Officially speaking, it is Summer until September 23rd. But now that vacations are over, and kids are back in school, summer seems to have passed all too quickly.
But not to worry. We have some great offerings for the Autumn season. These will be showing up mid-September.
So, grab your favorite cuppa and read on.
||Which Tea is The Healthiest Beverage?|
|We get asked this deceptively simple question on a regular basis. It is great to see that more people are interested in the health effects of what they consume, as well as their awareness that tea is a vital part of a healthful lifestyle.
Since all tea comes from the same plant, camellia sinensis, you are on the right track. The tea leaf is high in antioxidants. Numerous studies have indicated the antioxidant EGCG found in green tea has positive effect on cardiovascular health and several types of cancer.
All teas contain the amino acid theanine which has been recognized for its contribution to improved focus and mental sharpness.
I suppose if I had to choose one tea as the healthiest, it would be matcha. This powdered Japanese green tea is mixed with hot water, then vigorously whisked to suspend the tea and produce a frothy liquor. Since the entire leaf is consumed, not just an infusion, you get everything that is contained in the tea leaf.
Overall, I tell people that the healthiest teas to drink are those that you enjoy. I say this because no matter how good a tea is for you, if you do not enjoy the taste, you probably will not drink much of it. So next time you go to grab a soda, stop and instead enjoy one of the world's oldest, healthiest and most popular drinks!