Vietnamese Tea Guide: Five Benefits & Best Recipes
Tea is a very popular drink in Vietnam and is preferred over coffee. Vietnam produces not only plantation tea, but many exquisite wild-grown teas too.
There are many popular herbal teas in Vietnam. Some of them are artichoke tea, made either from flowers or stems of artichoke, chamomile, jasmine, lotus flower tea, and ginger tea. Herbal tea can be drunk hot and cold and sweetened, according to Simple Loose Tea.
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Benefits of Vietnamese herbal tea
Tea is a very rich source of a specific kind of antioxidant called flavonoids. The detoxifying effect of these antioxidants protects cells from free radicals, the damage that can lead to blood clot formation, atherosclerosis, and cancer, according to WebMD. Green tea is rich in EGCg, while black tea contains thearubins and theaflavins.
Inflammation is one of the ways that the body protects itself against harm. You might be familiar with acute inflammation, which occurs when you sustain a minor injury, cut, or bruise, according to Artful Tea.
If you’re looking to reduce chronic inflammation, there are a variety of teas and tisanes with beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. Tea can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle when it comes to warding off inflammation and preventing chronic illness.
All real teas contain caffeine, so Vietnamese white, green, oolong, black and dark tea contain caffeine too. Caffeine in tea may provide energy without the jitters.
Studies showed that green, black, white, oolong, and pu’erh tea may help with weight loss goals. They may help increase fat burn, prevent new fat cells from forming. Furthermore, wild tea is mostly organic, as it is grown without human interference. Some of those teas may be very high and old, growing for decades in nature.
Improved brain function
Tea-drinkers may enjoy benefits apart from caffeine boosts and relaxation, as researchers believe drinking tea could also be good for your brain. According to a new study by the National University of Singapore (NUS), regular tea drinkers have better-organized brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.
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Easy Vietnamese herbal tea recipes
The ginger and green tea combination is a delicious and safe drink. It is particularly well suited to individuals who practice Yoga and Meditation. You should drink green ginger tea in the morning. It helps start a new day with the most plentiful mental energy. However, a person who has high blood pressure should drink green tea, whereas people with low blood pressure should drink ginger.
One tea bag of ginger tea or fresh ginger and tea leaves
120-150ml of hot filtered water
20ml sugar syrup/ or honey (if you prefer sweet to pure taste)
Hibiscus tea brings many benefits for health, such as helping lose weight, reducing bad cholesterol, improving digestion, preventing kidney stones, anti-inflammatories, antimicrobials, etc.
A tea bag of hibiscus or fresh hibiscus tea
120-150ml of hot filtered water
20ml sugar syrup ( if you prefer sweet to pure taste)
Some ice, cinnamon stick
Bitter gourd tea
Drinking bitter gourd tea, you can gain many benefits like lowering blood sugar levels, reducing cholesterol levels, helping burn fat and weight loss, aiding the prevention of cancer, etc.
Some pieces of dried bitter gourd
A half of monk fruit/ or some loose green tea or a tea bag of pure Cozy Green tea bag
150 – 250ml of boiled water
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Bottled tea for busy people
Those who lead a busy life can give bottled Dr. Thanh Herbal Tea a try.
The brand uses nine precious herbs treasured in folklore for their ability to cool and purify the body. Thanks to these advantages, Dr. Thanh Herbal tea has been wildly popular among consumers for its purported health benefits.
According to the research, the tea shows a good antioxidant capacity and positive effects in improving liver function and general health.
Research led by Nguyen Van Minh (Vietnam Military Medical Academy) said that "Dr.Thanh shows high safety when testing on animals by giving them the highest possible dose of product in liquid form, and when experimenting on volunteers by letting them drink the final products daily."
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