Tea Time / by Brittney Hogan

By Genie Davis

Whether it’s spring time and you’re ready for a tall glass of iced tea - flavored with mint or strawberries perhaps - or it’s a chilly night, and hot cinnamon tea is what you crave - you’re in good company.

Tea is one of the worlds oldest beverages. It’s been considered both delicious and healthy since China’s Tang Dynasty.  Tea lovers drink and even cook with it, and love its wellness properties. Green, white, black, or spiced - tea is something of a ritual. Relaxing and rejuvenating, it is also consistently seen as a curative in the holistic community. Thought to improve health and prolong youth, teas can help with allergies or asthma, serve a detox for the liver or kidneys, and enhance energy.

While it may be the flavor that draws people to drink it, it’s health that the beverage provides that has caused something of a tea-centric holistic movement. Those who sip the brew say tea can restore emotional balance, help with weight loss, enhance the metabolism, and assist in sleep. In short, tea can help in both physical and emotional healing, and even provide a cure for hangovers. It’s great for a post-workout lift or a pre-workout pick-me-up, too. Yoga studios and boutique gyms often have tea at the ready for clients, to both soothe and stimulate. Try a cup!

Tea is one of the worlds oldest beverages. It’s been considered both delicious and healthy since China’s Tang Dynasty.  Tea lovers drink and even cook with it, and love its wellness properties. Green, white, black, or spiced - tea is something of a ritual. Relaxing and rejuvenating, it is also consistently seen as a curative in the holistic community. Thought to improve health and prolong youth, teas can help with allergies or asthma, serve a detox for the liver or kidneys, and enhance energy.

While it may be the flavor that draws people to drink it, it’s health that the beverage provides that has caused something of a tea-centric holistic movement. Those who sip the brew say tea can restore emotional balance, help with weight loss, enhance the metabolism, and assist in sleep. In short, tea can help in both physical and emotional healing, and even provide a cure for hangovers. It’s great for a post-workout lift or a pre-workout pick-me-up, too. Yoga studios and boutique gyms often have tea at the ready for clients, to both soothe and stimulate. Try a cup!