Numi invites you to celebrate people, planet and pure tea with this array of tastes that will transport you around the world. Taste the world in your tea cup and journey through different tea types and cultures as you discover the history and origins of each tea. Packaged in a sustainable, handcrafted bamboo box, the World of Tea Collection makes an unforgettable gift for any tea lover, foodie, or culinary explorer.
Travel the World with Each Sip!
Tea is one of the oldest beverages known to man and enjoys a storied history that stretches back nearly 5,000 years. Fueling innovation and conflict, inspiring literature and revolution – it is the world’s second most consumed beverage even today. It is said that in 2737 BCE, Emperor Shen Nung rested beneath a tree to boil water for soup when several leaves drifted into his pot. Intrigued by the pleasant aroma, he drank heartily and was overcome with energy and wellbeing. Excited, he gathered more and brought the first tea leaves to China.
The World of Tea Collection seeks to share both global tea flavors and their stories
Gunpowder Green (Taiwan):
This green tea is made by rolling tea leaves into tiny pellets. Early British traders thought they resembled gunpowder, and gave this tea its distinct name. Appearing in Taiwan in the 19th century, it was embraced for its hint of smoky flavor and full-bodied smooth taste.
Chamomile Lemon (Egypt):
Chamomile blossoms grow along the Nile River in Egypt. This unique blend highlights a touch of citrus with sweet calming notes.
Moroccan Mint (Morocco):
Known as “nana mint” from North Africa, this single-origin herbal beverage is light and lively with a sweet spearmint flavor.
Rooibos (South Africa):
Cultivated and consumed in South Africa for centuries for its healing properties, this herbal teasan, also known as red tea, features rich earthy vanilla notes.
Aged Earl Grey (Italy):
Real Italian bergamot orange is laid atop black tea to naturally absorb the orange scent, resulting in a one-of-a-kind rich Earl Grey tea with subtle citrus notes.
Breakfast Blend (England):
Traditional blend of four robust and distinct black teas makes for a hearty yet balanced morning cup of tea.
Golden Chai (India):
Black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and other spices make for a rich exotic blend - an enchanting taste of India.
Mate Lemon Green (South America - Brazil/Paraguay/Argentina):
The Guarani tribe of South America enjoys yerba mate as a daily tonic. Blended with lemon myrtle and green tea, this blend has a bright lemon taste with earthy undertones.
Jasmine Green (China):
Originating in the Song Dynasty (960–1279) this fragrant green tea was reserved for the Imperial Court. Jasmine flowers are laid atop green tea leaves and their scent is naturally embraced. This smooth green tea has layers of subtle fragrance and hints of moonlight.
As with all intensively farmed crops, conventional tea is routinely treated with a broad range of agricultural chemicals that are potentially harmful to farmers, farm workers and the environment. As opposed to most produce that is washed prior to consumption, most teas are air-dried without first being washed. The first time tea comes into contact with water is in our own cups, right before we drink it. This means that any harmful chemicals used at the gardens are released in our cups along with the tea flavor.
At Numi, they are committed to supporting organic tea cultivation to protect the health of farmers, the planet and you. Beyond delivering the highest quality of product, organic teas are cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Choosing organic not only preserves the Earth's resources and protects the health of the farmers, but ensures that what is going into our bodies is 100% natural, made the way nature intended.
Tea is a misnomer for anything steeped in hot water. Teas come from the tea plant. “Teasans” is Numi's term, from the French tisanes, for brewed herbal beverages brewed from herbs, fruits or flowers. Strictly speaking, Teasans contain no tea leaves. They have a variety of flavors from minty, to sweet chamomile to tart lemon. They contain no caffeine and have an abundant and varied health benefits depending on the herb, flower or fruit.
Health Benefits of Tea
More than 200-300 independent health studies have been conducted related to the benefits of tea. Most have been on green and black teas. Tea is rich in polyphenols, tannin, and flavonols (often termed catechins), fluoride, and vitamin C, P, K, and B. Although tea contains caffeine, the amounts are far less than those in coffee and produce a softer, beneficial effect. Studies suggest that as few as four servings of tea a day may have a positive impact on your health.
Antioxidants in tea are able to neutralize the damaging effects of oxygen and free radicals that are present in the body. Antioxidants slow or prevent cell damage from exposure to oxygen by creating a barrier around cell tissue. Recent studies show that polyphenols found in green tea appear in greater concentrations in white tea, helping to destroy bacteria and other organisms that cause disease. Recent studies show that polyphenols found in green tea appear in greater concentrations in white tea, helping to destroy bacteria and other organisms that cause disease.
The EGCG rich polyphenols in green tea protect skin from ultraviolet radiation damage, preventing skin tumor formation. The same compound is found to inhibit enzymatic reactions that break down collagen and elastin in skin.
Green Tea has been found to inhibit the growth of esophageal and stomach tumors in mice. Green and black tea could inhibit the development of pre-cancerous lesions as well. A recent study showed that a compound in black tea called TF-2 caused colorectal cancer cells to “commit suicide”; normal cells were unaffected. Present at higher quantities in green tea, the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the focus of cancer research worldwide and identified by scientists as a cancer-fighting compound. One Japanese study highlighted a reduction in the growth of human lung cancer cells after the consumption of two to three cups of green tea.
Improved Cardiovascular Health and Reduced Risk of Stroke
A study undertaken found that of 340 men and women who had suffered from heart attacks, those who drank a cup or more of black tea daily had a 44% lower risk of repeated heart attacks compared to non-tea drinkers. Flavonoids in tea are theorized to improve the lining of blood vessels, which may account for the decreased risk. Studies show that drinking black tea helps to prevent narrowed or clogged arteries that lead to ischemic heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
Reduces “bad” Cholesterol
One study suggests black tea to reduce LDL-cholesterol (“bad cholesterol”). Tea polyphenols may limit the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine, thus reducing the cholesterol levels in the blood. Reducing “bad” cholesterol LDL deposits, tea elevates HDL, or “good” cholesterol. Green tea, particularly oolong, may prevent arteriosclerosis.
Oral Health and Prevention of Tooth Decay and Bad Breath
Flavonoids (mainly catechins) found in green tea, have exhibited inhibitory effects on the growth of cariogenic bacteria by inhibiting the adherence and growth of plaque bacteria at the tooth surface. Polyphenols found in both green and black tea can block bacteria from producing foul-smelling compounds such as hydrogen sulfide in the mouth. Studies show the tannin and fluoride content present in tea prevents tooth decay.
Green tea may inhibit the development of arthritis. In one study, mice given green tea polyphenols were significantly less likely to develop arthritis. The study was conducted on 36 mice. Of the 18 mice that received the green tea, only eight (44%) developed arthritis. Among the 18 mice that did not receive the green tea, all but one, or 94% developed arthritis.
Green tea’s antioxidant EGCG may stimulate the body to burn calories, notably fat. In a recent study, a daily dose of 270 mg EGCG (the amount 2-3 cups of green tea) caused men to burn 4% more energy – about 80 extra calories a day.
Green tea extract has been shown to significantly increase energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism) and may have a significant effect on fat oxidation. Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans.
Reduced Risk of Kidney Stones
In a study of more than 81,000 women 40 to 65 years of age, it was concluded that 8 fluid ounces of tea consumed daily actually lowers the risk of developing kidney stones by 8%. Furthermore, tea acts as a diuretic, stimulating the flow of urine), promoting better kidney function and aids digestion.
Slows the Aging Process
It has been shown that Green tea reduces infection and the stresses of bacteria on the system thus significantly retarding the aging process.
Blood cells from tea drinkers respond 5 times faster to germs than those of coffee drinkers. One way to measure the strength of an immune system is to measure the production of antibacterial proteins in the body. Higher levels of these proteins are associated with healthier immune systems that are better at warding off illness and disease than a weak one. A study comparing the production of these proteins in coffee and tea drinkers found that the group drinking 2.5 cups of black tea per-day exhibited production levels that were five times higher than those of the coffee drinkers. “Antigens in tea-beverage prime human Vgamma 2Vdelta 2 T cells in vitro and in vivo for memory and nonmemory antibacterial cytokine responses.”
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