UP FOR SOME TEA?
There are too many things in the world of tea you say? You don’t know where to start? Don’t be intimated. We are here to help. We believe that everyone should fall in love with tea and find their perfect sip. No matter whether you’ve never been a big tea fan, only dabble in tea, or are a tea connoisseur, we believe there’s something new to learn about tea for everyone.
Fortnum & Mason’s Florence Holzapfel said ‘Tea should be taken when and wherever you like, and in whatever fashion best suits you.’ There are better and worse ways to make tea, as well as more formal and informal ways to drink it. However, rules are made to be broken, and tea is meant to be enjoyed.
The rich history and diverse range of blends, flavors, and aromas have kept tea popular all over the world. With the new data on its health benefits now available, health-conscious people all over the world are sure to make it even more popular in the future.
Why should you drink tea?
There are lots of benefits to drinking tea on a daily basis, including multiple advantages to your body, brain, mood and soul. How?
Tea contains powerful antioxidants and is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, which means it’s good for your teeth by aiding in the fight against oral infections and good for your gut by possibly killing bacteria, improving blood sugar, carbohydrate absorption, and increasing metabolism.
According to research, drinking tea on a regular basis helps you develop more organised brain regions, which can lead to increased efficiency. Tea has also been shown to reduce stress hormones in the brain and increase serotonin levels.
The natural caffeine present in most teas (especially black or green tea) makes you feel more alert and ready to face whatever comes your way, which is why one cup or two of caffeinated tea is the perfect way to start your day or have an afternoon pick me up that won’t leave you with a jittery crash.
The process of actually brewing a cup of tea has been deemed therapeutic by many. Tea has brought people together for centuries. Ceremonial rituals, social rites, and casual get-togethers with friends, family, and tea all foster a sense of community by allowing people to gather around a beverage that was always meant to be shared.
How to savour it?
You may believe that there is only one method for steeping tea. You’d think that with hot water and a tea bag, you’d be done – but that’s not the case! While tea bags are one of the most popular ways to steep and brew tea leaves, there are other methods that use all types of tea and produce a variety of flavours and styles of tea.
Exploring various methods of making and drinking tea is a fun way to experiment with tea and find your favourite method.
While there are a few steps to take when steeping tea to ensure the best flavour possible, it’s more important to dispel the pinky-raising myth that tea is only for fancy occasions. When it comes to tea, the one thing you should never do is think it’s too complicated or not worth it. Tea can be enjoyed by anyone, at any time, and from any location! Don’t worry about what is exactly the right way to make or sip tea, especially at the start of your tea-drinking journey, because the best way to drink tea is ultimately how you enjoy it the most.
When to relish this beverage?
Did you know that tea can be served at any time of day? You can find your perfect brew (or a few!) for the morning, noon, or night because there are so many options for tea.
Special occasions, meet-ups, and other experiences can be enhanced with tea. Tea is an excellent addition to your daily regimen. Making and drinking tea immediately adds a level of wellness and relaxation to any routine or activity, whether you’re practising self-care, reading a book, journaling, meditating, or need a pick-me-up before or after a workout.
The answers to all your questions about the perfect tea revolve around three factors: the right tea, the right temperature, and the right time. Once you’ve figured out those three things, the rest is up to you!
Tea appears to be a simple basic word, but tea is far from basic. When it comes to teas, there is a pool of variety, dozens of tea-producing countries, and teas of various shapes and types, everything is there for those who want to get started with tea tasting.
So do you add sugar to your tea? You get to make the call! What kind of infuser do you use? Whichever suits your personality and lifestyle the best. Do you go through an elaborate ritual, or do you just put your tea in a to-go mug and go? Whatever the situation requires. Finally, the only person who can tell you what is the best way to drink tea is you!
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