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August 2013

Take time for tea. It is liquid wisdom, a simple process that promotes well-being by centering, balancing, and nurturing us. Tea soothes, creates a reflective mood, and an escape from stress. Making time for tea will draw you to the present, away from the past and the future.

Taking tea can be personal, or a sharing with others. Tea stimulates conversation when shared with others, yet it complements quiet solitude, reading, and studying as well. Good tea invites a tranquil mood and is a joy in any season, rain or shine. It warms us when it's cold outside, and cools us when it's hot. It soothes and centers our spirit.

A most important part of making time for tea is in the choosing of a quality tea. A tea with energy that is suitable for being helpful to us. Making teatime a routine part of your life is wise with the finest quality, most satisfying tea that can be found, organic EDEN Tea.

“Bread and water so easily become toast and tea,” they said.

Antioxidant Catechins

True teas all stem from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. They become green, black, or other types of tea depending upon how they are cured and handled. (Herbal teas do not contain tea leaves and are rather, infusions.) Right after tea is picked the leaves begin to oxidize, but with Japanese green teas this process is stopped with a steaming and rubbing technique. This practice preserves the bright green of its chlorophyll and all of its beneficial antioxidants, such as tannins, flavonoids, and epigallocatechins (EGCG). These antioxidants are collectively referred to as ‘catechins’ and they account for 40% of green tea's dry weight.

Researchers report that taking green tea with a slice of citrus further enhances its antioxidant benefits, while drinking it with milk diminishes them. They also discovered that L-theanine, a nonessential, non-protein amino acid in green tea, which is largely responsible for its unique flavor, enhances learning ability, induces relaxation, and inhibits caffeine stimulation. Green tea also facilitates metabolism of body fat, safely aiding in weight management.

Memorable “Proper Tea”

Experience the many benefits and pleasures of EDEN Tea from the Uji region of Japan, world famous for its green tea. Our tea growers have been using organic management practices on their co-op plantation since 1974. Their long-term organic practices, exceptionally healthy tea plants, and skillful excellence in the hand harvested tea’s preparation produce the most pure and purifying tea. EDEN Tea is what A.A. Milne in Winnie ~ the ~ Pooh called “Proper Tea, one you don't forget about after drinking.”

Organic EDEN tea bags in boxes come in 9 flavors, 16 bags per box: Sencha, Sencha Mint, Sencha Rose, Sencha Ginger, Hojicha, Hojicha Chai, Genmaicha, Kukicha Twig, and Chamomile Herb Tea. Manila fiber tea bags are oxygen washed, and they are crimp sealed with a 100% cotton string. No whiteners, plastics, or glues are ever used. EDEN Sencha and Kukicha Tea also come loose packed in reclosable bags. All of them provide the experience sought by tea aficionados the world over. Organic EDEN Matcha, the epitome of powdered green tea, provides a delightful experience, mental clarity, and peace of mind without the complexity of the tea ceremony ritual. Organic EDEN Tea contains no added flavorings, dyes, or additives — all ingredients are declared. kosher