The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea - Mother Cuppa Tea

Many people swear by the health and wellness benefits of green tea but many drink it without being clear about how green tea differs from other teas or what makes it a good beverage choice. So what is green tea and is it good for everyone or should some people avoid it?


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What is green tea?

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not been through the withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to other countries in East Asia. 


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It's one of the least processed types of tea and people have hailed its health benefits for centuries. Being so unprocessed green tea contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.

Here are 10 possible health benefits of green tea.

  • Contains healthy bioactive compounds. ... 
  • May improve brain function. ... 
  • Increases fat burning. ... 
  • Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers. ... 
  • May protect the brain from aging. ... 
  • May reduce bad breath. ... 
  • May help prevent type 2 diabetes. ... 
  • May help prevent cardiovascular disease.
I actually started drinking green tea because I read it was good for bloating - something I suffer from frequently, especially since menopause. Along with other small lifestyle changes (avoiding fizzy drinks, onions and dairy and cutting down on carbs) I have managed to largely avoid the 9 months pregnant silhouette I was not loving. 


It's vital to brew green tea with the correct temperature water steeping for the correct time. Check with the producer for the correct temperature and steeping time for their blend but as a rule green teas tend to work best brewing for shorter times with lower temperatures of water to avoid a bitter aftertaste.
Green teas pick up flavours from tap or distilled water so purists should try spring or filtered water. to make the most of this tea. 
Different nuances can be identified in different varieties of green tea which can be drunk hot or cold. It can be nutty, herbaceous, slightly veggie tasting or even grassy. 
One type of green tea which is especially popular right now is matcha, often sold in powder form, slightly sweet and vegetal. 
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Interestingly Japanese green teas are usually steamed during the production process while Chinese green teas are roasted. If you've tried green tea and didn't like it, try another brand or blend or choose a tea which has been blended with herbal or fruit ingredients.

Elevate Your Green Tea Experience with Mother Cuppa Tea

While embracing the many health benefits of green tea, why not indulge in a cup that not only nourishes your body but also delights your taste buds? Mother Cuppa Tea offers a harmonious selection of blends that can complement your journey to wellness. Our commitment to quality ensures that you're sipping on the finest ingredients, carefully curated to enhance your tea-drinking experience. Imagine relishing in the soothing embrace of Green Harmony, a blend that combines the revitalizing essence of green tea with a symphony of natural herbs. Whether you're savoring the earthy undertones of matcha or exploring the nuanced flavors of our other herbal infusions, Mother Cuppa Tea can be your trusted companion on the path to holistic well-being.

Best Way to benefit from green tea.

There has been a lot of research into the health benefits of green tea, and results are not entirely clear. It does seem that drinking 3 to 5 cups a day will reap the most benefits. You can buy green tea ready brewed and bottled, in loose tea and tea bag forms and even in supplement form in capsules or as a liquid supplement.

Side effects and risks

Although many people could benefit from drinking green tea regularly, there are some people who should limit consumption or avoid it altogether. Green tea supplements are most likely to carry risks for some people whilst drinking tea is much less likely to have any negative effects.
  • Caffeine sensitivity: People with severe caffeine sensitivities could experience sleep issues and insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea, or an upset stomach after drinking green tea.
  • Liver damage: Consuming a high concentration of green tea extract may negatively impact liver health in rare cases.
  • Other stimulants: If a person consumes green tea alongside stimulant drugs, it could increase their blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Iron deficiency. ingredients in green tea can affect. iron absorption with food so those with iron deficiency, infants, young children, women who are pregnant or menstruating and individuals who have internal bleeding or are undergoing dialysis who are all at an increased risk of iron deficiency should consume with care and maybe check with a doctor before starting to drink green tea.
  • Drug interactions. Green tea can interact with some medications, increasing side effects or decrease effectiveness especially drugs for anxiety, heart and blood pressure issues.
So there you have it - a quick look at green tea. Subscribe to get tea-related posts delivered straight to your inbox including info on specific health benefits of different types of tea, how and where to get good quality and great tasting tea and how Mother Cuppa tea can help you live your best life.

Green Tea's Essence, Mother Cuppa's Spirit

Just as green tea embodies nature's vitality, Mother Cuppa Tea captures the essence of nurturing self-care. Our blends are not only a treat for your senses but also an embodiment of our mission to empower individuals on their wellness journey. As you delve into the world of green tea's potential benefits, consider pairing your exploration with the transformative potential of Mother Cuppa Tea. Let the fusion of ancient traditions and modern innovations guide you toward a lifestyle that cherishes both your body and soul. With each sip, you're not only embracing green tea's age-old wisdom but also the loving intention that Mother Cuppa Tea infuses into every blend. Subscribe today to stay connected with tea-related insights and discover how our teas can play a pivotal role in helping you live your best, most vibrant life.

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