What are health benefits from drinking tea?
As more research is completed, the potential tea health benefit knowledge increases. In fact, tea may play a role in cardiovascular health, cancer risk reduction, the immune function, oral health, kidney stones, osteoporosis, and body fat accumulation. "Fruits, vegetables, and tea all contain important antioxidants. Research suggests these phytonutrients may contribute substantially to the promotion of health and the prevention of chronic disease. For example, recent research studies reveal the antioxidants in tea may inhibit the growth of cancer cells and support cardiovascular health," stated Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., F.A.C.N, Chief of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. – This information was compiled from the Tea Association of the USA. For detailed information and medical study references, please visit teausa.org.
Why do two different bags of tea seem to contain different quantities of tea?
We sell our tea according to weight not volume. Some of the larger leafed teas, such as silver needle, will fill the bag at a lower weight due to the volume of the tea. Other smaller leafed teas, will not fill the bag to the top, even at 100 grams. For this reason you might notice a difference in volume between the various types of teas.
About 5g of tea (approximately 1 tablespoon of packed down tea) will brew one cup of tea. For jasmine pearls, 3 pearls per cup are normally used. 100g of tea will give approximately 20 cups of tea.