These hand-rolled green tea leaves delight the senses and soothe the taste buds with such a light herbal tea that entertains as well as offers the many benefits of green tea. Heralded as the healthiest beverage on the planet, it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
Tea is rich in polyphenols that have effects like reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Green tea is about 30 percent polyphenols by weight, including large amounts of a catechin called EGCG. Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits. These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases.
It's excellent in the morning as Green Tea does contain a bit of caffeine and so it acts like a stimulant in your body. It's not as much caffeine as in coffee and doesn't give you a 'jittery' feeling, but it can lead to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory
Consuming green tea and other herbal teas on a daily basis is an excellent way of being more mindful of your overall well being. Make sure to check out all the Alywillow teas for even more benefits.
To make: Use hot water (not boiling water) and wait a few minutes for the bloom to open. Every bloom is different and one ball will make a few cups of tea. Often times, the balls/blooms are reused several times.