Tea is considered as one of the most popular beverages all over the world. It is manufactured in four basic forms such as green tea, white tea, oolong tea and black tea. It is an important beverage for the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans. Green tea accounts for 20% of tea consumption worldwide. It is nature’s treasure to mankind. There is hardly any other beverage that has many health benefits as green tea. The Chinese have known about its beneficial properties since ancient times and they have been using it to treat almost everything from headaches to depression.
Earthy Tropical green tea is more than just a green tea. It is green tea with Roselle that adds citrus and tangy essence while turmeric adds earthiness to each sip of this tea. The ingredients, when combined along with a hint of ginger, creates a soothing green tea for your everyday needs.
Green Tea- Green tea from Meghalaya is handpicked from the tea gardens that are grown at an elevation of over 6000 feet. The high altitude, a traditional method of cultivation, climate and soil allows the plant to bear more shoots as well as elevating its quality.
Its chemical composition varies with factors such as climate, season, horticultural practices and position of the leaves on the harvested shoot.
The most important components are polyphenols-Flavonoids. There are four major flavonoids in green tea- catechins, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate and epigallocatechin gallate.
Epigallocatechin gallate is the most important active component which is maximum in leaf bud and first leaves. The usual concentration of total polyphenols in dried green tea leaves is 8-12%.
Green tea originated in China, is widely used throughout Asia. It has been used as a medicine from thousands of years from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. Green tea has more health benefits than black tea due to its processing. In black tea, its processing is in such a way that it allows fermentation whereas green tea processing avoids fermentation process which results in retaining maximum antioxidant and polyphenol content.
Roselle calyces- Roselle is also known as rosella or hibiscus is a plant that is widely found in Meghalaya. It is cultivated for the external portion of its flowers, known as calyces or sepals that are edible. These beautiful ruby-coloured calyces are used locally in beverages, sauces, jellies, chutneys and pickles. Its leaves and stalk are also edible and are used as salads, for seasoning curries or cooked vegetables or meat. Flowers of this plant are also used as a liquid for natural dyes.
Roselle has also been utilized as a therapeutic plant for decades. Traditionally, it was used for treating toothaches, infections of the urinary tract, cold and even hangovers. The dried calyces contain flavonoids and have a major pigment known as hibiscus in it. It also has a high vitamin C content that brings about some of its health benefits.
Turmeric slices- LakadongTurmeric is a special variety of turmeric from a place called ‘Lakadong’, in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is known for its medicinal qualities as the curcumin content init is between7to 12.32% (last tested in 2020), which is one of the highest, as against 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric. Curcumin in it is responsible for its bright yellowish-orange colour along with its incredible medicinal properties. This component also determines its value. So, the higher the curcumin level the higher the value.
Ginger- Ginger is one of, the healthiest spices in the world. Renowned for its taste elevating properties and is a must-have in Asian cooking. It is loaded with essential nutrients and bioactive components that have powerful benefits for the body. People have been using ginger for cooking as well as medicines since ancient times. Unique fragrance and flavour of this spice come from its natural oils, gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound that is responsible for many of its medicinal properties. It provides powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach disorders and various other health issues.
Green Tea is considered to be highly medicinal. Earthy Tropical green tea is a natural way to heal yourself from within.
A Green Tea with some Earthiness! Beautiful earthy coloured chunks that are full of flavours. Bearing a sweet and sour taste with a fresh and pleasing aroma obtained from the natural ingredients of Meghalaya.
If the tea is steeped for 3-5 minutes, it will give out a perfect flavour but when steeped for a longer duration, the green tea will result in a bitter taste with a little bit of astringent taste.
Zizira’s Earthy Tropical Green Tea is pure, and natural that is handpicked and traditionally sourced from the ethical farmers of Meghalaya.
The extra mile we take to ensure we provide the best:
Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. We make sure that the ingredients we use in our products come straight from the farmers who make an effort in providing us with the purest and highly genuine ingredients. These are a few ways how we ensure the purity of our products: -
Green tea is considered to be one of the healthiest beverages in the world. It is loaded with a whole lot of antioxidants that have sufficient amount health benefits which include fat loss, improves the function of the brain, protects against rare diseases and lowers the risk of heart diseases.
Here are a few health benefits of Earthy Tropical green tea: