- Tea is more than a beverage. In China, before tea became the beverage of choice and a way of life, tea was a medicinal staple. Tea was not only a treatment for individual illnesses, but was also a generic tonic, said to promote life and vitality
- Since quality loose tea such as those offered by Teatrition Tea And Wellness consists of larger tea leaves, they offer more of tea's powerful catechin antioxidants and plentiful plant polyphenols. This is due to loose leaf tea having a greater surface area than the "tea dust" (fannings) that go into grocery store tea bags. The larger the leaves, the more natural oils you get to steep out of them, resulting in a more satisfying tea experience- especially when it comes to flavor and aroma.
- Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease and diabetes; encourage weight loss and lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness.
- Loose leaf will have a nice fresh and clean taste, and depending on the variety may taste sweet, floral, vegetal, malty, or earthy. Bagged tea will almost always taste bitter, old, stale, fuzzy, and muddy. Read more about the decision between loose leaf tea versus grocery store tea bags.
- A cup of tea contains between 10 mg and 50 mg of caffeine, depending on the tea type and how long you steep it. By contrast, a cup of coffee may contain between two to twelve times as much.
- As a general rule, 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea should yield 1 (12 oz) cup of brewed tea.
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"Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary." -Chinese Proverb