Monday, 30 August 2010

Healthy Teas - Part 2

Now here comes the young leaves of barley part... I was very tickled reading the write-up that came with it. I have typed it here word for word (including selling errors) to preserve the authentic of the language LOL:


Iron - 5 times more than spinach or liver
calcium - 11 times more than milk
pottasium - 55 times more than milk
food fibres - 58 tims more than sweet potato
choline - to strengthen liver. (also for medicine)
vitamin C - 60 times more than apple
vitamin B1 - 30 times more than milk
carotene (vitamin A) - 22 times more than pumpkin
protein - 15 times more than milk
mineral - 18 times more than spinach

Direction to eat

- please take 2-3 tea spoons (1 tea soon is approx. 2g), together, melt with water
- 2~3 times a day. best to supply vitamin, mineral, and SOD, pleas take 3 times a day. please control taking your young leaves of barley, as your body condition,

[if having problems such as hihg blood pressure, fats, born lack, atopic dermatitis,, etc please take 2~3 times more in a day.]

if having diabetes, high cholesterol, fats, dermatitis, please take as a drinking tea.

amount drink = proportion to potency

5g of young leaves of barley/per day = 60g~100g of fresh vegetables

(remarks) if you take more than 20 g a day, some person may seen diarrhoea.

please compare the powder from Japan and general powder (most are from china).

Please try to float both of powder. you will find the difference of melting.

From Fukui Prefecture. Organic Vegetable.

No preservative, sweetening, perfume and colouring.

please drink young leaves of barley as a maintaining health.

so this is how you make it. DISSOLVE the powder in some water than add more water. that's what i think "Please try to float both of powder. you will find the difference of melting." means LOL
DO NOT USE HOT WATER as it destroys some of the nutrients. best enjoyed chilled. it's exactly like powdered green tea (matcha) except it's perfectly caffeine-free so tastes very refreshing without the bitterness that some may not like in matcha. i think this is much better than the veggie powders from Fancl because this is sugar-free. the fancl ones taste very sweet. this is perfectly natural =)

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Healthy Teas - Part 1

I was very excited to see these at Meidiya and after trying one cup each bought one pack each. the one on the right, Rooibos (pronounced "roy-boss" according to the katakana) tea, cost $39 for 50 tetrahedral teabags and the one on the left, powdered young leaves of barley, cost $50 for 300g. My father-in-law introduced rooibos tea to me and shared w me it's health benefits which included anti-oxidant properties, high in SOD (super oxide dismutase), anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and CAFFEIENE-FREE!!! His rooibos tea is from The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, where it originated. Mine are Japanese-grown. Read more detailed Benefits of Rooibos tea here. Apparently, that chao Scruffy, my in-laws' dog (my brother's ex-pet) bathes in rooibos tea -.- cos he has some skin problem and it seemed to alleviate the condition. i guess the phrase "It's a dog's life" has positive connotations if applied to scruffy... lucky dog!

According to the Japanese uncle selling the tea in a mixture of heavily-accented broken English and Japanese hahaha, you just steep one rooibos teabag into 2-3 litres of water (room temperature. DO NOT USE HOT WATER as it destroys some of the nutrients) for at least 10 mins, chill it and you can keep it in the fridge for 2-3 weeks, no problem. i keep for less than a week cos it's so delicious we drink it up quite fast =) i also leave the teabag in the jug, no problem. unlike regular teas, rooibos tea doesn't become "siap siap" even when it's over-infused. it remains as refreshing =) He also mentioned that it's perfectly safe for children and even infants... wow...

have a try! check back in tomorrow for my write-up on the other packet, young leaves of barley =)