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Orange Pekoe Tea
Orange pekoe tea is a type of black tea which has numerous beneficial advantages for the health. It provides a strong flavour and is noted by science to contain nutrients that are good for the body. Originally from China, this tea is primarily found in Sri Lanka and India, where the soil conditions are ideal for the plantation crop. The is often a misinterpretation that orange pekoe tea is flavoured in some way, this however is incorrect, it is simply the name of the tea which comes from the copper colour when harvested before oxidation. In the brewed tea, the colour is revived and a golden orange tinge is notable.
Studies have shown that orange pekoe has the ability to reduce chances of a heart attack occurring with the consumption of three or more cups of the tea daily. A compound found in orange pekoe tea, rutin, has antioxidant properties which help counteract free radicals thus preventing them from damaging tissues of the body. This also helps combat premature ageing, another great benefit from consuming this tea. It also helps in venous circulation in the management of varicose veins.
On the plus side orange pekoe tea is low in fluoride, thus preventing dental cavities. It also helps with weight loss by speeding up the metabolism.
Orange pekoe tea may not be the first one you would notice at your local supermarket and that is because it is a very special tea, and can be found only at specialist tea shops. At Tea Blossoms we not only offer you orange pekoe tea, we offer you the highest quality around. You will be submerged within the first sip of the tea and will love what it has to offer not only in taste but also the health benefits it brings with it. So if you’re looking for something a little untraditional, with a traditional taste, orange pekoe tea should be your choice.
Health Benefits of Orange Pekoe Tea
By Karen Curinga
A type of black tea, orange pekoe refers to the tea's high quality, not its flavor. Leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant are harvested and fermented, which results in black tea's color. The three grades of black tea are orange pekoe, pekoe and souchong. Because it's simply a type of black tea, orange pekoe contains the same general health benefits all black teas provide.
As a black tea, orange pekoe contains important antioxidants. An antioxidant is a powerful substance that protects your body against free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage cells. An article published in "International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition" in May 2000 noted that black tea is rich in compounds called flavonoids. These flavonoids, or pigments, contain antioxidant properties shown to reduce the risk of conditions such as heart disease and cancer.
Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Powerful substances called polyphenols and flavonoids, found in black teas such as orange pekoe, are linked to reduced risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, according to Harvard School of Public Health. An article published in "The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews" in June of 2013 noted that there is increasing evidence that black tea helps reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Studies found black tea significantly reduced harmful low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and blood pressure.