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Drink of good health


Drink of good health

Tea is commonly consumed as a stimulant and as a refreshing drink at different times of the day. Besides its immediate benefits, tea provides invaluable long term benefits to the human body, which are a subject of ongoing research. All four varieties of tea – black, green, white and oolong – possess remarkable disease fighting properties.


First of all it is critical to understand these different tea varieties. While all of them come from the same tea plant, the difference between these varieties lies in their processing methods.


For preparation of green tea, the leaves are withered and then steamed or pan fired, before they are rolled and dried. This tea undergoes very little oxidation. Green tea constitutes of catechins (catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin gallate) in monomeric form. On the other hand, during black tea manufacturing, both withering and fermentation are carried out. As a result of the oxidation process, the monomeric catechins in green leaves are converted to the aflavins (dimeric form) and the arubigins (oligomeric form) during manufacture of black tea. Flavonoids like kaempferol, quercetin and myricetin glycosides are present in both green and black tea. During the preparation of oolong tea, the leaves are partially fermented. White tea is prepared with the least processing. Immature tea leaves are picked just before their buds open completely. The name comes from the silvery fuzz covering the buds that becomes white after drying.


Scientific research has established a strong connection between black tea consumption and health. The human body creates millions of free radicals (molecule/atom with unpaired electron in its outer orbit) on a continuous basis in order to carry out its metabolic process. They need to be checked by antioxidant enzymes in the body or antioxidants in the food that we eat. Excessive presence of free radicals disturbs this balance and causes cell damage that leads to most chronic diseases like arthritis, emphysema and bronchitis, atherosclerosis or heart disease, peptic ulcer in the stomach, type 2 diabetes, kidney problems, liver problems and also aging, which includes wrinkling of skin.


Black tea polyphenols neutralize the effect of free radicals. It also has fat burning properties that help boost body metabolism and reduce appetite. Polyphenols in black tea help in the prevention of viral, bacterial and inflammatory reactions. Dimeric and oligomeric catechins present in black tea improve insulin signaling and glucose control that is beneficial in protecting the body from damages caused by excess blood sugar after the onset of type 2 diabetes. Black tea is also a vital defense against cancer and cardiovascular diseases. It has L Theanine, which improves alpha brain wave activity, thereby aiding in relaxation and bringing down stress.


Just like black tea, green tea is also rich in antioxidant polyphenols - catechins, flavonols, the aflavins and the arubigins. The most significant departure is the catechin epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), which is found in its highest concentration in green tea and has been found to be a powerful antioxidant. In addition, EGCg has the ability to destroy cancer cells without causing any harm to healthy tissue as well as lower LDL cholesterol and controlling the abnormal functioning of blood clots. It’s also been found to be good for bone health, oral health, weight loss and improvement in brain function.


Oolong tea shares common characteristics with both black tea and green tea due to its manufacturing process. It is more suitable for people who prefer a low caffeine option. White tea is considered to be a far greater source of antioxidants than green tea because the leaves undergo minimum processing.



Your Body a Temple !

Your body is a temple. What you do with it and how you take care of it can directly relate to how you feel inside and out each and every day. So what can you do to help cleanse and ease this hard-working body of yours? Practicing the art of yoga and drinking soothing tea are two great things to do! That is why Sedona Yoga and Pahadi Tea have partnered together for the Sedona Yoga Festival to help your body feel as amazing as it should!


How does doing yoga and drinking tea relate, you ask? Both yoga and tea focus on some core necessities of the body. Yoga can lift your spirit, ease your mind, and help you recover from a long day of work. Tea can soothe your insides, elevate your energy, and on top of that, it tastes great! 


Yoga and Pahadi Tea both incorporate strong Indian traditions, as well. The tea sold by Pahadi Tea comes directly from the beautiful hills of Northeast India. The tea is made only from natural and fresh ingredients made by Mother Earth. When you drink Pahadi Tea, you not only receive a delicious tasting warm beverage, as you also receive the incredible energy that comes from drinking pure, organic, and natural flavors that elevate your health. Yoga, much like Pahadi Tea, focuses on you, your body, and your spiritual nature. Participating in this event can strengthen your inner consciousness and unlock your mind, body, and soul in order to receive the positivity you deserve. 


If you want to try something new, try practicing the art of Yoga, as well as trying out Pahadi Tea’s new products. Maharaja Chai Tea, which is an exotic flavor of herbs, fruit mélange, and spices. It has the typical spicy chai taste with a sweet apple flavor that blends together perfectly. As with everything Pahadi Tea sells, it is all natural and handpicked from Northeast India. Some of the spices that Maharaja Chai Tea incorporates include chamomile flowers, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, apple bits, and more. Ayurvedic Tea is another new product that brings to you a delicious and healthy way to cleanse your body. It can assist you with your digestive system and help ease your anxiety. You cannot spell health without heal, so the first step to getting good health is to heal your body.


Trying out our different teas, such as the ones mentioned above, and practicing yoga regularly can greatly benefit your life each day.