When prepping notes for a tea tasting class, I jotted what I thought was kind of a witty laundry list about why everyone should consider making their “go to” beverage tea; (after pure, fresh water, of course). This is what I came up with:
TEA IS: calorie free, gluten free, vegetarian – even vegan, no carb., full of healthy things like anti-oxidants, good for your teeth, available in enormous varieties of flavors thus never boring, refreshing, increases metabolism, calming, like a hug – warm and comforting, interesting in a nerdy sort of way.
Taking tea can be social or not depending on your mood, steeping time is excellent thinking/musing time, even the rare ones are “cheap” compared to other beverages; and, as I experienced this past week….a damp tea bag can be used to reduce the swelling from a bee sting 🙂 (ouch!)
Recently, when flipping through Pinterest tea photos, I came across these two charts…I just loved them and thought I’d share them with you today. Can you think of any other reasons to drink tea?
Love the line…”Tea is like a liquid hug.” It also reminds me of my mom…and of wonderful times with my sister, daughter, family and friends…