Summary of tea

Here’s what tea does for the world:


…of the sixty-some natural sources of caffeine, tea is the only plant in which this alkaloid is combined with other components so that it soothes the human system at the same time it stimulates it.


Once a person learns, usually from friends, how Tea is made a daily practice, it becomes more than just a product, but one’s ally in greeting the morn and companion solacing the midnight.


We are what we drink, no less than what we eat, after all, and tea has proven more healthful than anything else doctors know to prescribe as protection from cancer, heart attack, cholesterol, stroke and a myriad of lesser ailments.

From James Norwood Pratt of Tea Society, in his book New Tea Lover’s Treasury. See an interview with him via Samovar.