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Asian cul­tures have been drink­ing green tea for more than 2000 years and it is now well known that green tea im­proves car­dio­vas­cu­lar health, re­duces the risk of can­cer and is a nat­u­ral aid in weight loss regimes. Green tea, as with oo­long and black tea comes from the same plant species, camel­lia sinen­sis, but green tea is steamed and fired straight af­ter har­vest­ing to stop the fer­men­ta­tion process, the ox­i­da­tion of the leaf which gives oo­long and black tea their dis­tinct colour and flavour. This treat­ment of green tea there­fore al­lows for bet­ter re­ten­tion of more nu­tri­ents and a higher yield of an­tiox­i­dants than fer­mented teas.

Since the devel­op­ment of green tea pro­duc­tion in Vic­to­ria in 1994, there are five grow­ers of which one is cer­ti­fied or­ganic. Har­vested in Vic­to­ria's high coun­try and pro­cessed in Aus­tralia's only green tea pro­cess­ing plant in Wan­garatta, Yarra Val­ley Tea Co. is the largest buyer of lo­cally grown or­ganic green tea in Aus­tralia. It is used ex­clu­sively for their unique green tea blends, Un­cle Vic & Aunt Myr­tle.

UN­CLE VIC:

Packed full of an­tiox­i­dants and restora­tive prop­er­ties, Un­cle vic pays homage to the tra­di­tional Ja­panese sen­cha tea with its vi­brant green hue, clean­ing aro­matic taste and sweet tongue glosses.

Ben­e­fits: Weight Loss

- The polyphe­nols found in green teas work to in­crease our me­tab­o­lism by burn­ing more kilo­joules through­out the day and in­creas­ing the body's abil­ity to burn fat. - The rich blend of vi­ta­mins, min­er­als, caf­feine, and an­tiox­i­dants found in this green tea va­ri­ety, along with an am­ple amount of caf­feine, make it very ef­fec­tive as an en­ergy-booster.

Boosts En­ergy Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Health

- It is widely ac­cepted that green tea is renowned for its an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties. The Heart Foun­da­tion en­cour­ages all Aus­tralian adults to drink green tea for op­ti­mal an­tiox­i­dant in­take.

- One cup of green tea con­tains 24-45 mg of caf­feine com­pared to 95-200mg in the same serv­ing size of cof­fee. Green tea ad­di­tion­ally con­tains the amino acid L-thea­nine which has a re­lax­ing but not se­dat­ing ef­fect, mak­ing it an ideal af­ter­noon boost that won't give you the jit­ters.

- The Can­cer Coun­cil of Aus­tralia sup­ports peo­ple drink­ing green tea as a rich source of an­tiox­i­dants and im­por­tant com­po­nent of a healthy diet.

Re­duced Cof­fee In­take An­tiox­i­dants AUNT MYR­TLE:

Sub­tle, in­vig­o­rat­ing and re­ju­ve­nat­ing, Aunt Myr­tle is an Aussie twist on the tra­di­tional Ja­panese sen­chatea. Merg­ing Queens­land na­tive le­mon myr­tle with Vic­toiran har­vested green­tea leaves, Aunt Myr­tle serves as a de­light­ful mid-morn­ing com­forter or late af­ter­noon pick-me-up!

Ben­e­fits: Na­ture's Su­per­food

- Tra­di­tion­ally con­sid­ered Aus­tralian bush tucker, le­mon myr­tle has a long list of re­puted ben­e­fits. It is high in an­tiox­i­dants and known for its an­tivi­ral, an­ti­fun­gal and an­ti­sep­tic prop­er­ties, and is help­ful in sup­port­ing the im­mune sys­tem.

- A nat­u­ral skin booster, le­mon myr­tle has been re­ported to help both acne and skin blem­ishes and as­sist with cel­lulite fight­ing.

- Revered for gen­eral well­be­ing, le­mon myr­tle has been known to as­sist with the preven­tion and man­age­ment of colds and flu, aches and pains, headaches and ner­vous sys­tem re­lated con­cerns.

- Le­mon myr­tle leaves con­tain a high con­cen­tra­tion of cit­ral, which im­parts the fra­grant aroma and flavour. The es­sen­tial oils in le­mon myr­tle are more than 90% cit­ral com­pared to the 10% cit­ral found in le­mon and limes.

- Green tea and le­mon Mmyr­tle pack a pow­er­ful com­bi­na­tion of health ben­e­fits. To­gether they are up­lift­ing, re­fresh­ing and equally re­lax­ing; im­part­ing a flavour­ful le­mon zing to a back­ground of grassy green.

Beauty in a Cup Tonic Tea Cit­ral Punch Power Cou­ple

Avail­able na­tion­ally at www.yarraval­leytea.com.au

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