Since Shen Nung’s time, tea has been revered for its mental and physical health benefits. Mentally, it has been used for meditation and focus for millennia. This is in part due to L Theanine, an amino acid found largely in green tea, that increases the alpha waves in the human brain and induces a relaxed, focused state without drowsiness¹. Physically, it is the antioxidants, specifically the catechins (ECG, EGC and ECGC) that fight the free- radicals that cause cancers, that are to thank. Tea has also been credited with improving cardiovascular health, fighting Parkinson’s disease and aiding weight loss, to name a few. In short, it is part of a healthy lifestyle.