Friday, April 10, 2009

Hidden Benefits of Green Tea by SBS TEAS

Barb, "The Tea Experience Lady" of SBS Teas has started a new ezine or teazine (an electronic newsletter) to tell us all about teas. Many of us don't know much about tea other than we like to drink it. We will be featuring Barb's articles. Hope you enjoy them, learn more about tea, visit their site and of course, feel free to leave us a post. Be sure to sign up for Barb's ezine "Let's Talk About Teas". She will explore the benefits and pleasures of tea drinking. Help support the small businesses of America, you won't find this quality of tea at your favorite discount store - nor will you receive the excellent, friendly customer service.

Hidden Benefits of Green Tea by Barb

What does green tea really have to offer--what's hiding in this tea that could make you feel better, improve your health and even extend your life?

A LOT!! Here are just a few benefits that may open your eyes.

Benefit #1: May cut your cancer risk . Several polyphenols(the antioxidants green tea is famous for) may help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold--by discouraging their growth and reducing the creation of new blood vessels thus keeping tumors from thriving. The polyphenols scavenge cell-damaging free radicals, which are linked with cancer-causing genes and cholesterol to form artery- clogging plaque.

Benefit #2: Soothe your skin. Soak a cotton ball in green tea and the natural antiseptic relives itching and swelling. It is even good for puffy eyelids.

Benefit #3: Steady your blood pressure. People who drink just 1/2 cup of green tea a day are almost 50% less likely to wind up with hypertension. The polyphenols are at work again--especially one known as ECGC--they keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

Benefit #4: Lose Weight. Turns out green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process or metabolism. Just be sure not to add sugar or milk, as these counteract the many health and weight loss benefits of tea.

Benefit #5: Stay Young. Fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels and add years to your RealAge. About 10 ounces of green tea a day may help to deter your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol

Benefit #6: Wrinkle creams and moisturizers. The antioxidants contained in green tea are thought to fight aging in the skin--that is one reason you will see wrinkle creams and moisturizers that contain green tea as an ingredient.

Benefit #7: Stronger teeth. Tea contains flouride and catechins that can benefit your teeth. It kills bacteria and helps control bad breath and prevents decay causing plaque from forming.

Benefit #8: Stress Relief. Tea can even contribute to relieving stress. Tea can actually help you in its ability to soothe and nourish your muscles and ease your breathing.

Benefit #9: Polyphenols. The polyphenols in tea possess 20 to 30 times the potency of vitamins C and E.

Benefit #10: Ascorbic Acid. Green tea contains ascorbic acid in amounts comparable to lemons, as well as potassium and other minerals.

Benefit #11: Easy on your system. Tea is not as harsh on the system as coffee and it contains no sugar. It is also 100% natural, fat free, calorie free and is a healthy alternative to coffee and alcohol.

Because of the special way green tea is harvested it is able to retain more nutrients than black teas which are subjected to more processing. Green tea leaves are pan fired and not fermented SOOO---"Polly put the kettle on, let's all drink some green tea!"

It is clear that tea, the world's most popular non-alcoholic drink, should be a part of your healthy recipe for healthy living. Now that you are aware of many of the healing and therapeutic benefits of tea, I hope you will join me in raising your tea cup in a toast to good health!!! You should consult your own physician about the health benefits for you.

Barb Recommends:

Green Tea Sampler Pack

If you are excited about trying green teas for yourself They have the perfect sampler pack for you. SBS Teas has put together an assortment of 6 different green teas for you to try!

The Green Tea Lovers Pack includes the following teas:

Earl Grey Green
Kyoto Cherry Green
Genmai Cha
Moroccan Mint
Tropical Cyclone
5 Star Lemon Gunpowder
1 oz of our Purple Haze Sugar
1.75 inch infuser ball to round out the sampler for your enjoyment.

If you subscribe to their ezine before you order they will even include a purple mug with your sampler!!

If you would like to see their entire selection of green teas please visit


Liz said...

Wonderful Post!Wow I did not know that green tea did that much. I am going to drink more of it. Thanks for stopping at my blog leaving a nice comment. I am working on something right now.

Michelle said...

I always knew green tea was good for you but I didn't know it did that much. It's just like with honey, I didn't know it had as many health benefits.

my problem is i don't like the taste of green tea, or at least the ones i've tasted. do different brands have different tastes?


Very, very cool! We love green tea at MB...we even have a soap made with green tea powder! It's an awesome ingredient.

Hey Debbie!! :)saying hi! Happy Easter!!

Snowberry Creek said...

Barb did a wonderful job telling us all of the benefits of green tea. Many I did not know.

Liz - Glad you stopped by. Love your new spring items! I'll be back soon to see what you've painted.

Michelle - I don't know if different brands of green tea taste differently. I'll ask Barb and let you know or you may email your question to her at

Regina - thanks for stopping by. I've wondered what green tea soap smells like. Can't remember if I've smelled any. After reading Barb's ezine I realize the benefits of green tea for the skin.

Thanks everyone for posting! Happy Easter!

raquel roysdon said...

I nominated you for an award on my blog.

The Muse said...

Oh heaven's I am tea junkie!