"But first, tea" greetings card
"But first, tea" greetings card
"But first, tea" greetings card
"But first, tea" greetings card

"But first, tea" greetings card

Regular price £3.50 Sale price £1.75

Botanical illustration inspired watercolour tea plant card to share your love of tea with friends and family. This card is one of three tea cards in the botany collection. Perfect for tea lovers and those who love procrastinating with a nice, fresh cup of tea.

Front: "But first, tea. Camellia sinensis: contains tasty flavonoids that protect from stress"
Inside: Blank
Back: “All tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, originally grown in India and China. Different processing methods produce the different types of non-herbal tea - from white and green to oolong and lapsang sushong. The tea plant contains a high level of a group of chemicals called flavonoids. Flavonoids protect the tea plant from stresses such as too much light. They also contribute to tea’s tasty flavour and health benefits. A large study in the USA showed that people who drank at least four cups of tea per day had a 16% lower risk of developing type II diabetes compared to non-tea drinkers. Better put the kettle on!

Size: 12.7 x 17.8 cm
Envelope: Recycled brown fleck Kraft
Card: 300gsm Soft Castillo White, Forestry Stewardship Council certified
Medium: pencil; watercolour

Type II diabetes study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22666334
All tea comes from Camellia sinensis: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-beverages/tea
Study on flavonoids protecting tea plants from light stress: https://bmcplantbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12870-017-1012-8