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Did you know that there used to be doctors who worked only with the tea plant?
Recent scientific and technological abilities to isolate constituents and explain molecular level mechanics of ancient and traditional knowledge systems can testify to the positive effects of a daily steep...
Three Key Benefits of Tea for Supporting Wellness:
1. Antioxidants, Vitamins + Minerals
All teas (green, black, white, oolong, and pu-erh) contain powerful phyto-nutrients which are completely unique to the tea plant. Tea is an easily absorbed source of essential vitamins and minerals. As well, antioxidants are abundant in the tea leaf in the form of polyphenols. Incredible findings show tea can both prevent and treat a myriad of health conditions. Some of the most well known benefits of tea include anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory properties.
2. L-Theanine: What truly sets tea apart!
All traditional teas naturally contain caffeine however, unlike other caffeine-containing plants, tea is balanced by a unique amino-acid that increases relaxation called L-theanine. The tea plant is the only plant known to contain L-theanine! When working together, caffeine + L-theanine produce a gently sustained ‘relaxed alertness’ which can improve focus, reduce stress and anxiety, and uplift mood. Some studies have even found L-theanine to be immune boosting and improve sleep.
3. Mental Health & Tea Meditation
We all know the value in pausing for a 'breather' to help our interconnected mental and physical well-being. Drinking tea offers a simple way to incorporate mindfulness into the everyday. By drawing upon ancient origin stories of tea as a sort of moving meditation to engage the senses, we can find more moments of comfort, presence and peace. Tea time is an opportunity to savour the simple things.
And there are so many more ways that tea can support you...
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