It's February 29th! A date that only comes around every 4 years!
Did you know... some 4.1 million people worldwide have been born on a February 29th, and the chances of having a leap birthday are 1 in 1,461? Wow! What a rare and special day!
So, we thought, what else is extremely rare and special?
Our tea, of course!
Why is our Oolong so rare and special?
All of our Oolong is picked early, at the prime time for the greatest nutrients and antioxidants, which is why it is so rare and special. Where else will you find such a pure, healthy, high-quality tea like ours? You definitely won't find it in the grocery store.
Not all tea is created equal. Even though that box of generic tea that you found at your local grocery store was affordable, it doesn't mean it's good for your body. Fast food is cheap, but it's not recommended for a healthy lifestyle. Same goes for tea.
Did you know that drinking too much 'cheap tea' can do more harm than good?
Drinking some cheaper supermarket blends could be bad for your health, according to a research study at the University of Derby in the UK.
There are worries that the tea blends contain enough fluoride to put people over their daily recommended levels (drinking at least four cups a day), increasing the risk of skeletal and dental illnesses.¹
Although fluoride is considered an essential nutrient for preventing tooth decay and promoting healthy bone growth, too much flouride in the body can have detrimental effects. It can cause fluorosis, which can damage bones and teeth. Fluorosis usually only occurs in countries where there are high natural levels of fluoride in drinking water - like the U.S. The guidelines for the amount of fluoride considered safe in our country is already too high, you don't want to add to it by drinking more fluoride and not even realizing it.
It is important to note that all teas produce some amount of fluoride, but the concentrations vary between types and times picked.
The longer the leaves are left to grow the more fluoride they contain.
When it comes to harvesting the leaves, younger tea leaves are used to make higher-quality premium tea. Older, fluoride-rich leaves are chosen to make the cheaper economy brands.
Our Oolong is picked early, at the prime time for the greatest nutrients and antioxidants, which is why it is so rare and special. Where else will you find such a pure, healthy, high-quality tea like ours? You definitely won't find it in the grocery store.
So, the next time you walk down the coffee and tea aisle in your local grocery store, go ahead and walk right past all of the 'cheap teas' and save your body from any potential harm. Yes, those teas may be more affordable, but you could either pay for high-quality, antioxidant-rich, purely delicious tea like our Oolong right now, or you could shell out your money later in medical bills. The choice is yours.
Now that you know why our tea is so rare and special on this leap day, how would you like some healthy leap day inspired recipes to go along with your cup of tea?
Check out these 4 recipes to "leap" for this year! We promise they are delicious!
Since Leap Day comes just every four years, cooking a quartered chicken seems more than appropriate. Plus, since you have to pay for a whole extra day of food this year, why not turn to the humble whole chicken? It's cheaper per pound than chicken breasts.
Leap Day ... leaping ... frogs ... toads ... toad in the hole! This classic British dish features sausages cooked in a Yorkshire pudding batter.
You won't need to wait every 4 years to have pancakes anymore...in case that's what you were doing. :-) Now, you can make pancakes any day of the year with this healthy four ingredient flapjack recipe!
This delicious recipe serves up 4 protein-packed quesadillas for your dinner tonight! Added bonus? It only takes 15 minutes to prepare so you have some extra time to spare on this leap day!
Since you have an extra day to spare this year, make it count and take some time to prepare some delicious and healthy meals for your family and brew a cup (or two) of our 100% PURE Oolong to give you the energy you'll need all day!
Do you have any special recipes or activities that your family loves for leap day??
Let me know in the comments!
Yours in Health & Happiness,