Green tea and gift baskets containing green tea are indeed the perfect gift for all sorts of people.
If you have a hard-charging businessperson in your life, you can help her slow down, relax, and unwind through the gift of fine green tea, just as you can give a househusband the power to calmly deal with energetic children and household emergencies with that exact same gift.
Although green tea’s ability to help folks relax and reduce stress is well known, the happy truth about this seemingly-magic ancient drink goes so much deeper. Made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have been only lightly processed so that they only minimally oxidize, green tea is one of the most natural, freshest beverages found anywhere, and is also one that just so happens to contain many powerful chemicals and nutrients.
Just this month, researches out of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore said that they have found that Epigallocatechin Gallate (EG), a chemical found in green tea, has cancer fighting properties. “The combined therapeutic effects of the green tea [chemical] and the protein drug showed greater anticancer effect than the free protein [alone],” said lead researcher Dr. Joo Eun Chung.
Researchers around the globe tout the health benefits provided by green tea. "It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," said Christopher Ochner, PhD., research scientist in nutrition, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. In fact, numerous studies have shown that catechins, a substance readily found in green tea, improve brain, blood vessel, and heart health, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and help maintain blood sugar levels at healthy levels.
So, yes, green tea makes for a perfect gift for everyone you truly care about. When you give green tea or a gift basket containing green tea, you are giving a gift that clearly shows your true feelings for the recipient. Oh, and you also are giving a gift that tastes great.