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A Guide to Kuding Tea

Kuding is a plant that grows native to China. Kuding has a mystical history as a medicinal herb and has been relied upon by generations of Chinese to cure a wide variety of health disorders and diseases.

The healing properties of kuding gained it reverence during the Song Dynasty (960 AD - 1290 AD) where it was presented as a tribute tea to royalty and government officials. Kuding tea, or Kuding cha’, was popularized as a herbal folk medicine during the late Song, early Yuan dynasty and its use among the Chinese people has since steadily increased since.

Today Kuding tea is available at many health food stores and tea shops in both the eastern and western worlds. Drinking kuding tea is now readily accepted by herbal tea enthusiasts and western culture all-around the globe.


Kuding Cha & It’s Influence in Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine has a rich cultural history and special relationship with kuding cha. The health benefits and medicinal properties of this herb have been extensively studied by Chinese herbal medicine practitioners for centuries.

Kuding tea can be used to bring relief to the following health disorders:

· Pain associated with toothache and Headache.

· Dry, itchy, red eyes.

· Heat flushes associated with hormonal imbalances.

· Diarrhea and GI tract bacterial imbalances.

· Dizzy spells and vertigo.

· Tinnitus.

· Bad breath and halitosis.

· Curing issues with infertility.


Kuding Tea Extract Used in Treatment of Disease

Kuding tea is commonly packaged a rolled up dry leaves, which is where it earned its other popular moniker, needle kuding’. The tea leaves, or needles, are steeped in a tea infuser before drinking. Kuding tea when brewed to the traditional guidelines for daily consumption, is light and safe to use as a regular health drink that can be enjoyed throughout the day.


Kuding Tea Extract

Kuding tea extract is a more concentrated form of the plant used to treat severe illnesses and negative health conditions. The extract comes in a powder form and can be steeped for hours to form a very bitter concentrate that is dark brownish green in color.

The concentrate contains high amounts of plant flavonoids and antioxidants that have an incredibly powerful effect on reducing inflammation and harmful free radicals in the bloodstream.


Using Kuding Tea Extract to Treat Cholesterol, Diabetes, & Blood Pressure

The Mandarin saying; jiang san gao’ translates to English as reduce three high’. This saying is used by Chinese medical practitioners and patients to reference the powerful medicinal effects of kuding in reducing the effects of hypertension, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Kuding tea extract has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat and cure serious diseases. Kuding has the ability to lower fasted blood glucose levels, thereby improving insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes patients. Kuding is used to treat hypertension, the root cause of high blood pressure. Studies on the powerful flavonoids found in kuding have shown that they improve HDL (good Cholesterol) levels while simultaneously dropping production of LDL (bad cholesterol) and total triglycerides in the blood.


How to Brew Kuding Tea

Chinese teas need to have special attention paid to their brewing process. When brewing your tea it is important to stick to the guidelines listed below in order to release the maximum number of flavonoids during the brew and achieve the full extent of its antioxidant properties. Here is your step by step guide to brewing the perfect cup of kuding cha.


To prepare for your brew you will need the following:

· One large kuding tea leaf.

· 250 ml of water.

· A tea infuser.

· A porcelain teapot & cups.

 

Method: (maximum three infusions per serving)

1. Heat the water to 95C / 203F.

2. Crush the tea leaf and place it into your tea infuser.

3. Wait for the water to drop in temperature to 80C / 176F.

4. Place the infuser into your teapot with the water.

5. Steep the tea for 30 seconds and remove the infuser.

6. Throw out the first infusion, this is known as the wash’.

7. Place the infuser back into the teapot with fresh water at 80C / 176F.

8. Steep for 120 seconds.

9. Serve & enjoy.


Serving tip

If you are serving more than one guest, pour the tea out in quarter fills, alternating between cups until they are full. This keeps the flavor, aroma, and taste of the tea balanced for everyone drinking it.


What does Kuding Tea taste like?

Kuding tea has a light, bitter, taste to it. It should be enjoyed without sugar. If you must sweeten it up, consider adding a teaspoon of raw, organic honey. You will find that it is an acquired taste you will come to enjoy over time. Kuding tea is light enough to be enjoyed at any time throughout the day.

Kuding tea extract is a whole different story altogether. This tea is incredibly bitter to the taste buds and can tend to repeat on you after drinking it. For this reason, it is best to drink kuding tea an hour or so before your bedtime, then brush your teeth immediately afterward before retiring to bed. For this reason, it is best to drink kuding tea an hour or so before your bedtime, then brush your teeth immediately afterward before retiring to bed.

Drinking the concentrated tea extract before bedtime allows it to work into your bloodstream while your body returns to its overnight fasted state. As the hours of the night progress, the kuding will assist you body in metabolizing sugars and cholesterol. When you awake in the morning, your fasted blood sugar and cholesterol levels should be lower, than if you did not drink the tea.


Kuding Tea for Weight Loss

Kuding tea has also been said to accelerate fat loss, although there is no solid research to verify this claim, medical professionals believe that it may have something to do with its anti-inflammatory properties and the way they affect the digestive system, improving assimilation of nutrients and increasing metabolic function.


The Final Word on Kuding tea

Kuding tea can benefit your health in so many ways that it makes sense to give it a try. Brew yourself a cup every day for thirty days and pay attention to your body's response, its health boosting properties may surprise you.

 



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