Tea’s unique facts

Tea’s unique facts

The tradition of drinking tea has existed for centuries in almost every part of the world. Each country has its own traditions, even some countries consider the tradition of drinking original tea as a special dinner for the nobles. Apart from the different types, how to enjoy the original tea was different.

As we know, tea is a good source of caffeine and natural antioxidants for the body. With a lower content of caffeine than coffee, you will be able to enjoy tea with a bit of bitter taste, without excessive caffeine consumption.

Tea is a natural source of antioxidants

In England for example, the tradition of drinking tea has existed since the 18th century. The tradition of drinking tea is dilakoni by the noble family at an afternoon tea party. In China, drinking tea became a ritual since the 15th century, making this tea ceremony as the oldest culture ever.

In Indonesia itself, the tradition of drinking tea is mostly done by people in Java. Cultivation of tea began to spread among the people of Indonesia since the 1700s, when the Dutch Government. Initially the tea is only enjoyed by the nobility, but over time, tea became the favorite drink of all people of Indonesia.

Tea time is a place to warm the atmosphere, both at home with family and during formal banquets. Drinking tea accompanied by some snacks as a snack is the hallmark of Indonesian families to get closer to each other and more intimate communication.

What are the ingredients in Tea:

  1. Caffeine – of course caffeine contained in tea is much less than coffee.
  2. Polyphenols – a type of bioflavonoid antioxidant that contains 25 times more effective than vitamin E and 100 times in vitamin C
  3. Essential Oil – its protein plays a role in the formation of aroma in tea.

Tea Benefits:

  1. Tea to Dissolve Fat – Essential oil content found in tea can provide benefits to dissolve fat and digestion.
  2. Lose Weight – related weight, a study in 2011 found that mice given a diet high in fat and given compounds contained in green tea have a slower weight growth rate than mice not given the compound.
  3. Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke – Polyphenol content in tea can help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, which is one cause of heart disease and stroke. Unwanted blood clots are formed from cholesterol, in large quantities will cause heart attacks and strokes. The content of flavonoids in tea can lower blood pressure and hardening the arteries directly proportional to heart health.
  4. Protecting the Bones – A study comparing tea drinkers with non-tea drinkers found that people who drank tea for 10 years or more had strong bones, even after adjusting for age, weight, exercise, smoking, and other risk factors. The researchers believe that the tea content helps protect this bone.
  5. Preventing Cancer – Polyphenols, antioxidants found in tea have a cancer-fighting effect. But for the benefits of this one tea is still not so convincing because there are still some research that gives a positive and negative impact.
  6. Increase Body Metabolism – Green tea contains a useful catechin polyphenols increase energy expenditure in the body as it warms the body. Fats that are rapidly oxidized and insulin sensitivity help increase metabolism in the body.
  7. Improve Dental Health – Polyphenols are very effective in killing bacteria due to plaque that sweeps on the teeth. Plaque on the teeth causes cavities and causes problems with the gums.