Coveted for centuries in the East as the key to good health, happiness, and wisdom, tea is gaining the attention of researchers in the West who are discovering the many health benefits of different types of teas. Research studies have shown that tea can provide help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. It can also … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Different Teas
In 1946 George Orwell wrote the essay “A Nice Cup of Tea”, which is still used today.
A confusing aspect of tea is that a lot of the beverages we commonly refer to as “tea” actually aren’t tea at all.
It is believed that Chinese people have enjoyed tea drinking for more than 4,000 years. Legend has it that Yan Di, one of three rulers in ancient times, tried many different types of herbs in search of medicinal cures.
The harvest time for tea leaves depends largely on the region in which they are being grown, and can also vary from season to season in regards to the fluctuations in weather. Timing the harvest is of the utmost importance because it can take only a few days for a bud to appear, open up and grow into a large leaf. If the optimum harvest time is missed a whole crop can be destroyed.