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What is Gunpowder tea?

Jun 16, 2021

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Gunpowder tea is made from tea leaves and sprouts, which are rolled into small round pellets, similar to the lead pellets used in early muskets.

In China, pearl tea is called ‘zhūchá’, which literally means ‘pearl tea’. It is alleged that its English name comes from a British port clerk who once described the pre-cooked appearance of this tea that literally looked like gunpowder.

However, there are other lesser-known theories related to the name of tea, such as ‘fresh brewed’ derived from Mandarin. In the correct dialect, the phrase ‘fresh brewed’ sounds like the English word "gunpowder."

Finally, it was suggested that the name of gunpowder tea comes from the "cracking" sound it produces during brewing, similar to the sound of a rifle. Whether there is the truth behind these stories is a subject full of controversy. However, the name has remained the same for centuries, although there is still a mysterious veil of mystery so far!

six benefits of gunpowder tea

Like all other types of green tea, Gunpowder green tea is rich in antioxidants. Gunpowder tea green tea is rich in special polyphenolic antioxidants-especially polyphenol catechins. These catechins can be further subdivided. The most important compound is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

A.Improve cardiovascular health

The flavonoids found in gunpowder tea are believed to improve endothelial function and blood flow-mediated dilation (FMD).

B.Improve cognitive function

Statistics show that drinking 2-3 cups of black tea a day can reduce the risk by 55%, while people who drink 6 to 10 cups a day reduce the likelihood by 63%.

C.Improve immune system health

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2007 divided participants into two groups. The first group took green tea capsules and the second group took placebo. Both groups were instructed to take green tea capsules or placebo twice a day for three months. The conclusion is that the green tea capsule group is less likely to suffer from cold or flu symptoms by 32%, and the level of disease-resistant γ-δ T cells is also higher than that of the placebo group.

D.loss weight

Gunpowder tea is once again highly concentrated on the incredible antioxidant EGCG, this will help you reach your ideal weight loss goals.

E.Reduce the risk of type II diabetes

A Japanese study in 2006 clearly showed that people who drank 6 cups of green tea per day had a 33% reduction in type II diabetes.

F.Relieve stress

According to a recent public opinion survey, about 75% of the population in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and South Korea are feeling the pressure. Stress not only affects our mental health, but also our physical health. When left unattended, stress can have a negative impact on your immunity, as well as your sleep patterns, libido, and digestive health. An amino acid called L-theanine, which can be found in gunpowder tea, has been shown to promote alpha brain waves. These brain waves can relax your mind.

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