The trend is slowly changing and if I had to choose one beverage among so many, I would probably take a nice cup of tea. My fifteen years long relationship with tea has been a thrilling and a learning experience. I was introduced to green tea by my friend/roommate from China, Lee, while I was studying in the US. Although it didn’t taste good, I enjoyed having an occasional cup of green tea, until it became a habit. My love for tea grew with time and I had a chance to visit a wonderful Taoist Tea Ceremony with my friend. It’s a Chinese ceremony that embodies the principles of harmony, respect, purity, tranquility and it’s always enjoyed with tea as a spiritual medium to practice. And my journey with tea began.
The benefits of wonder teas, as I call the herbal teas, are known to have far-reaching healing powers. The benefits of herbal teas are wide ranging and all natural, helping with everything, from lowering cholesterol, insomnia, irregular blood sugar, acid reflux to stomach cramps, depression and calming a troubled mind. Drinking herbal tea can also be a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Now, after some motivation from the health benefits packed herbal tea, how do you chose your herbal tea? When picking your tea it’s very important to look for a well sourced product made from high quality ingredients. It’s essential to steer clear of products that add artificial essential oils and flavors. Go for organic lose tea, skip the flavored bags and never be afraid to try something new!