For the Love of Tea: 4 Reasons Why Tea Is the Perfect Drink
It’s probably no surprise to anyone that we here at Cured Leaves Tea really love our tea. Not only is it a thoroughly enjoyable drink, but it also plays a central role in our own physical, mental, and spiritual health. We use it to help us wake up. We use it to welcome friends and family in our home. But most importantly, we have used it to guide us on a personal journey.
Given our love for one of the oldest beverages known to humankind, we’d like to take a moment to share the four reasons why we believe tea is the perfect drink.
The Flavor Options are Nearly Infinite
You might think all tea tastes the same. Or that there are only a handful of teas out there. But really, the world of tea is a vast and diverse landscape, offering a nearly infinite array of flavors that cater to the varied palates of tea enthusiasts.
The diversity stems from the various types of tea leaves, each prepared using different processes that result in unique characteristics. What’s more, there are countless possibilities created through the art of blending and infusion. From the delicate floral notes of our to the zesty and refreshing flavors of our , the spectrum of flavors is vast. Adding in herbs, spices, fruits, and botanicals opens up a realm of possibilities, allowing tea artisans to craft intricate blends that tantalize the taste buds.
There’s No Bad Time for Tea
With its wide range of flavors and soothing qualities, there’s literally no bad time to drink tea. Whether it's a morning cup of black tea to help wake you up, the meditative calm that a midday herbal infusion offers, or the comforting ritual of an evening chamomile blend like our , tea effortlessly adapts to the rhythm of the day. Its versatility extends beyond time, accommodating various moods, seasons, and occasions. Served hot or cold, tea is a timeless companion, providing both solace in solitude and enhancing convivial gatherings.
This is something we come back to time and time again. Drinking tea is as as it is . Rich in antioxidants, such as catechins and polyphenols, tea is renowned for its potential to combat oxidative stress, bolstering the body's defense against chronic diseases. The presence of L-theanine, an amino acid unique to tea, contributes to a calming effect, promoting relaxation without inducing drowsiness. Various types of tea, such as green tea, have been associated with improved heart health by lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, tea may aid in weight management, enhance cognitive function, and contribute to improved immune system function.
It Makes Us Feel More Connected
Most importantly (to us, at least) is that tea makes us feel more connected to ourselves, but also to the world around us. When we drink any of of African-grown teas, we feel that connection in our heart to the women who have devoted their lives and gain their livelihoods from producing the ingredients. We feel more connected to those with whom we’re sharing a brew and a laugh or a cry.
Sipping tea also gives us the opportunity to slow down and take in both the sensations the beverage stimulates and the world around us—birds chirping, raindrops falling, the hum of the traffic on a nearby road. All of these things are part of the world we inhabit, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to enjoy them with our favorite beverage.