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Top 8 Reasons to Drink More TEA



Kingston East News Link Teaology 





Understanding Decaffeination

Decaffeinated tea is achieved using one of two processes. One is a method which employs a chemical solvent, ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate is passed through the leaves allowing the caffeine to bond to the chemical, removing the caffeine in the process. This method is relatively inexpensive and has been used for many years.

Another method, carbon dioxide decaffeination, or CO2, is a method using tremendous pressure in a chamber of liquefied carbon dioxide gas (the gas that we breathe out and that plants absorb). The carbon dioxide bonds with the caffeine, and when the pressure is released the caffeine is removed. While this method tends to be more expensive, it uses no chemicals and yields much better flavour. The CO2 method leaves approximately 90% of the original antioxidant content intact, whereas the chemical process leaves only approximately 20% of the natural antioxidants in the tea leaves.

Enchanted Creations cares about you, me and tea, and only offers decaffeinated teas that have been decaffeinated using the CO2 method.



Enchanting teas you gotta try!

Shanghai Lichee Jasmine - A Chnia green with a lovely synergy of lichee, jasmine and a Chunmee leaf style green tea. It is a flavourful combination with a sweet fruity finish.




A TV excerpt of the Doctor Oz show, aptly coined “The Power of Tea” he reports on how you can effectively burn blubber and shrink fat cells by drinking the right kind of tea at the right time of day.  The show goes on to say that ‘time’ is an important factor because if done right, you can consume certain teas to increase your energy and metabolism in the morning. A different type for reducing stress and getting rid of fat as the day progresses and a third kind of brew to control your cravings into the evening. Here’s the breakdown as seen on TV.

MORNING: Drinking  1 to 2 cups of Pu’erh, which contain two ingredients that help to shrink the fat, is the best way to start off the day.  I offer a lovely Organic Pu’erh.

AFTERNOON: Drink 1 to 2 cups of White tea to help block absorption of the fats in your lunch and to prevent fat storage.  My white tea recommendation is Pai Mu Tan.

EVENING:  Tea made with dried Bilberry helps to balance cravings. We offer dried Bilberry Leaves and our Provence and Segovia Muffin Rooibos are blended with dried bilberry.



TEA! 10 Reasons to Drink it Up!

  1. Strengthen your immune system and reduce your risk of cancer
  2. Prevent tooth decay and fight bad breath
  3. Build stronger bones
  4. Protect your heart
  5. Prevent aging and cleanse your intestines
  6. Reduce your risk of ovarian cancer
  7. Eliminate body fat and help with your Weight Loss
  8. Boost memory and reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease
  9. Tea is great for socializing
  10. A great escape from the stresses of our hurried lives

        ...oh yeah, and it tastes pretty darn YUMMY too!