Following water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Because of its many health and therapeutic properties, tea has been revered since ancient times. With a history spanning more than 5,000 years, tea was popular even before the pyramids of Egypt were built. Today, loose leaf teas are comparable to fine wine and over 6 billion pounds of tea are harvested annually.


Although Camellia Sinensis, the tea plant, is primarily found in its native South and Southeast Asia, tea is being harvested around the world. Today, Africa, South America, and the Middle East are all cultivating tea. Still the finest quality and most expensive teas originate from China, Taiwan, Japan, India, and Sri Lanka.


4 Types of True Tea

All 'true' teas come from the plant Camellia Sinensis.


All Tea is good for you, but these six boast special perks from easing allergies, fighting weight gain and more. Find your special brew today!


Black Tea could be Slimming

Black Tea may prevent your body from absorbing fat from food. Drink it plain, milk may inhibit the fat-fighting effect. (Study in the Journal of Nutrition)


Chamomile Tea calms Allergies

Flavonoids in Chamomile Tea act like antihistamines. Drinking some daily may help you breathe easier. (Study in the Journal of Ethno Pharmacology)


Green Tea is liquid Sunscreen

Green Tea may help protect you against skin cancer. Pair your daily Green Tea with sunblock to keep your skin well-guarded from the sun’s strong rays. (Study in The Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics)


Hibiscus Tea brings down Blood Pressure

People who drank three 8-ounce cup of Hibiscus Tea per day saw their blood pressure drop up to 7.2 points. (Study in the Journal of Nutrition)


Peppermint Tea pumps up your Workout

Sniffing mint has helped athletes run faster and perform more push-ups. The drinking of Peppermint Tea may have the same effect before your workouts. (Research from Wheeling Jesuit University)


Rooibos Tea helps your Heart

Drinking Rooibos Tea may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol. (Research from Cape Peninsula University of Technology)