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The Health Benefits of Tea

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The Health Benefits of Tea

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)

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What Is Tea

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What Is Tea

Coming after water, tea is the second most consumed drink in the world.  What comes as a surprise to many is that all teas come from the same plant – Camellia Sinensis.

Anything else, while sometimes called "tea", is more accurately referred to as an herbal tea or tisane. Tisanes include chamomile, rooibos and fruit teas. (Read more)

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Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea

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Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea

Many people have believe that in order to enjoy quality tea one must spend a hefty amount of money and have extensive prior knowledge and understanding of tea in order to enjoy it. We would like to break this belief. Of course, better quality often begets a higher price, but this doesn't mean that one must compromise quality for affordability. Nor do you have to be a sommelier in order to enjoy tea. (Read more)

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A Brief History on Tea Bags and Why We Shouldn't Use Them

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A Brief History on Tea Bags and Why We Shouldn't Use Them

The most difficult problem that tea is facing today – the popularity of tea bags. Today, tea bags make up close to 95% of all tea sales in the U.S. These bags, however, usually contain the cheapest materials possible; delivering little more than a brown-colored liquid. (Read more)

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The Truth Behind Black Tea

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The Truth Behind Black Tea

“Black Tea” as it's called in the West, or "Hong Cha" ("Red Tea") as it is called in Asia is well-known as an afternoon tea for it’s mellow and sweet flavor. According to legend, the Wuyi Mountains in northern Fujian, China, is where black tea was first developed. One legend tells of passing soldiers using covered piles of tea leaves as mattresses, thus bruising the leaves and creating oxidation, which gives black tea its dark color. (Read more)

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