Yerba mate or Coffee ?

Yerba mate or Coffee ?

Oct 06

Many people nowadays have tried or have been thinking to replace coffee with yerba mate. Unpleasant side effects seem to be the culprit, motivating coffee drinkers to start looking else where for their caffeine fix. Some of those unpleasant side effects include caffeine crash, upset stomach, anxiety and heartburn. On top of that the highly acidic beverage may cause or irritate ulcers, gastritis, acid reflux, IBS, crohn’s disease and may interfere with the absorption of minerals: calcium, magnesium and zinc. Even with unwanted side effects coffee still has benefits, temporarily enhances brain function by blocking the inhibitory effects of adenosine, caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain and the release of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine. There has been controlled trails examine the effects of caffeine on the brain, that have showed caffeine can improve mood, memory, reaction time, general cognitive function and vigilance. Coffee can help burn fat and improves physical performance, partly due to its stimulant effect on the central nervous system, both raises metabolism and increases the oxidation of fatty acids. Caffeine can also improve athletic performance by several mechanisms, Including mobilizing fatty acids from the fat tissues. Chlorogenic and caffeic acid can prevent LDL (bad cholesterol) from narrowing arteries. Coffee is also has great laxative properties, if your ever feeling a little backed up, coffee can be one of your best friends. Coffee makes your muscles along your intestinal tract contract frequently, a function known as peristalsis. The increase in muscle contractions makes everything move faster, causing a laxative effect. Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful. Yerba mate and coffee both contain approximately 75–80 mg of caffeine per cup. However, the caffeine in mate seems to work differently. While several cups of coffee easily cause jitters and crashing effects, mate has the unique dual action of stimulating and soothing, even after several servings. Yerba mate tea is rich in antioxidants it has around 90% more antioxidants than green tea. Yerba mate has significant immune boosting properties. It can detoxify the blood preventing many types of cancer and slow the signs of aging also helps reduce stress and insomnia. Even tho there has been no evidence to supports the difference of Yerba mate caffeine and coffee’s, proponents of yerba mate tea say that the minerals, antioxidants, polphenols, amino acids and...

New tea posts coming soon

New tea posts coming soon

Oct 05

Sorry about being so late with all the tea reviews life has been hectic. But rest assured we will be putting more and more content up as the time goes on. If you are looking to read about tea just check out another one of our tea blog categories. Or go back to our tea blog website right there.

Welcome to our partner list

Welcome to our partner list

Dec 24

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Tea blog update

Tea blog update

Dec 22

Tasteas Blog Lately I have been taking a liking to some roobios mixes that have really caught my eyes. The first one that I have tried out is the birthday mix from Davids Tea http://www.davidstea.com/birthday-cake . It is like taking a bite out of a vanilla birthday cake, but without all the calories . Another drink that I have been really getting into is the http://theteacupany.com/rooibos/light-lemon-rooibos/ light lemon rooibos from The TeaCupany. This tea mixes my favorite flavors of earl grey with the tastiness that I am now finding out is roobios. If you are looking for something to drink that is a bit of a change from your everyday tea leaves then you should go and try out a nice roobios blend as I don’t think you will be disappointed. Right now I have only tried the red roobios flavors but will soon be trying out the green roobios option. As you may or may not know I have only recently started getting into teas, which has evolved into a hobby of sharing my love of tea with everyone else. I have recently opened a website, called the TeaCupany, which you can take a look at theteacupany.com . It all originally started with me really liking tea and then it evolved into wanting to share top quality teas with everyone. Recently the prices of teas have gotten really expensive and I have noticed myself cutting back on the amount of new teas that I was willing to try just because it is a costly mistake if you buy a bunch of tea that you don’t like. This is why I have a nice sample size option on the website which allows you to try out lots of different teas before you really commit and order a larger bag of loose leaf. I will continue to update as I go along and tell you more about tasty teas as I enjoy more and more of the 140 types I have. Recently I have started really using my BREWT tea brewer or brewt to go and have to say that I am really impressed with the quality and ease of use when using it to brew up loose leaf teas. There are a couple of really cool features about it that I like a lot. The first thing is the look of it, as it is shaped nicely and has...

The TeaCupany

The TeaCupany

Dec 19

So it has been a while but I have still been posting lots. Just wanted to update on my favorite Tea Retailer, the tea cupany, which you can find at www.theteacupany.com . This is a great place to find some great tea at a great price. I truly think that it offers some of the lowest prices of tea that I have found online, and have to say that their customer service puts them right at the top of my list for favorite tea...

Great tea for you!

Great tea for you!

Dec 12

Well it has been a while but I am still kicking around. Just wanted to stop in and say hello again. This week I have been really working my butt off, and putting in long hours means brewing lots of tea. I have switched my focus a bit for tea consumption to my black tea category as I find it really brews up nice and strong and gives me a little kick of caffeine that is required to keep going. I have been recently reading a lot about other types of teas that are available online and will have more writes upcoming quicker and better than ever...

HIBISCUS TEA BENEFITS

HIBISCUS TEA BENEFITS

Dec 10

More health conscious consumers become aware of the benefits of hibiscus tea. Hibiscus tea is a healthy beverage made by processed hibiscus flowers steeped in hot water. It can also be served cold. This tea does not only serve as a refreshing, delightful beverage, it also offers a myriad of health benefits that you never thought a flower can give you. Studies show that hibiscus tea significantly reduces cholesterol. It oxidizes low density lipoprotein, also known as the “bad cholesterol”. As such, reducing cholesterol in the body prevents its accumulation in the blood vessels. This event is the leading cause of strokes and heart attack. As cholesterol plugs form in the tiny blood vessels in the brain, a stroke may occur. On the other hand, if cholesterol plugs form in the blood vessels supplying the heart muscles, heart attack may occur. Many women often wonder if it is safe to drink hibiscus while pregnant so just click on that link to find more info about this. According to research, drinking hibiscus tea daily effectively reduces blood pressure. In a medical Journal published in 2004, hibiscus tea drinkers who drank 16 ounce of hibiscus tea before breakfast have lowered diastolic pressure up to 10% than those who took the antihypertensive drug Captopril 25 mg twice daily. Hibiscus tea is not only good for your heart and blood vessels. It is also good for your teeth and skin. Hibiscus tea has natural antibacterial properties which help fight bacteria in the mouth. It also reduces degradation of tooth enamel by neutralizing acids in the mouth. Like green tea, hibiscus tea has significant amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals causing cell damage and cell aging. It also relieves sunburnt skin, skin and mouth ulcers. Hibiscus tea also contains Vitamin C, a good immune system booster. It has no caffeine and can be drunk without unwanted stomach upset and insomnia. It has a delicious taste that will make you want to drink more. Hibiscus is not your ordinary flower. When made into a tea, it gives you natural remedies that can make you look and feel healthy. If you are looking for a nice herbal tea while you are expecting a new baby you can always look into rooibos and pregnancy as it is a great drink for the mother, and father, to...

Top 10 things you can add to your teas.

Top 10 things you can add to your teas.

Dec 06

1. Sugar 2. Honey 3. Juice 4. Cream 5. Milk 6. Other types of tea 7. Pieces of fresh fruit 8. Ice cubes 9. Artificial sweeteners 10. Spices Check out theteacupany.com for more great info about teas!