All About Specialty Curative Organic Flower and Herbal Teas

Records of edible flowers and tea date back more than 2,000 years in China . Qu Yuan, a famous ancient Chinese poet of the Chu Kingdom of the Warring States Period (475 B.C.-221 B.C) made the earliest record of edible chrysanthemum in one of his poems. Written materials of the Song (960-1279), Ming (1638-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties recorded the ways on how to cook soups, porridge, and teas with more than 30 kinds of edible flowers such as lotus, chrysanthemum, peony, orchids and magnolia.

Tibetan Gold™ Flower Teas are 100% natural Organic flowers grown and harvested on high, pollution-free mountains across China and Tibet ; obtained directly from the growers or supplier co-ops and packaged by Tibetan Gold™. Our flower teas are not commercially produced by fumigation (x ū n zhì 熏制 ) of the leaves with flower perfumes, oils or essences. All Tibetan Gold™ teas are sold loose, in their natural state, without preservative or chemical sprays, just as they come from the grower/processors, not cut, chopped, processed, pressed or put into teabags.

Great tasting, refreshing healthy tea can be made directly from our flowers, or you can add a few flowers to your favorite base tea, like black, white or green teas. We prefer to add Tibetan Gold High Mountain Green or White Tea half and half with the flowers. We slightly sweeten with Tibetan Gold™ Organic Air-Dried Mountain Granulated Honey. The base of flower tea can be black, green or white, or Oolong to which like flowers or berries might be added.

Flower Teas, in general, promote natural detoxification processes of the body , with particular effect on the liver, lungs, kidneys and lymphatic systems. There are three alkaloids present in tea: caffeine, theo-phylline and Theo bromine. These are organic substances that are found in all types of teas whatever its color. Unlike coffee, the caffeine (much less than is in coffee) in tea is released slowly into the body. Because of this, it allows us to stay awake and alert without becoming hyper. This makes tea the ideal beverage to accompany exercise, both mental and physical. Theo-phylline is present in much smaller amounts than caffeine. Its function is essentially one of vasodilatation, in other words it helps to dilate veins and blood vessels, improving blood circulation. This explains why tea, whether ice cold or boiling hot, is a refreshing drink: vasodilatation is one of the mechanisms that contribute towards the thermoregulation of the body's temperature. Theo-phylline is also a respiratory stimulant. Theo bromine, an alkaloid, which is found in lesser quantities than the previous two, has a strong diuretic effect.

Tannins in tea are similar substances to the tannins found in wine, both have very similar properties. Often, in wine-making, tea is added to the grape juice to add the tannin. And the tannins are healthy. It is easy to recognize a tea that is high in tannin by the astringency of the drink, which sometimes translates into bitterness if the tea has been over brewed: tannins are released slowly but in an ever increasing way, so that an overly long infusion considerably raises their concentration and makes the tea bitterer. Tannins are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. This is why the Chinese often use a tea to sterilize dishes which have sat on a shelf for a while.

Scientific research has revealed that polyphenols have a good affect on the body by emulsifying bad cholesterol. Thus a daily intake of 5 cups of tea leads to a lowering, after a few months, of LDL-cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol as opposed to HDL-cholesterol, the good one). Other studies have further explored this matter and have highlighted the effects of green tea in the prevention of cardio-vascular disease. One digestive effect of polyphenols has been demonstrated: drinking green tea limits the absorption of fats during digestion. So a cup of tea taken at the end of a meal, about 40 minutes afterwards, will aid digestion by activating a process of fat elimination.

Numerous scientific theories pertaining to the anti-oxidizing effects of polyphenols have also been tested. Polyphenols, which are present in considerable quantities in green, white, oolong, black and red teas, play a vital role in the fight against the free radicals that are responsible for the aging of cells.

One of the polyphenols in green tea - epigallocatechol gallate - is the object of very detailed scientific research into the fight against the development of cancerous cells. At the present time, this research has been tested only on animals, and the same results still have to be proven for man in order to establish a link between tea consumption and the prevention of certain cancers.

Tea is a plant with naturally high vitamin C content (about 250 mg per 100g of fresh leaves). Unfortunately, this is completely destroyed from the minute the tea is infused in water at a temperature above 90°C (180°F). Tea contains a considerable amount of vitamin P, which increases capillary strength and shortens bleeding time. Vitamin P is essential to maintain the health of our capillaries and blood vessels. Bioflavonoids are now classified as Vitamin P, but are not strictly speaking a vitamin, but for easier recognition, they are listed collectively as a vitamin. The term bioflavonoids refer to many different ingredients and include hesperin, hesperidin, eriodictyol, quercetin, quercertrin, rutin etc. I believe these flavonoids to be ORMUS-bearing complex sugars, alkaloids, phenols and polyphenols. These nutrients can not be manufactured by the body and must be supplied into the diet. Highly soluble in water, many P vitamins are to be found in a cup of tea. They contribute to the general good health of the human body, by kick-starting metabolism, in other words the whole series of reactions taking place within our organic tissue: energy output, nutrition, assimilation. Tea is also rich in B vitamins, soluble potassium and natural (not chemical) fluoride. The importance of natural fluoride in the fight against dental cavities is well known. On the other hand tea is low in salt, which makes tea perfectly suitable for salt-free diets.

We recommend drinking the Tibetan Gold™ Flower and other flavorful teas before or after you consume ingestible Ormus products to facilitate absorption into the body. Simultaneously, Tea, Flower and herbal Teas appear to arouse the body's bio-electrical transport system and thereby produce feelings of greater energy. As a result, many people feel a sense of wholeness and an expanded sense of well being and calm after consuming Tibetan Gold ™ flower, herbal, fruit essence or basic class teas.

Make an immediate, profound and noticeable affect on your personal health , personal blood pressure regulation and heart health improvement: make an immediate decision to swear off all carbonated drinks, any kind of sugared or artificially sweetened drinks, or any ‘processed drink' containing ‘unpronounceable' chemical additives and preservatives (just look at the labels). From henceforth, pledge to yourself to improve your health and increase your longevity. Consume a variety of different types of teas every day, Green, white, Oolong, Black, Red, Flower, Fruit Essence, Root, and Herbal. When you make this personal pledge, you are deciding to start feeding your body with the natural vitamins, minerals, and organic substances which have been missing from your diet, and which your body requires, and has been craving for years. And the best part is: you will find the tea adventure delightfully delicious, nutritionally exciting, and educational.

You will notice within weeks, that you will feel better; your body systems will function better; and that your weight is getting under control. You will no that you are getting all the antioxidants, polyphenols, phenols, alkaloids, Vitamins P, bioflavonoids, all the other vitamins, and you will know that with every sip, swallow, and slurp of a delicious organic, natural tea: you are doing your body good. (Read the article about Professor Wu San Ying of Chinese University (HK) who is still actively teaching everyday at age 100. Read about her tea experience and special variety tea formula).

See additional facts about tea and tea health benefits in ‘Tea Facts'.

Great Gift Ideas: Tibetan Gold™ Teas can be packed in a decorative Gift Tea Box; just tell us; add $2.00

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