Buddhas tears roll tenderly from the tea plant; made with the bud and first two leaves. Carefully plucked and hand crafted into tiny pearls, they are then scented with fresh Jasmine blossoms. Once removed from their floral cocoon, the tiny pearls are ready to be brewed. With a pale liquor and delicate taste, Buddhas tears provide a soul-soothing treat at any time of day. The refill bag is a re-sealable bag that helps to maintain the quality and freshness of Buddha's Tears tea. It can be used to refill the tin or to simply store in the cupboard as is.
Over the past several decades, thousands of studies have been published that have identified and quantified many bioactive compounds in the leaves of the tea (Camellia sinensis) plant that are used to make green, black, white and oolong tea. Some studies have been conducted that reveal the mechanisms of actions by which specific tea compounds may elicit health benefits and show how these diverse elements in tea work synergistically to promote health when consumed as a plant-based beverage. The extensive tea research includes laboratory, animal studies, observational studies of large populations and randomized clinical trials. The benefits of tea are often attributed to the phenolic compounds (some of which act as antioxidants). Numerous studies with the major catechins in tea, namely epicatechins in green tea and the theaflavins and thearubinigins in black tea, show that these compounds are at least partially digested, create many bioactive metabolites and sometimes pass t hrough the body intact whereby they provide health benefits. The research suggests that the health benefits of tea are wide ranging and include, but are not limited to the following-: - General nutrition- significant levels of calcium, zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and folic acid. - Antioxidant protection- to protect the body against free radical damage. - Cancer protection - Weight Loss - Increasing mental alertness whilst at the same time inducing a sense of calm on the nervous system- contains l-theanine. - Cardiovascular support