Properties of Tea

GREEN TEA
Green tea has a mild and delicate taste. Like all teas, it comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves are dried, rolled and heat is applied immediately after harvesting, in order to avoid oxidation.
Since it is not fermented, green tea retains the vitamin, antioxidant and medicinal properties present in its leaves.

The recommended quantity of green tea is 12-15 grams per litre of water, infused for 2-3 minutes at between 75-80ºC.PROPERTIES
Reduces the risk of heart attack
Improves circulation
Diuretic
Prevents diabetes and high blood pressure
Improves the skin and mucous membranes
Facilitates weight loss
Prevents tooth decay
Boosts the immune system

RED TEA
Red tea is also known as Pu-erh, and is actually a variety of green tea that changes as a result of the leaf maturation process it is subjected to. It is characterised by a very long fermentation process, which lasts several years.
The longer red tea is matured for, the better its benefits, its healing effects, its properties, and ultimately its delicate flavour are. The health benefits of red tea are countless.

The recommended quantity of red tea is 12-15 grams per litre of water, infused for 3-5 minutes at 100ºC.PROPERTIES
Burns fat
Benefits liver metabolism
Prevents infections
Detoxifies
Purifies
Strengthens the immune system
Stimulant

BLACK TEA
Black tea is the most classic tea. It generally has a stronger flavour and contains more caffeine. This tea is subjected to a four-stage process: withering, rolling, fermenting and drying.
It is very rich in minerals such as calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, aluminum and fluoride.

The recommended quantity of black tea is 12 grams per litre of water, infused for 2-4 minutes at 100ºC.

PROPERTIES
Relieves fatigue
Improves cerebral blood circulation
Combats headache and low blood pressure
Antioxidant
Satisfies hunger
Stimulant
Diuretic
Low in calories

WHITE TEA
White tea is mild and aromatic. It is the simplest tea to produce, because it only needs to be dried in the sun or mechanically.
As a result of this procedure, white tea contains high percentages of natural polyphenols, which are substances that benefit the health in general. Indeed, polyphenols are the best antioxidant nature has to offer.

The recommended quantity of white tea is 12-15 grams per litre of water, infused for 1.5-2 minutes at between 70-75ºC.
PROPERTIES
Protects against cardiovascular disease
Lowers cholesterol
Antioxidant
Increases the body’s defences

ROOIBOS

Rooibos is a shrub that naturally grows in South Africa. Its leaves have long been used to make traditional health-giving teas. It has excellent properties, is caffeine free and is very rich in minerals.
It has huge antioxidant potential thanks to the large amounts of flavonoids it contains, and has the added bonus of being free of caffeine and tannic acid.
A high-quality rooibos infusion can be distinguished by its ruby colour and distinctive sweet and mild aroma.

The recommended quantity of rooibos is 15-20 grams per litre of water, infused for 6-9 minutes at 100ºC.
PROPERTIES
Relaxing
Antispasmodic
Anti-allergic
Effective against infant colic
Regulates digestive and intestinal disorders
Strengthens teeth and bones
Antioxidant
Remineralises
Mild diuretic, facilitates weight loss

“The recommended values stated are for guidance only.”