Tea has been a part of many cultures, all over the world. Tea has made its way into human life for centuries, either in form of recreational or leisure drink, as medicinal drink or a drink to revive and rejuvenate from a tiring day. With different geographies, myriads of varieties of teas & tisanes came into popularity. Slowly these varieties picked up likings all over the world and today we have a plethora of teas to chose from, be it Chamomile Flower Tea from Egypt, Sencha Green Tea from Japan, Rooibos Herbal Tea from Africa or Darjeeling Black Tea from India.
Green tea is superfood. It is considered so because it is loaded with antioxidants. Among its plethora of health benefits, it may help support brain function, fat loss, may reduce the chance of developing heart disease, and may offer some protection against cancer. Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages known. This may or may not be true, however, the “healthiest beverage” tag may come from the the plethora of green tea’s health benefits, much of those are listed as follows:
A hot cup of tea with mint leaves makes for an instant refreshment to the mind. The smell, flavour and fresh finish on the palette is soothing to the body and soul equally. A stressed hot summers day or a sweaty afternoon, Green Tea with Mint makes for a perfect go-to relaxation and rejuvenation drink. Mint is often synonymous with freshness. A minty green tea is a combination of grassy notes of green tea paired with cool fresh after taste of mint flavour. Green tea with mint, the best part, can be consumed cold & iced or steaming hot. So you don’t have to worry about your tea getting cold, if it does, just add a dash of ice cubes and its still as delightful!
It’s winters. A dark cup of black tea with a slice of lemon on the sides is not only a visual delight, but a delight to olfactory senses, a relief to nervous system, to immune system, to tummy health & to the muscles. Steaming hot black tea is instant warmth, to your palms, first and then to the body, mind & lets face it, it reaches right to the soul in those uncomfortable, gloomy winters.
Lemon is one popular ingredient that pairs deliciously well with black tea. The brisk flavour of black tea is enhanced by just the few drops of lemony citrus. There are many ways in which lemon can be added to tea: