If you know me, you know that I have a ridiculous obsession with tea. I drink it at least three times a day, I carry it with me at all times, I drink it in the sun. I’ve even been known to opt out of purchasing a new piece of clothing, after realizing I’d rather buy new tea from Teavana instead.
Some might say I have an addiction; I’m not going to argue with that fact, but at least my addiction is beneficial. Studies have illustrated the powerful life-giving effects of drinking green tea regularly, such as boosting metabolism, preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol, preventing cavities, and overall reducing the signs of aging. It’s like a real life magic potion!
Personally, I drink some variety of green tea three times a day. Right now, Teavana’s Moroccan Mint blend is one of my favorites, but I’m also a fan of simple Bigelow with peach or organic acai blueberry. Celestial’s Honey Lemon Ginseng is another variety gracing my shelf right now. And then there’s my collection of oolong, white, mate, and rooibos (red) teas that compliment the green. I love the metabolism-boosting benefits of oolong and the energizing stimulation of the mates. White tea fosters beautiful skin and red tea actually has MORE antioxidants than the legendary levels of green tea. Basically, whether you prefer the deep bitterness of a green or the light airlessness of a white, you can’t go wrong with tea. Since MY addiction began a few years ago, I know that I’ve been reaping the benefits. My mind is more alert than ever before, my body is fit, my health is at its prime. Believe it or not, I have not been sick once since I began to drink tea habitually- no mono, no flu, no common cold, even when I had been exposed to some pretty bad cases. Tea really is that magical little potion.
Yes, I spend a lot on tea, but, personally, I’d rather think of it as spending a lot on my health. I’ll save the money on medical bills later, but for now, I plan on continuing to feed my addiction to the greatness that is tea. The health benefits are just too enormous to ignore-not to mention, I enjoy every sip. I love the way drinking tea makes me look, feel, and think. Light yet flavorful, this simple drink truly is an elixir of life- an elixir accessible to all. There is a tea for everyone and every occasion- you just have to find the right one.
What are some of your favorite teas?