Recent Tea Posts

Alert the Papparaz-Tea

Alert the Papparaz-Tea

Have you ever wondered what tea celebrities were drinking? It’s not just coffee and juice cleanses in Hollywood – tea is all around.  In Washington, DC  Barack Obama drinks tea in the morning instead of coffee. He is frequently seen drinking tea during interviews and […]

Honeysuckle Tea

Honeysuckle Tea

As we are starting March and as the grips of Winter seem to be loosening every day – one can’t help but think of Summer. Sunlight streaming through windows, golden heat sinking into our skin and lazy days. The idea of it – putting on […]

Drinking Tea linked to lowering likelihood of heart disease

Drinking Tea linked to lowering likelihood of heart disease

As Inverurie Herald has found in a recent article, drinking tea can lower the likelihood that you will get heart disease. It was found that

 drinking moderate amounts of coffee (two to three cups a day) was better than a little or a lot. With tea, drinking more than six cups a day was linked to the lowest risk

This study assessed the effects of tea and coffee consumption on health outcomes over a 13-year period, specifically any effects on cardiovascular health.  They accounted into their studies the knowledge that high consumption of caffeine can have an adverse effect on health. The best way to prevent heart disease, drinking tea or not, is to have a healthy lifestyle. Drinking tea while doing unhealthy activities cannot help.

Caffeine and unhealthy activities aside though, it is great that tea has been linked to help prevent heart disease. So when drinking that strong cuppa tea, remember that you’re helping make a stronger heart – and that really is lovely.

Tea 2.0 – high tech infusers

Tea 2.0 – high tech infusers

The way we drink tea is getting more and more innovative nowadays – it isn’t simply the choice between using tea bags, a strainer or drinking it loose. There are tons of gadgets and tools to either make tea drinking easier or even just to […]

Why is Green Tea called Green Tea?

Why is Green Tea called Green Tea?

Answer by Lisa Lin: If you infuse fresh green tea leaves, the resulting liquor is clear green. "Green" refers to the color of the liquor as a result of brewing green tea. If the tea leaves are too old, it will result in a more […]

Have a little Chamomile

Have a little Chamomile

In terms of tea, you don’t get much prettier than chamomile. Those delicate yellow flowers mixing in with the heat and the steam, settling into that warm yellow, that delicate aroma and when you finally drink it – it tastes like spring blurring into summer. The all enveloping warmth, the sweetness, the flowers – and the sheer joy – all within that tea cup.

Chamomile tea is not only relaxing and enjoyable – it has health benefits. As this Livestrong.com article finds,

Chamomile tea, a traditional drink mild enough for small children, is nonetheless powerful enough to treat a number of maladies, from insomnia to stomach pain.

It boosts immunity to disease, is a relaxant that helps with insomnia, along with menstrual cramps and tension, and helps heal mouth sores. It should be noted though that although both German and Roman chamomile contain useful properties, German is found to be more powerful and is more researched.

Stress is all around – whether you’re a college student at midterm, having a hard time at the office, or just trying to keep yourself going – Chamomile is a good way take a load off. Everyone deserves to relax a little and everyone deserves to stay healthy.

Reading Tea Leaves – indulge in a little magic

Reading Tea Leaves – indulge in a little magic

Tasseography… the art of reading tea leaves. It all sounds so Harry Potter- with Professor Trelawney turning and turning that china tea cup seeing haunting image after haunting image.   Real or not, fantasy or honest to goodness fate – it seems like it would […]

Tea is still partying hard

Tea is still partying hard

When one thinks about having a nice tea party nowadays, it seems like the art is dead. Even searching the phrase “tea party”, brings up all sorts of politics as Republics in the US has usurped the word. But tea is still being celebrated all […]

Chai Tea – add a little spice to your life

Chai Tea – add a little spice to your life

There’s a lot of talk and studies going on in terms of Green Tea, but not a lot is heard about its multi-spiced friend Chai. In latte form it’s a staple in coffee shops and to those that have loved it all their lives – the cardamom and the clove seems to be steeped into the fabric of their being. There are those memories of the multi-layered scents and musks filling the house, seeing a pot full of spices boiling and boiling, the dark liquid being poured into a tea pot and drinking it with heavy cream.

But as most teas, Chai can provide a lot of health benefits. Dr. Isaac Eliaz writes, in an article on MindBodyGreen, the benefits of this delicious tea. He even says,

If I were stranded and could only choose one beverage, I would probably take chai. A powerful blend of tea,herbs and spices, chai has been cherished for centuries in India to preserve health and increase peace of mind. But, the more we learn about chai, the more benefits we find. In addition to improving digestion, chai enhances the immune system, fights inflammation and has antioxidant properties. It has also been suggested that chai has antibacterial and anti-cancer effects.

All of the different components within Chai Tea provide different health benefits. For example the Black Tea in it contains anti- oxidants, ginger boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation, and fennel provides potassium and fiber.

Ultimately, drinking a little chai could spice up your life, both for your taste buds and improving health.

British Airways team up with Twinings to make airplane friendly tea

British Airways team up with Twinings to make airplane friendly tea

As seen in this article on etravel Blackboard Asia edition,  British Airways have teamed up with Twinings to create a tea that will taste as good up in the air as it does sitting in your home. British Airways serves 35 million cups of tea […]