Aficionados of green tea are well aware of the beneficial properties of this liquid superfood. However, if you're unfamiliar with green tea, you may have reservations. After all, it's green and bitter-tasting, at least to the uninitiated. Just like having a taste for coffee - which at first overwhelms the senses with potency and bitterness - a taste for green tea can be acquired. And once you develop a taste for it, you'll want it in more than just your tea.
Green tea is an ancient tonic that has been used for millennia to cure ailments, increase focus, boost mood, and improve overall physical health. Its health benefits make it a far wiser alternative to coffee as a daily beverage.
The Coffee Alternative
Green tea is widely used as an alternative to coffee. It has less caffeine than coffee, boosts mood and energy levels without the side effects of coffee, and is packed with powerful antioxidants. Unlike coffee, green tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which is a brain stimulant associated with relieving anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The presence of L-theanine may be why green tea causes less jitteriness than coffee. While green tea is a stimulant, it's also known to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate anxiety.
Green tea isn't just for drinking. As its popularity continues to grow, it can be found as an ingredient in ice creams, cookies, muffins, smoothies, and all kinds of other food and beverages. Thanks to its anti-aging properties and antioxidants, it is also a common ingredient in many creams, skin treatments, and beauty products.
Green Tea's Health Benefits
We all know that processed foods are bad for our health. Green tea may be the least processed beverage on the market, and that's just one of many benefits associated with drinking this magic elixir.
- Green tea has been proven to lower the risk of heart disease. It improves blood flow and circulation, improving the health of blood vessels.
- It's been shown to lower cholesterol and may even help with weight loss.
- Green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties.
- It helps the body absorb nutrients and helps revitalize your metabolism.
- Green tea reinforces and strengthens the immune system.
- Green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants that fight disease and repair damaged cells.
- It stabilizes sugar levels in your blood, which helps protect against type 2 diabetes.
- Drinking green tea may even help protect against neurodegenerative diseases and help fight cancer.
Try Monarch's Carefully Crafted Blends
If the flavor of green tea is keeping you from trying it, or you just want to try something new, why drink plain old green tea? Monarch Tea House cultivates a wide selection of fresh, loose-leaf green tea blends, each uniquely balanced with a unique bouquet of aromas and flavors. Monarch Tea House's green tea blends include Wintery Orange with almonds, Berried Treasure with goji and blueberries, Raspberry Cream with sweet notes of pineapple, and our special Recovery Blend with green tea, peppermint, licorice, cardamom, and marigold.
These loose-leaf tea bags make wonderful gifts any time of year and are great ways to treat yourself. Each blend is carefully mixed to complement, enhance, and balance the delicate flavors of its ingredients.
Visit our shop in Brigham City, browse our products on our website, or contact us to find out more about our green tea or other best-selling products. For those who don't like green tea but are looking for another alternative to coffee, explore our signature Crio Bru.