Tea has had an image problem in Australia and the benefits have not been exploited fully. Coffee consumption has doubled over the last 30 years while tea consumption has decreased by 60% over the same period. But there is a re-awakening of interest in tea as people seek a healthy lifestyle. Fine hotels are re-establishing or introducing afternoon tea. Specialist teas shops are themselves blooming. Ever since its discovery tea has been the perfect meeting of the spiritual and the material, at the same time invigorating and pacifying. Its character changes perfectly to suit its environment. Whatever your tea experience is, however, every sip reaffirms your part in a remarkable, timeless story. So how do you get started with doing your body and mind some good with tea?To get the maximum health benefits choose high-quality loose leaf, in-store or online. Brew it up. Let it steep. Sip, savour and enjoy. Tea-riffic!