Chinese herbal formulas were once produced entirely as warm teas. These concoctions were often difficult to prepare - with a smell and taste unappetizing to most people. With this in mind, the Chinese began to produce the common "teapill", essentially concentrated active herbal tea in a pill form, which has proven very popular in both China and western countries. Most of the formulas offered by Chinese Herbs Direct are in this teapill format. While most of our formulas are offered as teapills or capsules due to ease of use and/or taste considerations, we do offer a handful of formulas in traditional tea form. These teas do not require special preparation like the teas of old; rather they steep in a cup of hot water similar to regular tea. In addition, these teas tend to have ingredients in them which result in a pleasant-tasting beverage. Many Chinese still consume the bulk of their herbs in tea form because they believe it enhances the body's assimilation of the herbal ingredients.
The soothing and health-promoting properties of Chinese herbal teas have seen their popularity rise dramatically during the last several years. Chinese herbal teas are known to provide relief for many conditions such as the seasonal discomfort, compromised immunity, occasional sleeplessness and stress. Traditionally, Chinese herbalists extracted teas from the Camellia sinensis tea plant. Teas from China tend to have a distinct taste and color as their fermentation processes are different compared to the ones used for Western teas.
Chinese herbal tea blends may provide nourishment to the blood, calm the mind and provide powerful anti-oxidant protection that addressed tension and fatigue without inducing drowsiness. Herbal teas containing Lycium chinensis, Jiao gu lan and Schisandra are great for building immunity and maintaining normal blood sugar. They are also useful in helping support the endocrine system and supporting emotional balance in individuals. Chinese Herbal Teas are the perfect combination of tasting great and being great for your health.
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