What’s the latest tea craze and why is it so popular? Well, if I was to guess I’d have to say anything healthy these days has an impact, however, when it’s healthy, nutritious and just damn good – you’ve got a winner! What you ask am I talking about, General Ming’s Yazu+ Honey Ginger Tea.
Why is Ginger Tea so awesome?
Ginger is one of the most abundant, vibrant, delightful and hardworking spices on the planet, however, it very rarely gets the credit it deserves. If you’re not familiar with the delicious wonders of General Ming’s Yazu+ Honey Ginger tea, then this is going to be a treat. Let me introduce you to not only a new world of flavor, but the whole world of health benefits that tasty, tingly ginger tea offers you.
What the Heck is Ginger Tea?
Ginger tea is a uniquely flavorful spicy beverage enjoyed for centuries throughout Asia, and is well-known throughout most of the world. It has been said many times that the absolute best ginger comes from regions within Korea and guess what – that is the only location General Ming’s sources this healthy sensation. “To add a twist of flavor and sweetness, Yazu+ Ginger tea is sweetened with one of natures favorite and natural sweeteners – Honey.” Yes, you got it right, Yazu+ is actually, Yazu+ Honey Ginger Tea! Usually served hot, but this isn’t always the case. I’ve been known to tune out the chaos of the day and the hot summer heat with some Honey Ginger tea on the rocks. A crispy, healthy and refreshing journey through the tea world.
So How About the History of Ginger
Go back through time some 5,000 years ago to the discovery of the ginger root? Around 200 B.C., Greek literature praises it’s medicinal as well as economic importance. First cultivated in China along with other spices, ginger made it’s way around the new world through the first ventures in global trade. Then grown in India and used extensively as a beneficial tonic, which today one may call – tea. Ginger was first exported from Asia to the Roman Empire where it became a very popular every day spice, but after the empire fell it’s use almost entirely died out in that region until the Arabs took over the spice trading in the East.
Ginger was added to buttermilk drinks by the Europeans in the 11th century showing the versatility. It wasn’t until roughly 200 years after that ginger began being widely used in pastes and the cooking of meat as a preservative. In the 13th and 14th centuries, ginger had come into it’s own as a useful and beneficial spice. At one point, it was so valuable that one pound of ginger could buy a sheep. The start of the 15th century shows ginger plants were being carried by Arab traders throughout Africa
Some familiar starts to everyday uses of ginger – The early Greeks mixed ginger in their breads giving rise to the first “ginger breads” and American colonists brewed it into ginger beer, sipping it to calm digestive ailments, which today we call ginger ale.
The Health Benefits of Tingly, Tasty Ginger Tea
Did you know Confucius was known to never take a meal without having ginger? Since 500 B.C. the world has known the immense benefits ginger has for the digestive system. Ginger contains shogoals and gingerols which beneficially stimulate the production of gastric juices, bile and saliva which contain enzymes that promote proper balanced digestion of food. Throughout Asia, a cup of ginger tea before or after a meal is very common. Not only does it aid with digestion, it improves appetite and also helps guard against any unpleasant flatulence or belching. The original ‘Alka-Seltzer’ it was given to soldiers of the Revolutionary War as a regular part of their diet. So next time you relaxing with a cup of General Ming’s Yazu+ Honey Ginger tea reflect on the flow of human history associated with this delicate treat of the senses and soul.
If you’re suffering with nausea and dizziness due to flu, morning sickness, motion sickness or are post-operative a nice of cup of General Ming’s Yazu+ Honey Ginger Tea a few times a day will give you relief. Ginger has an immense calming and warming effect on the stomach and body.
Have the flu? Try this, a great source of Vitamin C which gives a healthy boost to the immune system while you’re down. ‘With General Ming’s added bonus of honey it is a great way to soothe a sore throat or cough.’
If you’re like me and dislike bananas, drinking a cup of ginger tea regularly is an excellent and beneficial source of potassium. The health benefits of having an adequate amount of potassium in the diet include the prevention of stroke and high blood pressure, reducing anxiety and stress, increased muscle strength, balance water in the body and electrolyte function, and also support healthy kidneys, nervous system and heart.
Always a healthy heart choice, a benefit of ginger tea is that it helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels. It also reduces clotting and thinning of the blood, promoting healthy circulation and lowering blood pressure. Tick-tock-tic-tock.
Time to Relax.
It’s hard to argue the sense of relaxation and peace you feel snuggling up with a cup of your favorite tea. Traditional Chinese and Indian systems viewed ginger as a healing gift from God. The Chinese claim long term use of fresh ginger will put a person in contact with spiritual graces. Writings of the Koran describe ginger as a beverage of the holiest heavenly spirits.
Now, sit back and relax with a lovely cup of relaxation and health we like to call General Ming’s Yazu+ Honey Ginger Tea.