Green Tea - Loose Leaf
Madura Green Tea Leaf for Infuser or Pot. Tea quality from any country varies with the seasons. Only through masterful blending can consistency be achieved. The perfect cup of tea starts with the perfect blend of the finest teas available. Madura Green Tea is a selection of exotic, China style green teas from Asia, enhanced with Madura's own Australian sub-tropical estate green teas, producing a uniquely refreshing tea most suited to the western palate. Contains no tannic acid, artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives. Tea contains antioxidants, some of which are unique to tea. Averaging 2.8% caffeine by dry weight. Kosher accredited. Loose Leaf. 200gm
Madura Green Tea product features:
- A natural beverage, contains no tannic acid, artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives. Tea contains antioxidants, some of which are unique to tea
- Independently tested in Australia for purity and caffeine levels to extend protection to our consumers
- Sealed in barrier film in our estate to ensure freshness and quality
- Where practical, we choose recyclable and use recycled packaging
- Formulated and packed in Australia by Australian family company using meticulously selected imported and local components
As Madura use Superior leaf grades, please use fresh, slightly cooled, boiled water and brew for 5 minutes, or less, as suits your palate. Ideal at any time of the day or night, consumed hot or cold, with or without a slice of lemon, lime or a sprig of mint. Taken without milk.
Tea drinking originated in China several centuries ago and throughout its long history, runs the thread that tea is good for ones health. Legend has it that it was the Chinese emperor Chen Nung, who brewed the first cup of green tea as far back as 2737 B.C. The emperor appears to have been a biologist and is said to have found that tea was able to neutralise the effect of no less than 72 different kinds of poison.
There is no doubt that the original use of tea was based on its medicinal properties. The first documented evidence of the use of tea as a medicine dates back to 130 B.C and an essay published in 59BC records the manner of sale and marketing of tea in china, as well as the establishment of schools to instruct people on how to grow tea.
Tea became a product of great value and its popularity as a non-intoxicating drink was enhanced by the spread of Buddhism in China, as well as by the edict of the Imperial court that tea should replace wine as an official beverage. This was about 1200 years ago. Shortly after, tea was equated to grain or money for payment of tribute to the emperor.
Tea also became an important item of the barter trade. In the year 1398 A.D, it is reported that 2.5 tonnes of green tea were bartered for 13584 horses. In fact, tea became a necessity of life, equal in importance to fuel, oil, rice and salt and it is said that people would go without rice for 3 days, rather than be without tea for a single day.
What health problems can Green Tea help with? Japanese scientists believe that green tea can inhibit the growth of cancer tumours in humans, but especially cancers of the oesophagus, stomach and intestine. As well as this, it has been found to reduce the incidence of heart disease.
The effect of green tea drinking was analysed on 1871 men who lived in Yoshimi, Japan where the most common beverage is green tea. The study found that the tea reduced the incidence of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular diseases in general. It was also shown to improve liver function, therefore providing some protection against liver, colon and lung cancer.
This inhibitory activity is believed to be mainly due to the antioxidative and possible antiproliferative effects of polyphenols (composed of flavonols or catechins) compounds found in the tea. These polyphenolics may also inhibit carcinogenesis by blocking the endogenous formation of N-nitroso compounds, suppressing the activation of carcinogens, and trapping of toxic agents.
The anti-tumour properties of green tea are believed to partly be due to the ability of its polyphenolic constituents to increase the action of liver enzymes in the process of detoxification.
Another noted benefit of drinking green tea appears to as an aid for fat loss. This is due to green teas ability to produce thermogenesis. The body carries 2 types of fat - Brown fat, which sits against the skeleton and yellow fat which collects around our fatty areas and increases as we put weight on. Our brown fat cells act to burn off excess yellow fat when we start to loose weight, an activity that creates heat and is known as thermogenesis. Green tea contains a group of components which, it is thought, increase the metabolic activity of brown fat and helps it to burn off yellow fat more effectively.
Health practitioners recommend drinking green tea after meals to protect teeth and gums because it contains high levels of natural fluoride. The Polyphenols present in green tea prevent an increase in blood glucose concentration because they inhibit the activity of enzymes which convert starch and other sugars to glucose. Green tea as been studied extensively and has found to provide an antioxidative action, anti-tumour action that suppresses the growth of tumours, breaks down cholesterol, regulates blood sugar levels, normalises blood pressure, helps heal ulcers, is antibacterial, anti viral and blood cleansing.
100% Leaf tea for Infuser or Pot. Maduras Green tea is a selection of exotic China style green teas from Asia, enhanced with Maduras own Australian sub-tropical estate green teas, producing a uniquely refreshing tea most suited to the western palate.
Keep out of reach of children.