Health Benefits of Tea

Which is the best tea for my health?

Anji Bai Cha Tea BushThis is the most common question we hear at Seven Cups. There are many factors to consider when answering this question. We have been bombarded with information over the last few years about tea and health from every source imaginable. There is an enormous amount of research being done all over the world in relationship to tea and health, and it would be a full time job just to keep up with it. The subject is dense and often controversial. We would like to take a few steps back from the details and just give you an overview from the Chinese perspective.

Da Fo TempleTea and its health benefits have been enjoyed by Asians for thousands of years. Since ancient times, green tea has been prized as a traditional tonic for keeping the body and soul in good condition. It has long been valued for its medicinal uses. In modern times, scientific studies have confirmed the traditionally held beliefs about tea. It seems that every few months another scientific study confirms the healthful potential of green tea that was first recorded by a Chinese emperor more than 4000 years ago. Studies into the effects of tea have progressed far in recent years, and scientific research is now confirming that tea is a key element in achieving and maintaining good health.