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This article brought to you courtesy of Anne Johnson, of Mamancy Tea Company, News-Times Insider Tea Expert.

Anne Johnson

Green tea is from the same plant as black tea but is processed differently, keeping its light color and fresh flavor. They say green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet, why?

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. An antioxidant prevents those free radical oxygen atoms from bashing around in your body by providing a molecule for those atoms to bind with. Free radicals play a role in aging and assorted diseases.

Green tea improves brain function. It contains caffeine and L-theanine which together improve brain function. Because the amount of caffeine is smaller than in coffee the buzz is milder and more stable, but you will still feel a boost.

Green tea not only helps your brain now, it can protect against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The catechin compounds can have protective effects on brain neurons.

Those catechins in green tea also inhibit bacterial growth in the mouth, reducing tooth decay and bad breath.

Green tea is brewed for a much shorter time than other teas and should be brewed at a lower temperature. You may sugar and milk to green tea but this will cover up the delicate flavor and add calories. Mamancy Tea Company has several blends of green tea, including Green Mate Chai, which contains traditional chai spices such as cardamom and cinnamon can also form a perfect harmony with mate, and a refreshing Green Mint tea with essential oils of mint and a strong gunpowder green tea.

Stop into Mamancy Tea Company or visit the website for more types of green tea and steeping instructions.

Mamancy Tea Company

2831 S.E. Cornelius Pass Road

Hillsboro, OR 97123

503-268-3911

www.mamancytea.com

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