What’s in your cup?

I grew up with “sun” tea on the farm. My father’s side loves their tea. Every family get-together there’s sure to be more containers of freshly brewed tea than anything else on the beverage table. I have a theory that most people who enjoy tea are those who grew up with it. I still feel the urge to brew tea outside during the long hot days of summer to taste that slightly bitter, refreshing good old fashion flavor. But now in my adulthood I have become a bit prissier with the teas I consume after discovering the world of fine teas and the wonderful benefits they bring to the table. High quality teas usually come in loose form. It is also important that the tea be free trade and organic. Here are the individual tea profiles White Tea • Contains cancer fighting anti-oxidants • Cooling and detoxifying • Has the lowest content of caffeine found in all teas • Anti-aging and anti-stress properties • High L-theanine amino acid content promotes longevity and concentration Green Tea • Contains the highest content of cancer fighting anti-oxidants than any other tea • Antiseptic and anti-viral effects: kills oral bacteria • Fights degenerative diseases and supports immune system function • Strengthens tooth enamel and fights bad breath • Potent source of vitamins and minerals • Effective for slimming and weight loss Oolong Tea • High content of tea polysaccharides • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar • High content of anti-oxidants • Strengthens tooth enamel • Potent source of vitamins and minerals • Effective for slimming and weight loss *New Beauty Magazine published recently “A study conducted by scientists at the University of Tokushima School of Medicine in Japan revealed that those who drank oolong tea on a regular basis burned twice as many calories as those who just drank green tea.” Black Tea • Heart Health: black tea can help prevent heart attacks • Helps prevent plaque build-up in arteries • Increases bone density • Oral Health: Kills bacteria in the mouth that can cause cavities • Fights bad breath All tea in general promotes mental alertness and clear thinking, improving learning function too. Tea offers a balance in energy during the day and rest at night. When drinking tea regularly, it can strengthen immune system and aid in lowering stress levels. Tea has a much lower caffeine content than coffee, so I ask “what’s in your cup?” DISCLAIMER these statements are not meant to treat, cure or prevent illness/diseases. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. *http://www.newbeauty.com/dailybeauty/entry.aspx?id=4800 *The majority of the info presented to you is sourced from Rishi Tea a favorite tea company of mine, highly recommend. https://www.rishi-tea.com/

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