Best of 09 Blog: Best Tea

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Every Wednesday I go to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Manhattan Beach to stretch my mind. I spend anywhere from 1-3 hours there with one of the nicest, sweetest, tell-it-like-it-is, most authentic people I know. We talk about coaching, about life, about growing ourselves and our businesses as a result of growing ourselves, and we talk about tea. Well, not exactly.

I’ve been drinking less coffee and more tea lately. I have this idea that it’s healthier, but I’m sure it’s just something I’m telling myself. I do know that green tea has antioxidants, which can cancel out the cell-damaging effects of free radicals, according to the sources I linked to. As for understanding it, that’s a whole different ball game. But my point here is that I’m drinking tea. Green tea. Specifically, Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Green Tea. I warn you: If you’re going to try this tea, be prepared to be awake, alert, moving, thinking, being, doing for days.

Coffee Bean offers the tea to you in a machine brewed fashion or in a tea bag. I take the tea bag preparation. The bag is about the size of the City of Los Angeles. It’s reusable for no less than 3 days. And it need only be steeped for 3 minutes to keep you going all day long. This is actually what my colleague and I discuss about the tea.

Without the aid of cream or sugar or honey (or anything at all), this tea is…delicious. It’s not too sweet, not too tart. No bad aftertaste like a green tea latte might leave. Like hot teas will do, this one warms your body from the inside out. And as long as I drink plenty of water (half my weight in ounces) per day, I suffer no ill effects of headaches from the caffeine (or whatever is in there that makes my brain go into supercharge mode).

Now I know this tea didn’t just come out this year. But for me, it might as well have. Better late than never.

What tea or other hot beverage have you become a fan of this year?

Teapot photo used with Creative Commons license via Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/briannaorg/ / CC BY 2.0

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  • http://juliejordanscott.typepad.com/julie_unplugged/2009/12/the-rush-of-yesterday-best09-blog-challenge-asks-for-my-rush-of-the-2009.html Julie Jordan Scott

    I wrote about Zambien Zing in my #Best 09 blog – and like you, I prefer tea untainted by anything else… and like you, I love the connections which come from sharing tea.

  • http://authenticrealities.com Dian Reid

    Connections are truly wonderful…you know what “they” say about people needing people =)

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    This is a terrific informative article I came across on the Internet about tea.

  • http://authenticrealities.com Dian Reid

    Connections are truly wonderful…you know what “they” say about people needing people =)

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    This is a terrific informative article I came across on the Internet about tea.

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