Teas are healthier than most drinks available in the market. There’s no denying that. Many researches are being conducted to see just how healthy different types of tea actually are. It stands to reason why this beverage, with its countless flavor profiles and amazing health benefits, is the second most consumed drink in the world; behind water.
According to Euromonitor, 3.7 billion cups of tea are consumed on a daily basis globally. I write this with my fifth and final cup. The fact that I’m part of the statistics brings tiny joy to me.
With that much demand, it’s easy to guess that there’s a myriad of choices when it comes to supply of the brew. The U.S. tea market is estimated to be a whopping 13.12 billion dollars. While wikipedia lists only 25 American tea producers, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of brands importing high quality teas from around the world.
So which one do you choose from?
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to choosing the right tea for you. Of course, everybody wants to get a hold of the best brand and the best quality of teas. There’s also which flavor you’d rather go for to consider.
We recommend you do a sample test for the taste. Try and discover whether the darker and more intense flavors of black tea calls to you or does the more vegetal sweet flavors of green teas beckon you more. Depending on which palate you go for, you can further venture into the oolongs, the white teas, the puerh, the matchas and the senchas.
But begin with the two true teas- the black and the green. And make sure they’re organic.
Why are organic teas better than other kinds of tea?
Because no matter which type of tea you choose, the healthiest tea to drink is definitely organic tea.
Do some research
Find out where your tea is coming from. Every packet of Nepal Tea Collective’s tea comes with easy-to-access information that gives you a peek into everything from plantation to packaging and everything in between and beyond. All the farms that we partner with are certified organic.
What does certified organic tea even mean?
Certified organic tea means that the tea you’ve brewed in your cup comes from an organic garden i.e. the garden that uses zero insecticides, pesticides or any chemicals. This ensures that your cuppa is 100% safe and you’re not ingesting any residual chemicals.
Once you’ve chosen your organic tea brand then it’s just about matching the health benefits to your liking.
Organic loose leaf teas are rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. They are literally a treasure trove of flavors and health benefits. Orthodox green teas have been proven to aid relieve cardiovascular diseases and are currently being researched by scientists in its role to mitigate symptoms of early on-set Alzheimers.
Orthodox black teas are quickly becoming a healthier alternative to caffeine drinks. Equally rich in caffeine, the brew gives a similar boost of energy without the jitters throughout the day. Orthodox black teas are also being researched for repairing cell damage and eliminating risks of chronic disease.
Do check out Nepal Tea Collective’s amazing and 100% organic collection of loose leaf teas here. All the tea gardens that Nepal Tea Collective works with have been vetted by our team as 100% organic. The vetting process includes tracing the growth of tea in the farm to the production process.
Currently we're sharing 1% of our revenues to the tea producers to get their certification in place!