing natural resource.