Let's talk about tea, because while the US may still be a coffee culture, tea is becoming more popular and is a staple of many people's daily lives. I am an avid tea drinker and have been so for probably longer than I have been a coffee drinker. For me, tea is a much gentler experience and one that provides more overall benefits than coffee. One of the main attributes of tea that I love is the fact that it can so easily be a positive personal ritual, an active meditation, that benefits me each time I take the time to focus on the process. Today I make the case that tea can and should be an active meditation for all of us to center us in the moment. Join me as I delve into tea's vibrant history and its numerous positive and negative health effects. I hope we can all be better from this discussion.

AUM,

Jarod Contreras

Sources:
tea.co.uk/tea-a-brief-history
mightyleaf.com/history-of-tea
nam.ac.uk/explore/opium-war-1839-1842
nytimes.com/2015/10/06/upshot/what-the-evidence-tells-us-about-tea.html
livestrong.com/article/414169-the-health-dangers-of-tea/

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