ABOUT THE TEA:
A slightly bitter tea is tamed with seductively sweet creamy vanilla making for an irresistible taste combination.
The reputed medicinal properties of this green tea abound, but this tea also helps to clear the mind and enhance concentration.
According to the International Ice Cream Association, Vanilla is by far the most popular flavor, getting a full 23% of all ice cream consumption. Inspired by this creamy and dreamy flavour, Oriental Tea House combines the rich, warm dark sugar aroma of vanilla with delicate Chinese green tea to make a very soothing, sweet and vanilla fragranced tea.
Perfect to drink with warm sugar cookies or shortbread!
INTERESTING FACTS REGARDING TEA:
The reputed medicinal properties of this green tea are broad, but this tea also helps to clear the mind and enhance concentration.
The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression.
The University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There is also research indicating that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol.
The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it is known to kill cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
Green, oolong, and black teas all come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. What sets green tea apart is the way it is processed. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized
Vanilla beans are the fruit of an orchid which blooms for only one day each year. Because of this, and also because the flowers must be hand-pollinated, vanilla is the second most expensive spice on earth, after saffron.
HOW TO BREW:
Add 360ml of boiling water to 1-2 teaspoons of tea and brew for 3-5 minutes. Serve as is. Refill with boiling water up to 3 times. Store in a cool dry place. Serve in our ‘Longevity Tea Pot‘
Try this tea with either of these delicious dishes: