May 10, 2012
-- A Windermere-based descendent of Hunters the Teamen, which had shops all over the north of England including one at 23 Stricklandgate, Kendal (now Northern Rock), has teamed up with the Grange-based founder of one of the first tea internet companies to introduce a new standard of authentic organic tea into the UK.
Robert Hadfield grew up hearing about the family tea business and Phil Morrison had walked those misty mountains in Yunnan Province, seeing the natural tea trees and realising that tea from these leaves could add a new dimension to tea drinking in the UK. The result is www.teacargo.co.uk and a range of teas that represent probably the purest and most authentic teas that can be bought in the UK.
At the core of the offerings from TeaCargo are three teas that together represent the history of Chinese teas. Oolong tea – known particularly for helping people to look slimmer, Puerh tea – recognised for helping the digestive system and aiding the breakdown of fatty foods, and Green tea – ideal for everyday drinking and wellbeing.
All three teas come from those tea trees on the misty hills and are therefore from Camellia sinensis leaves.
It would not be enough for the founders of teacargo.co.uk to just provide UK tea drinkers with these health-bringing organic teas. So in addition the website is a font of health knowledge with a database listing every piece of academic study from universities and educational establishments around the globe that links health and wellbeing with the drinking of natural organic teas from Camellia sinensis tea leaves. Indeed the theme for the website is: Tea for Health & Happiness.
The website lists ailments as diverse as high blood pressure, colds and flu, cancer, gum disorders and skin conditions and shows how research findings have found that natural teas really can make a contribution to reducing and curing these ailments. For those seeking additional guidance Dr Dai Hu, TeaCargo’s Chinese consultant, is available via a forum on the website to answer specific questions. The most common concern comes from people who simply want to look slimmer and feel fitter. Of course these teas are not totally new to the UK and many celebrities like Victoria Beckham have long recommended teas from Camellia sinensis leaves.
The British drink more than a billion cups every day. Unfortunately it does not come from the natural resources that TeaCargo’s offering does. Milk is added to 98 percent of cups and sugar to more than one third of all tea consumed. There appears to be little doubt that if the Brits drank less of the UK’s traditional brew and more of the teas that TeaCargo offers there would be less illness, obesity and lethargy replaced with more energy, fitness and general feeling of wellbeing.
From a meeting of two people a whole new dimension for tea drinkers was created. Teacargo.co.uk in not only a website to source probably the most natural, authentic, organic teas in the UK, but a place to share your concerns and to learn how it really can contribute to a healthier and happier you.