Teh Daun Bambu
Yuk, Mencicipi Teh dari Daun Bambu dan Khasiatnya di Florida-USA
Di Amerika Serikat, bambu banyak ditanam di Northern California, Hawaii dan Florida. Kebun bambu ikut membersihkan lingkungan dengan melepas 35 % oksigen dan menjernihkan air di sekitarnya.
Bagi orang Indonesia yang sedang bersekolah, berwisata atau bertugas di Florida-Amerika dapat mencicipi teh daun bambu di tempat Shanti dan mengunjungi kebun bambunya. Produk tehnya tidak se ekstrim yang ada di China yaitu ” teh Panda” ,teh yang diolah dari tahi Panda yang hanya diberi makan daun bambu.
Shanti tidak mengimpor daun teh dari negara lain yang jauh; Shanti menanam sendiri teh di lahan miliknya di Florida. Dia tahu banyak segala sesuatu tentang daun bambu untuk teh.Waktu favoritnya adalah bercengkerama dengan anak-anaknya dan kebun bambunya Situsnya dirancang dengan indah dan diberi penjelasan sebagai berikut :
Teh Daun Bambu terbuat dari 100% daun bambu yang tumbuh dan diproses dengan tangan di Florida tanpa menggunakan bahan kimia apapun. Teh Daun Bambu memiliki rasa manis , aroma hijau yang membantu dan menyeimbangkan pikiran dan tubuh. Teh Daun Bambu mengandung 350mg silika dalam setiap cangkir dan memiliki banyak manfaat termasuk pertumbuhan rambut, kekuatan kuku, dan fleksibilitas sendi. Kami telah diberitahu tentang banyak manfaat penyembuhan lainnya. Kami mengundang Anda untuk mencoba teh dan kemudian beritahu kami apa yang telah Anda rasakan. Terima kasih telah mendukung kami, dari seluruh penjualan 1 % nya kami berikan untuk proyek-proyek lingkungan.
Perusahaan ini membuat dan menjual berbagai teh organik, tapi tentu saja teh terlaris Shanti adalah Teh Daun Bambu. Website ini menggambarkannya: “teh ini terasa manis, fungsinya meremajakan tubuh dan pikiran rileks dan bisa dinikmati panas atau dingin. Bambu merupakan tanaman luar biasa yang memiliki begitu banyak kegunaan yang salah satunya adalah untuk membuat teh bambu.
Bambu merupakan vegetasi yang memiliki konsentrasi silika tertinggi dibandingkan tanaman yang lain.Silika merupakan zat yang memungkinkan bambu dapat tumbuh begitu cepat dan kuat serta mempunyai fleksibilitas yang indah..Kandungan tersebut terdapat diseluruh batang bambu.
Bambu juga tinggi serat dan teh mengandung serat larut 4%. Ini adalah suatu keharusan bagi siapa saja yang menderita ketegangan perut atau masalah pencernaan lainnya.Serat larut sebenarnya melapisi lapisan dari sistem pencernaan dan memungkinkan untuk bersantai. Jadi cobalah khasiat tanaman tropis ini dan membawa esensi bambu ke dalam kehidupan anda sehari hari.
Bamboo Leaf Tea
8297 Champions Gate Blvd. #400
Champions Gate, FL 33896
Kunjungi situs Shanti: http://bambooleaftea.net/
Shanti Pierce, A Woman Making A Difference
An Interview with Shanti Pierce, Owner of Bamboo Leaf Tea
“May the strength and flexibility of bamboo be pervasive in all aspects of your life.”
Who is Shanti?
I recently learned of a woman named Shanti and her remarkable company, Bamboo Tea Leaf. Although I have never met her, when I visit her website I feel an instant connection to her, as I share her passion for bamboo. I am happy to introduce her as our latest pick for our “Woman Making A Difference” blog. Shanti was born in India, and has been passionate about bamboo for most of her life. She writes, “Bamboo’s beauty, strength and flexibility are guides to love and live by and I am always in awe of its versatility.”
Lately we see so many things made from bamboo coming to market. Sometimes they are things that are new ideas, and sometimes they are things that people have made from bamboo over the course of thousands of years. Bamboo tea, in fact, has been around for a long, long time. It has been traditionally used medicinally in India, China, and South America. Shanti’s Florida-based company, Bamboo Leaf Tea, has taken this idea and turned bamboo tea into a beverage that can be enjoyed in many variations.
According to Shanti, the roots of her business take her back again to India, and where it has been used for centuries for rituals and healing. She says, “I love the abundance of picking bamboo leaves and the smell of making the tea always roots me in my connection with the earth and its bounty.” Shanti notes that there are many types of bamboo as there are many types of people and her intention is to create many bamboo blends in order to bring this ancient health benefit to her customers.
The path that led her to her bamboo farm and bamboo tea business in Florida is interesting. Designing and installing landscapes using ornamental grasses, including bamboo, resulted in her working for Disney Imagineering as a bamboo and ornamental grass specialist. For three years, she enjoyed working on the Animal Kingdom project during both its construction and operational phases. At that point, she decided to start her own bamboo farm in Florida. Bamboo Life Farm was born. She has been growing bamboo in Orlando now for 14 years and she currently has about 40 varieties of the grass.
Before launching Bamboo Leaf Tea, Shanti spent over a year trying different plants and different processes of making tea from bamboo. She spoke to several nutritional experts as well as having her product tested for nutritional value. She eventually settled on a cooked process that softens the greenness of the plant while maintaining the nutritional value of it.
What I learned on Shanti’s blog is that the documented use of the bamboo as a medicinal tea shows up in the Ayurvedic books, as well as the Chinese Compendium of medicine. In Central and South America the uses have been passed down from healer to healer. The green leaves would be picked and boiled to make an extract that has been used to treat upper respiratory problems, aid liver detoxification, digestive issues, and skin ailments to name a few. In Chinese medicine, bamboo is believed to reduce dampness in the liver which manifests itself as irritability, anger, and toxification of the body. In Japan, the people who work weaving bamboo are thought to have less health issues due to the absorption of the plant through their skin. In Columbia boiled leaves are used to treat coughs, and in Cuba the leaves are used in poultices. In Asia bamboo leaf extract are widely added to drinks to boost the immune system and promote overall health.
The Nutritional Benfits of Bamboo Tea
Bamboo Leaf Tea has 350 mg of silica per 8oz cup of tea. In fact, bamboo has the highest vegetative quantity of silica of any plant. This benefits us by adding strength and flexibility to all the cells of our body. Silica is sold as a supplement for your hair, skin, and nails as it strengthens the hair and nails and promotes growth. Silica adds elasticity to the skin as well as being a vital part of increasing bone density.
Bamboo is also high in fiber. Bamboo shoots are high in insoluble fiber and the tea has 4% soluble fiber. Soluble fiber coats the lining of the digestive system allowing the system to relax. This benefits people who store tension in their abdomen, those who suffer from ulcers, and IBS. Soluble fiber also helps to regulate the blood sugar which is important for diabetics, and it helps to promote weight loss by making one feel full sooner. Bamboo also has antioxidants which promote longevity of life.
Shanti’s Take on The Future of Bamboo in the USA
Shanti believes that bamboo is an underused crop in the USA. She is currently trying to promote the use of bamboo as plantations and believes that is the direction that we need to move towards. She writes, “We are still capable of growing and producing products right here in the USA and bamboo has the potential to play a big role in that. I hope to see more bamboo plantations in the future in all parts of the world along with the education of how it can be used.”