Drinking tea can actually help protect the health of our DNA, which can prolong our lives. Research has shown that a healthy habit of tea drinking may extend our lives up to five years!
A large group of older Chinese men who drank 3 cups or more of tea daily recorded longer telomere lengths, and almost five years of added life, compared with people who drank one cup or less. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, applies to green and black tea.
Chinese culture has recognized the health benefits of tea for centuries, but now the evidence is at the level of our DNA! Health research is investigating new ways to help preserve telomere length. Telomeres are the time keepers that cap every strand of DNA. Every time the cells divide, the telomeres get shorter. And telomere length is an integral indicator of the state of health and lifespan. By consolidating your telomeres, you can prolong your life.
Telomeres are highly susceptible to oxidative stress. The anti-oxidant properties of tea can be accountable for protecting the telomeres. Green tea packs a strong anti-oxidant punch that eradicates free radicals. Those are the primary culprits in aging. The active ingredient in tea is EGCG, which may prevent and repair cell damage. As a scavenger of free radicals, EGCG combats the effects of pollution, sunlight and smoking.
Drinking tea is basically preventive medicine. And as the adage goes: "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Not only is it good for our health, but drinking tea improves the quality of our daily life. So treat yourself daily to multiple cups of tea, and your body will be happier on a cellular level!
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How much caffeine is in Oolong Tea or tea leaves in general isn't as cut and dry as many articles out there would have you believe. The majority of articles simply state how many milligrams of caffeine are in a cup of tea and ignore important factors like brewing temperature, ratio of water to leaves, brewing method, and the specific type of tea. Here, we look at the factors that affect how much caffeine there is Oolong Teas with a look at Taiwan Oolong Teas in particular.
In addition to the name of the tea strain, this batch of tea was made by an artisan of Dong Ding Oolong Tea with his family plot of heirloom tea trees. He incorporated Oolong Tea methods in the very first step of solar withering, and the very last step of tightly rolling the tea leaves. So the raw material of the summer crop of heirloom Qing Xin Oolong tea leaves, processed by an Oolong Tea maker by trade offers us this superior quality Black Tea.
We chose the name "Qing Xin Oolong Black Tea" in accordance with the local terminology, which would be simply "Oolong Black Tea" (烏龍紅茶). But because in English, Oolong is the name given to partially oxidized teas, we added the Chinese pinyin of this traditional strain of tea plant that originated in mainland China. Qing Xin literally means "green heart" which describes the appearance of the stem of the leaf.