When one thinks of the luxuries in life, you think of sparkly diamonds, fast cars, smooth silk and, of course, delicious tea. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the last two are actually related: one helped in the discovery of the other, making great developments for both. According to legend, the process for making silk was first invented by the wife of the Leizu, known as the Yellow Emperor, around 2696 BC in Ancient China. The story goes that the idea for silk first came to Empress Leizu while she was having tea in the imperial gardens. A cocoon...
Earl Grey Reserve Ingredients: Black tea, Bergamot and Blue Cornflowers Origin: Sri Lanka Health Benefits: Not only does Tavalon’s Earl Grey Reserve contain a wealth of health benefits achieved from black tea but also combines bergamot and blue cornflowers to leave you feeling more energised on a busy day. Black tea is rich in tannins that have a positive and relaxing effect on the digestive system of the body, making you feel lighter and brighter. This tea also contains caffeine in order to boost energy levels to help you get through the day and is the perfect afternoon pick me...
Feeling a bit anxious? Stressed at work? Try steeping up some relief. According to a recent study, people who ingested chamomile were much less likely to succumb to the stress. The research, done by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, found that those who suffered from generalised anxiety disorder experienced significant relief from symptoms after ingesting chamomile for eight weeks, compared to people who took a placebo. The study then went on to conclude that chamomile may not only have an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect, but also a “clinically meaningful” anti-depressant effect. So drink some tea today – you’ll feel better!