History of Wellness Teas
Before it found worldwide fame as a refreshing and delicious beverage, tea was originally used for medicinal purposes. As far back as the Shang dynasty nearly 4000 years ago, leading practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine found that tea was ideal for addressing a wide range of health and wellness concerns, especially when formulated in combination with other synergistic herbs. As the knowledge of tea spread throughout Asia, the Mediterranean and the West, other cultures incorporated it into their own herbal traditions.
Modern Science Confirms Health Benefits
Today, modern research and scientific study have confirmed many of the observations of the ancients and have validated the tremendous health benefits of select teas and herbs – what are now called wellness teas.
In thousands of scientific studies, certain varieties of teas and herbs have demonstrated wide-ranging and significant health effects. This groundbreaking research, conducted at Harvard University and other leading institutions around the world, has been published in respected scientific and medical journals, such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and The Lancet.
Wellness Teas are Not Ordinary Teas
Wellness teas differ dramatically from ordinary teas in that they are purposefully designed to optimize and support the health of the human body. They are a proven and delicious way to take care of your own and your family’s health. Wellness teas can help to support cleansing, detoxification and weight management programs. They can help to soothe and comfort the digestive system, support immune health, promote peace of mind, support beautiful glowing skin, and can also be used to energize body and mind.
Poor Tea Quality Damaging to your Health
The world has fallen in love with tea, and global demand has been increasing at an astonishing rate.
Unfortunately, this increase in demand has adversely affected tea quality. Increased pollution, poor farming methods, pesticide and insecticide use, toxic heavy metals, and lack of proper testing can all take a heavy toll on the safety and quality of teas, with the result that some teas may not provide health benefits. To the contrary, they may actually be damaging to your health.
Some tea packers will even add artificial ingredients or synthetic flavors and dyes in an attempt to “liven up” their poor quality tea. That may fool your eye, but you can’t fool your health!