The art of tea began over 5,000 years ago in China, with skilled artisans handpicking and processing the top two leaves and bud from each tea shrub and handcrafting in small batches. Their time honored practices are still followed today inspiring us to brew their fine tea leaves, while respecting the traditional way of brewing, bringing you MaryAnna's Tea®.
MaryAnna's Tea® embraces the nature and philosophy of tea. We have made it our mission to share the positive benefits of tea. Because of its unique chemical properties, tea provides a calm focused energy. Tea is the vehicle that allows you to contemplate, share and connect.
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life." Thich Nhat Hanh
Regarded for thousands of years in the East as a key to good health, happiness and wisdom, tea has caught the attention of researchers in the West, who are discovering its many health benefits. There are over 3,000 published, science-based studies regarding the health promoting benefits of tea.
MaryAnna's Tea® expanded from brewing and bottling iced tea to procuring fine loose-leaf teas. Brewing iced tea over the years has led to the discovery of some truly amazing loose-leaf teas.
Thousands of tea estates around the world produce tea. Each estate masterfully crafts a unique tea all originating from the camellia sinensis plant. It is the process for picking and drying that determines the type of tea, white, green, yellow, oolong, black or pu-erh.
Much like wine, the region in which the tea is grown and subsequently processed, gives its own distinctive flavor. I have reserved some of my favorite premium teas and offer a selection from some of the finest tea estates in the world for you to buy tea on our website.
To learn more about the art of tea go to Life Is Better With Tea. My tea blog introducing conventional tea drinkers to the world of specialty tea through delicious recipes, and inspiring tea education.