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Why Tea

Whether its the act of kindness by performing the ancient art of preparing and enjoying a cup of tea by yourself or with a loved one or the many health benefits received through each sip, we can guaranTEA that a cup of your favourite brew will brighten each day.

Ever wondered exactly where this miracle elixir came from?

Tea has been grown and prepared for many centuries, originating from the East.

Stalks, leaves and buds from the plant Camelia Sinensis, a warm weather evergreen species, are collected to make some of the most popular teas such as black tea, green tea, ginseng, oolong, rooibos and white tea.

The degree of processing the Camelia Sinensis determines whether a tea will be green tea, black tea, ginseng tea or oolong tea. Green tea is the least processed, using a steaming technique, while black tea and oolong teas are dried and fermented

And there’s more...

Herbal and fruit teas, more appropriately known as “tisanes”, do not normally contain the Camellia Sinensis, but are traditionally a blend of planned and measured botanicals such as dried leaves, fruit, flowers, grasses, nuts, bark and seeds and have been consumed for centuries due to their various health benefits.

Teas is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world after lifes essential – water, and is an integral part of societal life throughout the world. The hype towards this ancient beverage and its miraculous benefits is ever increasing as society’s awareness of everlasting health and wellbeing continues to heighten. Some of these benefits are:

  • Tea helps lower cholesterol levels in the body
  • Tea can help to prevent blood clotting
  • Teas helps deactivate cancer promoters
  • Tea helps to stimulate the immune system
  • Teas helps to eliminate toxins
  • Tea helps to aid digestion
  • Teas promotes health and wellbeing

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