February 2, 2012

Green Tea Cookies

Green Tea, Camellia sinensis, is a cold and bitter leaf that can be used for cooking in powdered form.  It's medicinal benefits include:
  • Clearing Heat & Harmonizing the stomach (digestive issues, hiccups, etc.)
  • Dispeling Dampness
  • Clears the head (headache)
  • Modern Research show an antineoplastic effect
  • Modern Research demonstrates its ability to decreases cholesterol
  • Ingredients:

    • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
    • 5 oz. unsalted butter, cut into cubes
    • 1 3/4 cups brown rice flour
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp. matcha (powdered green tea)
    • 1 cup unrefined sugar (for coating)
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    September 17, 2010

    Tea Leaves as Medicine

    Many types of tea are made from the leaves of the camellia shrub with the botanical name of Camellia sinensis. The different types are due to the different ways of processing, fermentation and oxidation of the leaves.   Camellia teas include black tea, green tea, oolong tea, pu’er, and white tea. Overall Health Benefits of Tea Recent research shows that all forms of tea:
    • inhibit tumor growth
    • strengthen the immune system
    • help to fight heart disease
    • contain antioxidants
    • reduce cavities
    • help with digestion
    • relieve thirst
    • help slow down arthrosclerosis
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