Advantages Widley available, health benefits and can get decaffeinated
Disadvantages Cant buy a large box at a discount, you can't dunk a biscuit in it
++ My Experience using the product++
I saw a book online entitled 'Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life' by Nadine Taylor that stated green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years and it has health benefits for a range of medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and impaired immune function. One of the benefits that stood out for me at the time was that new evidence was emerging that it can be a good aid when dieting and as I was dieting I thought Id give it a try.
While I was out food shopping I scanned the aisles for Green Tea, I found that there was a wide choice in brands and I didn't want to be adventurous in case I didn't like it so I chose the ASDA brand because I have found a lot of their brand of nice with high quality minus the larger price tag.
I didn't want to buy too many as I wasn't sure if Id like it so I brought 20 tea bags for 60p which I didn't think was too bad. After shopping I fancied a cupper so I put the kettle on, glancing at the instructions it was simple enough just made like a normal cup of tea minus the milk.
At first it wasn't my cup of tea but I didn't want to waste the tea bags so had a few more cups over the few days and found it was actually really refreshing and it didn't have a horrid lingering after taste. It's a taste that grew on me. I've tried a few other varieties of tea but they haven't compared to this; I've had a box of green tea in the cupboard since I brought that first box.
If your going to try this product I would say the bigger box isn't always the best deal because a box of 50tea bags is £1.76 but you can get 20tea bags at 60p each so 60 for £1.80.
The Green Tea packaging is rather plain but does catch you eye with the bright green. The 50g box contains 20 tea bags made of a refreshing blend of selected green tea leaves from china. You can buy Green Tea from a variety of shops but in my opinion ASDA is the cheapest. You can get plain Green Tea, Green Tea with lemon or orange and lotus flower or apple and pear, any of them can be brought decaffeinated.
Green tea is so special because it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. As well as these benefits there are a lot more to be gained from using this product.
How to prepare- In a cup: Place one tea bag in the cup and pour on freshly boiled water, stir then let the bag rise to the surface - leave to brew for 1minute for a medium strength cup or leave for longer for a stronger brew - stir and remove bag. Add sugar to taste.
In a pot: Place one tea bag per person and one for the pot in a warmed teapot. Pour on freshly boiled water and stir. Leave for 1-3minutes depending on strength required then pour and serve. Add sugar to taste.
I am a big lover of Green Tea now and would definitely recommend it to any one to give it a try. It is quite good value for money and is some times on special offer so you can buy in bulk and save more to save stocking up more frequently. And it has a long list of beneficial health properties thrown in.
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