The Persimmon Leaf Tea 茶叶

China(中国Zhōngguó) is a tea-rich country. Records began as early as the 6th century spread to North Korea from China, Japan, Russia, Europe and al around the world. Throughout the centuries, the Chinese has accumulated(when you accumulate things or when they accumulate, they collect or are gathered over a period of time) a large collection of the Chinese tea(中国茶Zhōngguó chá). The health benefits of drinking Chinese tea are well known in Asia. Chinese tea has a variety of health benefits. One particular tea, “persimmon leaf tea(柿叶茶shìyè chá),” has been pinpointed by experts in the medical profession, for its healthy effects. "Persimmon leaf tea," by definition, is tea brewed from the leaves taken from persimmon tree.

Persimmons have been cultivated and grown for several thousands of years in China. As a result, the country is home to a large variety of persimmons. This succulent orange fruit is nicknamed the “emperor’s tribute.” The persimmon seedlings, also known as “Persimmon Ye,” is known to be rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, which believes sickness and ailments can be healed with consuming certain foods and drinks.

The benefits of persimmon are well known in China. However, its news has yet to spread to other countries. The United States’ T & H USA Group, Inc. licensing company decided to bring China’s natural Guilin Ye Qing tea (persimmon leaf tea) to consumers in the United States. Guilin Ye Quing tea is produced in China’s Guangxi’s beautiful Guilin region. The persimmon tea cultivated in this region has a long history. In the 1970s, research experts began trial production. In the 1980s, the Chinese Academy of the Sciences found that this particular tea contains a large variety of Vitamin C, tannins, flavonoids, rutin, choline carotenoids(any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals), amino acids. In addition, the tea were found to contain 10 elements: Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), titanium (Ti), calcium (Ca), phosphorous (P), and more. These elements are found to aid to healthy bodily functions.

Compared to other teas, persimmon leaf tea contains a higher level of health and nutritional benefits. Analysis has shown persimmon leaf tea contains up to 10 times the amount of Vitamin C, tannins, flavonoids, rutin, choline and essential amino acid. Compared to other fruits and vegetables, persimmon leaf tea contains up to several times more vitamins.

And the scientific research has shown that drinking persimmon leaf tea promotes a healthy metabolism(your metabolism is the way that chemical processes in your body cause food to be used in an efficient way, for example to make new cells and to give you energy). Rutin aids in softening the blood choline tube, which prevents arteriosclerosis. Flavonoids aid in lowering blood pressure and increase blood flow. According to Japan’s “Longevity” magazine, drinking persimmon leaf tea and prevent melanoma(any of several malignant neoplasms (usually of the skin) consisting of melanocytes). These health benefits generate anti-cancer and anti-influenza virus interferons(an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus).

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