Cucumber and Melon Green Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Cucumber and Melon Green Tea is a Chinese grown Flavoured Green Tea. While its ingredients, at first, may not seem obvious pairings, you’ll soon find out that they are when brewed together in this delicious, wholesome, flavoursome and yes, awesome beverage. Cucumber and Melon Green Tea is, and rightfully so, one of our most popular Flavoured Green Teas. It likewise makes an excellent Iced Tea in the summer. Best of all, there are health benefits to be had from consuming Cucumber and Melon Green Tea, and all Green Teas!
According to the latest scientific research, the frequent consumption of Green Tea can afford protection against harmful free radicals in the body, which are the product of natural, though potentially destructive, human oxidation. By neutralising free radicals in the body, Cucumber and Melon Green Tea can improve cardiovascular health, enhance cognitive function, boost the metabolism, support the immunes system and reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes.
Other studies have even gone as far as to suggest that the frequent consumption of Green Tea can protect against certain types of cancer. While many of these benefits remain unconfirmed as of present, the potential is nearly endless. However, for most people who choose Cucumber and Melon Green Tea, it’s to do with taste. This beverage boasts a smooth, vegetal flavour with an air of sweetness.
It is almost surprising to find out that Cucumber and Melon Green Tea is a new invention. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we can’t help but wonder why no one thought of it before! However, while this particular blend is new, it belongs to a long history of flavouring Tea, a history that dates back thousands of years, perhaps even to the time of Tea’s first discovery. Herbs and spices were, around 5,000 years ago, a common ingredient added, we have a wide Selection of Flavoured Green Teas.
Today, little has changed. But over the course of many centuries, many societies have experimented with the flavouring of Tea, regardless of type, giving rise to beverages such as our very own Cucumber and Melon Green Tea. It’s been a long journey but has been worth it.
But this journey has not yet come to its end. The Tea Industry of the 21st Century has not only experienced an increase in the popularity of Flavoured Teas but also witnessed increased demand from health-conscious consumers. We now know that Green Tea, and all Teas, can improve our everyday way of life. So, what can Cucumber and Melon Green Tea do for you, in particular? Read on and find out more information in our Health Benefits section below.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend serving this Tea without any additions to best enjoy its flavour.
Tasting Notes: Sweet, fruity, fresh and grassy - these are just a few of the words used to describe our Cucumber and Melon Green Tea, with the main one being “delicious”!
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Cucumber and Melon Green Tea can lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. According to the American Heart Association, optimal total cholesterol levels should be lower than 200 mg/dL, and “bad” cholesterol levels should not exceed 100 mg/DL. Higher levels than this increase one’s risk of heart disease and stroke, which are two of the world’s most prominent causes of death.
Meanwhile, studies have suggested that the polyphenols found in any Green Tea - including, of course, Cucumber and Melon Green Tea - can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and boost high-density lipoprotein. Lipoprotein can sweep away bad cholesterol from vital arteries which, in turn, stops arteries from getting as clogged.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon