Tea, Trim Tea

EnJOY Chinese Tea!

Assortment of dry tea and cup of hot tea. Green tea, black tae, green tea with rice, rooibos, dry rose buds in porcelan and old metal chinese bowls. Black textured slate background.

There is just something about a cup of tea! Tea is healing and soothing in so many ways, but Chinese herbal teas are especially good.

Chinese herbal teas are technically called Tisanes.  These are recognized as infusions made herbs and not tea from the Camelia Sinensis plant.  The essence of the herb is extracted when the tea is steeped in hot water.

Traditionally, the Chinese herbal teas are used for their medicinal and healing properties.  However, there are many varieties that are also enjoyed simply for their taste.  Today, these teas can be bought and accessed quite readily no matter where you live.

The Benefits of Chinese Herbal Tea

One of the well-known benefits of Chinese herbal tea is that it offers the tea drinker caffeine free alternatives.   Many of them are considered to be very soothing and comforting.   The Rosebud and Chrysanthemum herbal teas are just two of them.

The Rosebud and Chrysanthemum teas are known in China as a woman’s herb.  However, it is also useful for aiding digestion.  As noted, even a hardcore tea drinker will surely enjoy the flowery freshness of these miniature rosebuds.  The Chrysanthemum in particular has a unique flavor.  It has long been used to cool the body and reduce fever.

The Chinese herbal teas are even great beverages to have at night, especially when you might not want caffeine.

The Famous Flower Herbal Teas

There is a number of Chinese herbal tea varieties, one of those are the flower teas.   These teas are caffeine free alternatives and offer various benefits.  Most of them are calming and soothing, while offering a palatte of flavors.

Here are the most famous flower teas:

  • Carnation Flower Tea – This is an attractive red flower tea which is said to help restore the energy of the body.  It is also considered great for relaxing.
  • Chrysanthemum Herbal Tea – This is but a top grade of the famous cooling tea infusion.  It has a subtle sweetness and is highly refreshing.
  • Gongju Herbal Tea – Another caffeine-free tea, which is smooth tasting.   The whole flower is known for its soothing as well as relaxing attributes.
  • Jasmine Bud Flower Tea – According to some experts, this Chinese herbal tea consists solely of the small and beautiful Jasmine flowers that have yet to open.  This produces a caffeine-free and sweet brew.
  • Forget Me Not Flower Tea – This is also caffeine-free and is said to aid the lungs.  It brews a mild and grassy flavored tisane.  And, it is known for its beautiful purple flowers.
  • Yunnan Flower Bud Tea – As the name implies, this Chinese herbal tea grows in the old forests of Yunnan.  This is considered a rare flower and is a local Yunnan drink that is caffeine free.
  • Wild New York Ginseng – Here is another well-known Chinese herbal tea intended for those who appreciate the wild growing conditions in which the roots lived.  It is said that because of the rugged wild conditions, each root has a unique appearance and personality.   Some of these wild roots can be very small but also very old.  There are also some larger roots that can be younger.  Accordingly, these herbal roots lives for at least seven years and up.
  • Kuding Pearl Tea – Many who have tasted this tea noted that this is a bitter tea.  This variety is rolled into large pearls which are also called “one leaf tea” because of the size of the leaves.  Others call it “one leaf” because one needs only one leaf of this tea to heal a number of things.   In addition, this is an ancient leaf and is deemed by many as an interesting herbal tea.

There are many noted health benefits to drinking chinese tea. Some of the most notable ones are:

  • Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. …
  • Reduce the Risk of Diabetes..
  • Improve Memory. …
  • Resist Radiation. …
  • Improve Bone Density. …
  • Improve Muscle Endurance

And one of the most popular is for weight loss. An example below.

I am personally going to expand my experimenting with teas. One I have had great success with although not Chinese Tea but a tea that comes from African Mango Seed is a product called Trim Tea. Trim tea helps with weight loss but also lowers C-Reactive Protein by 51.7% in clinical studies. CRP is a marker for inflammation in the body so when your CRP (picked up in routine blood work) is high you have inflammation going on in the body.

Here are some additional amazing benefits of the Trim Tea. I drink it just for these never mind weight loss!

  • Supports leptin sensitivity to help manage hunger and stimulate lipolysis
  • Helps curb appetite 
  • May promote a feeling of fullness
  • Promotes healthy weight management
  • Supports/helps promote weight loss
  • Supports metabolic balance and wellness
  • Moderates glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme activity to reduce the amount of ingested starches that are converted to triglycerides and stored as fat 
  • Supports levels of adiponectin to help maintain healthy insulin sensitivity
  • Helps maintain normal blood sugar levels
  • Helps maintain normal insulin activity
  • Helps maintain normal cholesterol levels
  • Supports cardiovascular health 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

If you would like info on Trim Tea here is a link for all the details and science associated with the product. Link to Trim Tea Info:


Well I have to run now. I’m off to make a cup of Trim Tea for myself to enJOY. I like to drink it with a little coconut milk, honey and cinnamon. 🙂 I think I will sit and enJOY looking at my Christmas tree while I sip on it. 🙂

Trim Tea with a few fixins….
juicing, melons, micronutrients

Honeydew Cucumber Delight

Honeydew Cucumber Delight

Melons of any kind are super foods filled with nutrition and they are also easily assimilated by the body. Incorporating more melons into your daily diet is very beneficial. Here is an easy juicing recipe to do just that!


  1. Medium cucumber
  2. cups Kale

¾ cup honeydew melon


Add ingredients to juicer alternating between cucumber, kale and honeydew. This ensures you’ll leave less behind in the juicer.

Pour into a nice glass and enJOY!

And here is a link to a past blog post I did about the healing powers of melons https://maggiesvitamins.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/miraculous-melons/