Making A Cup Of Tea:
Regular tea is made from steeping the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, or tea plant. There are at least 6 different kinds of tea including white, yellow, green, oolong, black, and post-fermented teas. The most popular of these are white, green, oolong, and black.
Benefits Of Drinking Black Tea:
The biggest benefit of black tea, if ingested plain with no added cream or sugar and over a period of time, is that it can help to reverse cardiovascular disease. Even though it does contain a modicum of caffeine, it is still a better choice than sugary sodas or heavily caffeinated coffee.
Green tea has the potential to help fight cancer and heart disease as well as lowering cholesterol and burning fat. There is not enough strong scientific evidence at the moment to fully support these claims, but research continues to search for the answer.
Making A Cup Of Herbal Tea:
Herbal tea, by contrast is an infusion using anything other than the leaves of Camellia plant and does not come from the tea plant at all. Most commonly, dried fruit, flowers, herbs or bushes are used in making Herbal tea; also called tisane tea.
Health Benefits Of Herbal Tea:
If ingested on a daily basis, herbal tea is thought to cleanse the body, bring a more calm state of mind, support heart health, and promote energy and wellness. More specifically, individual teas are used for medicinal purposes. To relax at the end of the day, you might want to try chamomile, cinnamon, or hibiscus. Chamomile, along with lemon balm, valerian and hops is often used to treat stress and mild form of anxiety and discomfort associated with digestion.
Feel nauseated? If so, then sip on some ginger or peppermint tea. Both help to settle the tummy.
Raspberry leaf is a good remedy for colds, sore throats, or diarrhea.
For overall health, try sarsaparilla, ginseng, or chrysanthemum.
Rooibos Herbal Tea:
Rooibos, also known as red bush, is the favourite amongst health conscious people because it is rich in minerals and vitamins, such as vitamin C, iron, zinc, fluoride, magnesium and calcium. It is well known that calcium is a mineral needed in order to keep your bones and teeth strong and healthy. Calcium can be properly absorbed in your stomach if you have optimum levels of acid ph. The right stomach acidity can be accomplished by taking vitamin C.
Brewing Herbal Tea:
When steeping herbs for a tisane tea, keep the botanical material in the hot water for 20-30 minutes. The longer it sits in the water, the more components can be released from the plant cells. If you are brewing a cup just to drink and enjoy, steeping time can be reduced to 5-10 minutes.
What’s Your Favourite Drink?
After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. With hundreds of varieties to suit many tastes and needs, it satisfies a diverse population. The added health benefits coupled with the low cost make tea a very wise choice indeed. What’s your take on this? Do you prefer a can of soda, water or freshly brewed cup of tea?
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