The Sweet Tea in my hometown

(This article is written by myself and just for reference,so it is not professional enough.And since I am now living far away from my hometown,I have no time to take some detail photographs,but I will offer them in time,thank you.)

Sweet tea is a new sweetener plant growing in Guangxi province

in China, it is a high quality and low calorific sweetener,in addition

to contains polyphenols,the sweet tea leaf also contains protein and

loaded with vitamins, its sweet elements are more than 300 times

sweeter than sweet sucrose.

Its main elements can be used for food seasoning.But the sweet tea

is a medicinal plant, its roots’ main function is to efficiently heal

swelling, bleeding and wound.

The main function of the Sweet tea leaves is to help heat clearing

and detoxicating in lungs,it is excellent at its expectorant function,

to help heal cough and clean phlegm and treat hypertension,diabetes,

obesity.Currently,it is being exported to Japan,Singapore and other

countries,it is a good export product.

Its scientific name is Rubus Suavissmus S, Lee,it is Rosaceae Rubus

of a new species,its officially medicinal function was discoverd in the

early eighties. But the Sweet tea in Guangxi civil applications has long

been used to represent the sugar processed foods, folk medicine for

kidney and blood pressure, known as the god of tea.It is famous with

the Mangosteen, Hepu pearls, Guangxi spices and other several

special products as the top ten special products in Guangxi province.
According to the Guangxi Bureau of Technical Supervision Testing

Center and other units of analysis results confirmed: the Sweet tea

is rich in 18 sorts of amino acids per 100 grams after having been

dried,it contains 331.54 mg of total amino acids.In particular, 8 of

these amino acids cannot be produced in the human body,only

can be absorbed from food,and the Sweet tea is rich in these elements.

Sweet tea is also rich in nutrients and trace elements that the body

needs, mainly 0.84% of calcium,and zinc 105.5mg/kg, germanium

5.5μg/kg, selenium 17.94μg/kg, and potassium(), magnesium(镁),

phosphorus(磷), iron(铁), sodium(钠),copper (), chromium(),

strontium(), lithium() and other elements,has no aluminum and

other toxic arsenic substances,it will never cause dizziness,rapid heart

beat,palpitations, anxiety,irritability,mental discomfort,sleep

disturbance,muscle tremors and other side effects of caffeine;

it contains more germanium and selenium than green tea and Ilex.

In addition to trace elements contained in the above, the Sweet tea

is also rich in vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, superoxide dismutase, the fresh

Sweet tea contains the vitamin C content can be up to 115mg/100g;

it is also rich in the most valuable 4.1% of bioflavonoids, 18.04% of

polyphenols and 5% of sweet elements.

The researchers found the Sweet tea extracts can improve the

cosmetics made from the skin itching,skin and blood vessels and

inhibit the decline in hyaluronic acid, indirectly, moist skin,to

achieve cosmetic results.
The Japanese further researches also proved that the Sweet tea

can help people to treat the hay fever and other allergic rhinitis,

especially when the Cherries are blossoming,many Japanese patients

of hay fever are willingly to drink the products made from Sweet tea.

And it has become the second generation of health drinks in Japan.

My hometown is the main and original place growing Sweet tea,and

we are now growing it from mountain to mountain.Since its

reproductive capacity is very strong in new fields,its price is

not very stable.But if we do not weed the grass every year,

the plants will die immediately.

And there are many little sharp thorns on the plants,every time while picking up their leaves,my hands are bleeding,it needs time to get used to that.But my mother does not face this situation,for her hands are full of calluses.


About singlee18

A young man,also a vegetarian.
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17 Responses to The Sweet Tea in my hometown

  1. yoshizen says:

    Thank you very much. Your information is good enough for me as I’m not a doctor neither.
    The Plant is the one I least expected kind. It is Rubus, similar to raspberry. In Japan we
    calles — kind. I’m familiar with the berry, though never attempted to taste the lieve 🙂
    The constituency of the plant seemed good enough to claim the medicinal property.
    The Germanium and Selenium is said to be the most important material what makes the
    Ginsen () works.
    As the reputation and the importance to be a trade / exportable product has been
    established = importer and the use may well be established —– its mean what you can
    do would be,
    1) You may find the way to increase the production as a grower, but it may not easy as
    it needs to be grown in the hi-mountain. (May be not in the field with Grow light 🙂 )
    ( Only grow in the exclusive hi-mountain would create a Myth and add the value)
    2) To find the way how to create a patented / registered product to sell / export direct
    to the consumer market.
    ( I can suggest it to you but, if the idea was publicly published, it no longer patentable
    nor you can keep its monopoly —– so, I will Email you the idea )

    • yoshizen says:

      対不起, I’ve forgotten to insert Chinese Characters.
      which was [木苺] and (人参)

      • singlee18 says:

        Unlike the other Rubus plants,such as raspberry’s leaves are bitter and puckery.Though both of their astringent(止血的) functions are very effective,the Sweet tea leaves are very sweet,one cannot eat a complete little leaf.
        And looking for its mature fruit in spring is one of our favorite and enjoyable fun during our childhood time.At that time,its commercial value is not as manifest as it is at present,so seldom people grow them,we needed to climb hi-mountains and went into thistles and thorns,but we never hesitated.

    • singlee18 says:

      I am appreciated to your great ideas.Now the Sweet tea is facing a very severe situation:It can be grown very well and quickly in new fields,and some commercial investors have begun to feed fertilizers to the plants.Some people are using herbicide to quicken their weeding job,so the products on the market are a mixture with organic grown and fertilizer grown.It makes the Sweet tea gets a bad reputation.
      So,maybe the main job is to find sturdy customers.And by signing a certain contract to guarantee the price,farmers grow the plants without fertilizers and herbicide.I think only in this way can the Sweet tea have a more promising future.

  2. Diane says:

    I definitely would love to try this tea! How and where can I buy some? Also – found a fun art website called deviantart and a lovely photo of autumn leaves. Maybe this will inspire you!

  3. Excellent article. I’m reading it while drinking a big mug of tea, though it is ordinary tea, nothing like the tea you’ve described so well.

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  5. gypsydoodles says:

    I wish we have something like that here in the Philippines. =) i’d always loved teas, ever since.. =)

    • singlee18 says:

      Haha,it it easy to get it.If you have a travelling plan to visit Guilin,you can get them,you also can take many beautiful photographs while visiting Guilin.

  6. yoshizen says:

    Tricky part, how to handle your 圣堂山甜茶 is that if it competes
    as a sweetener additive, it becomes a matter of price.
    If it is classified as an herbal medicine, it become a matter of
    registration, regulation etc red tape.
    How to establish it as a pure distinctive brand, competing copy
    and the fake product would be a hard business, especially if
    Non-organic production was growing big.
    Unless it was registered, certified product, you can’t even send it as
    a sample. ( Custom and Quarantine here would stop it ) —– ? ? ?

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