SunstarTV Bureau: On the occasion of International Tea Day, let’s grab global attention on tea trade.
The king of beverages is consumed across the world. Every place has its unique style, taste and also unique way of making it. .
Tea is a beverage made from leaves of Camellia sinensis, a shrub native to the Asian continent. It was first cultivated in China where, as a popular legend goes, a leaf fell into Emperor Shennong’s cup of boiling water and that’s how the journey of this drink started. It travelled to India when the British developed a taste for the drink.
It is known for its capacity to soothe, restore and refresh. It also comes in natural varied flavors, from a cooling, slightly bitter, or astringent flavor to sweet, nutty or floral.
Tea has been found to have several health benefits that have been ratified by a number of studies worldwide.
Nutritionally tea contains proteins, polysaccharides, polyphenols, minerals and trace elements, amino and organic acids, lignin, and methylxanthines (caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine). The health benefits of tea come from the phytochemicals that act as potent antioxidants in our body.