Chaaya chaaye …vada vade …kaapi kaapi kaapi neskaapi …seems like you are in an express train, isn’t it? Well fortunately or unfortunately you are merely reading a blog on one of the most common and preferred beverages worldwide – TEA! So what’s your cup of tea – Black Tea, Green Tea, White Tea, Berry Tea, Oolong Tea, Herbal Tea, Red or Rooibos Tea, Organic Tea, Regular Tea, Ginger Tea, Mate Tea, Blooming Tea, Tea Blends and this list can go on!
Did you know – all tea is produced from a plant called Camellia sinensis. The thousands of different varieties of teas available in the world only vary by the region it was grown, the time of year picked, and the processing method. Tea can improve your skin, help keep you fit and trim and it also does amazing things for your health. From hangover prevention to weight control and common cold reduction – tea most certainly improves health! Tea contains antioxidants, catechins and polyphenols which positively impact our bodies.
For most of us mornings don’t happen without our cuppa of regular tea. If you skip the cream and sugar, tea is undoubtedly a healthy beverage offering many health benefits. If you avoid milk in your tea that would be great; however if you want milk, then – do not boil water and milk together – for the sake of convenience.
Shrug off your laziness and shoot …boil water …put your choice of tea leaves in the boiling water …brew your tea for at least 3 – 5 minutes to bring out the beneficial polyphenols. Polyphenols have been found to possess a variety of potential health benefits and are classified as antioxidants, meaning that they remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are chemicals that have the potential to cause damage to cells and tissues in the body.
You can replace sugar with jaggery …leave for boiling after putting few pieces of jaggery; you can now grate ginger if you wish, into this boiling mixture and finally pour required milk and leave to boil again!
Enjoy the aroma of tea! Trust there is a tea to suit any taste and preference. So, go. Discover. And enjoy your cup of tea!
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