Revitalize Your Lifestyle with Green Tea’s Antioxidant Powerhouse

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Green tea has earned its well-deserved reputation as a health elixir, and the secret lies in its abundant antioxidants. These antioxidants play a crucial role in safeguarding our cells and enhancing our overall well-being. TE-A-ME green teas not only deliver all these benefits but do so without the bitterness that often accompanies other green teas. That’s why we proudly proclaim: “It’s better, not bitter!”

Types of Antioxidants in Green Tea:

Green tea is packed with various antioxidants, each serving an unique purpose in promoting health and well-being. The most notable antioxidants found in green tea are catechins, such as EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). These flavonols are known for their ability to combat free radicals, responsible for ageing and other various diseases. Additionally, green tea contains other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin, gallic acid, carotenoids, tocopherols, and minerals.

The Mighty Catechins in Green Tea:

One of the main reasons why green tea is so healthy is because of its high content of catechins, a type of polyphenol that belongs to the flavonoid family. Catechins, particularly EGCG, are the superheroes of green tea. They possess powerful antioxidant properties that help neutralize free radicals, thereby preventing cellular damage. Studies have shown that EGCG can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders . These catechins also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can alleviate inflammation and contribute to overall well-being.

Catechins are found in varying amounts in different types of green tea, depending on the cultivation, processing, and brewing methods. Generally, the higher the quality and freshness of the tea leaves, the higher the catechin content. The most common catechins in green tea are epicatechin (EC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Among these, EGCG is the most abundant and potent catechin in green tea, accounting for about 50-80% of the total catechin content. EGCG is also the most extensively studied catechin, as it has shown remarkable effects on various aspects of health.

Benefits of Antioxidants in Green Tea:

1. Anti-Ageing: The presence of antioxidants in green tea aids in fighting against the signs of ageing by protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. Regular consumption of green tea can help maintain youthful skin and slow down the ageing process.
2. Improved Heart Health: Antioxidants in green tea have been linked to improved heart health. They help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol levels and preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Green tea consumption has also been associated with a lower risk of stroke and high blood pressure.
3. Weight Management: Green tea has gained popularity as a weight loss aid due to its antioxidant content. EGCG in green tea has been found to boost metabolism and increase fat oxidation. Incorporating green tea into a healthy diet and exercise routine may assist in weight management.
4. Brain Health: The antioxidants in green tea have been linked to improved brain function and a reduced risk of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. They help protect brain cells from damage and promote cognitive health.

TE-A-ME green teas aren’t just a refreshing beverage; they are a powerhouse of antioxidants that offer numerous health benefits. The synergy of catechins, vitamins, and minerals in TE-A-ME green teas efficiently combats free radicals, mitigates the risk of chronic ailments, and bolsters overall well-being. By making green tea a part of your daily routine, you can harness the power of antioxidants and take a significant step towards a healthier lifestyle.
So, why wait? Grab a cup of TE-A-ME Green Tea, and savour the goodness while reaping the extraordinary benefits it has to offer. Say goodbye to bitterness and hello to better health!

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Unwind and Dream: Harnessing the Power of Chamomile for Quality Sleep

Are you tired of staring at the ceiling night after night, wishing for a good night’s sleep? Say goodbye to those sleepless nights and hello to TE-A-ME Egyptian Chamomile. This soothing infusion isn’t just another herbal tea; it’s a natural remedy that can help you sleep like a baby.

What Makes Chamomile Special?

You might be wondering, what’s the big deal about chamomile tea? Here’s why it’s worth considering as your sleep aid:

Natural Relaxant

Egyptian chamomile contains compounds that can interact with brain receptors promoting relaxation and reducing feelings of anxiety. By sipping on a cup before bed, you’re inviting in its gentle sedative effects that can help you doze off.

Stress Buster

Modern life can be stressful, and stress often leads to poor sleep. Chamomile tea has properties that can help you de-stress and unwind, setting the stage for a peaceful slumber.

Gut-Friendly

A happy stomach is essential for a good night’s sleep. Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties can calm digestive discomfort, ensuring that you’re not kept awake by a grumbling tummy.

Rich in Antioxidants

Chamomile flowers are rich in antioxidants that promote overall well-being. By supporting your body’s health, chamomile indirectly encourages better sleep.

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Beyond the Cup: The Intriguing Blend of Ingredients in Masala Chai

Have you ever wondered what makes a cup of masala chai so irresistibly flavourful? The answer lies in the careful selection and combination of various ingredients. Masala chai, a beloved beverage in India and beyond, is a blend of robust black tea and a medley of aromatic spices. In this article, we will explore the key ingredients that give masala chai its unique and enticing taste. Join us on this flavourful journey as we uncover the secrets behind a perfect cup of masala chai.

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Black Tea: The Foundation of Flavour

The heart and soul of masala chai is black tea. Its rich and bold flavour serves as the perfect canvas for the infusion of spices. Black tea provides a robust base that complements the aromatic spices and ensures a well-rounded taste. The caffeine content in black tea also adds an invigorating element to the beverage, making it a popular choice for a morning pick-me-up.

Ginger: A Zesty Kick

Adding a spicy and invigorating twist to masala chai is ginger. Known for its numerous health benefits, ginger lends a zesty kick to the blend. It not only enhances the flavour but also provides warmth and aids digestion. The slight heat and tanginess of ginger create a perfect balance with the other ingredients, making each sip a delightful experience.

Cinnamon: Aromatic and Comforting

Cinnamon, with its sweet and woody aroma, brings a comforting element to masala chai. Its warm and familiar scent evokes feelings of coziness and nostalgia. Beyond its aromatic qualities, cinnamon also offers potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties and blood sugar regulation. Indulging in a cup of masala chai with cinnamon can truly be a treat for both the senses and the body.

Black Pepper: A Spicy Twist

For those who enjoy a hint of spiciness, black pepper plays a pivotal role in masala chai. Known for its pungent flavour, black pepper adds a subtle kick that lingers on the palate. It not only enhances the overall taste but also provides potential health benefits such as boosting metabolism and aiding digestion. The combination of black pepper with other spices creates a harmonious blend that will leave your taste buds tingling.

Clove: A Fragrant Touch

Clove, with its distinct aroma and warm, slightly sweet taste, brings a unique flavour profile to masala chai. Its presence adds depth and complexity to the blend, enhancing the overall sensory experience. Clove is also known for its antibacterial properties and potential benefits for oral health. A cup of masala tea infused with the fragrance of cloves is a true indulgence for the senses.

Nutmeg: A Subtle Elevation

Last but not least, nutmeg adds a subtle and earthy note to masala chai. With its warm and slightly sweet flavour, nutmeg complements the other ingredients, providing a harmonious balance. Nutmeg is also believed to have calming properties and can contribute to a sense of relaxation. A cup of masala chai with a dash of nutmeg is the perfect way to unwind after a long day.

Masala chai, with its captivating blend of black tea and a symphony of spices, has gained popularity around the world. The carefully selected ingredients not only create a delightful flavour but also offer potential health benefits. From the robust black tea to the zesty ginger, aromatic cinnamon, spicy black pepper, fragrant clove, and subtle nutmeg, each ingredient plays a crucial role in the creation of a perfect cup of masala chai. So, the next time you savor this beloved beverage, take a moment to appreciate the intricate dance of flavours that make masala chai a truly enchanting experience.

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The Cultural Brew-Off: An Era of Fruit Tea Vs Herbal Tea

Fruit & Flower Infusions are up all over the market and we are here to set the record straight: they are AWESOME! An amazing twist to the old fashioned green tea, black tea or iced teas, these caffeine free refreshments are off the charts when it comes to flavoured teas, aroma & style!

Herbal and fruit infusions, also known as Tisanes, are crafted using fresh or dried flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds and roots Р bringing you to your convenience their almost unlimited variety & are almost always caffeine free. 

Fruit & Herbal infusions do not originate from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) but, like tea, they should be brewed with freshly boiled water – TE-A-ME bringing you best of it in the convenience of tea bags. From fruity, minty, flowery, sweet to spicy, fruit & herbal infusions can offer the full range of flavoured teas to suit every taste, every mood and any occasion.

Infusions and tisanes aka herbal teas includes both classic products made from plant parts obtained from a single variety, for instance peppermint or chamomile flowers as well as blends of different herbs, flowers, spices and fruits. In addition, there is a wide range of blends in which natural flavourings have been added, or which are enriched with vitamins & minerals.

The spiced fruity blends may include apple cinnamon and orange ginger – the classic combinations of sweet & spicy. If a bit of tang is what you enjoy, cranberry apple or strawberry cream is a must try. These delicious infusions by TE-A-ME bring not only a cup full of joy & colour but also a kick of vitamin C that makes it the talk-of-the-town.

How can one speak of herbal infusions and forget the classic, ever-so-loved Chamomile Tea?

Chamomile is a daisy like plant which is often used in herb infusions to help induce sleep & relaxation. Traditionally been used for medicinal purpose, Chamomile is one of the most popular single ingredients in herbal teas or tisanes. So grab a batch & relax into a perfect evening with the calming nature of chamomile. 

Down and out due to flu season? Here come herbal teas for the rescue! A beautifully fiery tulsi spice mix and cardamom turmeric infusion by TE-A-ME is sure to evoke memories of homemade kadha but without the hassles of ever so long preparation procedures. Warming, soothing & calming, your nasal tracks are sure to thank you for stacking up on these!

So hop onto the infusion train & add a hint of fruit & spice to your daily cuppa with our Fruit & Flower Infusions and Herbal Infusions. Some in tea bags and some in loose-leaf form – the combination of invigorating tea leaves with natural flavours or the fragrant fruit & flower infusions – they all will swiftly produce a delicious, aromatic yet gentle pick-me-up, just for the tea lover in you!