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The World of Tea!

April 07, 2014

The world of tea! Reaching as far back as the Emperor Shen Nong circa 2700 B.C., tea has won the hearts of so many cultures around the world. Tea is second, only to water, as the most consumed beverage in the world. What is it that brings people under the influence of tea? For starters, tea is soothing and relaxing to the body, but also has a stimulating effect on the body as well.  Relaxing and stimulating to the body all in one?  Yes! There are several compounds found in tea and one of the components in tea is Methylxanthines, which is a family of alkaloids of which caffeine is most well known for, but also in this family is Theophyline....

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