What are the benefits of gunpowder tea?


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Gun powder tea offers many health benefits including increased energy and zero-calorie refreshment. Gun powder tea is a type of green tea that several studies have also shown to offer immune system strengthening properties as well as increased heart health.

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Like all green teas, gun powder tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Gun powder tea is unique because, unlike other green teas, it is made by rolling the leaves of the plant into small pellets. When steeped in hot water these pellets expand and release their contents into the water. A study published in 2007 found that of people who took green tea in pill form versus people who took a placebo, 32 percent of the people who took the tea supplement were less likely to experience cold or flu symptoms. A similar study, conducted in Japan and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2006, followed over 40,000 adults for 11 years and found that those who drank green tea regularly were less likely to die of numerous causes studied. The greatest benefits were found in those who consumed greater than five cups of tea a day however, many medical institutions warn against consuming large quantities of caffeine.

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