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Why You Should Start Drinking Flowers

Meet the fashion veteran turned tea entrepreneur who is reimagining the process from the inside out. By Jessica Sulima Published on 1/15/2021 at 5:08 PM PHOTO COURTESY OF THE QI Imagine the serotonin boost you’d receive after taking a break from your screen to watch a single flower bloom inside a teacup. There’s never been a better winter to prioritize tiny pleasures, and whole flower teas are providing a comfort that’s both sensory and nutritious. One of the first, if not only, brands specializing in this kind of tea—and bringing the ritual to social media—is The Qi. “I think the combination of...

TEA CAN BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH—AND YOUR HUMAN CONNECTIONS

Photo: Leo Lukidi / Courtesy Genevie Durano Thu, Jan 14, 2021 The discovery of tea was accidental, according to Chinese legend. Back in 2737 B.C., Emperor Shen Nong was boiling water in his garden when a leaf from a wild tea tree fell into his pot. Thus began the world’s love affair with a beverage that’s going on 5,000 years-strong. The depth and complexity of tea have become culturally nuanced over the centuries, as trade routes opened from China and other countries adopted their own methods of cultivation and preparation. First forays into tea usually come in the form of...

A short and sweet guide for loose leaf teas

A short and sweet guide for loose leaf teas The rise of both, artisanal and specialty, teas bodes well for the industry, and for us, tea drinkers. By Aravinda Anantharaman My conversations with tea planters over the last year have shown me just how time-consuming and laborious tea production is, and I have come to appreciate every tea for the work that goes into making it. As preferences go, it has led me to straight, single estate teas rather than flavoured or blended options. But first, a look at the categories. Three terms are generally used to describe leaf teas: orthodox,...

15 TEAS YOU SHOULD DRINK EVERY DAY!

By Partha Nandi This “Immortal Health Elixir” protects your gut and also may also be the healthiest beverage in the world!   People have been drinking tea for thousands of years. If tea isn’t part of your normal diet, you are missing out! This beverage is great for your overall health. It contains beneficial nutrients like antioxidants and prebiotics. It can soothe an upset stomach, improve focus, ease headaches, and boost energy—just to name a few. Tea has many other health benefits, too. Keep reading to learn more about these benefits and which tea is right for you! KEY TEA NUTRIENTS...

Green Tea Benefits: 12 Good Reasons to Drink More Green Tea

BY Laura Krebs- HOLM, MS, RD, LD Tea is one of the world’s most beloved beverages. From the Camellia sinensis plant, tea is consumed as green, black, or Oolong tea. The first green tea was sent from India to Japan in the 17th century. About 2.5 million tons of tea leaves are produced annually throughout the world. About 20% of those are green tea. Fresh leaves are immediately steamed to stop fermentation. The steaming stops the enzymes that breaking down color pigments in the leaves, so the tea remains green. Then the leaves are dried to be used in tea....

Tea is the Soul’s Elixir

By: Shad Chancey I love the feeling that good tea gives so generously to my soul. When you get it, you get it. Before I submerged myself into the world of fine tea, I just would order a glass of iced tea at a restaurant and not think much about it. I never thought about tea when I entered a coffee shop. I toured the Celestial Seasonings Tea plant a few times when living in Colorado, but still didn’t get the “bug.” Learning about the beautifully complex Camellia Sinensis plant is truly mind-blowing! There is just so much history wrapped...