Thursday February 21, 2008 | 1 comment
I’m always curious to learn about other countries and their interest in tea. I came upon an interesting list of the Top 10 Food Trends to watch for coming out of Toronto. As I would expect to find, tea was indeed part of the group but I must say, it was in great company with notables being “Less is more,” and “Super Healthy Spices.” It is important for all of us to realize that we do have some control over our health and wellness. Our nutritional intake is key in supporting a healthy body. I applaud the insight and awareness of this Canadian publisher who seems to really get the big picture. Here’s what they had to say about tea.
Tea Continues to Battle Coffee for #1 Spot
Expect less java and more tea, as folks cut down on the cream-loaded caffeinated drinks in favor of a variety of tea. With more health benefits and an equal boost to get you going in the morning, tea is rising in popularity at cafes and in malls, where specialty stores like Teaopia are encouraging folks to embrace loose-leafed varieties. While green tea dominates the market, white and herbal teas are quickly rising in popularity as well. From classic Earl Grey to calming chamomile, teas are a great way to hydrate the body and strengthen the immune system.”
As more and more people discover the correct way to brew whole leaf tea and are able to enjoy a delicious cup of tea, they are taking a huge first step toward improving their health and wellness. Don’t forget to consider the other 9 trends that are important to engage as well. I send my thanks to the Martin boys from MBO.
[photo credits: main post image by Eric Jacobsen at www.flickr.com; green tea at www.mylifetime.com]