According to the old legends, tea was invented in 2737BC by the Chinese Emperor Shen Fung who was also a renowned herbalist.
The story is that the emperor was sitting under a tree waiting to be served his boiling water by his servant. At that point some leaves blew from the tree into the water and the emperor who was intrigued by the pleasant scent of the brew decided to try the infusion.
Tea can bring many health benefits including helping heart disease, diabetes, encourage weight loss, lower cholesterol etc.
We have a great selection of teas online. These are some of our top picks with their health benefits.
1. Green Tea contains many antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. Studies have shown that green tea can have positive effects on weight loss, liver disorders, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe that the high levels of polyphenols can help kill cancerous cell and stop them from growing.
2. Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea and from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Oolong tea contains several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some researchers have claimed that polyphenol antioxidants can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
3. Jasmine tea is tea scented with the aroma of jasmine blossoms. Jasmine tea contains many powerful plant-based compounds known as polyphenols. Jasmine tea can aid weight loss by speeding up your metabolism. The polyphenols can also help protect against heart disease by preventing cholesterol.