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Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Cup Of Green Tea After Sushi For A Good Night's Sleep!

Try a cup of freshly steeped Sencha Green Tea after a night of sushi and you may find yourself sleeping better than ever! Is there some ingredient in the Nori Sheets that are used to wrap sushi in and in the Green Tea leaves that help promote better sleep? Well try it for yourself! Try 4-6 fresh pieces of sushi wrapped in fresh dried nori sheets and then follow with a cup of green tea a few hours before bed time. As the mild caffeine wears off the constituents of the green tea and nori take effect! Sleep good! Buy some of the best Sencha Green Tea at Florida Herb House and online at www.FloridaHerbHouse.com and www.SharpWebLabs.com!

We consider our green tea Sencha one of our best green tea's yet! After sampling this particular Japanese Sencha Green Tea at a trade show we purchased over 100 lbs and it is selling fast because our customers know how hard we work to bring you the best green tea around! Sencha is considered one of the best green tea choices because the leaves are picked young and fresh and give the best nutrient package per leaf.

Green tea has been used throughout India, China, Japan, and Thailand for hundreds of years. In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners used green tea as a stimulant, diuretic , astringent, and to improve heart health and improving mental processes.

What exactly is the difference between green tea, and the comfortable black tea you are used to? Well, it all comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis), but the difference is in the processing. Green tea is dried, but not fermented. The shorter processing gives green tea a lighter flavor than black tea. It also helps keep all the beneficial chemicals intact, which is why green tea is so good for you. Our Sencha Green Tea is a traditional Japanese steamed green tea with a soothing taste and fresh green scent that makes it a perfect everyday treat.

How do you brew green tea? Just the same as you would brew any other kind of tea, whether you have bagged tea or loose green tea. One thing to watch out for: don't use fully boiling water. Green tea is more delicate than black, so you want to keep the water a little cooler. Brewing when your water is just about to hit the boil is good.

Green tea is made up of powerful antioxidants. that protect cells against damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants work by stabilising free radicals before they cause harm. The antioxidants in green tea help to maintain healthy cells and tissues in the body. This is why green tea is so frequently used in anti aging skincare products today.

Green tea also contains Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a major catechin found in green tea. EGCG is thought to interact with enzyme systems in the body, inhibiting destructive chemical reactions in our bodies that lead to disease. EGCG has been shown to protect DNA from ultraviolet damage.

What vitamins are found in green tea? Green tea contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, and B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Vitamins provide essential nutrients that sustain good health. Consuming the vitamins in green tea contributes to healthy bones and cells, and helps to prevent infections.

Green tea contains theanine an amino acid said to promote relaxation without drowsiness. Theanine has been reported to directly stimulate the production of alpha brain waves, which are linked with deep states of relaxation and enhanced mental clarity.

Green tea does contain caffeine, but considerably less than a regular cup of brewed coffee.The caffeine content of an 8 ounce (240mls) cup of green tea is approximately 30mg, compared to approximately 100mg in a brewed cup of coffee of the same quantity. This means you can drink more green tea, without the side effects of too much caffeine, such as anxiety and nervousness. It is a commonly known that caffeine stimulates the nervous system, boosting alertness and relieving fatigue.

Brew The Perfect Cup Of Our Green Tea!
KETTLE - After you have brought the kettle to a boil allow the water to cool for about 3 minutes. The water should be hot, but not boiling, about 79 to 87 degrees Centigrade (175-190 degrees Fahrenheit). Steep for 2 minutes.

TEA BAG - Place the bag in a large cup and fill the cup with hot (but not boiling) water. Sencha teabags should steep for 2 minutes. Do not move the tea bag while it is steeping. If you would like extra strong tea move the tea bag back and forth after it has steeped for 2 minutes.

INFUSION - After you have emptied the teapot completely for the first serving, the wet leaves will not continue to steep. You can infuse the leaves again. Sencha can be infused 2 or 3 times.

Our Favorite Summer Time Green Tea Drink!
What You Will Need:
1/2 pound washed, hulled strawberries (about one medium-sized container from the grocery store of farmers market)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 sprig mint leaves (about 12 small leaves)
2 cups iced Florida Herb House Sencha Japanese Green Tea, brewed with water that's below boiling point

Once you've assembled you're ingredients, go ahead and put everything but the Sencha into a blender. Blend the strawberries, mint leaves and honey on the "blend" setting until the mixture is smooth. It should take about 30 seconds. Stop blending and use a spoon to push the strawberries closer to the blades if necessary.

When you're done blending, you can proceed to step three or keep the mixture covered and chilled until you're ready to serve it. (Stirring the blended strawberries and the Sencha green tea together just before serving keeps the mixture from separating.)

This step is what sets Strawberry Sencha Fresca apart from regular strawberry agua fresca. Iced green tea (preferably iced Sencha) gives this summertime recipe more flavor, complexity and antioxidants than regular strawberry agua fresca. The fresh mint also complements the fresh flavor of the Sencha and the sweetness of the strawberries.

Simply stir the blended strawberry mixture and the iced tea together in a pitcher or large glass jar. Like agua fresca, Strawberry Sencha Fresca is best when it's fresh. Serve it immediately, and try to stir your pitcher just before refilling glasses.

You can keep leftover Strawberry Sencha Fresca covered and refrigerated overnight to enjoy in the morning. Makes about four servings. Enjoy!!!

Stephen Sharp