Thursday, February 7, 2012
Like many great inventions, tea was discovered by chance - an accident with great potential. Who knew such a rich and prosperous culture would form from a few leaves drifting into a pot of boiling water.
Tea drinking originated from an ancient Chinese Emperor and a few fallen leaves that have managed to travel into our daily lives. There are many reasons why people are joining the world of tea. But, if we had to name a few, we celebrate the culture of tea drinking for the following reasons:
- Tea is Guilt-free: As a high calorie conscious society, tea has warmed its way into our hearts for many dietary reasons. One of the greatest benefits of drinking tea is having access to great flavors without the guilt of consuming unwanted calories. Who needs dessert when you can brew a delightfully sweet cup of Slimful Chocolate Decadence? The luxurious mix of robust cacao, creamy toasted coconut and ginger spice satisfies even the strongest sweet tooth.
- Tea is Tasty: Flavor, flavor, flavor - we can't stress it enough! Tea has evolved from traditional tastes of Chinese/Japanese culture, like Dragonwell, to encompass modern palates of fruits, spices and more. Who can resist an herbal tea like Sweet Fruit Garden? The bold infusion of mixed berries is a splendidly sweet fruit- enhanced delight!
- Tea is Cultural: When we think of tea culture, we also think of traditional methods of drinking tea. Maybe you have a tea set that has been passed down from previous generations. Tea culture is the atmosphere in which you drink tea that allows you to get a taste of customs practiced throughout history. It's nice to have tea products like our Hobnail Teapot that make you feel one with the tea culture.
- Tea is Social: Tea is a great catalyst for social environments. In the winter, it is nice to brew a hot cup of tea and sit by the fireplace while reminiscing with family. We personally like to think that our tea lovers host fancy tea parties while catching up with old friends. Whatever the occasion, tea is a great social outlet.
- Tea is Seasonal: When we say "seasonal" we think of tea as a beverage that goes well with the change in weather. Whether you're drinking an iced cup of Blueberry Bliss on a warm summer day or a hot cup of Silver Needle in the middle of winter, tea flows with the occasion.
There's always a reason to celebrate tea. We hope you share some of your reasons with us on our Facebook page. Cheers, tea lovers!