Maple Magazine - The story behind Millennia (fresh) TEA
Article Date - Maple Magazine Summer 2021 Edition
Millennia TEA is on a mission to fuel wellness with the freshest and most antioxidant-rich tea anywhere. They pick, wash and flash-freeze tea leaves (instead of heating and drying them like conventional teas.) The result: a cup of tea as powerful as five cups of green tea, and the first food-grade tea to provide an antioxidant boost to your smoothies, sauces, soups and more.
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All teas start out from the same plant, called Camellia Sinensis. It is the type of processing that determines the finished product. Antioxidants are the highest in freshly picked tea leaves. They begin to drop off with exposure to heat, light and air, which is how all traditional teas and matcha are processed.
Millennia TEA is not dried or cooked, which results in a tea product that has 5x the antioxidants vs green tea.
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They are a small FEMALE LED start-up company based in New Brunswick that has created a new global category of TEA. They aren’t just TEA though, They are the ONLY fresh, un-dried tea plant product on the market today worldwide.
We recently got the chance to chat with Tracy Bell, a television reporter, turned corporate exec, turned start-up CEO. In 2016, a health scare in the family prompted Tracy and her husband to reimagine the way tea is processed in an effort to extract more antioxidants.