In China and parts of Southeast Asia Pu-erh tea has been consumed for centuries. It was a significant export product on the Tea-Horse Road, but even back in its homeland of Yunnan people did not dismiss the amazing Pu-erh tea benefits.
While in Tibet this tea was popular with monks for its amazing energizing qualities, in China people would always drink it after a meal, especially an oily one, to aid with digestion. (Read more)
We've all seen GABA tea with it's miraculous benefits and sky-high prices. Picking up some GABA tea from the shelf we see claims of stress relief, pain relief and happiness promotion, amongst some. While GABA does do all those things, taking GABA in the form of tea or supplements doesn't allow it to get absorbed by the body in the same way as when it's naturally produced within our bodies. (Read more)
As the times roll, more and more are becoming curious around how to assimilate tea into food culture; and it is indeed slowly turning into a regularized practice. Not only are teas fairly cheap and versatile, they can be served at different temperatures and intensities. That being said, here we'll have a broad look at how to think about pairing the 5 major tea groups with food, and the reasons behind it. (Read more)
Tea has a well-established reputation as a healthy beverage. Thanks to modern marketing the humble Camellia Sinensis tea plant is often presented as downright miraculous. It is known that three or more cups of tea per day may help maintain cardiovascular health. Furthermore, the regular consumption of black tea is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and a reduced risk of stroke.(Read more)