I must confess, my personal tea journey started with some white tea teabags and half an episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
I was keen to try loose leaf tea and learn about these mysterious "white", "puerh" and "oolong" teas that I had no idea existed. Dr. Oz made me feel even better about doing it because of the prospect of loosing weight and being so much healthier!
However, over a year later, a lot of tea and a lot of reading - I am very much against promoting the amazing health effects that tea supposedly provides. Yes, I feel happier drinking tea, because it is an uplifting and tasty drink, there is always an extra spring in my step after a tea session, and perhaps I am taking in more vitamins/minerals and other healthy compounds than before as a result, but by no means am I skinnier and by no means has my health dramatically improved in any way. Mentally I am more healthy because I have a fun and engaging hobby, that is about it!