Spilling the Tea - By Cryssie Addis
Are you ready to become a tea drinker? Or are you already one, but just want to know a little bit more about the amazing benefits of herbal tea? If you are new to the tea world, there are a few things that can help your tea game be better!
To have a good tea experience, you want to have a good tea infuser, a tea kettle, (preferably) filtered water, natural sweetener (if you prefer) and of course a mug to drink your warm cup of tea from.
I personally like to use the tea stick, where you place your tea leaves in the basket and let it steep for a few minutes. I would suggest steeping for 4-5 minutes and then remove the stick all together. You don’t want to steep too long because that can make your tea bitter.
You might not realize the amazing health benefits that come from a good tea. Teas and tisanes have been used for thousands of years to help minor health concerns and to promote a healthier lifestyle. I view tea as not just something I drink when I’m reading an enjoyable book or talking with a good friend, but I view tea as a part of my health plan.
Black tea is a suitable place to start. Black tea has some awesome benefits that you might not know about. There is evidence that drinking black tea can help lower blood pressure, boost heart health, can help in reducing the risk of diabetes, can help lower stress hormones and can relieve upset tummies. Black tea is also full of polyphenols, which are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage and can help in preventing some types of cancer.
I really enjoy a good Turmeric ‘N Spice blend from Steeped Tea (this is not a sponsored post, Steeped Tea is just my choice of tea). This tea has an awesome blend of black tea, turmeric and ginger bits, orange peels, pink peppercorns, coriander, cardamom, chili loops and marigold blossoms. Turmeric tea has some anti-inflammatory benefits and can help boost the immune system. We all could use some help with our immune system during the season of colds and flus! The health benefits of ginger tea also include immunity boost and can help treat nausea and indigestion.