Friday, December 23, 2016

TEA - some Tealicious strokes

1). Don't trust a man who don't have Tea in him.

2). Don't trust someone who if locked with Tea in a room come out of it without consuming it.

3). Never trust a man who does not drink Tea.

4). Only Tea which has been reviewed by someone is the best.

Tea - sharing is caring.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

When do we know that we have grown up?

When do we know that we have grown Up?

√ Somewhere between “Crying loudly to seek attention” and “Crying silently to avoid attention”.

√ Somewhere between “Crying out loud just to get what we want” and “Holding our tears when we are broken inside”, we grew up!!

√ Somewhere between “We are Best Friends Forever” and “Knowing that nothing truly lasts”, we grew up!!

√ Somewhere between “Having hundreds of friends” and “Having few good friends”, we grew up!!

√ Somewhere between “Parents fulfilling our wish” and “We Fulfilling our parent’s dream”, we grew up!!

√ Somewhere between “Ground mai aaja” and “Online aaja”, we grew up!!

√ Somewhere between “Craving for pizza” and “Craving for home food”, we grew up!!

√ Somewhere between “Waking up at 6 am” and “Sleeping at 6 am”, we grew up!!

As we grew up, we realized that our life has changed !!!

Courtesy : FB post.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Black Tea and its benefits

Black Tea

Black Tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than Oolong, Green and White teas. All types are made from leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas.

Benefits of Black Tea

During the processing of Tea, full fermentation results in Black Tea. In the making of Black Tea, fermentation promotes the oxidation of polyphenols,which will produce Thearubigin and Theaflavin. They are the key factors that form the color and flavor of Black Tea. Besides adjusting the color, Thearubigin has many health benefits. It can combine with cholesterol in stomach and intestines and reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food. Thus Thearubigin is helpful for protecting heart from hyperlipidemia and heart disease without any side-effect. Though a lot of benefits are being underlined by researchers, however some are still debatable. 

Green Tea and Black Tea

Tea is an integral part of many cultures around the world. All Tea Green, Black, White, and Oolong are made of the same leaves. The plant is called Camellia sinensis, The leaves of this plant are grown the same way but treated differently after harvesting them. All tea leaves contain flavonoids which are naturally occurring phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage in body which is thought to be the cause of many chronic diseases.

While both Black and Green Teas are made from the same plant, but, because of the variation in their processing style and nutrient content, they are different from one another. 

Green Tea  

Green Tea is loaded with the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful anti-oxidant. A lot of research that has been conducted concluding that it offers many health benefits. If you prefer to have a hot beverage in the evening but don't want the effects of the caffeine to keep you up all night, than green is the better choice. The taste of green is rather pleasant. With loose Green Tea, you can expect a lighter, mellow, and sweeter taste along with more balanced undertones. Starting off with mild varieties helps break the palate in for some of the stronger types. Green tea contains half the amount of caffeine than Black. Green tea leaves undergo minimal processing. While black tea has gone through an oxidation process, called fermentation, Green is deprived of it and thereby retaining more nutriments. It comes from countries such as China, Japan and India.

Black Tea

Black Tea has approximately half the amount of caffeine than a regular cup of coffee. Since the fermentation process used to make black tea converts EGCG into other compounds, researchers assumed black tea had less health benefits than green tea. However, recent studies indicate the compounds contained in black tea - theaflavins and thearubigens - do more than contributing to its dark color and distinctive flavor. Consuming a cup of black tea can give you exactly what Green Tea offers, just not in the same amounts. if you are a morning person who wishes to ditch coffee but still needs a hot beverage with caffeine to help wake you up then Black is your choice. Black Tea is oxidized (allowed to undergo reactions caused by exposure to oxygen). Oxidation results in color and flavor changes. Black teas mostly come from plantations in Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Why should drink Green Tea before bed

Drinking green tea before bed can get some good benefits. Here are some benefits of taking Green Tea before bed:
1. It helps to relax
Since Green Tea has a relaxing agent present inside, it helps in soothing nerves and relaxing. Both of these ingredients make for a good night’s sleep and a good sleep in the night directly means a fresher mind in the morning.
2. It improves metabolism
Research has shown that sleeping soundly and adequately directly affects body’s metabolism. And a healthy metabolic system ensures a body is in good physical shape and a glowing skin. Taking Green Tea in the night, can ensure that the metabolism stays on the tract.
3. It eliminates waste
Eliminating waste buildup from the body is crucial and cannot be underestimated. Taking Green Tea in the night, after all meals are done is a way of ensuring that body will be assisted in the removal of the wastes.
For these reasons, along with day time, you must drink Green Tea in the night.


Green Tea - Side Effects and Cautions

Green tea is safe for most adults when used in moderate amounts. But :
1). There have been some case reports of liver problems in people taking concentrated green tea extracts. The problems do not seem to be connected with green tea infusions or beverages. Although these cases are very rare and the evidence is not definitive, experts suggest that concentrated green tea extracts be taken with food, and that people discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if they have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine, or jaundice.
2). Green tea and green tea extracts contain caffeine. Caffeine can cause insomnia, anxiety, irritability, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, or frequent urination in some people.

3). Green tea contains small amounts of vitamin K, which can make anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, less effective.

courtesy : http://nccam.nih.gov/health/greentea

Friday, March 21, 2014

White Tea Vs Green Tea....

Both White and Green Teas come from the same Tea plant, Camellia sinensis. While several comparisons has been drawn between Green and White tea, both has high nutritional values.

White Tea:

White Tea leaves are harvested at a younger age than Green Tea leaves. White Tea is considered rare and is usually more expensive than green, as it can only be handpicked during a particular season. White Tea also contains antioxidants as green tea, but in greater quantity. since white tea is less processed, it retains a higher amount of antioxidants, compared to green. These antioxidants are found to have many health promoting qualities. White Tea also tastes different to green, having a smoother and gentler taste.

Green Tea:

Green Tea involves slightly more processing compared to White Tea. Green Tea is partially fermented. It is steamed or roasted, fired and then rolled. White and Green Teas are not overly processed, so  they retain most of their beneficial antioxidants. Green Tea is definitely an extremely healthy addition to the diet. Reason for Green Tea being more popular could be the various studies done on it and extensive marketing.