Friday, April 27, 2012

It's Tea Time in NJ!

Happy Friday folks!

We're putting the second half of the tea health benefits series on hold in order to share this fantastic news article with you.

Our local paper, The Star Ledger, has a great feature on tea rooms in Northern New Jersey. The article profiles four different types of tea rooms and talks about how tea aficionados are taking back the term "tea party" from the political realm.

We hope you enjoy reading the article as much as we did. Click here to check it out.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tea for Thought

It seems as if every day there are reports on the news, talk shows and internet about the health benefits of tea. With so many new stories and ideas, it can get a little confusing! We wanted to break it down for you and the bottom line is — tea is great for your health. We will be blogging two posts about these health benefits. This first one will give you backgrounds on how and why tea is so beneficial to your body.

Why tea? While most people enjoy tea because of its wide variety of delicious flavors and aromas, the warmth and relaxation it provides, tea is also natural, health-enhancing beverage that is high in antioxidants. Naturally, tea contains no additives, preservatives, sodium, fat or sugar and is cholesterol free.

What are the ingredients that make tea so healthy?
Tea contains flavonoids, naturally occurring compounds that are proven to have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, which if present can contribute to cardiovascular diseases, cancers and Alzheimers. Tea also contains additional immune system-boosting compounds.

Does it matter what kind of tea I drink? Research has shown that all varieties of tea leaves have beneficial qualities. Black, green, white and oolong tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis tree and all generally contain the same amount of flavonoids.

Be sure to check back in a couple of days for part two. Don't forget to visit the Best International Tea website to get some premium teas that will taste great and benefit your body and mind.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Viva Las Vegas!

The tea world will be taking Las Vegas by storm this June and Best International Tea is thrilled to be a part of the festivities!

The 2012 event will mark S.D. Bell’s first inclusion at the World Tea Expo from June 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  We have already exhibited at the World Tea East in Philadelphia and the Coffee Tea Festival in New York among other events. The World Tea Expo is the world's largest trade show/conference for premium tea and related products.

The flagship product of Best International Tea’s imports is S.D. Bell’s natural leaf English Breakfast Tea, which is sold in collectible tins and cartons of loose tea as well as tea bags. The company also imports 15 different loose tea varieties and five bagged teas from S.D. Bell’s.

For details about the World Tea Expo, visit the website at

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

What a beautiful spring weekend it is here in New Jersey, home of Best International Tea!

Spring has been slow and steady in its arrival here, but daffodils are now blooming everywhere and tulips can't be far behind. It's the perfect season to enjoy a Lady Londonderry or one of our unique Green teas.

Most of all, we would like to wish a very Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all of our friends and customers in the tea world.