There is just something so soothing and healing about a cup of tea.
Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world (after water) and has been part of cultural traditions for centuries.
Around the world…
The Chinese were first to discover the tea leaf and have been drinking it ever since. In Morocco, mint tea is at the heart of their culture. The British are famous for their love of the humble cuppa. To really know Argentina is to experience its wine, its meat and its yerba mate. Chai tea is sold on nearly every street corner on the bustling streets of India. And in Japan, the traditional tea ceremony has been celebrating matcha for over a thousand years.
So what is it about tea that has everybody so hooked?
The health benefits are widely known; tea is high in antioxidants and helps fight free radicals in the body, it can assist in maintaining a healthy weight, it can help protect against heart attack and stroke, it may improve the health and strength of your bones, it can help boost immunity… the list goes on.
But maybe the secret is in the sharing. We carefully prepare tea for one another, we use it to stay warm on chilly nights, we resolve disagreements by putting the kettle on, and we chat and catch up over a cuppa, sharing stories and spending quality time.
When was the last time you solved a problem with tea?