Tea and Health
Good to the core
Whether you define health and wellbeing in scientific, cultural or spiritual terms; the world over tea is widely heralded and celebrated as both delicious and inherently good for you.
There are many claims, opinions, facts and accusations from all walks of life and all corners of the world, which we invite you to explore and draw your own conclusions. At JING we are whole-hearted believers in the value of tea in terms of taste, health and wellbeing, and particularly value the following benefits…
A Moment of Calm
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In society’s progressively fast paced and frenetic way of life, we are increasingly looking for ways to slow down. Whether this be through meditation, exercise, or leisurely pursuits, there is much to be said for taking some time to slow down and appreciate our surroundings.
At JING we believe tea provides a moment of calm focus. In a world of distraction and constant activity, the tea ceremony is a time to engage the senses and absorb the mind. Watch as the leaves unfurl and come to life in our hand blown glass teaware, allowing infusion of aromas and clarity of colour. Tea is an absorbing and uplifting ceremony for the spirit and, we believe, an essential part of connecting with everyday living.
There are a wealth of medical studies dedicated to the positive impacts of the chemical components of tea; mostly focused on the high levels of plant-derived antioxidants. These Polyphenols, found naturally in the tea leaf are also found in fruit, vegetables and nuts – and evidence highlights the role that antioxidants may have in protecting against certain conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancers.
In a world where health food fads are two a penny, and more often than not the latest superfood turns out to be actually doing you harm, tea is made of nothing more than water and leaf; the best that man and nature can produce.
A cup of tea is a wonderful source of hydration. Over 95% water, to be able to enjoy cup after delicious cup, with no negative impacts on the waist line or arteries is surely a win win situation? In the UK approximately 40% of the nation’s fluid intake comes from tea (source: The Tea Advisory Panel).
All teas contain caffeine, but at moderate levels. We have tested all our teas for caffeine levels, and the results showed us that the average cup has less than half the caffeine of a cup of filter coffee. Contrary to popular belief, caffeine levels in tea cannot be generalised by tea type. For example some white and green teas have comparable levels of caffeine to some black teas; it is very individual to the specific tea.
We have yet to see any evidence that these low levels of caffeine are harmful in any way when enjoyed at a reasonable level; and by reasonable we mean up to 8 cups a day.