Known also as "black dragon tea" in the Chinese translation, it is becoming very popular Worldwide.
It can be defined as an encounter between green and black teas.
It comes from the upper areas of Taiwan, China and Sri Lanka where its leaves undergo a semi-fermentation process.
Many studies prove its weight loss properties. In Eastern countries, blue tea has a great reputation among those who need a little help to speed their weight loss process up.
Let me explain why.
It’s proven that drinking blue tea regularly can increase our metabolism way more easily that what others teas can do, making our body to increase the thermogenic effect on fatty cells.
When drinking this tea, our body is stimulated to burn calories, thanks to its appropriate caffeine concentration and thereby it also acts as a diuretic, eliminating the water excess.
What’s more, it can decrease the bad cholesterol preventing fatty liver and helps in cleaning our arteries decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The property of being a powerful antioxidant is given by polyphenols such as quercetin and catechins that operate on free radicals and protect oxidative molecules. This action is proven to be the number one weapon against aging-cells.
This amazing tea gives us a hand in preventing the degradation of bones and teeth and it’s rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, manganese, copper, carotin, selenium, potassium and magnesium.
What else? It’s proven that drinking blue tea may reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer in women and skin cancer.
Last but not least it helps in keeping our body and mind awake, acting as a real booster to our energy level.
If words are not enough, let’s get into an example: in a 2009 study published in “The Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine”, 102 overweight people who drank 4 cups of blue tea per day lost weight. 22% of them lost more than 3 kg, moreover, all participants show a remarkable decrease in their total cholesterol and triglycerides level.
Not 100% convinced yet? A study in 2002Journal Nutrition establishes that tea phenols help in scavenging free radicals. Therefore, consuming daily doses of blue tea may help people against the potential harm that these free-moving cells often pose to the body, including cancer, atherosclerosis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodegeneration, and diabetes.
That’s the reason why it is considered to be a highly functional beverage.
What are you waiting for? Make sure you don’t miss it and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle!