Useful properties of green tea
Green tea is not only tasty but also healthy. The tea leaf contains a huge amount of useful substances, such as tannins, alkaloids, proteins, essential oils, organic acids, minerals, pectin, etc.
In the composition of green tea includes vitamins C1, B1, B2, PP, K, and iodine, potassium, copper. When brewing green tea remains more beneficial minerals than black tea. After brewing the green tea vitamin C remains, and we know how much it is useful for our body.
In green tea contains substances that significantly accelerate the decomposition of blood cholesterol and fats that reduce cholesterol in the
blood, prevents the development of atherosclerosis. Regular consumption of green tea maintains the elasticity of blood vessels, helps to reduce excessive weight, lowers blood pressure, washes away the salt. Green tea dilates the vessels of the brain, improves the supply of oxygen and blood flow.
Tannins – tannins containing in green tea protect cells from cancerous tumors. Tannins facilitate digestion, and activates the gastrointestinal tract. No wonder in Central Asia green tea washed down with fatty foods. Substances contained in green tea break down fats and easy to digest food in the body, without putting it into body fat.
Drinking green tea strengthens the nervous system, increasing overall vitality and health. Green tea improves the immune system of the human body.
The caffeine in green tea, stimulates the Central nervous system, especially the cerebral cortex and improves cardiac function. So the tea is not recommended to drink for the night. The best time morning mid-day.
Green tea is a good thirst quencher and promotes moisture retention inside the cells and tissues of the body. Its good to drink in the heat.
Green tea is ideal for dieting, as it does not contain calories, unless of course to drink without sugar and milk.
Green tea helps the body to fight with various radioactive exposures, including solar radiation, radiation from televisions, monitors, antennas, mobile phones. If you do a lot of work behind the monitor or often watch TV, drink green tea, it will help to neutralize harmful radiation.
Have green tea and negative sides
Green tea is not recommended for people suffering from chronic diseases such as gout, rheumatism and arthritis. Don’t forget that green tea contains stimulating substances such as caffeine, theophylline, theobromine, making desirable the use of green tea to people with heart disease.
Green tea is not compatible with sugar and milk. And when you add milk the benefits of green tea disappear.
How to brew green tea
There are many ways of brewing green tea. But basically they boil down to a few basic rules:
– make the tea in a dry heated porcelain kettle;
– the water temperature for brewing should be no more than 90 degrees;
– water should be boiled only once;
water preferably spring or key, or at least purified by means of filters;
– the time of the first brewing green tea no more than 2 minutes;
– the brew kettle to cover linen napkin that would be through the spout does not evaporate together with ferry aromatic substances (not in any way cover of “matryoshka”);
green tea can be brewed up to three to five times, depending on the variety, and each time the tea will be with new flavors. True taste is only after the second or third welding;
– the first brew is poured all at once into cups or in a separate kettle, leave the tea in the kettle is not recommended.
The average dose of tea to brew: 1 teaspoon per 200 ml of water.
When the tea is brewed correctly, on the surface appears a kind of foam, which contains the highest amount of essential oils and other nutrients that form the unique flavor of green tea. What would this foam is not lost, settling on the walls of blood vessels, it is necessary to stir with a spoon. The Chinese use a special brush.
Green tea to drink hot or very warm small portions from small cups (bowls). This is because the warm tea is better absorbed by the body.
As one option of brewing tea before brewing for 10 seconds to pour the tea leaves in hot water, what would they their flavor and aroma.