Kou tea con­tains four most pow­er­ful teas:

Green tea

White tea

Pu erh tea

Oolong tea

These teas  are all har­vested from Camel­lia sinen­sis species of plant, but are processed dif­fer­ently to attain     dif­fer­ent lev­els of oxi­da­tion. Green tea leaves are not fer­mented — they are with­ered and steamed. Black tea and Oolong tea leaves are crushed and fer­mented. Pu erh is fermented.

Each tea in Kou tea is rich in polyphe­nols, which are a type of antiox­i­dants.  There are 8 to 10 times more polyphe­nols in these four teas than found in fruits and veg­eta­bles. Its these antiox­i­dants which con­tribute to the health ben­e­fits of Kou tea, as well as ther­mo­genic prop­er­ties which causes fat burn.

Green tea:  Green tea leaves undergo min­i­mal oxi­da­tion as opposed to black tea leaves, which helps it retain a high pro­por­tion of its anti-oxidant con­tent. While, there are many ways in which green tea is grown as well as processed, the     com­mon fac­tor between all these ways is that they ensure that polyphe­nols and anti-oxidants are retained to the maximum.

Green tea in par­tic­u­lar con­tains a high amount of nat­ural polyphe­nols known as flavonoids, which have become increas­ingly inter­est­ing to researchers the world over due to their ben­e­fi­cial prop­er­ties. Green tea is also rich in min­er­als like chromium, zinc and man­ganese, and a good source of vit­a­min C.

Research done specif­i­cally on green tea con­sump­tion sug­gests that inges­tion of green tea, either in the form of tea or its extract, can reduce the risk of heart dis­ease, and other car­dio­vas­cu­lar prob­lems such as angina and stroke.

Find­ings of a 1999 study pub­lished in the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nutri­tion showed that green tea has strong  ther­mo­genic prop­er­ties. Ther­mo­genic sub­stances boost metab­o­lism which causes more calo­ries to burn.

White tea:  Pro­duced from the leaves as well as buds of the Camel­lia Sinen­sis tea plant.  The name “White tea”  has acquired its name from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which gives the plant a whitish appear­ance. Selec­tion of white tea leaves is very strin­gent as only small and young leaves are suit­able for the tea.

White tea is very lightly oxi­dized, and the buds and leaves are allowed to wither in  nat­ural sun­light before light steam­ing. Fur­ther pro­cess­ing is avoided in order to main­tain the good­ness of the tea.

Polyphe­nols present in white tea help lower the lev­els of cho­les­terol in the blood, as well as improve the           cir­cu­la­tory sys­tem. A healthy heart is the first step to main­tain­ing healthy weight through good diet and reg­u­lar exercise.

White tea is known to dull the appetite, mak­ing it eas­ier to refrain from snack­ing between meals. This can make it much eas­ier to stick to a healthy weight loss diet.

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Oolong  tea: Oolong tea, like green tea, white tea and Pu-erh tea comes from the Camel­lia Sinen­sis tea plant. How­ever, it is pro­duced dif­fer­ently using a unique process which includes with­er­ing under the strong sun and oxi­da­tion before curl­ing and twisting.

Oolong tea is known for its effects on car­dio­vas­cu­lar health. It is rich in nat­u­rally occur­ring plant based anti-oxidants, which help improve cir­cu­la­tion by keep­ing arter­ies healthy and pre­vent­ing the build-up of plaque which can cause the blood ves­sels to nar­row and harden.

One of the most sig­nif­i­cant health ben­e­fits of oolong tea is its abil­ity to aid with weight loss and pre­vent excess fat accu­mu­la­tion. It con­tains high amounts of polyphe­nols, which are nat­u­rally occur­ring plant based anti-oxidants. These organic com­pounds have prop­er­ties that help in increas­ing the rate of metab­o­lism in the body, which helps burn fat more quickly.

Oolong tea also con­tains small amounts of flu­o­ride, and is there­fore espe­cially good for main­tain­ing healthy teeth and gums and pre­vent­ing tooth decay.

Pu-erh tea: This tea is native to the Yun­nan province in south­ern China, and processed from a “large leaf” vari­ety of Camel­lia sinen­sis. Pu-erh has been       tra­di­tion­ally thought to improve diges­tion and enhance the func­tion­ing of the          stom­ach and spleen. Cus­tom­ar­ily it has been used to com­bat the unpleas­ant effects of alco­hol  con­sump­tion. It is used in Chi­nese tra­di­tional med­i­cine to improve blood cir­cu­la­tion, eye­sight and diges­tion; and to keep the body free of       tox­ins and improve immu­nity. It has par­tic­u­larly been known in Chi­nese med­i­cine to pos­sess­ing prop­er­ties that help to detox­ify blood.

Pu-erh, like other types of tea such as green tea and Oolong tea, con­tains a high amount of plant based anti-oxidants known as polyphe­nols. Research has shown that these com­pounds can play a sig­nif­i­cant role in        keep­ing the cir­cu­la­tory sys­tem healthy, by keep­ing arter­ies clearer and pre­vent the build-up of plaque.

Pu-erh tea may there­fore play a pre­ven­ta­tive role for car­dio­vas­cu­lar ill­nesses like stroke, angina and hypertension.

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Side effects 

The four teas are com­pletely nat­ural prod­ucts, derived from tea plants and min­i­mally processed. They con­tains a very small amount of caf­feine. When taken in mod­er­a­tion, Kou tea, is safe and has no known side effects. One of the ingre­di­ents of Kou tea, Oolong tea, is rich in Vit­a­mins A, B, C, E and K. Addi­tion­ally, it con­tains impor­tant nutri­ents which help the body to over­come var­i­ous ailments.  

As rec­om­mended in all cases, it is impor­tant to seek med­ical advice before tak­ing any health sup­ple­ments, espe­cially with any exist­ing med­ica­tion and also dur­ing pregnancy.