Taking tea can be the most sublime experience. Its rich history began almost 5000 years ago, and it is grown in some of the most exotic places around the globe. The variety of flavors, textures and characters found in tea is almost infinite.
Tea is the world’s most highly consumed beverage, second only to water. There are an endless variety of flavors and characteristics that can be garnered from a cup of tea. Tea is all-natural, contains no additives, artificial flavorings, colors, and is calorie and sodium free. It contains fluoride and has traces of vitamins A, K, C, beta-carotene, folate and other B vitamins.
Tea is rich in antioxidants, in fact, it contains greater concentrations than any other food or beverage. Antioxidants are important natural substances that guard against free radical damage in the body resulting from pollution, pesticides, and radiation. This damage, which we are exposed to daily, can cause cancers and aid in a host of other disease processes. An abundance of studies show the incredible effectiveness of tea, especially green teas which are particularly high in antioxidants, in combating these diseases and helping to return the body to its normal state of health. Tea is truly the best overall health tonic you can take, and the relaxing experience of enjoying a cup of tea is an added and welcome benefit in this fast paced, stressful world in which we live.
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