15 Reasons to Drink Ginger Tea

Spring is finally here, and it’s important to start detoxing after winter! Between the over-indulging over the holidays, and the stress that our immune system endures from fighting off colds & viruses…our bodies are in need is some natural TLC!

Ginger tea has been used in traditional herbal medicine for over 2,000 years to treat many types of illnesses such as, improving digestion, relieving aches & pains, improving blood circulation, warding off colds & much more!

Ginger tea to is great to incorporate into your daily life for those of you looking to detox & improve your overall health. It’s warm, spicy & soothing flavors will have you feeling healthier and renewed in no time!


  1. Increases metabolism
  2. Relieves migraines
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. Promotes detox
  5. Natural appetite suppressant
  6. Improves fat digestion & absorption
  7. Aids indigestion & heartburn
  8. Anti-Inflammatory
  9. Antioxidant rich
  10. Vitamin C rich
  11. Naturally anti-bacterial & antiseptic
  12. Clears complexion
  13. Relieves nausea
  14. Improves circulation
  15. Relieves menstrual discomfort

We offer a lovely selection of organic ginger teas at The Green Teahouse like:

  1. GINGER LIME  – South African green rooibos tea, ginger, lemongrass, licorice root, lime & tangerine oil
Ginger Lime Rooibos
  1. GINGER PU-ERH  – Pu-erh tea, ginger root, orange peel, goji berries, lemongrass & lemon verbena
Ginger Pu-erh
  1. TANGERINE GINGER  – Ginger, licorice root, orange peel, hibiscus, rosehips, schizandra berry, tangerine & orange oils
Tangerine Ginger

If you’re looking to add some caffeine to these teas we recommend blending Ginger Lime with Matcha, Jade Green, or Starfruit Green. And Tangerine Ginger with Wuyi Oolong, Golden Mango, Peach Oolong or Coconut Spring  green tea.

Visit us in-stores or online to shop & enjoy a cup of ginger tea!



Matcha – Making It’s Mark in 2016

Enjoy this lovely article from Bordeaux Nutrition & learn about the magic of Matcha! Thanks again for visiting.

The Nutrition Grapevine™

Written by Jacqui Campbell, MS, RD, CDN

Ellie Krieger, dietitian and columnist for The Washington Post shared her predictions for five healthy foods that will make their mark on 2016 with her top food being matcha.

matcha-tea-leaves-and-powderMatcha is stone ground green tea. Instead of steeping green tea leaves like regular green tea, the whole leaves are ground into a fine powder and mixed with water to make matcha drinks. In addition to the preparation being different, there are differences in the growing and harvesting of the tea leaves which produces significantly greater health benefits.

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Infuse Your Life with Health

With the beginning of a new year many of us are looking for a fresh & healthy start. If your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle, drinking tea is great place to start.  There are many different types of loose leaf teas that can help with detoxing, weight-loss, boosting immune system & more. The guide below will help you choose which teas are right for you. Enjoy!

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“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward,” – Chinese Proverb


OOLONG TEA: (15-25% caffeine)

  • Boosts Metabolism – increases process of lipolysis which allows body to burn more fat
  • Lowers Cholesterol – contains properties that lower triglycerides
  • Combats free radicals – slows down aging process
  • Improves oral health – inhibits growth of bacteria & fights tooth decay
  • Detoxing/Improves digestion – rich in antioxidant polyphenol which lowers risk of diabetes, detoxifies, & aids digestion

GREEN TEA: (10-20% caffeine)

  • Improves exercise endurance – catechins in green tea make the body use carbohydrates at a slower rate allowing you to workout longer
  • Reduces fat – polyphenols help the body dissolve excess fat
  • Boosts metabolism – Epigallocatechin (potent antioxidant) stimulates metabolism & increases weight loss process
  • Reduces stress – amino acid theanine provides relaxing & tranquilizing effect on nerves
  • Regulates Insulin – inhibits the movement of glucose in fat cells & prevents sharp increase in insulin levels

PU-ERH TEA: (‘poo-air’) (3-8% caffeine)

  • Detoxing  – compounds produced from puerh tea’s fermentation process remove toxins from the bloodstream
  • Aids Digestion – increases healthy bacteria flora in the stomach & intestines *A great tea to have after heavy meals*
  • Aids Weight Loss  – suppresses fatty acid synthesis & blocks body from producing more fat
  • Cleansing – enhances level of hormone sensitive lipase (HSL) which is an enzyme that unlocks & empties fatty cells
  • Lowers Cholesterol – lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) & increases HDL (good cholesterol)

WHITE TEA: (1-5% caffeine)

  • Antioxidant Rich – white tea is dried naturally in sunlight which makes it rich in polyphenols
  •  Aids Weight Loss – simultaneously increases the breakdown of fat & blocks formation of fatty cells, & helps liver turn fat into energy
  • Boosts Immune System – contains anti-viral & anti-bacterial properties

BLACK TEA: (5-15% caffeine)

  • Improves Cardiovascular Health – the flavonoids prevent damage to blood stream, prevents blood clots, & lowers risk of heart disease
  • Stimulates Nervous System – its lower amount of caffeine promote blood flow to brain, improve mental awareness & concentration
  • Aids Digestion – the tannins in black tea combat gastric & intestinal illness, and reduce intestinal inflammation

ROOIBOS TEA: (caffeine free)

  • Relieves Stress & Tension – contains naturally soothing properties that promote relaxation, & improve quality of sleep
  • Nutrient Rich – rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, & iron
  • Anti-Inflammatory – rich in polyphenol antioxidants which fight free radicals, & have natural anti-inflammatory properties

If you are seeking to live a healthier lifestyle this year, incorporating tea into your daily routine is extremely beneficial. Tea has been used for centuries as a natural way to promote health & wellness. Infuse your life with the benefits of tea!






Fight Cancer with Matcha

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Matcha is an antioxidant powerhouse. When you drink Matcha you are ingesting the entire green tea leaf, so you receive 100% of the tea’s health benefits. One cup of Matcha has 10 times the antioxidants of regular green tea.

Matcha is packed with cancer fighting EGCGs (epigallocatechin 3-gallate). EGCG, is the catechin with the most cancer fighting properties, and it’s only found in green tea! This powerful anti-carcinogen makes up 60% of the catechin content of Matcha. It has 3 times more EGCGs than regular green tea.

Recent clinical studies suggest that EGCG plays a crucial role in cancer prevention. Researchers believe:

  • EGCG (found only in green tea) significantly restricts tumor growth
  • Matcha catechins kill cancer cells & stop their development
  • Drinking green tea decreases women’s risk of breast cancer

Shop In-stores & Online for Organic Grade A Matcha!

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Matcha Power: The Perfect Pre-Workout Drink

Featured: Organic Matcha Banana Smoothie (dairy free)
Featured: Organic Matcha Banana Smoothie (dairy free)

Looking for a natural pre-workout energy drink? Then you should try Matcha! Matcha is the entire gyokuro green tea leaf ground into a fine powder. It has 10 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, it will boost your metabolism & immune system, and it contains cancer fighter properties as well.


  1. It enhances the body’s resting metabolic rate & fat burning rate
  2. Its powerful antioxidants fight exercise induced free radicals that cause inflammation & muscle soreness
  3. Increases endurance during exercise
  4. Increases thermogenesis, the body’s rate of burning calories
  5. Boosts energy levels without the nervous energy or “jittery” effects of coffee
  6. Contains L-theanine, which promotes concentration & clarity of mind

The Green Teahouse Matcha Smoothie Recipe:

1 Organic Banana

1 16 oz cup of ice

1/8 tsp. of Organic Grade A Matcha

1 tbsp. Grade A Honey

4 oz underboiled water

  1. Whisk matcha in 4 oz of hot water until dissolved, then add honey.
  2. Add ice, banana, & matcha to blender.
  3. Blend well & enjoy!