Year after year the newspapers and health magazines report another
health benefit of drinking tea. Tea drinking is an old custom.
The consumption of tea has a vibrant and rich history that is over
5,000 years old.
The newest revelation concerning the health benefits of tea is that
tea drinkers are more likely to survive a heart attack. There are
other studies that support the promise that tea may have preventive
and curative benefits to the human body.
Some Chinese historians claim that the apartheid and beautiful Japanese
Tea Ceremony is a celebration originated from the Chinese around 800
AD. The monks transferred the custom from China to Japan. The monks
brough tea with them. The drink was being used in China as a
The Chinese stress the benefits of drinking tea. Drinking tea is
an age old custom for the chinese who consider tea a medicine with
a miracle power to prolong life.
The recent research confirms that tea can in fact prolong life.
Scientists from Boston interviewed 1,900 people after their heart
attacks, asking them to recall their consumption of caffeinated
tea during the year before the attack.
"The more tea people drank, the lower the death rate," says lead
author Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, an assistant professor of medicine at
Harvard Medical School.
Moderate tea consumption, defined in the study as two cups a week,
was associated with a 28 percent lower death rate when compared to
the death rate of non-drinkers.
The summary of benefits for tea have been noted:
The different types of tea available on the market boggles the senses.
Specialty Teas range from Ceylon Single Estate Black Tea, to Green Teas,
Herbal Teas, Ayurvedic Teas and Fruit Teas and more. The health benefits
plus the delicous aroma of tea is being discovered and enjoyed by people all over
It does not seem to matter what type of tea you drink to enjoy the
benefits. Tea contains flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants.
These flavonoids improve the ability of the blood vessel to relax.
Flavonoids also prevent the so-called bad cholesterol, or "LDL,"
from oxidizing, which experts believe may promote hardening of the
arteries. These flavonoids available in tea may also keep blood from clotting.
The world has discovers more and more benefits for this special drink
from mother earth. Tea was a major import to the colonies. specialy
teas are also sometimes importe. At one time in history Tea was
so prized that only people of high rank or high esteem could afford
to buy tea or drink it.
Tody, anyone can enjoy the wonderful power of teas. The aroma and
flavor can be as select from the exotic specialty teas to the
common Lipton tea.