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You may have heard that loose leaf tea is better for you than bagged tea and thought, “What’s the difference and why does it matter?” Due to the changing levels of tolerance in our bodies and the commercial forms of processing tea, it can make quite a difference on your health!

Loose leaf teas are not crushed as finely as leaves in commercial-type tea bags, enabling them retain more of their natural polyphenols and Catechins (a natural extract which reduces swelling and pain).

Another perk with loose leaf teas is that you will not be ingesting the bleaches, adhesives, or chemicals used to seal the paper tea bags or low quality dust from mass-produced, industrial mechanisms. You may not think it is any big deal, but considering all the other components in the bagged tea processing, loose leaf tea may also provide you with peace of mind as you sip at it.

For many years, Eastern medicine has utilized teas for their cancer-fighting, cholesterol-lowering, blood pressure stabilization, and weight loss properties. The Polyphenols (antioxidants) have the ability to boost to your immune system. L-Theanine (amino acids for improved mood, alertness, and cognition) enable you to think clearer and feel calm. Flavonoids regulate cell activity and may decrease the risk of stroke.

There are so many benefits to loose leaf tea! Come to Tea of Life Apothecary this Thursday at 5:30 to learn more about this. The discussion will last 30-40 minutes. Bring a friend!

45 N. Paint Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

(740) 464-8336

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