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Green tea has long-range benefits, especially if taken daily throughout a lifetime. Although there are no documented studies of the effects of green tea on hair and nails, it wouldn't be a surprise if green tea has somehow contributed to your longer and stronger hair and nails because green tea has all the powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals needed for longer and stronger hair and nails.

Tea People's flavoured teas can include white, green or black. They are often scented with flowers or flavoured with concentrated extracts from fruit, herbs or spices or blended with the same. Some of the blended or infused ingredients contain rose petals, jasmine blossom, mint, rose hips, hibiscus, calendula petals and cornflowers. Dried fruits and Essential oils from fruits such as vanilla, bergamot orange and lemon are also often added.

The difference is black tea is allowed to ferment in the drying process. Like a leaf at the bottom of a pond if left it will turn black. Green tea is not allowed to ferment. An Oolong ferments but not as long as a black tea therefore is almost a cross between a black and a green tea.

Use the search window to find your tea by keyword, or click on the category list on the left side of the screen and a list of those teas will come up.

Hundreds of different herbs have been used in beverages. These are sometimes called herbal teas. Tea professionals and connoisseurs usually prefer to restrict the name 'Tea' to real tea, so you may see the following names used as well: A) 'Herbal infusion', which simply means a drink made by steeping an herb in hot water. (Tea itself is an infusion of tea leaves.) B) 'Tisane' [pronounced tee-ZAHN], which in French means any herbal drink. Some common herbs that are used as tisanes are peppermint, chamomile, rose hips, lemon verbena, and fennel. A number of companies specialize in producing herbal blends. Many tea companies also sell tisanes. Some exaggerated claims have been made for the medicinal properties of herbal infusions. Even so, some herbs do have generally recognized benefits. For instance, rose hips contain vitamin C; chamomile helps many people relax; and peppermint has a noticeable soothing effect on the stomach. Herbs can also cause problems. Chamomile, for example, can cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to ragweed.

While the FDA maintains any herbal product to be a commonly consumed food product and designates any herbal benefits to be that of an herbal.

Making iced tea varies depending on how strong you would like your iced tea to taste and how big your pitcher is. As a general guideline please utilize the following recipe: Add 4 cups of freshly boiled water to 7 tea bags Brew for 5 minutes Remove tea bags and add 4 cups of cold water Sweeten if desired and serve over ice.