I too am an avid fan of teas. I love to try different herbals, and Rasberry Zinger and good ol' fashion green tea are among my favs. One of my ex b.friends, who was an over- the- road truck driver, brought an Oriental feller to my house one weekend. This man brought his own meals which were prepared foods of the Orient design, packaged by his wife. He was shocked and forever thanking me for my cabinet full of herbal teas! In his home they live on noodles, rice, and green tea. There could be something said for this. He was in his mid-50's, and didn't look a day over 30! I'm sure most of this was heredity, but he liked to smile and say in his cute Jackie Chan acsent, " It's the tea!" There are theraputic values in tea also. Hot tea w/ lemon or honey are wonders for a sore throat or cold. I also found this out by accident: If you burn your hand, shove it in your glass of ice tea! It seems to draw the heat out quicker! And my all- time fav. use, which was my introduction to tea at 2 months old: For a colic baby fill bottle w/ tea and pour half a cap full of rum, whiskey, ect. in it to calm baby! And make them sleep! Just don't do what my family did, and give the kid a double dose on accident! Yeah, I slept for 4 hours on that accident!!