It seems like you can’t move two paces without coming across an article about the health benefits or potential dangers of tea. Will drinking tea make you lose half your body weight in a week, or will it turn you a certain shade of emerald? Maybe it won’t do anything at all. Put your curiosity to rest, we’re here to tell you whether tea is really healthy.
THE ANSWER IS YES.
That’s right. Tea in all of it’s whole, rolled leaf variants has a multitude of health benefits. For one thing…
IT MAKES YOU MORE SOCIAL.
Let’s face it, there’s nothing eventful about a paper tea bag dunked into a mug for a fraction of a second. But when tea is really good, it’s worth shouting about. Proper tea inevitably brings people together over pots, slurping and ooh-that-is-goods. Awfully good for the psyche. Which brings us to…
5 MINUTES MEDITATION TIME.
Whole, rolled leaves need time to do their thing. To unfurl, infuse and impart their awesome flavour, they need around 3-5 minutes to brew. This delay is nothing to be scoffed at - those extra minutes give you a significant opportunity to unwind. Use them wisely: do some Origami, write a story, or learn a language, the possibilities are endless.
Let’s face it. A good brew is going to do some serious favours for the reward centres in your brain.
Yes, it’s healthy, but not in the way that you think.