What is it?
McC Organic's special tea blend for lowering high blood pressure and reducing bad cholesterol levels.
This organic tea is made from the dried flowers and leaves of Olive tree leaves, gun powder Green Tea and Hibiscus, coarsely ground for slow brewing into a tea.
What's it good for?
Olive Tree Leaves
Olive leaf tea and extract help support healthy blood pressure.
Much like willow bark, olive leaves have been used in medicine for centuries.
Indeed, it has been documented in ancient texts across multiple cultures.
In a doubleblind controlled study in humans, this formulation lowered systolic* blood pressure by an average 11.5 points mmHg, and diastolic blood pressure by 4.8 points ~ in just eight weeks.**
Olive leaf tea is unique and tastes like nothing else.
A light steeping delivers a satisfying mellow flavor.
Longer steeping or brewing in a tea press creates a stronger infusion with a more bitter taste that can be mellowed with a slice of fresh lemon, and honey, Mediterranean style.
Gunpowder Green Tea
Gunpowder is a Chinese green tea with leaves tightly rolled into little pellets.
The Chinese word for this tea is zhu cha – or pearl tea.
It’s believed that Gunpowder first appeared during Tang Dynasty, more than 1000 years ago.
This makes it one of the oldest green tea types in the world and one of the first green teas exported from China.
Green tea is packed with antioxidants, including polyphenols and catechins.
Clinical research has showed it to lower bad cholesterol levels.****
These natural compounds work hard to protect cells and molecules from free radicals that may cause damage and disease.
Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea that’s made by steeping parts of the hibiscus plant in boiling water.
It has a tart flavor similar to that of cranberries and can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
There are several hundred species of hibiscus varying by the location and climate they grow in.
Hibiscus sabdariffa is most commonly used to make hibiscus tea.
Hibiscus sabdariffa ~ Roselle or Red Sorrel ~ is a shrub belonging to the Malvaceae family.
Originally from Africa and Carribean countries, it is now commonly cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Research has uncovered a range of health benefits linked to drinking hibiscus tea, showing that it lowers blood pressure.
High blood pressure places extra strain on the heart and the blood system as whole.
This can lead to ruptured and haemorrhaging blood vessels with their numerous associated ailments, such as fainting, heart failure and strokes.
Several studies*** have found that hibiscus tea lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
This research found that Hibiscus tea decreased both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 7.58 mmHg and 3.53 mmHg respectively.
* Your systolic blood pressure is a measurement of the amount of pressure placed on the walls of your arteries when your heart beats.
**Susalit E, Agus N, Effendi I, et al. Olive (Olea europaea) leaf extract effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison with captopril. Phytomedicine. 2011 Feb 15;18(4):251-8.
***https:// pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ 25875025/
****https:// nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/ 10.1186/s12937-020-00557-5
Net weight 60 gm
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
Best before ~ see packet label