Alien Leaf : Genmai' Chai

Alien Leaf : Genmai' Chai

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    "Genmai'Chai" - an unusually delicious union between the traditional beverage originating from India, Masala Chai, using green instead of black tea by way of the deliciously toasted & nutty Japanese green tea with brown rice kernels, Genmaicha. The lovely vegetal green flavor, indicative of Japan's steaming process, is balanced by the nutty flavor imparted by the roasted rice. All of which is then enveloped in the warmth of oat & coconut milk powders with the energizing Indian spices & aromatics of a traditional masala chai. 

  • SMELLS LIKE: Toasted, nutty & sweet; Girl Scout Cookies "Samoas"  
  • TASTES LIKE: A smooth union between green leaves, toasted rice, oat & coconut. Soft/subtle, smooth, slightly sweet.
  • FEELS LIKE: Energizing, warming & fulfilling. Positivity. Relieves digestive upset, helps counteract the effects of sweets, boosts energy, warms body & calms mind while centering focus. 

Genmai'Chai contains herbs & spices: Genmaicha(Camellia sinensis), Spearmint(Mentha spicata), Oat Milk(Avena sativa), Coconut Milk(Cocos nucifera), Ginger(Zingiber officinale), Cinnamon(Cinnamomum verum), Clove(Syzygium aromaticum), Cardamom(Elettaria cardamomum), Allspice(Jamaica pimenta), Nutmeg(Myristica fragrans), Turmeric(Curcuma longa), White & Black Pepper(Piper nigrum), Organic Cane Sugar, Lemon Peel(Citrus × limon) -- This herbal blend is an earthy tea that's soothing to the soul, offering an array of antioxidants such as carotenoids & ascorbic acid. If drank on a regular basis it can help boost your immune system & help drain the toxins from your body. Green tea has a higher total antioxidants than black tea & even more then some vegetables. It's a proven force against high blood pressure, stress, cancers & heart disease. Genmaicha has an active ingredient called theanine, which communicates with your brain and has a soothing relaxation feeling. This green herbal blend in synergy with the exhilarating spices of masala chai are sure to warm up your day & your heart.

Best Results: Using a fine mesh tea strainer (or tea ball, tea infusion tool, etc) - steep 2-3 grams of loose tea in 8 oz of hot water for 7-8 minutes.  Can be steeped for longer but try not to exceed 10 min to preserve Genmaicha's smooth flavor. *Optional, but suggested: Add a tbsp or 2 of your favorite milk (Vanilla almond milk is Alien's choice =] )*. Stir tea thoroughly and drink. 

 

Small (28g) provides up to 14 servings; Large (42g) provides up to 21 servings.

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  • Genmaicha

The tea offers an array of antioxidants such as caronteids and ascorbic acid. If drank on a regular basis it can help boost your immune system and also helps drain the toxins from your body. Green Tea has a higher total antioxidants then black tea and even more then some vegetables. Green tea is a proven force against hypertension. It helps to lower your blood pressure so the rest of your body can be at ease. Catechins, a type of natural phenol and antioxidant within the Genmaicha Tea helps fight cancer causing cells. Drinking green tea on a regular basis helps lower your risk of developing heart disease. Genmaicha has an active ingredient called theanine, which communicates with your brain and has a soothing relaxation feeling. 

  • Spearmint

There are a number of important compounds and antioxidants that can be derived from spearmint tea, notably limonene and mint L-Carvone, along with various other flavonoids, and limited amounts of menthol (significantly less than in peppermint). These compounds can boost overall health in a surprising number of ways, which is why spearmint tea is often considered a sweeter alternative to peppermint tea. One of the most impressive findings of spearmint essential oil was its powerful antibacterial capacity, meaning that it can help to stave off infections in many topical applications. That same antibacterial potential is present in spearmint tea as well, which is why many people turn to the sweet, energizing tea for an immune system boost. The anti-inflammatory effects of spearmint tea can help your stomach settle down when you’re experiencing any sort of stomach upset or nausea. By calming those inflamed tissues and optimizing your digestion, you can also improve nutrient uptake and eliminate cramping, bloating, constipation, and other unpleasant gastrointestinal conditions. Another interesting effect of spearmint tea is that it can impact the hormonal balance within our body. There are countless different hormonal interactions that define our appearance, behavior, mood, and daily energy cycles, and spearmint tea has been shown to regulate and normalize those chemicals to healthy levels. A specific hormonal issue that spearmint tea handles is hirsutism, defined as the growth of unwanted hair on certain women’s bodies, namely due to an unusually high level of androgens. By reducing this ‘male’ hormone and regulating the rest of the body’s hormones, spearmint tea, in a controlled study, was able to measurably reduce the symptoms of hirsutism in a two-week study. The limonene found in this tea is known to counter the negative effects of free radicals and increase neurotransmitter activity, to the point of improving memory, concentration, and focus. A single glass of spearmint tea can help you clear your mind and tackle the cognitive tasks at hand. Free radicals are the primary cause of the cellular breakdown and the development of chronic diseases within the body. For example, cancer is largely caused by free radicals stimulating cellular mutations. The antioxidants found in spearmint tea, however, can eliminate these free radicals and keep the body healthy, without putting undue strain on the immune system. The anti-inflammatory nature of spearmint tea is well-known, and it is commonly used to eliminate headaches and other pains throughout the body, particularly in the joints. This is also an application of spearmint essential oil. The anti-inflammatory compounds in this powerful plant can also help soothe sore throats and soothe indigestion by relaxing the spasming muscles of the gut.

  • Oat

The nutrient combination of oats is well-balanced. They are a good source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan. They also contain more protein and fat than most grains Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds. Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains. Manganese: 191% of the RDI. Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI. Magnesium: 34% of the RDI. Copper: 24% of the RDI. Iron: 20% of the RDI. Zinc: 20% of the RDI. Folate: 11% of the RDI. Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI. Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin). This means that oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can consume. Oats are high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols. Most notable is a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides, which are almost solely found in oats. Avenanthramides may help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the production of nitric oxide. This gas molecule helps dilate blood vessels and leads to better blood flow. In addition, avenanthramides have anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects. Ferulic acid is also found in large amounts in oats. This is another antioxidant. Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut. The health benefits of beta-glucan fiber include. Reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels. Reduced blood sugar and insulin response. Increased feeling of fullness. Increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.

  • Coconut milk

In addition to providing nutrients and its awesome taste, coconut milk contains beneficial fat called lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that’s easily absorbed and used by the body for energy. Coconuts’ fatty acids are primarily saturated fats, but don’t think these will raise your cholesterol levels and cause heart damage. Instead, they’re known to actually do the opposite — coconut milk can help you lower cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks or a stroke. Since real, full-fat coconut milk is high in calories, it’s better to have a smaller serving than you would of regular milk or coconut water.  About 1/4–1/2 cup at once is best, either as part of recipes (for example as “coconut whipped cream”) or on its own combined with other flavors (such as in a smoothie or tea). Full-fat coconut milk contains all of its natural fatty acids, while “light” coconut milks are strained to remove some of the fat, which creates a thinner, lower-calorie milk. Because coconut milk is completely free from dairy, lactose, soy, nuts or grains, it’s a good option for anyone allergic to dairy and nut- or grain-based milks, plus it’s vegan and good for plant-based eaters. Improves heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Builds muscle and helps lose fat. Provides electrolytes and prevents fatigue. Helps lose weight. Improves digestion and relieves constipation. Manages blood sugar and controls diabetes. Helps prevent anemia.

  • Ginger

Improves digestion by increasing absorption of food & its nutrients; alleviates bloating & nausea, immune system booster, clears sinuses & improves circulation.

  • Cinnamon

Antioxidant & stimulant properties.

  • Clove

Clove tea is a good option for a flavorful, nutritious hot beverage. A potent spice available year round, clove offers a variety of health benefits, according to the June 2007 issue of "Phytotherapy Research," and its oil is widely sold as a nutritional supplement. It is primarily clove's eugenol content that provides its health benefits. These include boosting the body's ability to resist toxicity from environmental pollutants, working as an anti-inflammatory agent, and providing nutrients like antioxidant flavonoids, vitamin C, fiber, manganese, calcium, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Cardamom

Digestive aid, congestion relief, eliminates wastes benefitting circulatory & digestive systems.

  • Allspice

One of the most celebrated aspects of allspice is its ability to lower inflammation and alleviate pain in parts of the body. The active ingredients in the spice have chemical compounds that eliminate inflammation, making it an ideal spice to give you some relief from arthritis, gout, muscle aches, or even hemorrhoids. It also has certain analgesic components that allow for pain reduction in the case of injury or surgical recovery. The calming, rubefacient effects of allspice’s organic components make it perfect for soothing the stomach and also facilitating healthy digestion. The eugenol found in allspice can eliminate digestive issues such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and constipation, while also stimulating regularity, which reduces bloating and excess flatulence. The anti-inflammatory aspect of allspice further eases cramps, which can ease the entire process of digestion. Research has shown certain antibacterial and antifungal effects of allspice, particularly in terms of stomach bacteria (E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes). In addition to helping the gastrointestinal system function smoothly, it also protects it from outside attack through a natural immune response. Furthermore, when allspice is added to certain foods, it can neutralize the bacteria at that level, before it ever enters your body to begin doing damage. The presence of eugenol, quercetin, tannins, and other chemical compounds makes allspice a very potent antioxidant, as many of those substances are perfect for neutralizing free radicals and eliminating them from the body. Free radicals are the harmful byproducts of cellular metabolism that can cause healthy cells to mutate, often leading to serious diseases – even cancer. The high level of vitamin C and vitamin A present in allspice also contribute to this antioxidant activity. The antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiseptic aspects of allspice can help to boost your dental health; although gargling with this spice wouldn’t be particularly pleasant, it has been connected to healthier dental and gum health by protecting against bacterial pathogens. With significant levels of copper and iron, allspice is ideal for boosting circulation, as these are essential components of red blood cells. Furthermore, the rubefacient aspect of the spice is a stimulant and warms the body. Combined with increased blood flow, this can result in additional energy and the proper oxygenation of extremities in the body. Iron also functions in the creation of certain enzymes that are crucial for overall metabolism. The potassium found in allspice has a positive effect on heart health, as it is a vasodilator and releases much of the tension on the cardiovascular system. This causes an increase in blood flow through the relaxed blood vessels and reduces the strain on the arteries and heart, thereby lowering the chances of developing atherosclerosis, and subsequently, strokes and heart attacks.

  • Nutmeg

Rich in minerals, digestive aid, boosts circulation, contains natural organic compounds called myristicin and macelignan, which are known to shield your brain from generative disease such as Alzheimer's. 

  • Turmeric

Turmeric tea’s strong anti-inflammatory properties can help ease inflammation and swelling in people with arthritis. This reduces painful symptoms. One study found that an active compound in turmeric, called curcumin, was effective in reducing pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Turmeric can reduce the synaptic marker loss and the accumulation of amyloids linked to Alzheimer’s development.  The National Cancer Institute has recognized curcumin as an effective anticarcinogen, or substance that helps prevent cancer. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic condition that causes ulcers in the lower end of the gastrointestinal tract. Turmeric could help maintain remission from symptoms. The medicinal properties in turmeric may be able to boost the immune system, even in people with immune disorders. One study theorized that turmeric can moderate the immune system. Lowering LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol can help reduce your risk of developing some serious conditions, including heart disease and stroke. There is evidence that turmeric is effective at doing just that.

  • White & black pepper

Black pepper is a rich source of minerals like manganese, copper, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, potassium, and vitamins like riboflavin, vitamin C, K and B6. Black pepper has a high content of dietary fiber and has a moderate amount of protein and carbohydrates too. Black pepper aids in weight loss, and treats sinus, asthma, and nasal congestion. It also reduces the risk of cancer, and heart & liver ailments. Consumption of pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion. Proper digestion is essential to avoid diarrhea, constipation and colic. Pepper also helps to prevent the formation of intestinal gas, and when added to a person’s diet, it can promote sweating and urination. Sweating removes toxins and cleans out the pores of the foreign bodies that may have lodged there and it can also remove excess water. In terms of urination, you can remove uric acid, urea, excess water, and fat, since 4% of urine is made of fat. A good digestion helps in weight loss, makes your overall body function better, and prevents severe gastrointestinal conditions. As black pepper is carminative in nature, it easily expels the gas out of the body in a downward motion, which is healthy, as upward moving gas can be dangerous because it can strain the upper chest cavity and other vital organs. The outer layer of peppercorn assists in the breakdown of fat cells. Therefore, peppery foods are a good way to help you shed weight naturally. When fat cells are broken down into their component parts, they are easily processed by the body and applied to other processes and enzymatic reactions, rather than settling in your body and making you look overweight. Pepper helps to cure vitiligo, which is a skin disease that causes some areas of skin to lose its normal pigmentation and turn white. According to researchers in London, the piperine content of pepper can stimulate the skin to produce melanocytes pigment. In Ayurvedic practices, pepper is added to tonics for treating cold and cough. Pepper also provides relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion. It has an expectorant property that helps to break up the mucus and phlegm depositions in the respiratory tract. Its natural irritant quality helps you expel these loosened materials through the act of sneezing or coughing, which eliminates the material from the body and helps you recover from infection or illness that caused the deposition in the first place. The antibacterial property of black pepper helps to fight against infections and insect bites. Pepper added to the diet helps to keep your arteries clean by acting in a similar way to fiber and scraping excess cholesterol from the walls, thereby helping to reduce atherosclerosis, the condition highly responsible for heart attack and stroke. Antioxidants in pepper can prevent or repair the damage caused by the free radicals and thus help to prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and liver problems. Free radicals are the byproducts of cellular metabolism that attack healthy cells and cause their DNA to mutate into cancerous cells. Antioxidants neutralize these harmful compounds and protect your system from many conditions and even premature aging symptoms like wrinkles, age spots, macular degeneration, and memory loss. Black pepper helps in transporting the benefits of other herbs to different parts of the body, maximizing the efficiency of the other foods we consume. That is why adding it to food not only makes it delicious but also helps to make the nutrients more available and accessible to our system. Piperine, one of the key components of black pepper, has been shown in numerous studies to reduce memory impairment and cognitive malfunction. Chemical pathways in the brain appear to be stimulated by this organic compound, so early research demonstrates the possibility of pepper to benefit Alzheimer’s patients and those suffering from dementia and other age-related or free radical-related malfunctions in cognition. A number of studies have shown that black pepper may have beneficial effects on gastric mucosal damage and peptic ulcers, due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Pepper is a good treatment for respiratory conditions due to its properties as an expectorant, as well as its strong anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Lemon peel

Lemon peel tea is perfect for eliminating gas. As you already know, this type of discomfort tends to happen at mid afternoon or after heavy digestion. Every time it happens to you, don’t hesitate to drink a good cup of this tea: it will solve your bloating and gas in a few minutes. This natural remedy is great for your liver. It will reduce inflammation, decongest it, and boost proper metabolism of its enzymes and minerals. Lemon peel tea favors alkaline levels in your blood. You should not forget that it will let you cleanse your body and prevent the classic fluid retention. It is also a good astringent. Drinking lemon peel tea regularly will also help reinforce your immune system. You will avoid colds and flus. It is antiseptic. Reduces bad breath. Eliminates excess grease from the skin. It is a good regulator of arterial tension. Lemon peel tea also helps you lose weight. You will eliminate toxins, activate your metabolism, and burn fats. Inhibits malabsorption of nutrients, a usual effect of green/black teas - lemon peel is often used in caffeinated beverages for this purpose.