Guest’s Culture of Drinking Tea
In Indonesia, tea plays an important role in social relations among people. The most appropriate way host can treat their guests is to offer them a cup or glass of tea.
Besides this cultural use, Catechin Anti-oxidant of tea can also decrease the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and strengthen the body and immune system.
All the advantages of drinking tea, originate in the tea plant whose Latin’s name is Camillia Sinensis. All the various kinds of tea come from this plant.
The standard ingredients of the “Kepala Djenggot” tea brand produced by Gunung Subur Sejahtera comes from selected tea plantation located 1.250 meters above sea levels. This location is ideal for growing Camillia Sinensis of the highest quality.
At such height, the tea plant grows at the slower rate which increases the taste, aroma, and other aspects of the tea leaf. Only the best tea leaves are harvested to produce our teas.
Benefit of Tea
Tea can help you in maintaining a healthy weight. A 2011 study in the Journal Obesity found that green tea extracts may actually interfere with fat formation in the body. As a side note: green tea extracts should not be confused with bottled green tea drinks that may be full of added sugar. To get green tea extracts, opt for the real deal - boiling water with a good old-fashioned teabag or loose tea!
Made with steamed tea leaves, it has a high concentration of EGCG and has been widely studied. Green tea’s antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
Made with fermented tea leaves, black tea has the highest caffeine content and forms the basis for flavored teas like chai, along with some instant teas. Studies have shown that black tea may protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke.
Stressed out? A cup of black tea may be just what you need. One study found that black tea actually helped in reducing levels of the stress hormones in study participants. The fun does not stop there - black tea showed yet another benefit related to stress: blood pressure. As stress goes up, blood pressure does too, putting us at risk for developing a heart attack or stroke. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that six months of black tea consumption lowered systolic blood pressure.
Uncured and unfermented. One study showed that white tea has the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas.
White tea can help you look younger! White tea has a very high polyphenol count (that means it’s really good for you), which deliver fabulously gorgeous benefits! A recent study demonstrated that tea drinkers may have already found their fountain of youth - in their mug! In the study, extracts in white tea inhibited wrinkle production by strengthening elastin and collagen - two important factors in your chances of developing what both men and women fear the most - fine lines and wrinkles. White tea can keep your joints younger too according to this 2011 study.
Tea in Tradition
Enjoying Tea Ceremony Traditions from Indonesia and Different Countries
The tradition of serving the tea is part of the cultural wealth that includes rituals and ordinances of presenting tea in accordance with diversity value of each culture. Some cultures even has a high value one example tea sommelier needs not only knowledge but also skills in selecting and using tools.
History of tea originated approximately in 2737 BC during the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung. Tea as beverages dish for kings and aristocrats in the past.
Use cups & small spoons in the ordinances that is to be gently stirred & then placed at the edge of a small plate as a saucer.
The tradition of serving tea from Solo region. The presentation uses a pot. The tea is then filtered and served in a tin cup.
The tradition of serving tea from Moroccan. The head of the family must serve guests in his home.
The tradition of serving tea from Tegal. The presentation uses small jug (clay pot). Tea is served in small clay cups.
The tradition of serving tea from Russia. The tea presentation does not use sugar, but sweet jam.
The tradition of serving tea from Minangkabau region. The presentation uses whipped egg until smooth then mixed with tea.