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Hello, friends. Kim Dykeman here from the Millennia TEAm.
As I am writing this, the landscape of our world is drastically changing. At present, my husband, myself, and my daughter (who is currently in college) are all working or learning from home. If you could look for a positive in all this, it would have to be the connectiveness we are now experiencing. In the not-so-distant past (like a week ago!) we were similar to many households, busy with our own day-to-day stuff, and our daughter was attending school in another province. All that has quickly changed.
Green TEA was discovered a millennia ago, when the second emperor of China was drinking a pot of steaming water, and fresh tea leaves blew into his bowl.
He loved the taste and began to learn about the life-giving, healing properties of the leaves.
With that, the world of TEA was born.
Thousands of years ago, TEA was considered medicinal – used to prevent and cure various ailments. Traditionally, the populations of Japan, China and India have cherished green tea as medicine to boost the immune system. So, how exactly do these leaves help improve immunity?
Care for some plastic particles with your tea?
If you’re enjoying your daily cuppa from one of those fancy little pyramid tea bags, you could be sipping billions of bits of plastic, alongside the antioxidants and caffeine, whether you know it or not.
A research study out of McGill University warns the “silken” bags that have become super popular in recent years contain billions of microscopic and nanoscopic plastic particles. The bags are made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) or nylon, which can break down in hot water.