lang="EN-GB">Like everything that surrounds tea, its origin is also placed in a distant and legendary time and world, as in a summer tale. The story tells that the emperor Shen Nung, boiled water under a tea tree, which branches were rocking with the soft breeze of the evening, when by chance a sheet felt down into the water. Instantly the aroma that it detached and the golden colour that it took seduced him to taste this drink, that suddenly make him feel better and plunge him into an unknown state of well being, becoming immediately the drink of the Empire. True or false, the plastic beauty of this story sets us in the situation that tea claims: we talk about more than a drink, a traditional medicine or a cultural feature.

lang="EN-GB">The botanical name has changed, being valid for this kind of camellia either Thea Sinensis or Camellia sinensis - assamica. All the teas come from the same botanical specie and the denomination green, red, white, black, only refers to the preparation of the sheets (drying, doubled, fermentation, etc.), that always depends on the tradition of the area from where it comes, geography that logically also marks some organoleptic characteristics (Yunnan, Darjeeling, Ceylon, etc.)


lang="EN-GB">The meeting of two worlds creates small jewels which perpetuate in time. Like that happened with tea, which origin and evolution fades away into time, but it is evoked in every cup, since the process of its preparation. The soft aroma of a cup of tea creates an ambience of communion and communication, as well of calmness and reflection, but also of well-being and health. One more aroma’s peculiarity is that with his shades make us feel like in distant worlds and personal paradises.

lang="EN-GB">"La Flor del Pirineo", with long tradition in the selection and packed of the best medical plants, has increased their tea selection, with the purpose of accompany you in this trip, which sometimes is close and relaxed, and always with multiple and demonstrated virtues for health.


lang="EN-GB">Nowadays nobody would question the direct connection between the high longevity index in many regions of China and Japan and their tradition of drinking tea, proving with that the uncountable benefits for health. Beyond myths and legends, the presence of polyphenols and catechins and the significant amount of vitamin E, guarantee the antioxidant and protective power in general of tea, but especially of those who have received a lower level of manipulation (oxidation), as white, green and red ones. 

lang="EN-GB">Following oriental culture premises, to guarantee the efficacy of any cup of tea, two qualities are essential: perseverance and restraint. It is recommended to take 2-3 tea cups per day, every day and don’t think that the more concentration the better effect takes. The last two important points is to use water of high quality and never warm the prepared tea up.


lang="EN-GB">If you don’t want to use a teapot where soak tea leaves, it is important to choose a container or cup where the leaves could be well expanded. The water must be just in the point before boiling and you must leave to infuse for 2 to 5 minutes, bearing in mind that the more time it infuses, the more aroma takes, but less theine keeps. You can take tea warm, sweetened with honey and perfumed with lemon in winter evenings, or you can cool it in the fridge or with two ice cubes, turning it in a really healthy, refreshing and low-calorie drink (whenever sugar or honey is not added) ideal to avoid dehydration in summer.