Why Choose Blended tea with Real Herbs and Flowers?
You might think the Chinese are only interested in unblended teas... not true.
If the ancient Chinese were on to something in creating a whole culture around tea as both a medicine and leisure drink, maybe we should stick with tea the way they have enjoyed it for millennia? And doesn't that mean pure and unblended leaves, without any other plant in the mix? Not so fast! Actually if you go to a Chinese town or city someday you might pass a Yaopu, or herbal medicine store.
Take a look inside at the old-fashioned drawers, pots and jars of plants, roots and other products: the Chinese have been experimenting with every plant in their huge country for as long as they've been drinking tea, if not longer. Many of these medicines don't taste so great. But sitting in the middle of the two categories Health and Pleasure are a great many plants that can be enjoyed together with tea leaves for their flavors and physical benefits.
And that's just what many people in China and around the world do when they select herbs to infuse for everyday drinking: find something that tastes great, and helps your health.
Some of the plants that traditionally work well with tea
- Jasmine: promotes relaxation, contains antioxidants.
- Goji Berries: also a source of antioxidants, helps with cell repairs and effects of aging.
- Hibiscus: maintains good blood pressure.
- Lycium: lowers blood sugar levels, strengthens immune system.
In our Tea Bonbons, you'll find combinations that are the result of careful research and creative thinking: in combination with organic Chinese teas you'll find both herbs like mint and flowers like rose, and in Brainstorming you will get a boost from Ginseng root, one of the staple energy givers in Asian herbal medicine.
All these flavors were chosen for how well they work together as well as the good they can do your mind and body. Tea Plays is the perfect way to open up to the world of tea leaves and herbal blends at once.