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Byproducts of tea  
Tea Oil is rich in camellin, protein, unsaturated fatty acids, and vitamin A, E. It is cooking oil rich in vitamins, its stability in high temperature and nutritional value are better then generally sold salad oil. According to research, the unsaturated fatty acids in Tea Oil is mainly composed of oleic acid and linoleic acid, so when it is heated while cooking, fumes will not release easily, so there is less harm to the lungs. Every year after the white dew, the harvesting season of Tea Oil begins, at this time the Camellia is filled with fruit, rich in oil, it is the best time to harvest and produce Tea Oil.


Tea Oil.
  Tea Oil uses the seeds of the Oil Camellia, through the complicated steps of sun-drying, shelling, pan-roasting, steaming, making into cakes, pressing, and then filtering. The Oil Camellia is a small evergreen in the Theaceae family Camellia genus, currently in Taiwan the two Camellia species are cultivated Camellia oleifera and wild Camellia tenuifolia, the differences between the two are the cultivated Camellia have bigger fruits, it is called Camellia oleifera; the wild Camellia has smaller fruits, it is called Camellia tenuifolia.
The aromatic Tea Oil.
  Applications of Tea Oil  

1.       General use in families: the uses of Tea Oil are very broad, such as: stir-fry, with rice, with noodles, or with salad.

2.       A good postnatal care companion: Older generation women will most often use sesame oil in cooking for postnatal caring, but it is oil with more dry hot temperaments, so a good choice is to use Tea Oil that is milder.

3.       Improve puffiness in the legs: Eating Tea Oil has the benefits of reducing puffiness in legs and weak foot, many Chinese doctors recommend patients with kidney disease or Gout to use Tea Oil instead of regular salad oil.

4.       The beauty secrets of grandmothers: Tea Oil can be used to increase the beauty of hair and skin; the Oil Tea residues can be made into tea soap and used for washing hair or bathing.

5.       Oil that can be used after surgery: Tea Oil has a mild temperament, it can prevent the wound tightness that is triggered by a body with dry heated temperaments, and it can also decrease the pain.

6.       The adhesive of Chinese medicine: In the process of producing Chinese medicine pills, Tea Oil is the best medicine adhesive, allowing the medical powder to aggregate into a pill through the natural sticky nature, to avoid an unnatural additive that may affect the medicine results.

  Tea soap  

It can be used on the body and the face, if skin is sensitive and dry after bathing or face washing, using handmade tea soap can improve these conditions.

Tea soap.
  Tea plums  

Semi-cooked green plums pickled in tea leaves, they have a light tea aroma and can be used when steaming seafood or in crock pots to bring out the flavor. This item is currently the most popular and best selling product.

Tea plums.
  Tea eggs  
  Tea eggs made from black tea are a delicious treat, they can be currently found in convenience stores and tourist spots.  
  Tea leaf pillows  

The tea dregs can be used as pillow stuffing after being placed on a wooden board to dry, the tea leaves can clear the mind, and the pleasant tea aroma can accompany the tea lovers as they sleep.

The tea leaf pillow has good air ventilation, and is suitable for using in the summer, the user will not get sweaty after prolonged use (actually using it in the winter is not bad either). Normally it can be used for 1-2 years, a good tea leaf pillow will not leak out dust like tea particles, but the tea aroma will slowly fade, so it is best if it can have irregular exposure to the sun.


Tea leaf pillow.

It is very easy to make a tea leaf pillow, using the general method to brew tea leaves, after 6 minutes of infusion, the tea is poured out, and the dregs are dried and stored, after an amount of 2000 grams of dregs are collected, mixing in additional materials such as barley husks (800 grams), chrysanthemum (200 grams), and Ligusticum chanxiong Hort (100 grams), it is then placed in a cotton cloth covering, and a pillowcase can be used to wrap the outside.

Because tea leaf pillows in the past mostly use tea leaves that were brewed priorily, there was no tea aroma, it collected moisture easily, and grew germs; now mostly fresh tea branches are used for roasting, it was found that the more they were roasted the more aromatic they got, moisture was not a concern even after numerous dryings. Laying the tea leaf pillow out in the sun once every one month or two months, can maintain the tea aroma a long time. The tea branches used are very elastic and feel comfortable when used while sleeping; it has received good reviews from customers young and old.

Normally when Chinese medical doctors talk about preventive living, they say when sleeping, the most important rule is “head cold and feet hot.” When viewed from this angle, pillows made out of cotton, silk, or chemical fibers can easily cause the head to overheat because of bad ventilation, but the tea leaf pillow is well ventilated and comfortable, and fulfills the demands of maintaining a cool head. Using hot water to soak feet before sleeping allows you to quickly fall asleep. This time the tea leaf pillow is made out of tea branches that were not brewed and also a portion of tea leaves, because the un-brewed tea branches are very elastic, highly malleable, have good air ventilation, and give good support; individuals that value your sleep should really give it a try.

  Tea powder  

Tea powder uses grinding technology (grinding machines) to grind tea leaves into tea powder, this powder is mainly used as a food additive. In Japan it has been successfully applied in tea cookies, tea cakes, and tea ice cream; and these items are already being commercially produced. The Executive Yuan Tea Research and Extension Station has already used domestic grinding machines to produce tea powder through the use of cyclone separator grinding technology. The sizes of the particles are around 80 mm200 mm , and can be produced as necessary through adjusting the size of the air hole and the strength of the cyclone wind. The technology has already been passed to industry members that have interests in developing tea powder foods, the items currently available on the market are tea noodles, tea dumpling skin, tea cakes, tea bread, tea mantou, and tea rice cakes.



  Tea not only can be used in beverages, after tea is cooked and eaten, the components of tea are very good for the body. In this age when “eating nutritiously for health” is so important, it is good to eat natural foods for a healthy body. Tea leaves have a lot of fiber and functional components, they are also a source of natural food color. Combining tea powder with everyday foods not only can increase variety it can also maintain health, because of this the Executive Yuan Tea Research and Extension Station has developed a variety of uses for tea powder. Tea powder is a new product with a lot of developing potential, it is easy to process and is an effective way to develop new uses for inexpensive tea shoots; it is also a method to increase the profits of low value tea gardens. Tea powder can be used as additives, natural coloring, and sub-ingredients in all types of foods, tea powder products that have tea flavor will definitely be valued and welcomed by consumers.  
  Camellia seed powder  

Camellia seed powder is made from the seed residue of the seeds after they are pressed for oil. Camellia seed powder is a good helper in the kitchen; it has natural plant saponin and has good cleaning effects when used to wash dishes. It is easy to rinse off and does not harm the hands; it is the best natural environmental cleaning powder. Camellia seed powder is entirely natural, so it will not harm the body or the environment; it is also a strong grease remover and has good results when used to clean kitchen stoves or smoke exhausters.



The Camellia seed powder produced by

the Pinglin County Farmer’s Association.

  Methods of use

1. Washing dishes: Mixing two teaspoons of the Camellia seed powder with a bowl and a half of warm water, then using a sponge to wash; or directly pouring into the water, stirring and soaking, then using a sponge to wash, and finally rinsing with clean water.

2. Soaking vegetables and fruits: Adding directly into the water and stirring until it bubbles, then rinsing with clean water.

3. Bathing: When bathing it can be soaked in warm water, the small particles can also be used to exfoliate the dead skin cells on the body, it is recommended to be used once a week.

  he preservation period for Camellia seed powder is around 1 year, but because it is a natural product and does not have any chemical components, if it is kept for too long it will develop a greasy smell. This will not affect the cleaning ability and the product can still be used.  
Tea candy.
Tea sunflower seeds.
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