So I love tea. Did you know that? I love tea a lot a lot. Now while I don’t need an excuse to drink it, I thought what better than to share a few reasons that might make you interested in drinking the beverage too.
REASON ONE – It’s been here for a while ! Tea was discovered in China circa 2737BC by Emperor Shen Nung. A beverage that has been found to be the second most popular drink after water globally (Tea Association of USA)with something in the region of 165 million cups drunk in Britain daily. It is drunk all around the world with different cultures adopting different habits for the drink. World Tea News has a great article about the 10 top tea traditions around the world, which proves the longevity and also adaptability of the drink. For something that’s been around for almost 5000 years should be proof that its something worthwhile.
REASON TWO – It is actually good for you! When it was first discovered Shen Nung, who was a herbalist advocated the health benefits of the leaves saying it eased sleepiness and renewed ones spirit. They also drunk it to help with digestions and could even apply it to skin aliments. But when you drink it, there are the numerous benefits but when you compare it with what else we have available, it doesn’t have chemicals, additives or anything thats not good for you in it – its just leaves and water. Whilst many people think that its just green tea that is good for but in fact all teas are good for you. There is a a fair amount of research on the health benefits of tea though Boots WebMD does suggest that a lot more is needed to give completely definitive conclusions. However adding lots of milk and sugar does counteract the benefits so only add them on occasion. Its much better to drink quality loose leafs where you don’t need milk or sugar.
REASON THREE- There’s something for everyone! Whilst the common assumption is that ‘tea’ is one type of flavour mainly being something along the lines of high street basic teabags. However that is not actually the case. There are several thousands of different types of teas which means there are an amazing different variety of flavours. Black teas are different to greens & within each of those types there are difference from the area of growth, means of processes & time if if year picking.