Jason Winters Green Herbal Tea Bags (GHT)™ Antioxidant
Green Tea is a wonderful gift from mother earth that has been used
in Asia for over 4,000 years. Once reserved for emperors, Asian Green
tea has now been discovered by the modern world and is available for
all of those who have the wisdom to seek it.
Brewing Instructions: Place one tea bag in a cup of hot
water and steep for 1-2 minutes. Agitate as desired to make stronger
tea. One teabag will make up to 3 cups of tea. To ensure a stronger
and more consistent tea, we have developed a proprietary method of
pre-brewing our green tea, by extracting the herbs and spraying the
concentrate onto a base of natural green tea.
Contains: Green Tea Leaf, Red Clover Tops, Indian Sage Leaf and Herbalene® Blend
(special spice). Contains naturally occurring caffeine.
Available in 4 oz. bulk or 30 count tea bags
The Many Potential Benefits Of Green Tea
The modern world has discovered the many benefits of Green Tea. For
centuries, this lightly processed "gift from mother earth" has
been the esteemed drink of emperors. Sir Jason Winters calls this superior
blend of green tea "Chao Phrya Tea," named after the mighty
river upon which the tea barges always sailed. Chao Phrya means "the
river of the kings," and villagers in the river valley say their
special Green Tea is "as emerald as the mountains rising in early
The ancients were right! Modern science has now revealed that Green
Tea contains powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial activity and other
health promoting properties. Discover the wisdom of the ancients and
drink Green Tea for good health.
Sir Jason Winters' Green Tea is considered the finest that
can be found!
Research Shows Green Tea may have the following effects on the human
May Enhance Health
The Japanese custom of drinking green tea came from China about 800
AD. Monks who went to China to study Buddhism, returned to Japan bringing
tea with them as a medicinal beverage. In the Kamakura era (1191-1333)
the monk Eisai stressed the beneficial effects of tea in his book Maintaining
health by drinking tea (1211).Tea has a miraculous power to prolong
life. In recent research into green tea, results show its potential power in
May Help Prevent Cancer
The death rate from cancer is significantly lower
for both women & men
in Japan. In the Shizuoka region which accounts for 87% of Japanese
green tea production, where green tea is the main beverage, people
consume as much as 5-6 cups daily. This suggests that the main ingredients
of green tea tannin, catechin, in sufficient amounts lowers the Standardized
Mortality Rate for stomach cancer. The National Cancer Institute in
Tokyo has demonstrated that catechin lowers the incidence of cancer.
The research of Prof. Shu-Jun Cheng (Cancer Institute in Beijing),
demonstrates that administration of green tea extract reduced the incidence
of cancer to less than 50%. We do not yet fully understand the mechanism
underlying the generation of cancer. But in the "two-stage theory
of cancer development", activates cancer, it is argued that an "initiator" first
damages DNA in the cell rendering it subject to cancer, until a "promoter" activates
cancer, leading to the actual growth of malignancy. Frequent drinking
of strong green tea may reduce both "initiator" and "promoter".
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May Restrict Blood Cholesterol
High cholesterol is associated with a wide range of
diseases in adults. But there are two types of cholesterol, one is "bad" cholesterol
(LDL & VLDL), and heavy accumulation of these in tissues can lead
to atherosclerosis which can cause myocardial infarction and cerebral
infarction, the other is good cholesterol (HDL) that prevents accumulation
of excessive "bad" cholesterol. Prof. Muramatsu has demonstrated
that green tea catechin restricts the excessive buildup of cholesterol.
Dr. Goto reported a similar result: green tea catechin acts to limit
excessive blood cholesterol.
K.Muramatsu and Y. Hara. J.Nutation. Sci. Vitaminol (1986). K.Gote,
S. Kanaya and Y. Hara Prof. of the International Sym. On Tea Science.
(Shizuoka, Japan; August, 1991)
May Control High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a serious burden on the vascular
system. Atherosclerosis will precipitate heart disease, stroke and
other cardiovascular diseases. A chemical called angiotensin II plays
a harmful role in high blood pressure and is connected to hypertension
and to arterial stenosis of the kidneys. Another enzyme called Angiotensin
Converting Enzyme (ACE) changes angiotensin II which is an extremely
strong vascular constrictor and leads to high blood pressure. Dr.
Hara has shown that green tea catechin impedes the action of "ACE" and
suppresses production of angiotensin II. He has also demonstrated
that the administration of catechin to mice with Spontaneously Hypertensive
Rate (SHR) can reduce high blood pressure. Results of his experiments
indicate that daily consumption of greentea catechin has the ability
to prevent a rise in blood pressure. Y. Hara, T. Matsuzaki and T.
Suzuki, Nippon Nogeikagaku Kaishi
May Lower Blood Sugar
About 60 years ago, Dr. Minowada of Kyoto University noticed that
sugar in the urine of hospitalized diabetes patients fell markedly
during periods when they participated in the Tea Ceremony. He reported
that green tea had the capability of lowering blood sugar. Unfortunately
this important report was ignored, but in recent years Japan once again
has shown a heightened interest in diabetes and in the ability of green
tea to reduce blood sugar. The sugars and carbohydrates in our food
are digested mainly in the duodenum, where they are converted to glucose
and then absorbed into the blood. The agent that regulates the intake
of blood sugar into tissues is insulin. Diabetes is characterized by
insufficient secretion or improper functioning of insulin, which hinders
the proper absorption of glucose into tissues and leads to a high concentration
of blood sugar that must eventually be excreted into urine. If this
high concentration of blood sugar continues for a long period, it will
affect the vascular system and cause serious diseases including arteriosclerosis
and retinal hemorrhages. Dr. Y. Hara and Dr. M. Shimizu have demonstrated
that green tea catechin has an ability to lower blood sugar, and polysaccharides
in green tea possess the same ability.
H. Asai, Y. Ogawa, Y. Hara and K. Nakamura, Kiso to Rinsshyo, (1987).
M. Shimizu et al, Yakugaku Zatshi, (1988)
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May Suppress Aging
Oxygen has two aspects, one beneficial and one harmful. It plays a
key role in metabolism, but can also be an unhealthful agent. As a
free radical, oxygen in the body can oxidize cell membranes, which
will damage DNA and the lipids (fats). This can lead to diseases like
cancer, cardio-vascular disease and diabetes. Lipid peroxide created
by lipids ( fats) combined with oxygen tends to accumulate in the body
and create aging pigmentation. One way to slow aging is to prevent
the production of active oxygen and lipid peroxide in the body. Consumption
of antioxidants such as vitamins E and C promises longer life. We already
know that green tea is rich in vitamins E and C. In addition, Prof.
Okuda has demonstrated that catechin in green tea is a far stronger
antioxidant than vitamin E (about 20 times stronger) Prof. T. Okada
et al., Chem. Pharm. Bull (1983)
Refresh The Body
Green tea caffeine taken in proper quantity stimulates every organ
in the body. A cup of green tea will help clear a dull mind in the
morning. It is also thought that small amount of caffeine present in
a normal serving of green tea (9 mg of caffeine) can stimulate the
skeletal muscles and facilitate muscular contraction. It is quite refreshing
to have a cup of green tea in the middle of work, and we find it noteworthy
that there is new scientific support for such old customs as the afternoon
tea ritual. The caffeine in green tea is mostly extracted in the process
of drying leaves. Green tea caffein combines with catechin in the brewing
water, and is rather milder than other caffeine-containing beverages.
Even so, for those people who are sensitive to caffeine, it is safer
for to drink weak green tea.
May Deter Food Poisoning
It has long been known that green tea deters food poisoning and has
the ability to kill bacteria. Consumption of strong green tea is often
recommended as a treatment for diarrhea. Dr. Y. Hara has shown in his
research that green tea catechin is a powerful sterilizing agent for
many types of bacteria that cause food poisoning. He found that a Minimum
Inhibitory Concentration (MIC ppm) of catechin, able to inhibit the
growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, clostridium
peifringens, Bacillus cereus, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Aeromonas sobria
and Clostridium botulimum, is present in green tea. In addition to
this evidence, Prof. Shimamura has reported that green tea is a strong
sterilizer for cholera Vibrio and has a strong anti toxic effect on
toxins produced by bacteria other than cholera. These results, indicating
the antibacterial function of green tea catechin, suggest its effectiveness
in preventing food poisoning. Y. Hara and T. Ishibami, Nippon Shokuhin
Kogyo Gakkaishi, (1989). Shimamura et al., Japan f Bacteriol. (1989).
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May Prevent And Treat Skin Disease
As a treatment for athlete's foot, soaking in green tea has been successful.
In hospital experiments using a green tea bath shows promising results
in treating bed sores and skin disease.
May Stop Cavities
Dentistry has improved greatly in the past few years. By the end of
the 19th century, it was determined that cavities are caused by cariogenic
bacteria. Briefly, the mechanism of cavity production is as follows:
cariogenic bacteria create glucan and glucan create plaque. Next, they
feed on sugar to generate acids such as lactic acid in the plaque.
Experiments of Dr. Hattori show that green tea catechin can suppress
the process of glucosyl transferase by cariogenic bacteria to produce
glucan. Other experiments by Dr. Sakanaka have verified that green
tea catechin can destroy cariogenic bacteria. It has been known for
some time that small amounts of fluorine can strengthen teeth and help
prevent cavities. For this reason, many cities add fluorine to their
drinking water. Green tea contains natural fluorine and is thought
to aid in the reduction of cavities in school children.
Dr. M Hattori et al., Chem. Bull., (1990). Dr. S. Sakanaka et al.,
Agrec. Biol. Chem., (1989).
May Fight Viruses
Dr. Okada has noted that tobacco growers use an exudate of green tea
to prevent crop damage by the tobacco mosaic virus, and verified that
green tea catechin suppresses the growth of this virus. In addition,
Prof. Shimamura has determined that green tea catechin and theaflavin
(an oxidized from of catechin) present in black tea, have a strong
effect on the influenza virus. It is also thought that the anti viral
capability of green tea catechin may have some beneficial effect on
the AIDS virus, which is now the world's most feared infectious disease.
Dr. Nakane and Dr. Ono at Aichi Cancer Institute have suggested the
green tea catechin can inhibit the activity of the AIDS virus in laboratory
tests, although this research is just in its nascent stage. Dr. Okada,
Chagyo Kenkyu Hokoku, (1978). Prof. T. Shimamura et al., Lett. APPI.
Microbial., (1990). Dr. H. Nakane and Dr. K. Ono, Biochemistry, (1990).
May Act As A Bio-Regulatory Food
Discussions of food normally focus on nutrition and
flavor. However, recently more attention is being paid to the role
of food in bio-regulating functions. Foods that possess this regulatory
function are called " bio-
regulatory functional food ". According to Dr. Inaba, who classifies
food by his " bio-regulatory functional food table ", green
tea possesses the following functions : it has a bio-defensive function
by preventing cancer through strengthing the immune system, it has
a disease-preventing function, by preventing high blood pressure or
diabetes, a disease-recovery function by inhibiting the rise of cholesterol,
a physical rhythm-controlling function by stimulating the central nervous
system with caffeine, and an aging-suppressing function by providing
the body with antioxidants. Therefore, green tea is rich as a bio-regulatory
food and has become a popular beverage among the new health conscious
generation. It has been in use since its introduction to Japan centuries
ago, now modern research has finally started to remove the veil concerning
its many positive qualities. Green tea is truly a" miraculous
medicine " with an extraordinary power to prolong life. Dr. H.
Inaba, Food Chemicals. ( No 11) 32 (1988).
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Tea expert Douglas Balentine, PhD, manager of beverage research for
Lipton Co., emphasizes that so far research suggests benefits from
- In many studies, Green Tea drinkers appear to enjoy
better health. In a study in China, for example, tea drinkers had
about 60% less cancer of the esophagus. Among 35,000-plus women in
Iowa, those who drank at least 2 cups of tea a day had 60% less kidney
and bladder cancer
and 32% less cancer of the esophagus and colon.
- In numerous animal and test-tube studies, compounds
in Green Tea called catechins have been effective against a broad
spectrum of cancers -- including skin cancer.
- Dr. Mitscher found that one catechin, EGCG, was 100
times more potent than vitamin C and 25 times more potent than vitamin
- Green Tea drinkers in the Netherlands had half the
risk of fatal heart attacks. Experts credit compounds in tea called
flavonoids that stop blood platelets from forming clots, much as
A Veggie You Can Drink?
Since tea comes from a plant, think of a glass of tea as a kind of
vegetable broth -- a very powerful vegetable broth. According to
studies at Tufts University in Boston, one cup of green or black
tea has more antioxidant power against the most common type of free
radical in your body (the peroxyl radical) than 1/2 cup serving of
broccoli, carrots, spinach, or strawberries.
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