Tea has been around for thousands of years and yet in this day of every health fad, tea has so much going for it.
Free radicals is something that is talked about a lot these days. They come from pollution, man made chemicals and other things that are not compatible with the human body. Free radicals steal electrons from stable molecules making them unstable. Because the body is made up of stable molecules the introduction of free radicals can make the body itself unstable at a molecular level.
Enter anti oxidants that stabilise the free radicals and protect the body. This is very much a simplified explanation but you get the idea.
Free radicals = bad.
Anti oxidants = good.
So - any foods or drink that are high in anti oxidants are good for us. These can come in the shape of polyphenols which act as anti oxidants when eaten or drunk. Tea has a high concentration of polyphenols and therefore is very good in the battle against free radicals. While we are drinking for the pleasure of it we can have confidence that the long term health of our body is cared for at the same time. Of course the high the quality of the tea the higher the concentration of polyphenols and thus the healthier it is. This is just one more reason why we are passionate about the quality of our tea after all if you are going to do something do it well.