We’re big tea, fans, seriously. We keep carafes of room temperature tea everywhere, and it by far and away what we all pretty much drink throughout the work day. Yes, maybe it takes coffee to get us out of bed and get us moving, but it’s tea that gets us through the day.
Tea is, as most studies strongly suggest, impossibly healthy for you. Research points to tea helping with digestion, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, possibly cancer and much more. Let’s face it tea also tastes great, better than that flavored junk you’re supposed to squirt into your bottled water. Uggh.
If you go through the vast catalog of websites dedicated to tea you would think that there are hundreds of different teas and in effect there are, much like coffee, although coffee comes from the coffee plant, but coffee beans basically come from one plant and that’s it. So it is the same with tea. Tea in the traditional sense comes from one plant, the Camellia Sinensis plant. Where it is grown, how it is grown, how it is cut, how it is prepped, these are all the different variables that give us all the differences in teas. Then of course there are all the different mixes of what can be thrown in afterwards, other herbs, flavors, et cetera.
This is a basically a less complicated and straight talk version of what can be found at The Tea Spot, a good resource for anyone who wants to learn more and get a better idea of the different tea styles, they also go in to Mate and Rooibos and herbal teas.