A growing body of scientific research confirms the ancient wisdom that tea is nature’s physician. It is clear that regular consumption of tea – around 5 cups daily – offers significant protection against all chrnoic (lifestyle) diseases affecting society today. If that were not sufficient motice for drinking tea, an inspiring study by the University of London revealed a scientific basis to the traditional belief that tea not only heals but also calms.

The University of London research which is described at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/media/library/tea uses a human study to confirm that recovery from stress – the management of work related and other stress of daily life – is significantly aided by regular tea consumption.

Professor Andrew Steptoe, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, says

” … our study suggests that drinking black tea may speed up our recovery from the daily stresses in life. Although it does not appear to reduce the actual levels of stress we experience, tea does seem to have a greater effect in bringing stress hormone levels back to normal. This has important health implications, because slow recovery following acute stress has been associated with a greater risk of chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease.”

There is a catch though, for the full benefits of antioxidants in tea require fresh tea that is properly brewed. Most tea drinkers brew their tea for less than a minutes whilst antioxidants require at least 3 minutes, for proper extraction during the brewing process. Follow our brewing guideliness carefully to ensure that you get your daily ‘fix’ from nature’s physician.