Tea Health

There is a wealth of tea health information that has been published in journals, books, newsletters and on the internet.

A plethora of scientific studies involving humans and animals have linked daily tea consumption -- whether green, black, oolong, white or herbal tea varieties -- with medicinal benefits.

Knowledge and use of tea as a health tonic for various conditions dates back thousands of years to when the brew was first discovered in China. Today, tea health information reveals therapeutic properties for almost every type of health condition from arthritis, heart disease, cancer and liver disease to asthma, tooth decay, stress and weight control.

Do you know? Tea is the worldÂ’s second most popular beverage.

Tip: For feeling good and maybe dropping a pound or two this summer - Eat smaller amounts of food and drink more liquid. (Tea with a natural sweetener or water)

A Sage Hill favorite:
Tea Punch
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
3/4 cups Club Soda (chilled)
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cups green tea
Serve with lots of ice - so refreshing!

Stevia

Many prefer their tea black and unsweetened...in it's natural state.
Others prefer sweet tea or a bit of lemon, maybe both.

If you are drinking tea for medicinal purposes, then adding sugar to your cup is undoing the good you expect from the tea.

Stevia is a natural sweet herb that can easily replace sugar in any food.

With no calories, no sugar, no fat, and no cholesterol, what's not to like? Add to that the fact it contains proteins, carbohydrates, iron, potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, Vitamins A and C - an herb to get acquainted with!

FYI...3 teaspoons of Stevia =1 cup of sugar. For a cup of tea, one tiny drop is plenty. If you use too much the taste will be over-powering and you will not be impressed.

Remember that Sage Hill Farms can add Stevia to any tea blend so you get the delicate taste steeped into the tea as you brew. All of our teas are grown by chemical free methods, hand picked, and processed with loving care.

Living Green

Have you joined the movement? Living green and organically doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. Just make small marginal shifts in your daily life over a consistent period of time you will see big results.

The summer season is a perfect time to make some simple changes.

If you are not growing your own food, there are many options in most communities---farmers markets, roadside stands, food co-ops, and you can always make friends with a farmer. Eating in season is not only good for your health; it is also good for the earth.

We are facing a crisis in transportation; much of our food supply is delivered to us by trucks and ships. This could easily bring a shortage of many foods we have come to expect on the grocery shelves at any time of year.

Women and the Green Movement

Do you ever think about how much power you exercise when you open your checkbook or wallet to pay for a purchase?

We as women are banning together all over the world to change the environment. Some mighty things are being done each and every day. We can each play a big part by supporting the right businesses.

If you wish to support a big business versus a small business - make certain they are playing by the green rules.

Many changes have come to pass over the last few years in operation methods of big companies...simply because they felt the power of the consumer. When their bottom line is affected they will make any change we ask for.

Make Your Voice Heard

When shopping, if you don't find what you would like, ask for the store manager and make your wishes known.

Ask for a name and address for the corporate office, send a letter stating that you will have to shop elsewhere unless they can provide what you need. And encourage all your connections to do the same.

This is a movement, if we don't push, nothing will move in the right direction.

Wishing you a Joyful June from Sage Hill Farms~
Bea Kunz
EatWell-BeWell~