Friday, December 19, 2014

Dragonwell Tea Benefits

Dragonwell Tea Benefits are derived from the antioxidants that are abundant in the camellia sinensis plant where it and all varieties of green tea come from.

Dragonwell tea, also known as longjing tea or lung ching tea, is a type of green tea that is grown from Hangzhou in the Chinese province of Zhejiang.
Most of it is hand grown in tea gardens in the high altitudes of the Tieh Mu mountains. It is said to be the most widely-drunk green tea type in all of China.

Dragonwell tea has four distinct attributes:

  1. Broad and flat leaves
  2. Jade-like color
  3. Mellow flavor
  4. Sweet, fresh scent and aroma

Dragonwell tea has long been associated with the rulers and governments of China.
It was granted the status of Imperial Tea during the Qing Dynasty by Chinese emperor Kangxi.
It was also said to have been especially brewed for the ailing Empress Dowager by the Emperor Qianlong.

In recent history, dragonwell tea has also been fondly referred to as China 's national drink for it is the green tea variety typically served by Chinese government leaders to visiting heads of state. Dragonwell tea was the beverage served by Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung to U.S. President Richard Nixon when the latter visited China.
Even today, it is said that a portion of the production of dragonwell tea is reserved for orders from the government.

Aside from its rich antioxidant content, dragonwell green tea is also rich in Vitamin C, amino acids and other healthy substances that make it a good partner in the maintenance of health.

Dragonwell tea is made by placing about two teaspoons of the dried leaves in a 150 ml cup of newly boiled water and left to steep for about 5 minutes.

Pregnant women should avoid dragonwell tea and other tea drinks due to the presence of caffeine which may give rise to birth defects and other problems.

The following are the health benefits attributed to dragonwell tea:

  1. Dragonwell tea may help fight cancers and tumors.
  2. Dragonwell tea may help strengthen the immune system and help keep viruses, bacteria and infections at bay.
  3. Dragonwell tea may help lower cholesterol and lower the risk for cardiovascular diseases.
  4. Dragonwell tea may help enhance digestion.
  5. Dragonwell tea may help 'melt' and burn fat and thus, help in efforts to lose weight.
  6. Dragonwell tea may help fight against plaque and other oral problems.
  7. Dragonwell tea may help against arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammatory problems.


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