Green tea is a well known superfood, meaning it is so brimming with nutrients that makes it seem like it has superpowers.
Both green tea and black tea come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant but unlike black tea, green tea is made through steam-dry methods, a collection of delicate techniques that allows more nutrients and antioxidants to reside in the tea.
A lot of studies have been made to determine if green tea really has medicinal benefits since centuries have passed after it was used for medical practices in China and Japan.
The health benefits provided by green tea depends on the type of tea you choose. It is said that hot tea may have more antioxidants and those that come from tea bags have less since it is watered down but if the tea is cold-brewed for a couple of hours, it may have the same amount of antioxidants as hot tea.
Twrl Milk Tea’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea is made from single-origin, organic fair-trade tea taken from family farms with sustainable farming techniques that ensure as much antioxidants and nutrients can stay in every can of our organic milk tea, guaranteeing that even if green tea is altered with the addition of pea milk and agave syrup, its benefits are still applicable.
Top ten evidence-based powers of Green tea
As a superfood, there have been a lot of evidence of the power of green tea and here are some of them:
The magic of green tea is due to the nutrients it packs such as caffeine, L-theanine, fluoride, catechins and polyphenols. Caffeine stimulates the brain, L-theanine increases mental focus, fluoride helps strengthen the tooth enamel while polyphenol and catechin, specifically epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) provides antioxidants that combat the free radicals in the body that cause different types of diseases.
Not only can the caffeine in green tea help stimulate the brain but also has the ability to suppress the appetite while hastening the consumption of calories in the body through the process of thermogenesis. However, it should be noted that green tea alone cannot reduce your weight, it is through a good healthy diet and exercise combined with green tea that the resulting weight loss can be obtained.
Another ability of caffeine in green tea is keeping your bowel movements regular. Some people may be sensitive to caffeine which results in them having too much bowel movement which is why it is important to keep watch of your caffeine intake. Twrl’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea uses Hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea that has high fiber content to aid digestion and reduce fat absorption, making it an optimal after-meal drink.
Caffeine is a brain stimulant to improve your mood, attentiveness, memory and reaction time. Coffee may contain more caffeine of 95 to 165 mg but may affect your sleep and give you jitters which is why green tea is a better choice with only contains 25 to 29 mg, while Twrl Milk Tea’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea has 40 mg, just enough to stimulate your brain, give you energy, regulate your bowel movements, all without causing anxiety or jitters.
A review published under Phytomedicine suggests that caffeine and L-theanine work together to alleviate anxiety-related conditions while also regulating other brain functions such as memory and attention. With the help of green tea, the effects of some of these conditions being studied such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder may be reduced until the person affected can function more properly.
The catechins in green tea have anti-inflammatory ability which is evident in a study published in The Journal of Nutrition that showed how rats who drank green tea extract mixed with water have less severe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis compared to the rats who just drank water. Even if the ones studied are rats, this study is a great start to test if green tea can help humans counter the effect of RA and osteoarthritis.
If you are wondering why there are skin care products that have green tea extracts, here is the reason why. According to an article published in the Journal of the German Society of Dermatology, green tea helps treat skin conditions including eczema and genital warts. A study made among mice also showed that they have better skin cell repair when they are given drinking water with green tea polyphenols after being exposed to UV rays. This shows the potential of green tea to not only repair skin but also protect against skin cancer caused by UV rays.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer may be caused by the free radicals that attack the body’s healthy cells, and green tea is filled with a lot of antioxidants that attack these free radicals, especially EGCG. A published review in Molecules and Cells said that green tea extract may have a protective effect against some cancer types by delaying its onset or preventing its recurrence. However, it should be noted that these studies focused on green tea extract used on mice or cell cultures but this is already a start for future studies on humans.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health notes that green tea has the ability to lower cholesterol which may also lower high blood pressure. This is confirmed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as they verified that this may cause better heart health. Still, if you are taking medications for your blood pressure, like beta-blockers, drinking green tea should be done in moderation as the tea may interact with these types of medications.
As said in a study under the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, drinking green tea may help reduce insulin resistance which causes type 2 diabetes. According to this study, drinking 150mL of green tea or sour tea three times a day for four weeks presents positive results in reducing insulin resistance, thereby allowing the body to absorb glucose and lower the blood sugar.
Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea: The power of green tea and pea milk combined
Milk tea, a sweet beverage to lift your mood and energy, is something that not all people patronize since most milk teas, especially bubble tea, have too many calories and sugars. But that is not the case for the organic milk teas that we at Twrl Milk Tea provide!
Our very own green tea-filled drink, the Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea has only 45 calories, 6 to 7 grams of sugar and made from organic tea with more antioxidants than non-organic green tea, and pea milk that has the same amount of protein as dairy milk but has up to 150% more calcium with added iron, potassium and vitamins A and D. Twrl’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea was also a 2022 NEXTY finalist in the Best New Beverage category!
So if you are feeling lethargic at the middle of the day, grab a can of Twrl’s Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea and enjoy a refreshing and delightful organic milk tea, a perfect afternoon pick-me-up drink to satisfy your body and your health.