Ric and I began to drink green tea as we were drawn to its well-publicised health benefits, but when crushed up in teabags it wasn’t a particularly enjoyable drink.
Then in 2005 I went to China for the first time.
Inspired by the beautiful teas I saw there, we opened a cool Tea Bar in Bristol in 2006 as the perfect peaceful environment in which to experience these teas.
In order to make it a viable business, we also sold coffee and cakes but soon learned that there was no reconciling these 2 worlds, with the bustling cafe energy jarring against the contemplative, peaceful state of being the teas induced.
As the famous quote from the 8th Century states “Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world” (not to add to it!).
So we took the difficult decision to close the Tea Bar and seek different ways to introduce these essential moments of quiet and reflection into people’s lives.
Supported by the knowledge that specific nutrients in whole leaf tea, in particular a unique amino acid called L-Theanine, not only promotes the release of serotonin and dopamine but actually harmonise the 2 sides of your brain giving you a more balanced perspective on life.
And that is worth All The Tea In China.
Anne and Ric x