Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Goji Berry Tea is a Flavoured Black Tea best known for its refreshing taste and health benefits. The Chinese, Mongolians and Tibetans have used these berries for millennia, noting their ability to improve life in small yet significant ways.
Combine them with the finest Black Tea and you have a match made in heaven. It is one of around 1,000 types of Loose Tea we pack fresh to order.
Botanical Features and History of Goji Berry Leaf Tea
This blend includes its namesake alongside China Black Tea, Orange Peel, Carrot Flakes, Yellow Rosebuds and Safflower Petals. Each ingredient has something unique, indeed extraordinary, to offer.
However, it is the Goji Berries that deserve the most attention. These come from two closely-related plants known botanically as Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense.
Both belong to the boxthorn species of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. They are sometimes called Wolfberry, Chinese Boxthorn, Himalayan Goji, Tibetan Goji, Mede Berry, Barbary Matrimony Vine, Duke of Argyll’s Tea, Murali (India) or Red Medlar.
Perhaps most famous is their reported healing properties, which have a close association with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
What Does Goji Berries Tea Taste Like?
TCM can only take you so far before you start wondering, “What does Goji Berries Tea taste like?” This infusion is a palate pleaser from start to finish, boasting a smooth, sweet, fruity note.
Connoisseurs might also discern tart and sour hints somewhat like cranberry. Then there are the Black Tea leaves, which provide malty nuances. The bottom line is that it is a true delight to the senses.
Does Goji Berry Tea Have Caffeine?
Goji Berry Tea’s caffeine content exists not because of the berries, which are caffeine-free when consumed alone, but the Tea leaves.
Black Tea is the most processed type and, as a result, contains the most amount of caffeine - around 45-mg per 8-oz cup. Should you need extra help getting out of bed in the morning, then, you’ve chosen exceptionally well here.
Goji Berry Tea Calories
Then there is the question of whether it is a beverage to keep you in shape or an indulgent treat reserved for special occasions. The truth is that, in a way, it can be both. While delicious and so seemingly naughty, it has no more than two calories per serving.
That’s great news among those who’re looking to cut down their intake or move away from sugary, fatty soft drinks.
Goji Berry Tea Nutrition
Goji Berries have been recognised as a “superfood.” They contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, which, alongside the blend’s other ingredients, have huge potential.
Constituents include, but are not limited to, Vitamins A, B-2 and C, Iron, Selenium and Polysaccharides. You will find, ultimately, that your new favourite cuppa does more than satisfy your taste buds!
How to Make Goji Berry Leaf Tea
1, Use a Tea Filter or Infuser and fill it with Loose Tea.
2, Position the Tea-filled accessory in your cup.
3, Begin brewing Goji Berry Tea by pouring in freshly boiled water at temperatures of 100°C.
4, Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts smooth, sweet, fruity notes with tart hints and malty nuances.
Goji Berry Tea Benefits
The time has come to explore the abilities of antioxidants and how they contribute to the health benefits of Goji Berry Tea. Antioxidants are a natural form of defence in the body known to combat free radicals, which, in turn, are the product of human oxidation.
Such is the infusion’s capacity to slow oxidative stress that it can reduce the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions - and that’s just the beginning.
Goji Berry Tea Weight Loss
Would you believe that Goji Berry Tea benefits appear to extend to your waistline? We’ve already established that it is a low-calorie choice. However, studies go further to indicate that it boosts the metabolism of fat cells.
This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, leading to periods of exercise producing better, perhaps even more noticeable results.
Goji Berry Tea Pregnancy
You can drink Goji Berry Tea during pregnancy so long as you monitor your intake. The reason is its caffeine, a stimulant that should be avoided in large quantities while expecting.
NHS Choices recommends that pregnant women have no more than 200-mg of it daily - the equivalent of around four cups of Tea. The alternative is to have a Herbal Tea deemed safe such as Peppermint or Camomile.