I’ve borrowed the title of an article in the October 8th U.S. News and World Report. I got an email this morning from our own Paul Fiske alerting me to this interesting piece. Dr. John Foxe from the City University of New York notes that “We have reports going back thousands of years that drinking tea makes people feel relaxed. But it also seems to make them more alert.” Dr. Foxe, a neuroscientist, is doing research on attention deficit disorder, commonly known as ADD. It appears that the amino acid theanine, “causes a decrease in the brain’s alpha waves, which enables people to perform complex attentional tasks, causing them to pay closer attention”. The report goes on to say tea may help in the battle of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Early research with mice is very promising, according to an Israeli vice director at the National Parkinson Foundation. “Green tea’s main antioxidant shows an ability to curb brain cell death and encourage neurons to repair themselves.” Who could ask for anything more?
About The Author
Michelle Rabin is the founder of T Ching. Eight years ago, she left New Jersey where she'd been in private practice as a psychologist for 25 years, and moved to Hood River, Oregon with visions of tea in her mind, body, and soul. Her mentors, Robert G. Allen (N.Y. Times best-selling author) and Mark Victor Hanson (Chicken Soup For the Soul) taught her that she is limited only by the limitations she imposes on herself. It is her vision and drive that is the inspiration for this innovative new business. She was able to see, early on, the direction the tea industry was headed in this country and was drawn to every aspect of it. A former coca-cola addict, Michelle first discovered green tea as a healthier beverage choice to wean herself off of her coca-cola jones. Her love affair with tea began while studying the traditions of the Japanese and Chinese Tea Ceremonies. But it didn't end there. As a tea connoisseur herself, Michelle saw the need to educate consumers about tea. Her prediction is that once Americans can make a delicious cup of tea quickly, painlessly, and perfectly, their consumption of tea will significantly increase, bringing it in line with the rest of the world's enjoyment of tea. Second only to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. The profound health benefits associated with tea consumption will have the potential to impact health and wellness in this country unlike anything before it. We're currently working on a new project and expect to launch it this winter. We'll keep you posted so you can be the first to participate in this exciting new avenue for tea lovers.