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Liquid Green Tea: A Sri Lankan Innovation

On the surface it probably seems like liquid green tea products like ours are an exciting new innovation. After all, being able to make a great cup of tea just by adding water probably isn’t something you’ve experienced before.

But far from being a new-age trend, liquid green tea has been an important staple of one of the most important tea-drinking cultures for centuries. And chances are, you won’t have heard about it. So here’s what you need to know.

Green tea from Sri Lanka

To say Sri Lanka is a country fairly big on their tea would be an understatement of fairly totemic proportions. In fact, it’s the world’s second largest tea exporter, just a nudge behind China. For contrast, it’s worth remembering that China’s population is about sixty times the size of Sri Lanka. So it’s fair to say that their contribution is fairly disproportionate.

Sri Lanka, or Ceylon, as it was known under the British Empire, has been more traditionally associated with black tea than green. And true – whilst they make, drink and export significantly more black tea – a proud tradition in green tea cultivation remains an important part of the country’s history as well. In fact, the tea has been produced in Sri Lanka since the earliest records of tea itself.

Ceylon liquid green tea

Our liquid green tea sachets are based on an ancient Sri Lankan tradition of green tea consumption. We think there’s no finer country in the world from which to source our tea. In fact, we don’t just get our tea from there – we work closely with native specialists to make sure only the finest Sri Lankan tea leaves make their way into your sachet.

Made from Camellia Sinesis leaves, our liquid tea combines the best parts of modern convenience with the ancient tradition of Sri Lankan tea drinking. There’s never been a more convenient time to get all the great taste and health benefits of green tea into your diet today.

Interested? Have a look over our entire range today.

 

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What Are the Polyphenols in Green Tea?

You may have heard about ‘polyphenols’ – one of those many-syllabled health words that gets thrown around meaning ‘something that’s good for you’. Well as it turns out green tea is absolutely full of them, so we thought we’d take a moment to tell you all about polyphenols and why they’re yet another reason it’s worth getting a daily dose of green tea into your diet.

What’s a polyphenol?

Polyphenols are a type of healthy natural compound that occur in a whole range of things you’d expect to have in your diet every day. As well as green tea, they appear in olives, apples, spinach and celery.

There is a whole range of different types of polyphenols. The ones in green tea, and in fact one of the most important, are catechins.

Why are polyphenols in green tea so good for you?

Research shows that the specific catechins in green tea could improve your health in a whole range of different ways. Here are just a few examples:

Beneficial against obesity and type II diabetes

Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea show promising signs of protecting against the damage of obesity and type II diabetes, as well as the risk of developing coronary disease.

Helps metabolic processes

There’s also some compelling evidence to suggest that drinking green tea every day can have a beneficial impact on your metabolism – even going so far as to protect against metabolic syndrome.

Could help protect against cancer

The jury’s still very much out on this one, but studies suggest that drinking regular green tea can help decrease your likelihood of developing cancer. Even if there’s a small chance of green tea keeping you cancer free – that seems like a pretty good reason to incorporate it into your diet to us.

If you want to get more polyphenols in your life, then getting your hands on some Innova Green green tea sachets is a pretty quick and easy way of doing it. Have a look through our range right here and get yours today.

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It’s Revolutionary, Green Tea in a Sachet

Announcing the launch of Innova Green’s amazing new green tea sachets – transforming the way people prepare tea, forever.

If you’ve ever attempted to prepare a green tea you’ll know just how difficult it can be – choosing just the right leaves, heating the water to exactly the right temperature, steeping for just the right length of time, and, due to the delicacy of the process, if you get any element just a little bit off the results are undrinkable. It’s this time and complexity that has deterred all but the most dedicated from drinking green tea regularly, which is a real shame because not only does it taste delicious, but countless studies have been undertaken in an attempt to prove the many health and wellness benefits this tea affords its drinkers.

Innova Green’s green tea sachets have changed all that, making it quick and easy to prepare the perfect green tea in moments not minutes, no matter where you are.

Take a one-thousand-year-old recipe for the perfect green tea, add the very best minds in the business, a state of the art manufacturing facility, and an innovative mindset and you have a revolutionary new way to make tea.

In each of our sachets is the liquid essence of the finest green tea leaves, prepared for you so all you need to do is to tear open the sachet, pour its contents into warm or cold water – yes you can drink our green tea cold for the first time – and enjoy the subtle flavours of the most fabulous green tea immediately.

Innova Green’s green tea sachets can be bought in boxes of 15 for the home, the office or to take with you wherever you wish to enjoy your tea, or they can be bought in bulk should you wish for your airline, hotel, restaurant or teashop to serve the very best to its patrons, guests or passengers.

To find out what all the fuss is about, go to our Product page and sample the flavours of green tea perfection in an instant.

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Fact or Myth – Can Green Tea Cure Cancer?

For over 1,300 years’ the far eastern delicacy that is green tea has been enjoyed by royalty and commoner alike. It is a drink that is steeped in history and ritual, remaining unchanged in many ways until modern times. Today a multitude of green tea varieties are grown across Asia and enjoyed around the globe, and with its blossoming popularity have come health claims, some reasonable, some wildly unlikely, that suggest green tea can do anything from lowering cholesterol to irradiating cancer. But, in a world awash with theory and light on facts, what’s the truth behind the wellness benefits of green tea?

According to online medical knowledgebase WebMD there is indeed research to support the claims that green tea can:

  • Improve blood flow
  • Lower cholesterol
  • And help prevent a whole range of heart-related issues including congestive heart failure

Apparently, it’s the Catechins, or antioxidants that may be preventing cell damage, promote healthy blood vessels, and ‘help protect against the damage a high fat diet can cause’.

Other studies have shown that green tea can also:

  • Improve the memory area of the brain
  • Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • And stabilise blood sugar levels in those with diabetes

Claims have been made about green tea’s impact on cancer, and while this may seem an unlikely suggestion, studies have apparently been mixed in their agreement with this statement.

Once again, according to WebMD, there are some studies, incomplete as they may be at present, that suggest green tea does promote healthy cell growth and may even play a part in destroying cancer cells, though I repeat, this is early stage research.

The NHS Choices website says that the Chinese used green tea for medicinal purposes for centuries to treat headaches, depression and many other ailments, and, as well as antioxidants, they also say green tea contains vitamin B, folic acid, potassium, caffeine, manganese and magnesium.

As for green tea’s cancer fighting ability, it says that a 2009 review of 51 studies concluded that evidence was weak, but a 2015 study (conducted by researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in the US) looking at one of the compounds found in green tea when combined with an anti-cancer drug called Herceptin and it reported promising initial results.

So, does green tea cure cancer? Well, the jury is still out there, but we’d say a strong ‘maybe’ is a fair conclusion. Watch this space for more information, and in the meantime, why not cover all your bases and consider green tea to be, at the very least, a soothing, relaxing, delectable drink to enjoy morning noon and night, and if it’s health benefits turn out to be real then that’s a really positive bonus.