Tea Up!

Another key component in my cancer fight was drinking copious amounts of herbal tea.  Especially the ones with high anti-oxidant and immune boosting properties.  Most days I would have a hot cup in the morning, iced herbal tea with meals, and a hot cup before bed.  I highly recommend you get these super healthy teas into your body, pronto!

Jason Winters Tea
In 1977, a terminal cancer patient given three months to live, refused major surgery and traveled the world in search of an herbal remedy. He discovered herbs on three different continents used for centuries to combat cancer:  Red Clover, Indian Sage, Oolong, and Herbalene.

The individual herbs had little effect, but when he combined them together in a tea, the massive tumor on his neck began to shrink and eventually disappeared.  After his amazing recovery he began selling this blend now known as Jason Winters Tea.
That’s him smiling in a tuxedo right there on the canister.

In the last 30 years, scientific research has since proven that the herbs in Jason Winters Tea herbs do in fact have anti-cancer, blood purification, and immune boosting properties.

Jason Winters wrote a book about his experience called Killing Cancer documenting his story and how he traveled the world in search of a cure.   He dedicated the rest his life to health education and won numerous awards around the world, including being knighted “Sir Jason Winters”.

Jason Winters Tea has a delicious mild flavor and is caffeine free.  My wife and I especially love to drink it iced.
Buy Jason Winters Tea

Red Tea (African Rooibos or “RedBush”)
This highly potent anti-oxidant tea is harvested in the Western Cape province of South Africa.  Red tea was pretty hard to find when I started drinking it in 2004.   Now nearly every tea brand sells it, even Nestea and Crystal Light (I’m not recommending those).
Anyway, in addition to containing unique anti-oxidants Aspalathin and Nothofagin, (and no I didn’t just make those words up) Red Tea also contains copper, iron, potassium, calcium, fluoride, zinc, manganese, alpha-hydroxy, and magnesium.  It is an amazing little shrub!
Get Certified Organic Red Tea

Tulsi Tea (Indian Holy Basil)

Tulsi is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea known for its rich anti-oxidant and adaptogenic properties.  Tulsi also contains hundreds of phytochemical compounds with strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and immune-enhancing properties.

It’s been a staple in Indian culture for over 5000 years. They all drink it!
We drink it hot and iced.
Organic India is the best source for organic tulsi tea.
They have 18 different flavor blends like Honey Chamomile, Red Mango, and Pomegranate Green Tea.
I recommend starting with the Original Blend and branching out from there.

Organic India Tulsi Tea, 18 Teabags (Pack of 6)

Matcha Green Tea
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that Matcha is the best green tea you can drink.  The matcha process involves grinding up the tea leaves in to a fine powder that dissolves in water.  (You don’t have to grind it up, it comes that way.)  And unlike steeping, you’re conusming the entire tea leaf so you get all the nutrients. And this green tea is actually green!

Organic Matcha Green Tea, 4 oz box

Trash that Metal Tea Kettle!

Metal tea kettles can leach heavy metals and metallic taste into your tea when they’re exposed to high heat.  A few years ago I went in search of a ceramic pot we could brew tea in and found an awesome one.
Joyce Chen Ceramic Tea Kettle is fired at 2700 degrees which makes it tough enough to use on an open flame gas cook top.  We love this tea kettle!  
Note: It doesn’t whistle, so you need to keep your eye on it, or set a timer.
It comes in black or white, with a bamboo handle and it rocks!
Buy it.


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6 Responses to “Tea Up!”
  1. yoda says:

    Just to mention something you seldom see, green tea can promote pancreatic cancer but the other teas, especially Jason Winters are good choices.
    As for Himalayan salt, avoid it as it contains very high levels of fluoride which impairs the thyroid and that interferes with your ability to fight cancer, and other heavy metals.

    • Thanks for the comment yoda. This might come across as a bit rude, but insights from real people,
      not star wars muppets, carry more weight around here.
      I believe matcha green tea is healthy in moderation. But I will do some research on your green tea theory.
      Also I’ve read both sides of the debate on himalayan salt and lean toward the opinions that it is in fact healthy,
      if it is from the right source. Will probably be posting about that soon.

  2. ahealthierme says:

    Awesome site! What an amazing story and pretty awesome that you’re talking about herbal tea the same time I was thinking about blogging about it. Thanks for the tea suggestions. I haven’t tried any of them I don’t think. Thanks for following and I returned the favor so look forward to reading more!

  3. Jeanne says:

    Interested to know if the tea when it is steeped, looses its effectiveness after a while. I’m asking because I would want to use the leftover tea for iced tea.

    I’ve enjoyed reading your whole blog. Amazing what God has done through your hard work of research. I admire your desire to eat this way. But I’m also wondering how expensive it is.

    • Hi Jeanne! Some teas can be steeped several times. I say go for it. You’ll should know by the taste and color if it has lost potency.
      Thanks for the kinds words, adn yes He has. Organic produce is more expensive to harvest, so it is more expensive in stores. However, it is cheap when you buy direct from local farmers at farmers markets. That’s the way to go if you have one near you. Just gotta change your routine and get in the habit of going. Memphis has several: Shelby Farms, Botanic Gardens, Cooper Young and Downtown. They’re fun!

  4. shanna says:

    I drink a lot of red tea, especially in the winter. I also drink Essiac Tea. Good tip with the kettle, will have to look into that!

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