There's great satisfaction when the rewards for our efforts multiply. It's why I began drinking tea. What started out with sense of duty, trying to offset a cold or settle my stomach, or whatever those first few cups were for, has grown into a welcome, calming, routine part of my life.
I am a tea snob. I appreciate a really good cup of tea and am delighted to know where it was grown and the properties it carries. I get excited about it. Tea is much more than we give it credit for — tea preparation alone can lower your heart rate. Tea is unique. It allows you a chance to savor the healing properties of herbs that come from the earth so simply. More than a drink, it is an experience. Wisely selected, herbal teas promote balance and don't stress the body with toxic additives.
You just have to know yourself and know a little about tea to create a great match. You also have to be a good consumer. There are products out there with “tea” in the name that have no tea in the product. And some grocery-shelf teas may have enough added sugar to offset the health benefits. And if a tea is really low in price, you may want to avoid it. Price can be telling factor of how it was grown and harvested.