Ancient Dragon Tea Variety Provides Extraordinary Health Benefits; Ming Green, Black & White Tea Blends: The Secret To The “Asian Paradox” Discovery

PARK CITY, Utah – February 2006 – MING TRADING COMPANY, a division of the WEIDMAN BEVERAGE CORP., recently launched over Chinese New Years a full line of great tasting fire brewed bottled Black & White tea blends. Ming tea (Camellia sinensis), is the newly imported ancient tea variety, now being brewed and bottled exclusively in the United States for the first time outside of Asia and is believed to be higher in natural antioxidant chemicals found in any domestic bottled iced teas on the market today.

The natural white tea comes from ancient varietal Ming tea bushes and are not processed but are sun dried. Only special young leaves are hand selected, the ideal pick is three thin leaves wrapped around a newly budded shoot. Ming Black & White tea blends are especially potent with over three times as many antioxidant polyphenols than regular green or black teas alone which has been shown to be more effective in destroying free radicals. Ever since 60 Minutes produced the “French Paradox” in 1990, there has been study after study trying to identify why the French have considerably lower cardiovascular disease than that of Americans, even though both cultures have diets that are high in saturated fat, smoke cigarettes and exercise very little.

However, recent scientific findings have linked the drinking of green tea to the so-called “Asian Paradox”, discovery, linking the daily consumption of green tea, which is rich in catechin tannins, in addition, research suggests that catechins may be more powerful than vitamins C and E in stopping free radical damage to cells, which may have other yet unknown disease-fighting properties. Ming Black & White tea blends are noted for their exceptional taste and healthy benefits compared to regular teas. Ming tea is different from other hand selected teas because of the unique high altitude solar drying process. Although the production history of Ming tea can be dated back to 1,000 years ago, the tea did not gain its formal name until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It became the royal tribute given during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and thus came the tradition of drinking Ming tea for longevity and health, Ming Green Tea Ginseng Infusions also contains high levels of the essential tranquilizing amino acid Theanine, and, unlike caffeine, theanine increases natural GABA (gamm-amino butyric acid), an inhibitory neurotransmitter that diminishes stress. Researchers in Japan have documented that theanine increases the levels of dopamine in the brain, dopamine hormone is depleted by stress and overwork.

“In consideration of emerging information on the potential health benefits and possible disease prevention qualities of catechin antioxidants, Ming Black & White tea blends are poised to become the next major energizing health beverage that may play an important role in promoting good cardiovascular health,” says Richard H. Davis, President of Beverage Marketing USA, Inc., “Several recent scientific studies have suggested that drinking white tea may be good for the heart due to its higher levels of antioxidant polyphenols which may also help improve cardiovascular health by improving endothelial function, reducing inflammation in the vascular endothelium, and like standard medical low dose 81 milligram aspirin therapy, it may also reduce platelet activity.” said Davis.

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