With the overflowing amount of cafes opening in every corner, various Asian teas are beginning to lose its spotlight. Stereotypically, when people think of Asian drinks, tea is the first one to come through their minds (not coffee!). This does not exclude the scene in Korea. You are in Korea, why not try some tea? There is quite a big selection of teas to chose from. Here are some basic tea types for you start off.
Black Tea, the cholesterol killer
75% of consumed tea in the world is black tea. To make it, you simply ferment, dry, and cut up the leaves from a tea plant. Similar to coffee, there are about 40 mg of caffeine in a cup of black tea. Black tea contains theaflavin, thearubi, and other antioxidants, so it is effective in lowering cholesterol. According to research, drinking three or more cups of black tea a day can help lower your risk of a stroke by 21%.
Green tea has a slightly more delicate taste than black tea. As soon as the leaves are picked, they are pan fried or steamed to stop the fermentation process. A cup of green tea contains about 25mg of caffeine. It is full of antioxidants, so it can help lower the risk of cancer. By drinking a cup of green tea every day,? you can also lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Citron tea is a good option if you have a cold or fever. It also helps with indigestion and is good for skin care. People who suffer from frequent diarrhea should also drink citron tea.
Cinnamon tea is great for people who tend to be cold. By increasing blood circulation, it can help warm your body and chase away the cold.? It also helps with digestive functions, and can help ease joint pain.
Barley tea is also called citizen’s tea because it is drunk so frequently by Koreans. It helps promote digestion and is a good choice if you feel bloated. You can find this used as “water” at Korea restaurants.
Sometimes called the elixir of life, wolfberry or goji berry tea is high in vitamin C. It is known to be good for blood circulation and overcoming fatigue. It also contains protein and can help clear your eyes.
Kelp tea is good for people with high blood pressure. People with stiff necks,? people who sit at a computer or read books for long hours can also benefit from drinking this tea.
Herbalife offers several drink mixes containing ingredients such as orange pekoe extract, cardamon, lemon peel, and hibiscus petal extract. These drinks are not high in calories and can help increase your energy level.
Five Flavor Berry Tea (Oh-Mi-Ja)
Five flavor berry tea is good for cold prevention and for those suffering from memory or vision loss, asthma or hepatitis.
All of these teas can be found at your local markets. Some are even sold at your favorite cafe. Try a new drink with a new taste that also assists you to a more healthier you.