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September 03, 2014 2 min read
Agarwood tea has recently become a haul in the society in some Asian countries for its benefit on health. But it may be unfamiliar to the Western world.
Will you be like "Really? Are you serious? Do we really have that type of tea?" Yes, yes and yes, it is a rare and expensive commodity due to its goodness and medicinal benefits to health and for its rareness. Agarwood tea is a herbal infusion and made of Aquilaria leaves. The youngest leaves of resinous Agarwood tree are harvested at a certain time in the early morning in order to preserve the freshness and pureness in the flavour.
Agarwood tea is safe to be consumed regularly. It has effects on reducing inflammation, reducing pain, relaxing and improving good and deep sleep. The laxative effect of Agarwood leaves to aid the digestive system and improve bowel movements. Agarwood also contains anti-oxidative properties that help to prevent the aging process. Sometimes we may find Agarwood in diet teas or weight-loss teas, and it works as a laxative element.
However, the laxative properties in Agarwood leaves have been proven, not causing diarrhea. A cup of Agarwood tea every day along with proper diets and exercise routines will keep you on track for losing weights and anti-aging. Its anabolic compound (methoxy flavone) will increase your metabolic rate, perfect for consuming as a sport's supplement.
Agarwood leaves when brewed in boil water, it will release a tangy and bitter taste and has a strong astringency. Like some of the other herbal infusions, Agarwood tea contains zero caffeine, zero sugar or other addictive properties. You can enjoy a cup of hot tea before bedtime and know that it is right for your body. According to standard consumption, 160 ml boiled water is enough for 1 gram tea leaves, but you may find the taste too strong, more water can be added to adjust the bitterness, and that should be the amount of daily consumption. Some of our tea drinkers prefer to consume little by little throughout the day, 5-6 tea leaves in a cup of 250 ml water at one time, and you can drink up to 3 cups a day.
Agarwood tea can be enjoyed hot or cold as you preferred. It needs to be brewed in really, really hot water to release all of its flavour and goodness. You are not required to boil your tea on the stove like making artichoke flower tea, but 80 C degree water is perfect for making good tea.
Unlike other slim tea, Aquilaria (Agarwood) leaves are scientifically researched with journal articles written. You can found them here
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