We offer a selection of Chinese teas every day that are as relaxing as they are healthy as they wash out the body’s toxins.

General Health Benefits of Tea


The natural cancer fighting and anti-aging benefits of tea. Apart from containing the well known vitamin C and E antioxidants, tea also contains natural antioxidant chemicals – polyphenols and flavonoids – that help protect your body from free radicals that contribute to the effects of aging and pollution.

Free radicals are unstable, highly reactive molecules. Though they occur naturally in your body, they can also be formed in response to excess pollution, too much sunlight and exposure to cigarette smoke. Once formed, they attack other molecules in the body leading to cell damage and, more critically, often attacking the DNA itself within your cells. Some scientists believe that this type of free radical action has been implicated in certain chronic and ageing diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, cataracts and Alzheimer’s disease.

Antioxidants are chemicals that have a strong preference for neutralising these damaging free radicals. So once a free radical forms in your body, it will quickly react with antioxidants in your blood and cells before it has a chance to damage your cells or their DNA.
Tea leaves and buds have one of the highest total flavonoid contents of all plants at 15%. These types of chemicals are also naturally found in many fruits and vegetables, which has led to the correct belief that a diet high in vegetables can reduce cancer risks. However a typical cup of white or green tea has more flavonoid antioxidants than over 5 meal sized portions of fruit or vegetables!

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Tea Benefits | WebMD Article by Dr. Louise Chang.

Louise Chang, MD, is a former member of the WebMD Medical Team. She was involved in WebMD’s social media space, award-winning medical news, video, and special projects, WebMD Magazine, and ongoing content strategy and product development. Chang completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed her internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York City, where she also served as a chief resident. Prior to joining WebMD, Dr. Chang served as an attending physician at Grady Memorial Hospital and faculty of the Emory University School of Medicine.She currently is adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She has served as an invited panelist for the White House Town Hall on Seniors’ Health. She has also been interviewed by nationally syndicated news programs and magazines. Dr. Chang is board certified in internal medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Her prior research has been published and presented at regional and national conferences
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