Are All Green Tea’s Created Equal?

Jasmine Pearl Green Tea
Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

I’ve learned that not all green tea’s are created equal.

Like most of us, I would always purchase bagged teas from my regular grocery store.  When it came to green tea, I didn’t have a preference because I figured they were all the same.  I just looked for the cheapest box of tea and kept it moving!

Now that I’ve been learning more about the various ways to to improve my health and heal diseases naturally, I have started to pay very close attention to everything I put in my body.

My husband and I drink green tea very often, so naturally I wanted to learn more about the green tea we were consuming.  I learned about the process that goes into making the grocery store bagged teas versus loose tea.  I learned that there are different grades of green tea.  I learned about the caffeine levels in green tea vs coffee.  Is there a difference?  Does green tea benefit those of us with endometriosis?

A few weeks ago I started feeling sick, which is weird because I haven’t gotten a cold or the flu in YEARS!  My body was aching, my throat was scratchy, I had a pounding headache that wouldn’t go away, and I was very very tired.  My husband told me he found this really great loose Jasmine Pearl Green Tea at a local farmers market.  He asked me if he should get it for me to help me feel better.  I said “Sure.”  So he purchased it, made me a big cup, and I drank it.  By the end of the day I felt like a new person.

I’m NOT kidding.

Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

This is absolutely the reason why I am writing this post.  I couldn’t believe how good I felt, so I decided I would write a blog post about it and tell the world!  I drank it the next day, and the next, and I started feeling like a million bucks.  I just knew there was something different about this green tea.  I literally didn’t take any medicine or any extra supplements (other than the vitamins, etc… that I always take).

It had to be the tea.  So I started my research.

Here is what I found out:

  • There is definitely a difference in the quality of store-bought bagged tea and loose tea.  There is a huge compromise in quality from full leaf tea.   Most grocery store bagged teas are not the full leaf.  They are dust and trimmings that fell off of the whole tea leaf, which instantly lowers the quality of the tea. Also, some of these common tea brands use bleached paper product and other harmful chemicals for the tea bags.  Those of us with health issues know that any trace amount of chemicals, like the bleach used in the tea bags, can affect our health.  Of course chemicals will always be part of our lives because there is practically no way to escape them all, but I like to cut down on any exposure to chemicals that I can.
  • Caffeine was also a concern of mine.  I always purchased decaffeinated green tea.  I must tell you that if you purchase loose tea then it will have caffeine in it.  The good thing is that the levels are MUCH lower in tea than coffee.  I have had an issue with headaches since I was 14 years old so I stopped consuming products with caffeine to help with this problem.  I can say that since I’ve been drinking this tea I have not had ANY extra issues with my headaches and I don’t feel hyper.  I know many people think that drinking products with caffeine will give them a ton of energy, but my husband and I don’t experience this effect with the tea. 
  • And of course I had to know if green tea can help those of us with endometriosis.  I learned that there is no direct link between healing endometriosis and drinking green tea, BUT green tea is an immune system booster.  Too much estrogen is something that most of us with Endo have.  Boosting our immune system is a great way to combat illness and estrogen dominance.  Many studies have shown that green tea may help lower the amount of estrogen in our bodies.   Here is a short article discussing green tea and estrogen. 
  • And of course green tea can help with loads of other diseases and health issues from cancer to cholesterol to Irritable Bowel Disease.  Green tea is full of antioxidants.  

 

So if you’re able, try to find some high-grade loose green tea.  There are some companies who claim to make tea bags with zero chemicals, but I don’t know the names of any.    The Jasmine Pearl Green Tea that I’m showing you in this post tastes really good.  It has a floral aroma and a light floral taste.  I usually put about 5 or 6 pearls in a regular sized glass.  Pour boiling water over it, add some agave, lemon, and let it steep for at least 30 minutes.  Give it a try!

Jasmine Pearl Green TeaJasmine Pearl Green Tea
Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

*****I am not a doctor/dietician/nutritionist.  I’m a normal person doing my own health research and sharing what I learn with you all!   Drink green tea at your own risk. 

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48 thoughts on “Are All Green Tea’s Created Equal?”

  • Oh my gosh, I’ve been just like you and buying the cheapest tea-bag one in Lidl. Little did I know! I think it’s time to invest in some quality tea – especially now that I have the cold and need curing x

    • I’m glad you liked it! Definitely try your farmers market. Ours always has interesting things that we can’t find anywhere else!

    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! I wasn’t much of a tea drinker either, but I started forcing myself to drink it because of the health benefits! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • All teas are not created equal; ditto other foods we eat out there. We drink Green teas too and go for organic and while foods. Loved your post.

  • We’re all trying to eat healthier, not just for ourselves, but because my youngest son is sort of vegan. He has a lot of allergies, so his meals are limited to vegetables and fruits (not even all fruits) and some red meat. His snacks are also vegan. I was able to buy some vegan food from Australia. Check out my vlog channel for that one.

  • Quite enlightening! I also tend to buy whatever comes in my hand while shopping as far as tea is concerned or probably stick to the same brand every time. Tea bags are convenient but like you said quality may be not the same like loose tea or tea leaves

    • You’re right, tea bags are definitely convenient! No measuring or guessing how much you need to use. But the pearls are easier to measure since they’re rolled in little balls that are all the same size. Thanks for visiting!

  • This is interesting. I prefer loose leaf over bagged teas. I learned about green teas and their different levels- grades- during my recent trip to Japan. This is the first time though that I have heard about the Jasmine Pearl Green Tea. It is something that should come in handy at home. I hate getting the flu. It gets worse as you get older.

    • Oh wow, you learned about this in Japan. You probably know way more about tea than I do!! This Jasmine Pearl Green Tea helped me feel better in no time. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • I don’t like bland tea either!! My husband drinks the blandest tea on the face of the earth and loves it!! lol. I like a little agave nectar and lemon in mine. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  • I had never heard of Jasmine pearl green tea at all and it sounds interesting although I thought it was mussels when I first saw the images. I do know that not all teas are created the same coz I grew up in a country where Tea is treasured and wedrink it spicy. Its delicious 🙂

    • LOL!! You thought they were mussels! That’s too funny. Now that I look at the picture I can kind of see how they look like mussels that are out of the shell. lol. I like chai tea to be spicy. It’s delicious. 🙂

  • You have a sweet husband! A keeper. All we have here is the store-bought, mass-produced variety. I have heard of the good things about green tea that I think I must drink it instead of coffee. Even the mass-produced ones are better than coffee, right?

    • I just showed my husband your comment and he’s smiling ear to ear now!! lol, thank you. 🙂

      I’m no expert by any means, but I think the massed produced teas can be better than coffee, if caffeine is your concern. There is less caffeine in green tea than in regular coffee, but decaffeinated coffee has the lowest caffeine level out of any of these. Decaf coffee is made by washing the beans in a chemical solvent before roasting, so I’d try to find one that uses a safe, organic, method of decaffeinating the beans.

      Coffee in general, whether regular or decaf, is linked to health issues like cholesterol, ulcers, and other gastrointestinal problems, but what isn’t these day?! Everything will kill you these days! I say do “everything in moderation” and whichever you choose to drink just try to find the best quality you can!

  • I didn’t know this much about Green Tea. I drink it from time to time, but I always preferred tea from flowers like Jasmine and the like. It’s good to know about this. It does have a lot of health benefits! Thanks for the information, it’s good to learn something new everyday.

    • Yes, green tea has a ton of health benefits! I’ve tried regular jasmine tea before and thought it was quite tasty! I’m glad you learned something new. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂 🙂

  • I love green tea alot and drink it almost everyday, not only it has tons of health benefits such at weight loss and others it is really a versatile kind of tea. I usually drink Japanese green tea brought back from my Japan trips.

    • Yes, green tea is great for weight loss and a ton of other things. I think it’s versatile too. Sometimes I like to put it in a light broth soup for a nice light addition of flavor! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  • With this testimony, you have convinced me in trying out this type of premium green tea. With your great-looking macro photos, the tea looked like black pearls. So nice.

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