Why Tea?

Why have I chosen the types of teas I have?
Puerh and Liu Bao both are fermented, thus making it like a good wine, the longer it ages, the more the complexities change and add. Both Black and Oolong teas change their tastes over a certain amount of time before “going bad”. Green and White teas aren’t oxidized, and Black tea(or red tea to the Chinese) is fully oxidized. Oolong, however, is partially oxidized, anywhere from the low teens to 99%, making it the most complicated teas to master making.

But why not add Green or White or Herbal?
Anyone can go out and buy the latest seasons pick. I want to focus in cherishing and understanding the past. There is something special about making something decades ago, not knowing how it will turn out. It’s like sipping tea out of a glass from Imperial times.

Liu Bao is produced in the Guangxi province and Puerh is from the yunnan province. Liu Bao, unlike puerh is only black tea, where as puerh is usually either black or green. Both are fermented and dried in a long delicate process in preparation for further aging.

Black Tea is referred to as Red tea in China, as it is a reddish color when brewed.

Oolong Tea

  • Contains calcium, manganese, copper, carotid, selenium, potassium, vitamin A, B, C, E, and K, folic acid, and Niacin amide
  • Used to sharpen thinking skills
  • Improves mental alertness
  • Reduces stress
  • Aids in both falling asleep and maintaining sleep
  • Can prevent cancers(significantly ovarian cancer by 50% in regular users, and skin cancer)
  • Prevents tooth decay
  • Prevents osteoporosis(even strengthens bones after 10+ years of regular drinking)
  • Helps prevents Heart Disease
  • Helps aid in sobriety
  • Treats obesity, diabetes(stabilizes blood sugar), atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, and skin allergies, inflammatory disorders
  • Boosts immune system
  • Gives you healthier skin and hair
  • The polyphenolic compound in Oolong is responsible for the removal of free radicals in the body which helps protect against cancer, atherosclerosis, stroke, arthritis, neurodegeneration, and diabetes.

Black(Red) Tea

  • Medium to high caffeine content
  • Increases blood circulation(good for those cold finger and toes!)
  • Contains fluoride which is good for bone and dental health
  • Contains flavonoids which are also found in apples
  • Fights bacteria
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Hydrates the body and softens skin
  • Balances hormone levels
  • Reduces stress
  • Aids in digestion and inflammatory
  • Reduces stroke and heart attack risks
  • Balances cholesterol levels
  • You can put a used tea bag on an inflamed eye
  • Reduces the risks of kidney stones
  • Reduces the risk of Parkinson’s
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Helps boost energy and alertness

 

Puerh Tea

  • Reduction in cholesterol
  • Cleansing
  • Aids in digestion
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps with sleep
  • Prevention of illness and helping while sick
  • Good after a large meal
  • Formally used as Chinese currency

 

Liu Bao Tea

  •  Coal miners use after working in mines for lung cleansing
  •  Maintains a healthy spleen
  • Aids in helping keep a healthy body weight
  • Aids in digestion