Jiaogulan – Gynostemma
Jiaogulan tea originally came from the Southern region of China. It first caught the attention of the west after a study was made with regards to the health of the people living in China. Researchers found out that most people who live in villages where the tea was consumed lived longer compared to people who live in other parts of the country. It is common for people in those villages to live more than a hundred years.
Jiaogulan tea came from Gynostemma or gynostemma pentaphyllum. The plant has been the subject of more than 40 scientific researches. Most of the studies suggested that drinking tea made from gynostemma provides several benefits that include maintaining the proper functions of the liver, heart, kidneys and other major organs of the body. The tea also regulates the levels of blood sugar.
One of the finest jiaogulan teas on the market, today is the White Lotus gynostemma tea. It is produced from the highest quality jiaogulan available. The traditional way to drink jiaogulan tea is to drink loose leaf tea. Practitioners said that it is the best way to maximize the benefits one can get from the tea.
By using pyramid tea bags, you are able to replicate the effect of drinking loose leaf tea. Pyramid tea bags allow larger tea leaves to perfuse with the water. Flat tea bags can only accommodate low grade tea leaves. And to ensure the freshness of the tea leaves, the bags are sealed inside a tin container, instead of a cardboard. This is important to preserve the therapeutic effect of the tea leaves.
Jiaogulan tea is sweet, unlike other herbal teas that have unpalatable and bitter taste. It also contains no caffeine, while providing long lasting energy. When you buy jiaogulan tea, each tin comes with 15 pyramid tea bags.