The Art in Chinese Green Tea
Tea has been cultivated in the East for thousands of years. There are several legends surrounding how it came to be discovered, but one thing is for certain, the art of enjoying Chinese green tea is definitely a timeless tradition that's only gaining momentum.
Eastern practitioners of traditional herbal medicine have long used this miracle leaf to treat everything from skin ailments and high cholesterol to diabetes management and even to inhibit the growth of some forms of cancer. It's packed with powerful antioxidants that seek out and scavenge the free radicals in our system which are some of the major causes of premature aging and a host of other degenerative diseases.
Chinese green tea comes from the leaves of same plant as all true teas-Camellia sinensis and is very minimally processed. The way the leaves of this medicinal plant are grown, harvested and processed determines the nature of the final product.
Minimally processed leaves contain some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants so they're able to provide more of what these teas are so well known for.
Numerous health benefits aside, a warm soothing cuppa is often just what our weary minds need.
Brewing and enjoying Chinese green tea is an art in and with of itself. For centuries students and apprentices alike have studied under the tutelage of experienced, accomplished Tea Masters who pass their knowledge to the next generation.
Precise ceremonies and exacting brewing methods have been created to honor the timeless tradition of good teas and great company.
In this busy day and age, don't you think we owe it to ourselves to take a few moments and relish in the simpler things in life-- while doing something good for our bodies?
You don't have to perform highly ritualized ceremonies to take pleasure in these leaves either.
Premium loose leaves, quality water at the optimal temperature, brewing/drinking vessels and good company are all you really need to enjoy a delicious cup of Chinese green tea.
This beverage has served to unite cultures, friends, family and even enemies for centuries. No wonder its enjoyment has been elevated to that of an art form.
Next time you go to imbibe one of most beloved beverages in the world, think for a moment, you're partaking in art!