The Brits like to say that tea is the solution to everything. They may have a point. Consider January. At a time when icy winds chill us to the core and everyone’s resolved to make better lifestyle choices, a nice, cozy cuppa can help with both issues. It warms the body AND delivers healthy benefits.
Perhaps that’s why the Tea Council of the USA recognizes the month of January as National Hot Tea Month. Whatever the reason, the experts at Wissotzky Tea Company say, “We’ll drink to that!”
As one of the most venerated names in the business, Wissotzky is renowned for its superior blends of the highest quality teas and infusions. The family-owned company has been around since 1849, when Klonimus Wolf Wissotzky, a Lithuanian Jew, set out to find the most perfect tea on Earth. Wissotzky would eventually own tea plantations in Ceylon and India, and he controlled more than a third of the Russian tea market. He even served as the exclusive purveyor of tea to the Russian emperor.
The company kept growing over the next five generations. Today, they continue traveling the world’s tea gardens and exotic spice markets to stay in step with consumer demand.
“We’ve won many awards along the way,” says Wissotzky chairman and owner Shalom Seidler, “but what really keeps us going is what kept our founder going – a passion for finding and blending the most perfect teas on Earth.”
Turning over a new (tea) leaf
Ready to aim for good health in 2020? “Researchers have been studying green tea, black tea, and other types of tea for decades, and they have associated tea drinking with positive outcomes,” Seidler recently told Eat This, Not That!, a magazine and web site dedicated to healthy eating.
“Both black and green tea contain polyphenols, plant-based chemicals that may provide health benefits. And,” he added, “tea often provides a boost in mental alertness.” Scientists attribute tea’s cognitive benefits to the presence of the compounds L-theanine and caffeine.
Research suggests other findings:
- Drinking tea may support cardiovascular health.
- Black tea may reduce blood pressure.
- Tea flavenoids may boost metabolism.
- Daily consumption of green tea may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
- Tea consumption may help with weight loss.
- Certain tea infusions may improve the immune system.
A tea for every taste
Wissotzky offers so many varieties of teas and infusions that one could celebrate National Hot Tea Month with something different every day.
Take black tea, for instance. It’s the brew of choice for 90% of tea drinkers in the West. Wissotzky sources leaves from the world’s prime tea growing areas to bring you an assortment including Assam, Earl Grey, and English Breakfast, and Masala Chai, each with its own unique flavor profile and varying amounts of caffeine.
Wissotzky also blends green tea, the most popular tea in the East, with all-natural flavors of all kinds, from jasmine, spearmint, and lemon grass-ginger to apples and cinnamon, citrus fruits, and wild berries.
The company recently rolled out a collection of five teas starring Nana, a slightly sweet and very exotic mint native to the Mediterranean. And their new Artisan Spiced collection is all about the chai; aromatic blends include Salted Caramel Chai, Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Chai, and Pumpkin Spiced Chai.
In addition, Wissotzky presents an extensive line of Magic Garden Infusions made from fruits, herbs, flowers, and natural spices. The collection features 20 different varieties starring everything from matcha and rose hips to pomegranate and cinnamon.
Every bag of Wissotzky Tea contains 100% natural tea and/or hand-selected herbs and spices for a full-bodied, GMO-free, certified kosher tea drinking experience. You could say Wissotzky has tea in the bag.
Distributed by KAYCO (www.kayco.com), the leading purveyor of kosher foods in the U.S., Wissotzky Tea is an international company based in Israel with offices in London and the United States. It is the leading tea distributor in Israel.