Here’s a press release from Imperial Teapots UK, a Chinese tea supplier (and here’s their website). The tea sounds scrumptious, and there’s also a very interesting tidbit about how green tea aided recovery from radiation after WWII…seriously. (Why would you NOT drink this stuff?!?!):
Imperial Teapots UK, a global Chinese tea supplier, today announced that a new range of Dragon Well Green Tea (Long Jing) is available online for sale.
Dragon Well tea, produced from the province of Zhejiang, China, is famous for its enticing fragrance and the grassy spring-freshness taste. It is entirely hand pressed producing a narrow, flat leaves with a unique sweet aroma of freshly plucked tea buds and chestnut undertones.
Beyond its sensual qualities, green tea is a well-known source of antioxidants and promoting mental alertness. When steeped, the tea produced a bright pale yellow-green colour with the taste of gentle, pure grassy freshness.
Green Tea has many health benefits and one is helping to fend off the threat of radiation poisoning, according to the research, Green Tea Modern Benefit, Applicable Uses and Research New findings.
The study said that after an atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the victims who had been drinking tea long term suffered lighter radiation diseases and got comparatively healthier and longer life with good white blood cell. The fact aroused people’s attention on anti-radiation effect in tea.
Because radiation can cause a drop in white blood cell and weaken the immunity system. In animal tests, it is found that Tea Polyphenols (chemical compounds found naturally in tea) can retard the damage of immunity cells caused by radiation, hence help to repair damaged cells and protect marrow cells from radiation.
The report advised, “Drinking tea frequently is a convenient and effective way to protect from radiation.”
According to a similar suggestion reported by Taiwan News Online, Lu Chih-hong, President of the Chinese Medical Hospital in Taiwan, advised the public take more tea to avoid the effects of radioactive fallout that may come from Japan.
Imperial Teapots UK (http://www.ImperialTeapots.com) sells a range of high quality organic green tea sourced only from the best suppliers in China.