Wu-Yi Tea Company Wu-Yi Acai Powder Tea - 25 Tea Bags
Wu-Yi Acai Power Tea is the perfect blend of extraordinary antioxidants with a slightly sweet aroma for a refreshing tea escape. Acai Power Tea has the powerful blend of green tea, the amazing acai berry from the Amazon and grapeseed extract containing resveratrol, which all have been known to help the body feel renewed while offering enormous health benefits. Wu-Yi have infused this tea with organic extract high in antioxidants. Acai Power Tea contains 4 times the antioxidant level as a regular cup of tea. Potential benefits of drinking this tea may include:
- Restore Vitality
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Increase Metabolism
- Promote Health and Anti-Aging
The Wu-Yi Tea Company is named after the pristine and glorious Wu-Yi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China. Wu-Yi Tea from this region is known to be some of the most sought after and highly regarded tea in the world. Each of Wu-Yi proprietary blends is speifically formulated to aid in your better health and well being Try all of Wu-Yi Teas today to see what fits your lifestyle the best and cheers to your better health!A Quick Lesson on Tea and Health
Wu-Yi Tea is the fastest growing healthy way to diet! The reason behind the popularity? It is an all natural way to lose weight while getting health benefits. How many diets can you say actually gives you health benefits back? Let’s see……none that I can think of. What makes Wu-Yi Tea so healthy? Well it all begins with the almighty tea leaf. Most of the health benefits of tea stem directly from (no pun intended)the camellia sinensis leaf which is loaded with powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants are the same powerful substances that you can find in all kinds of healthy foods including fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The specific antioxidants of Wu-Yi Tea include polyphenols, EGCGs and Catechins.
Let’s get one thing straight. Green tea and Oolong Tea are almost the exact same thing. They are from the exact same plant the camellia sinensis plant. Whether the tea leaf becomes green tea or wu-yi tea (oolong tea) is the amount of fermentation of the tea leaf. Green tea is fermented just a bit less than oolong tea. It is similar to the fermentation of grapes when making wine. There are various typed of white wine depending on the amount of time the same type of white grape is fermented. This is the same type of scenario. Green tea is fermented 5-10% while wu-yi tea or oolong tea is fermented at a rate of 20-50%. So while green tea is thought to have great health benefits, Wu-Yi tea is also loaded with amazing health benefits, including weight loss benefits. As a matter of fact, the little bit of extra fermentation of the wu-yi tea leaf is known to produce even more fat fighting polyphenols than drinking regular green tea. That is why Wu-Yi Tea is better for weight loss than just drinking green tea.
Tea extract has also become the rage for promoting amazing health benefits. Extracts can be standardized for high amounts of polyphenols, which is what the Wu-Yi Tea Company looks for when gathering our ingredients. Not only is all of our Wu-Yi Tea extracts certified organic, but it is standardized for the highest amount of fat fighting polyphenols available period! This extra boost in our one of a kind formula of Original Wu-Yi Tea makes each tea bag almost 4 times as potent as any other tea on the market for weight loss benefits and enormous health benefits! So not only is our Wu-Yi Teas wonderful products for weight loss, you will be getting amazing health benefit:" ":el secure that you are purchasing something that will offer great benefits all around. Wu-Yi Tea Harvesting and Processing
The amazing Chinese slimming tea, Wu-Yi Tea, is some of the very best tea for dieting and health benefits, but do you really know the process of creating that great weight loss aid that is sweeping the nation and becoming one of the most popular diet tea of all time?
The leaves of Wu-Yi Tea begin as thousands of leaves of the camellia sinensis plant on rolling hills and high mountains of the Wu-Yi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China. The moist climate is the perfect setting for wu-yi tea harvesting as the wind from the ocean meets the high altitude of the mountain region. If you have ever seen pictures of the Wu-Yi Mountains where authentic Wu-Yi Tea comes from you will notice the foggy atmosphere that always stays at mountain level making it seem that the mountains are literally up in the skies of the China province.
Across these mountains the people of Wu-Yi Shan Village harvest some of the finest oolong tea in the world. The harvest time for Wu-Yi Tea usually comes in April and then in the autumn, but of course it varies depending on each crop year. A typical tea bush of the camellia sinensis plant will generally produce about three thousand Wu-Yi tea leaves a year. Although that may sound like a lot, you must know that three thousand leaves only make up only about one pound of fully processed Wu-Yi Tea. Most tea farmers are villagers from Mt. Wu-Yi Shan. A popular picking technique of the villagers is to face the hands upwards, hold the stem between the index and middle fingers, then break the stem gently using the thumb. This is the customary way to pick the camellia sinensis leaf which also yields oolong tea, green tea and also black tea.
Once high grade premium Wu-Yi Tea is harvested, the procedssing is always handmade while most other tea is machine made. There are usually 7 stages involved in Wu-Yi Tea production. The most important steps of the process are Wu-Yi Tea leaf selection or harvesting. The next step consists of bruising and slow-baking. Occasionally there is Wu-Yi tea harvested in the autumn which is also known as winter Wu-Yi tea. Wu-Yi Tea leaves consist of mature leaves of one bud with 3 or 4 leaves. Wu-Yi Tea is usually made of tender leaves, thus the higher grade or quality of tea results. That is why the warm moist climate of the WuYi Mountains is the perfect setting for tender wuyi leaf harvesting.
Once Wu-Yi Tea leaves are picked from the camellia sinensis plant or bush as some refer it is as, they are left to cool indoors and then sometimes moved to the outdoors to remove moisture from the sunlight. This is an important step of the process as the level of moisture determines how quickly tea polyphenols oxidize. Sometimes the wu-yi tea leaves are alternated quite a few times between indoors and out as too much sun can cause over-heating. The more the polyphenols the more the weight loss benefits of the Wu-Yi Tea so remember that is a good thing for the tea to have!
As moisture vaporizes in the Wu-Yi Tea leaves, they become soft and lose their natural springiness and vitality. This is not a cause for concern as the later bruising stage allows the wuyi tea leaves to regain their elasticity. The leaves are spread out over usually a bamboo type of table by the hands of the wuyi tea farmers to distribute moisture more evenly. Stirring or moving the wu-yi tea leaves around once again by the tea farmers occurs also at this point which helps with the oxidation process. This can take up to 10 hours of labor from the wu-yi tea farmers and should be seen as a continuation of withering. Further bruising takes place in bamboo baskets where wu-yi tea :" ":d it turn speeds up the oxidation process, encouraging higher polyphenols count for the weight loss tea.
The wu-yi tea leaves are then spread out again over the bamboo table to slow down oxidation and other chemical changes once again. This process is repeated several times from the handpressing of the wu-yi tea leaves to spreading them out to dry. The amount of time and intensity varies depending on the wind speed, temperature, sun or light intensity, and humidity on that particular day of tea processing.
In the final part of this process moisture eventually travels from stems to leaves which causes the wu-yi tea leaves to regain their suppleness. This process ends when wu-yi tea leaf edges start to turn brownish red and tea aroma substances form. Once this occurs the next step involves the bruised wu-yi tea leaves being pan-fried at high heat which kills the enzymes and stops the process of oxidation. This actual part of the wu-yi tea process is called fixation and usually lasts only a brief period of time. The purpose of this “pan frying” is to kill enzymes and stop oxidation of the wu-yi tea leaves. If it lasts too long, the leaves will lose too much moisture and become over processed. This is where the skill of the true wu-yi tea farmer comes into play.
Wu-Yi tea rolling and shaping is the next step of the tea process. This is where the tea farmer applies pressure to roll the wu-yi tea leaves into the desired shape which is usually long and curly for wu-yi tea. Once the Wu-Yi Tea is rolled it is heated and then rolled again. This part of the process is then repeated several times.
In the next step the Wu-Yi Tea is baked in low heat for up to seven hours usually by charcoal. This slow cooking allows the tea to form into its desired tea with the right amount of aroma. Have you ever wonder why wu-yi oolong tea lasts so much longer than green tea? It is the slow baking that allows wu-yi tea to last longer. The slow baking also makes the tea more potent for weight loss benefits and makes it more of a weight loss tea.
During the final stages the wu-yi tea leaves are then sorted and bad parts such as twigs and substandard leaves are removed. Once the tea is sorted and bagged it is then carried down the mountain area for storage in the wu-yi tea houses until it is ready to be bagged in our small tea bags.
Once the Wu-Yi Tea is bagged and boxed in our certified organic facility it is immediately shipped to us here Austin, Texas and then shipped directly to you! So you see a lot of love and dedication goes into each cup of your Wu-Yi Tea! Now you can not only appreciate all of the health and weight loss benefits that come from the tea, but also the time and effort from the tea farmers that created your cup of tea.
Enjoy and cheers to your health!