My grandmother lived to nearly 100 years old and died of a hip fracture, no cancer, no cardio-vascular disease or any of those what we call these days life style related conditions. She never went to school and could not read (not influenced by media of any kind), but she knew ‘tea is good for you’ and drunk tea all her life.
Tea has been consumed in China for more than 2000 years and the health benefits were felt long before the modern since started researching into their active compounds and documenting their health benefits about 30-40 years ago. Tea is a gift of Mother Nature, like many other medicinal herbs. An important aspect is that tea is also a beverage that can be consumed on a daily base and the ultimate benefits come with its long term consumption.
Of the majority of the studies conducted so far, teas have been reported to be beneficial to many life style related conditions, such as cancers, cardio-vascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, and immune system related conditions. The research is ongoing and one can only expect that there will be more discoveries to be reported.
People have taken up tea drinking during recent years to subsidise their coffee and other beverage consumption. One important thing to remember is that tea consumption is only beneficial as a life style. Drink it as a medicine for a couple of weeks will produce no merits. I have always advised our customers to pick up a couple to a few teas that they really enjoy and make tea drinking part of your life style. The health benefits will come naturally as side effects of the long term consumption.
The founder and owner of Valley Green Tea
I grew up in the Fu-Jian Province – the tea country of China. Tea drinking has been part of our daily life for as long as I can remember.
While I was working as a public health researcher a few years ago, I read many research reports conducted over the last 30 years about the health benefits of green tea in fighting certain life style related challenges such as cancer, obesity, cardio-vascular and inflammatory diseases etc.
From my research, I realised there is a significant gap between what people consume (i.e. commercial tea bags) for assumed health benefits and the actual benefits that have been enjoyed by the Chinese for a long history from the premium loose leaf teas.
As well as being potentially beneficial to health, the premium loose teas (green tea being the biggest group) are most enjoyable beverages with a fascinating history, colourful culture and holistically dynamic in every aspect.
It is my passion to share, not only the products, but also the whole culture dynamics around the premium teas with the tea enthusiasts, here in Australia and around the world.
Valley Green Tea currently supplis a diverse range of premium loose teas to the tea drinking community that suit all tastes and all cultures and to pass on a deep understanding of the history and benefits of this wonder beverage.Website: https://www.valleygreentea.com.au