Description: Tartary Buckwheat is a domesticated food plant, it is often counted as a cereal, but unlike the true cereals the buckwheats are not members of the grass family. Thus they are not related to true wheat. Tartary Buckwheat is bitterer, but contains more rutin than common buckwheat. It also contains quercitrin. Tartar buckwheat was domesticated in east Asia, it is still eaten in the Himalayan region today.
Buckwheat tea has been used for a very long time in China. Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat bears no relation to wheat, it is the seed of a fruit related to rhubarb. The buckwheat plant grows small white flowers and bright green leaves. The groats, or seeds, are used to make buckwheat tea. It has a distinct malty aroma. It tastes rich and beefy, like coffee but without the bitterness.In truth, it has many different flavor notes, rather like a wine, and you may end up focusing on other flavors than other people. Almost everyone agrees that the scent of the tea is quite strong, but ultimately pleasing. This fragrant and flavorful tea has a satisfying nuttiness that is soothing and refreshing. Caffeine-free and chock full of Rutin, tartary buckwheat tea helps to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as lower blood sugar levels.
Health effects of Rutin:
- Rutin inhibits platelet aggregation, making the blood thinner and improves circulation.
- Rutin has anti-inflammatory activity
- Rutin inhibits aldose reductase activity. Aldose reductase is an enzyme normally present in the eye and elsewhere in the body. It helps change glucose (sugar - glucose) into a sugar alcohol called sorbitol.
On top of rutin, buckwheat also contains a compound called choline. Choline is one of the members of the vitamin B complex. This one in particular plays an integral role in proper metabolizing, and it also decreases cholesterol and lowers blood pressure.
Buckwheat, particularly drinking buckwheat tea, helps the body prevent the accumulation of body fat. It also enables your body to produce healthier and more regular bowel movements. To top it all off buckwheat and its tea variant fit into a low-calorie and well-balanced diet. Even the strictest regimens can easily include this tea; it will not throw off dietary restrictions.
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Brewing Guide: Use 1 teaspoon Tartary Buckwheat tea for every 6-8 oz boiling water. Brew for 2-5 minutes.