Kuding Tea Benefits

Kuding tea is a traditional Chinese tea which is made from leaves of Holly plants. These leaves are twisted together to some special elongated shape like a nail. Most tea lovers need only three leaves to achieve the desired taste. Kuding tea has many medicinal effects for human body. Although this type of tea has a very bitter taste, there are lots of people drinking it for its health benefits rather than taste. One of the benefits of this tea is that it is capable of lowering the blood pressure. It is able to increase blood circulation which can help reduce the potential inflammation in various parts of the body as well.

Kuding tea is also believed to have the ability to control the body weight. Many people believed that it is an effective way to help lose weight and it is also helpful to maintaining a healthy weight. Although there is no scientific evidence to support this claim, some people also use this tea for the cure of some disorders like cold or flu. It is considered that it is able to get rid of excessive phlegm and the antioxidants contained in kuding tea contains can also help your body for the detox process.

Like most teas, kuding tea contains some caffeine. Maybe this is the only disadvantage for this type of drink apart from bitterness. Kuding tea leaves can be steeped for several times and it i recommended to reduce the amount of tea leaves to one or two if it is the first time of drinking this tea. Doing this can help reduce bitterness and make it more acceptable for most people. The water for this tea must be boiling water and you should choose some high-quality water such as mineral water, spring water and purified water for the steeping as well. Regarding the tea set, some good options include porcelain or earthenware ones.

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