The health benefits of drinking tea can’t be praised enough, and those who drink it on a daily basis claim to have drastically improved their health and find their body balance. Among the most common products in tea being mentioned are the antioxidants that can possibly prevent diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and macular degeneration, (antioxidants are substances that can be found in many natural products, they help to protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage can, in some cases, lead to the development of cancer).
Tea is beneficial for people who have been advised to not drink a lot of coffee since the tea contains less caffeine: traditional teas have less than 50 percent of what is typically found in coffee, while herbal teas have no caffeine.
Even though we prefer the cold drinks in the summer, tea is actually recommended to be consumed during the season of high temperatures too since it balances our body and metabolism. For example, if you go to the Middle East, you’ll be surprised how many people drink tea while the temperatures outside reach 50 degrees. In addition, tea boosts your immune system, soothes the digestive system, making it particularly beneficial for the great number of people who suffer from some sort of stomach issue, and for people who struggle with weight loss – it’s calorie free (finally, something!).
Tea lovers around the world know what good tea is and what they sell in the supermarkets is called tea infusion, and it can not match the real loose leaf tea in terms of quality. The usage of the term “tea” when selling these products annoys the true tea aficionados to the extent they would completely ban the term because it is misleading for the customers.
That is why these customers were more than happy to find out that there is a store in Dubrovnik selling the high-quality teas at affordable prices.
One can find the vast amount of local teas at the “Butiga čaja” (The Tea Store) and this seems to be of utter importance today when a lot of information from the local and traditional knowledge has been lost and it needs to be revived. Some of the most popular local teas are the Breckland thyme tea, pot marigold tea, dwarf everlast tea, Satureja tea, Dandelion Tea or Burdock Tea.
Along with the local teas, Butiga čaja offers teas from Marrakesh, Rooibos from the South Africa, Oolong, Jasmine Tea, White Tea, Pai Mu Tan, Lapsang souchong from Asia, Lapacho or taheebo from South America.
There is an old Chinese proverb which claims that in order to have a healthy body and mind, you have to follow the rule: “Every day, one tea”.
You might find those long-sought remedies in something simple, as is just a cup of tea.
Tea Store Address: Marka Marulića 9, 20 000 Dubrovnik