What is Tieguanyin tea?
Tieguanyin, also known as Tie Guan Yin, Ti kuan yin, or Iron Goddess, mainly produced in Anxi County, Fujian Province, China, is a famous Chinese oolong tea. Fujian is a major tea producing province and also the cradle of famous tea, such as Lapsang Souchong, Wuyi Rock Tea and Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe). Tieguanyin oolong tea is made from Tieguanyin variety or other tea varieties. The best and most authentic Tieguanyin Oolong tea is produced in Anxi. So we also named it Anxi Tieguanyin. Tieguanyin is also produced in many places in China, but the taste is far less than that of Anxi.
Benefits of drinking Tieguanyin tea
Tieguanyin is oolong tea. It doesn't belong to either green tea or black tea. Oolong tea contains antioxidants, caffeine, amino acids and other substances. You can see the degree of oxidation by looking at the color of the tea leaves and steeping solution. Green and brighter tea indicates low oxidation, whereas the darker the color, the higher the oxidation.Drinking Tieguanyin can effectively regulate cholesterol, prevent cancer, heart disease, dental caries, and blood sugar and strengthen the immune system.
Drinking Tieguanyin tea helps to lose weight. The active ingredients contained in Tieguanyin can also speed up the body's decomposition and metabolism of fat, and regular drinking can significantly reduce weight.
Drinking tea can refresh your mind. You can feel it if you drink tea. Tieguanyin can refresh the brain, and its function is mainly the caffeine in tea. Caffeine has the functions of stimulating the central nervous system, enhancing thinking and improving efficiency. Therefore, after drinking tea, it can refresh mind and improve thinking, relieve fatigue.
According to scientific research, human aging is related to the excessive oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids in the body, and the excessive oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids is related to the action of free radicals. The polyphenolic compounds in Tieguanyin tea can prevent excessive oxidation, and purine alkaloids can indirectly play a role in scavenging free radicals, thereby achieving the purpose of delaying aging.
Prevent dental caries
Our dental diseases are usually divided into two types, one is tooth decay, and the other is periodontitis. Tooth decay, also called tooth decay, is a common and frequently-occurring disease in dentistry. And there are many reasons for the occurrence of dental caries. One of the important reasons is that the teeth are poorly calcified, the texture is not hard enough, and they are easily damaged.
According to research, fluorine can protect teeth. Tie Guan Yin is rich in fluorine. About 40% to 80% of fluoride is dissolved in boiling water, and it is easily combined with the calcium in the teeth to form a layer of calcium fluoride on the surface of the teeth, which plays a role in preventing acid and caries.
The tea polyphenols and vitamins in Tieguanyin can inhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein in the blood. Tea polyphenol compounds can not only lower blood cholesterol, but also significantly improve the ratio of high-density lipoprotein to low-density lipoprotein in the blood.
Medicine research shows that caffeine can relax blood vessels, speed up breathing, lower blood lipids, and has certain effects on preventing and treating coronary heart disease, hypertension, arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The content of Tieguanyin caffeine is also higher.
The main ingredient of wine is alcohol, and a glass of wine contains 10% to 70% alcohol. And Tieguanyin tea polyphenols and ethanol (the main component in wine) cancel each other out, so drinking Tieguanyin can hangover.
Because Tieguanyin contains a kind of phenolic acid, it can precipitate nicotine in tobacco and excrete it from the body. At the same time, the caffeine in Tieguanyin can improve the liver's ability to metabolize drugs, promote blood circulation, excrete nicotine in human blood from urine, and reduce and eliminate the side effects of nicotine.
Sterilize and stop dysentery
There are tea polyphenol compounds in Tieguanyin. After entering the gastrointestinal tract, tea polyphenols can relax the tense function of the intestine and ease the movement of the intestine. At the same time, it can coagulate the intestinal protein, because the bacteria themselves are made of protein. After the tea polyphenol meets the bacterial protein, the bacteria die immediately, which protects the gastrointestinal mucosa, so it has the effect of treating enteritis.
Clear the intestines
Tea is recognized as the best health drink for mankind. As early as in the "Shen Nong's Materia Medica" in the Western Han Dynasty, there was a record of "I tasted many herbal medicines in a day and some are poisonous, when I drank tea, poison was gone". In the 20th century, scientists discovered that there is a mixture of flavonoids in tea, which has sterilization and detoxification effects. Therefore, Tieguanyin has the effect of detoxification, digestion and degreasing.
Medical research shows that Tieguanyin's crude catechin combination has strong antichemical activity, which can eliminate active oxygen molecules in cells, thereby protecting the human body from aging diseases. The content ratio of manganese, iron, fluorine, potassium and sodium in Anxi Tieguanyin is higher than other teas. Among them, the high content of fluorine ranks first among all teas, which has a significant effect on preventing and curing osteoporosis.
Promote brain development
British scientists have discovered that the acidity and alkalinity of the human brain and body fluids are related to IQ. Tea is an alkaline beverage, and Tieguanyin's alkalinity is significant, so regular drinking can adjust the body's acid-base balance and improve people's IQ. In addition, Anxi Tieguanyin in Tieguanyin is rich in vitamins, caffeine, amino acids, minerals, tea polyphenols, etc. These substances are also confirmed by scientific research. They are closely related to brain development and have a good effect on improving human intelligence.
Tieguanyin can prevent the occurrence of diabetes. For diabetic patients, it can reduce blood sugar and urine sugar, and alleviate various main symptoms.
Tieguanyin can protect human hematopoietic function. Tea contains anti-radiation substances, so drinking tea while watching TV can reduce the radiation hazard of TV to the body and protect eyesight. It can be said to serve multiple purposes.
Drinking Tie Guan Yin oolong tea has many good benefits, but it Can't replace medicine. If you are sick or taking medication, remember to follow your doctor's advice.