A unique and healthy combination – Green Tea and Gotukola from FADNA

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The origins of to tea dates back to 2737 with Chinese Emperor Shen Nung advocating the health benefits of tea almost 5000 years ago.  

Tea became popular the world over from Ceylon Tea in the 19th Century, with the Scotsman James Taylor started the first tea plantation on the Loolecondera Tea Estate where he perfected the technique of plucking – ‘the two leaves and a bud’,  history states that tea began as a medicine and then grew into a beverage.  

Production and exports of green tea in Sri Lanka started in 1982. It is now a household name. The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, a powerful anti-oxidant which besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in preventing heart attacks and stroke.

Medical researchers have revealed that green tea can directly react and neutralise chemical carcinogens thereby reducing the risk of cancer.  

Green tea also facilitates weight loss, prevents diabetic, controls ageing, and improves oral health in addition so many other health benefits.

Green tea is from the same plant organically known as Camellia Sinensis. After the tea leaves are plucked and sorted, they are either steamed or pan fired. Compared to the normal black tea, green tea does not undergo the process of fermentation (oxidation) in production.

Historically, gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has also been used to treat syphilis, hepatitis, stomach ulcers, mental fatigue, epilepsy, diarrhoea, fever, and asthma.

Today, in the US and Europe gotu kola is most often used to treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, a condition where blood pools in the legs. It’s also used in ointments to treat psoriasis and help heal minor wounds.

What makes FADNA tea bags so special is that it has a carefully and scientifically balanced blend of both green tea and gotukola.  Sri Lankans love the fragrant aromas and smooth tastes of the gotukola leaf in addition to the classy flavour of green tea.  This unique combination makes a nourishing beverage to savour for all time

The art of making a genuine cup of green tea is to add one tea bag or one teaspoon of tea leaves in water that is just starting to steam [80ºC 90ºC (180ºF  190ºF)]. Allow the tea to settle down to lukewarm levels and then drink it is sips until completion.

FADNA products are processed under highest quality standards in compatibility with HACCP and ISO 9001:2000 Certification with achievement awards for “General Principles for Food and Hygiene by GMP System.   

The Department of Ayurveda of the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine of Sri Lanka too has recognised Food and Nature (Pvt) Ltd., for their product innovation of excellence without the addition of preservatives, artificial flavours or colour.

Keep drinking tea without limitations and enjoy your journey of a refreshing and healthy cup of FADNA green tea/gotukola blend which is introduced for the first time in Sri Lanka.