Scientific Name: Camellia sinensis
Like most variations of Green Tea, the Gunpowder Roast has potential health benefits that can help you pull the trigger on a more rewarding life. Packed full of powerful antioxidants, this delicious blend could considerably increase your metabolism; lower LDL cholesterol levels; help the body burn unwanted fats; cleanse the digestive system from the inside; and provide a much needed energy boost through its natural caffeine content. With such wondrous benefits, it’s easy to see why so many coffee houses are rushing to add green tea selections to their menus.
Hot or iced; with a bowl of cereal or alongside your favorite midnight snack; Green Tea is a refreshing treat any time of day. Plus, since it’s 100% calorie-free, you can always indulge in this flavorful beverage—guilt-free.
Weight Loss Support
Thanks to its unique blend of antioxidants and caffeine, Gunpowder Green Tea is an excellent source of natural energy. Not only do these compounds help to boost metabolic rate, but they also increase the body’s ability to burn off stored fat reserves and improve overall physical performance. As part of a healthy diet, these can lead to an overall reduction in body fat, particularly in the abdominal region.
Gunpowder Green Tea contains compounds known as catechins, which are a type of natural phenol and antioxidant. These have an immunity-boosting effect shown to help kill bacteria and protect against potentially harmful virus, such as influenza. They also lower the risk of infection, particularly in the mouth. This makes Gunpowder Green Tea an especially beneficial ally in the fight against oral ailments like strep throat.
Containing high levels of an amino acid known as L-theanine, Gunpowder Green Tea has the ability to increase dopamine levels in the brain, as well as increase production of alpha brain waves. And when combined with its natural caffeine content, these two components have a synergistic effect that can improve overall brain function. This means an improvement in mood, reaction time, and both long- and short-term memory.
Due to its unique blend of flavonoids, polyphenols, alkaloids, and catechins, Gunpowder Green Tea may be one of the healthiest foods on the market. In addition to the benefits listed above, it can also help prevent heart disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels; ease symptoms of IBS and other inflammatory conditions of the stomach; improve glycemic control and normal blood sugar levels; and protect the eyes from vision loss and oxidative damage.
The recommended dosage is 1 teaspoon per cup of water to be steeped as a tea.
From ceremonies to rituals, Green Tea consumption has been a tradition amongst dynasties, kingdoms, and civilizations throughout time. But, its true origins began in China in 2737 BC, during the reign of Emperor Shennong. Known as a mythical sage and figurehead of Chinese agriculture, it is believed he stumbled upon Green Tea by sheer accident. While traveling one day, a few tea leaves fell into his cup without notice and once he took a sip, he fell in love with its refreshing properties. Returning with several bundles, the beverage became beloved by many throughout the area. As the decades passed, it led more and more people to socialize through formalized tea rituals, as well. These practices spread across Asia and eventually into Europe and the Americas, thanks to trading and merchant routes. Today, Green Tea continues to be revered and enjoyed by millions across the globe.
If stored correctly, our Gunpowder Green Tea has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.