Today, tea is the world’s leading drink after water, with about 15,000 cups consumed per second.
Its virtues are numerous and well recognised.
Used for centuries, tea contains antioxidants –
polyphenols, that are believed to reduce the risk of cancer.
Flavonoids are also thought to explain why tea drinkers are less prone to cardiovascular disease.
These antioxidants have, among other things, the ability to regulate cholesterol levels.
Tea is also known for its draining actions and it is also naturally diuretic.
Tea contains caffeine but in smaller quantities than a “black coffee”. enough to keep you alert and not overly excited. Tea promotes cognitive functions: it stimulates attention and arousal, it plays a role in our moods. This is not due only to caffeine, but also to other molecules: polyphenols, and L-theanine.
So why not take a moment of mindfulness around tea during the day, stop the flow of time, soothe the senses, fully anchor yourself in the present.
Enjoy every step and every sensation:
– water temperature control
– Brewing time (The temperature and brewing time influence the antioxidant content of the tea you drink, ideally at least 2 minutes at 90°C)
– the feeling of warmth on your hands
– the first sip
An act of mindfulness that does us good in body and soul, reconnecting us to secular rituals, through a universal drink.