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Tea

Background: 

It is overwhelming the amount of tea types available, but when it comes down to it, all tea comes from the same species of plant called Camellia sinensisLeaves from this species are harvested and oxidized to different levels to produce white, yellow, green, oolong, and black tea.  

Benefits of Tea: 

Research suggests tea has multiple paths of action including detoxification of chemicals, increasing the level of cellular antioxidant defense which lowers risk of cancers and atherosclerosis (narrowing of the blood vessels), immune system stimulation, and promoting healthful gut bacteria.   

Did you know 

In Japan, tea is the most common beverage of choice. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony is more than just drinking tea; it is a spiritual experience filled with respect and tranquility. In western culture, tea also functions to bring people together through catching up over a cup of tea.