A dear friend of mine gave me this beautiful puerh tea, which was grown and prepeared in China. A real treat for your health!
Did you know that tea is (one of the) healthiest drink most-consumed worldwide?
A Chinese proverb says:
“Better to be deprived of food for three days than tea for one.”
They have been traditionally used to aid concentration, restore energy, help the digestion and benefit the spirit (alleviating depression and anxiety). Modern researches show that it benefits*:
+The heart/blood pressure
+Reduces inflammation (antioxidants)
+Improves mental awareness
+Reduce symptoms of depression
+Protect the brain against Alzheimer’s and dementia
+Reduce risks of developing cancer
Puerh is my special favourite of teas. It is type of tea which is fermented -by placing it in the ground to age for years- hence why it is said to nourish the essence (Jing). In general it benefits the Kidney and Spleen and has a gentle warming effect which is perfect for the cold months of winter and early autumn.
What is your favourite tea?
I always welcome suggestions -big fan of tea preparation.
(US Department of Agriculture Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health, 2012;
journal of Chinese Medicine, Tea health research, 2015)
Feel free to get in touch if you are also a lover of tea. I would be very happy to set up a community eventy for tea tasting :).