Tea has long been known to promote health in the East, and Taiwan is especially known for its unique flavors. The owner of Tea Time Taiwan personally travels there twice a year to collect the best recipes for their Honolulu, HI, customers. Here they explain how tea can improve your health.
The Health Benefits of Different Types of Tea
Green tea is made up of a number of organic compounds, including EGCG, short for epigallocatechin gallate. EGCG acts as an antioxidant and has been included in vitamins for its health benefits. Specifically, it may prevent clogged arteries, burn fat, improve cholesterol levels, and even halt the growth of certain cancers.
Where green tea is made with steamed leaves, the leaves are fermented to make black tea. Even though it has the highest levels of caffeine, black tea is also full of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants, which are believed to prevent cancer. Drinking black tea may also help with diabetes and cholesterol.
Oolong tea is made from the same Camellia sinensis plant as green and black tea. Oolong tea is only partially fermented. This beverage is believed to sharpen your thinking skills and mental alertness, but it can also prevent cancer and even tooth decay.
Winter Melon Tea
Winter melon is a vine vegetable, which is similar to a cucumber despite its misleading name. It comes with a high concentration of vitamin C and B12 and can help fight infections. Its detoxifying abilities can even help you lose weight and promote healthy digestion.
Tea isn’t just good for your health, it’s delicious, too. Tea Time Taiwan offers authentic beverages along with homemade desserts. Come to any of their three locations in Honolulu, Pearl City, or Kailua to see for yourself. Call Tea Time Taiwan at (808) 600-5931 or visit their website for more information on their selection of boba teas and smoothies.