Why Hawaiian Natural Tea is Unique

Mango Peach

Hawaiian Natural Tea, aka HNT, captures the “east meets west” fusion of flavors and cultures that define Hawaii as the melting pot of the Pacific.  Mango Peach, Passionfruit Orange and Pineapple Strawberry are tropical and western flavor combinations that work extremely well together.  The propreitary tea blends of green, black and white teas are lower in caffeine and higher in antioxidants compared to traditional black tea blends.  They are also less astringent than green tea only blends.   These blends offer a cup of tea that is much smoother and a more enjoyable tea experience.

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Green Tea Lowers Risk of Colon, Stomach, and Throat Cancers

World Tea News
NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Older and middle-aged women who drank green tea at least three times a week were 14 percent less likely to develop a cancer of the digestive system, according to Canadian researchers who tracked the health of 69,000  Asian women for the past decade.

The report, which was published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests clinical trials be conducted to determine the nature of the protection. Previous studies present mixed results as to whether green tea drinkers really do have lower cancer risks according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Stomach cancer is the fourth most common, and the second most deadly cancer in women. Green tea itself may be the reason, but green tea lovers are often more health-conscious.

“In this large prospective cohort study, tea consumption was associated with reduced risk of colorectal and stomach/ esophageal cancers in Chinese women,” wrote study leader Wei Zheng, who heads epidemiology at Vanderbilt University school of medicine in Nashville, and his colleagues.

But the study did try to account for that, Zheng said. None of the women smoked or drank alcohol regularly, and the researchers also collected information on their diets, exercise habits, weight, and medical history.

Yet even with all these things factored in, women’s tea habits remained linked to their cancer risks, Zheng noted – even though this type of study cannot prove cause and effect.

The Vancouver Sun reported that more than 19,000 of the 69,000 women were considered regular green-tea drinkers (consuming more than three times a week). During the study period of 11 years, 1,255 women developed a digestive system cancer. In general, the risks were somewhat lower when a woman drank green tea often and for a long time.

Women who reported drinking green tea for at least 20 years were 27 per cent less likely than non-drinkers to develop any digestive system cancer. They were also 29 per cent less likely to develop colorectal cancer.

Green tea contains certain antioxidant chemicals, particularly a compound known as EGCG, that may ward off the body-cell damage that can lead to cancer and other diseases.

Source: Windsor Star, Vancouver Sun

Green Tea Concentrate Kills Skin Cancer Cells.

22 Aug 2012
By World Tea News

GLASGOW, Scotland

Tumors containing two types of skin cancer cells shrank or disappeared when researchers at the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow applied a concentrated solution of EGCG.

They created a cell with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and transferrin, a protein that naturally targets and latches on to the surface of cancer cells, and applied it to tumors.

The combination made two-thirds of the tumors shrink or disappear and produced no side-effects on other cells or tissue.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, “tests were done on two types of skin cancer: epidermoid carcinoma which forms scales on the surface of the skin and melanoma which often develops in people who have moles on their skin.

In both studies, 40 per cent of tumors vanished, while 30 per cent of tumors in carcinoma cases and 20 per cent in melanoma cases shrank. A further 10 per cent of melanoma tumors were stabilized, so did not grow or shrink.

Lead researcher Dr. Christine Dufes, from the University of Strathclyde, said: ‘These are very encouraging results which we hope could pave the way for new and effective cancer treatments.

‘When we used our method, the green tea extract reduced the size of many of the tumours every day, in some cases removing them altogether. By contrast, the extract had no effect at all when it was delivered by other means, as every one of these tumors continued to grow.

‘This research could open doors to new treatments for what is still one of the biggest killer diseases in many countries.’

The research is published in the medical journal Nanomedicine

Source: Daily Mail, Nanomedicine