30 in 30 12: Uncle's Tea

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30 in 30 12: Uncle's Tea

Tea is an ancient delicacy. For thousands of years, humans coupled their favorite foods with their favorite hot leaf juice: Camellia sinensis.
Today, we have science reinforcing that decision.
Tea is:

  • Antioxidant
  • Antimutagenic and Anticarcinogenic
  • Anti-Hypertensive
  • Anti-Cavity
  • Solar Ultraviolet Protective
  • Anti-Obesity
  • Anti-Diabetic
  • Anti-Inflammatory

Recently, Kombucha is popular as a healthier alternative to tea. Science only partially backs that claim.

Kombucha is slightly more antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic, but about equal in antimicrobial and liver protectiveness. Moreover, Kombucha is unmeasured as anti anything else. While research is underway, it's hard to say Kombucha is better than tea. Especially given the small, but not non-existent number of toxicity cases from drinking it.

As Uncle Iroh once said, "Its leaves make a tea so delicious, it's heartbreaking. That, or it's the white jade bush, which is poisonous... Delectable tea or deadly poison."

That said, unlike traditional tea, Kombucha is specifically effective in protection against NSAID liver toxins. So take your Tylenol with fermented tea.

And whether you like Kombucha or tea better, remember, both provide the most important benefit of all: friendship.

"Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life's true delights."