Tea & Health

In recent years, a flood of reports has surfaced, flaunting the nearly miraculous effects that can occur from drinking green tea.

In recent years, a flood of reports has surfaced, flaunting the nearly miraculous effects that can occur from drinking green tea. The many diverse benefits of green tea that have been confirmed by science include: cancer prevention, decreased incidents of heart attack, better breath, lower cholesterol, weight loss, and general immune strength.

As all teas come from the same plant the benefits are practically equal. So while white tea may provide a few more antioxidants than black tea, this amount is negligible in relation to the benefits to build immune strength, both are helpful.

The key to receiving health benefits is to drink what you like. To obtain full benefits doctors recommend drinking 3 – 4 cups of tea daily. That’s a lot of tea so finding one that fits your palate would be advantageous. Although tea found in teabags contains similar benefits you will not get nearly the same quality of flavour. While the full extent of tea’s benefits has not been realized all the information that is currently available points to the conclusion that: “all tea is good for you.”

In ancient China tea was considered an elixir and initially consumed for its perceived medicinal properties. Today more scientific evidence contributes to the belief that tea is a healthy beverage. To explore these benefits further we encourage you to visit the internet. In the meantime explore the many teas available at Winston’s and enjoy your “cuppa”, every morning, or whenever the urge suits you.