MissionT Ching’s mission is to nurture a community of tea lovers by providing a forum for the exchange of information, thoughts, and experiences.
HistoryT Ching was born out of a concern for the declining state of health in the United States and abroad and the recognition that drinking tea was a simple and effective way to reverse that trend. A growing epidemic of diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease that are frequently caused or exacerbated by poor lifestyle choices, touches all members of society, including the youngest. Among the poor lifestyle choices – including unhealthy diets and a lack of exercise – that contribute to these diseases is the increased consumption of high-sugar beverages. Before founding T Ching, Michelle Rabin and Sandy Bushberg spent over 25 years in the health care field, promoting positive change in the lives of their patients by encouraging them to improve their diets, take supplements, exercise, and meditate. However, these recommendations frequently fell on deaf ears. Enter TEA. Here was one simple, delicious, and healthy beverage that was easy to incorporate into busy lifestyles. TEA has the potential to improve your health significantly, doesn’t involve changing your entire diet, and doesn’t require you to join a gym or buy exercise equipment. TEA doesn’t even require a time commitment – it’s easy, yet it can affect you in profound ways. One simple step … DRINK TEA. We at T Ching want people to see that not only can drinking tea improve their health in so many different ways, but can also bring great pleasure and enjoyment to their lives. If you are only willing to make one small change in your life, we think that change should be TEA.
Jaelithe Crislip Managing Editor
While she always enjoyed tea, Jaelithe’s love for tea actually started with two things: Studying herbalism and minoring in Japanese. Learning the various uses of herbs for healing purposes started her on the path of loose teas, and her exposure to Japanese culture and green tea came from learning the language. The two overlapped, and now she enjoys all things tea.