Lately, green tea and matcha have become so mainstream in people’s food vocabulary that you practically see the ingredients everywhere!
From the non-dairy delicious iced tea blends (like the one that I’m sipping right now) to the matcha green tea powder form in decadent green tea chocolate cake and cupcakes like these little guys that always seem to make my mouth water!
Its’s very comforting to know that when you are in control of making your tea, food, desserts, etc., you can choose deliciously, high-quality ingredients with nutritional benefits.
What’s not so comforting, sadly enough, is that most of the green tea shown on labels in packaged foods today is purely for the taste and the hype and bears little resemblance to the real green tea, or to tea at all.
Hello, friends! If you’re reading this, then it’s very likely you have enjoyed a warm, soothing cup of tea or two. Perhaps you regularly drink tea to absorb all of the wonderful antioxidants and health benefits. Or maybe it is simply to relax and be comforted by a favorite cozy and warm mug of tea.
While there are many varieties of tea to choose from, tea leaves themselves come from only one plant, the Camellia Sinensis. How can the same plant give us many different teas? Well, it’s in the magic of the processing!
The other day, as I sat sipping my turmeric and ginger infused tea, I began to wonder at the various health benefits of these wonderful spices. My curiosity grew so much that I decided to dig a little deeper.
What I learned is nothing short of amazing.
Throughout the centuries, we humans have not only enjoyed herbal teas for their flavor and fragrance, but also (and so importantly) for all the beneficial qualities they offer us!
We’ve sought them out for help with our stomach issues and indigestion, to calm us down when our nerves are on edge, to rescue us when nausea sets in, when the throw up begins, and even when we just can’t seem to get to sleep. We’ve even turned to them for topical use when skin irritations are what we need to address.
Being tea lovers (just like you) we’ve put together a quick list of eleven excellent teas made from herbs and spices that you’ll be happy to have in your home when that unexpected bug comes knocking on your door. Fortunately, you don’t need to feel sick to enjoy their deliciousness, but you’ll be extra appreciative of their well-documented healing benefits if you are!Continue reading
If you love a good cup of tea, like the vast majority of people on this planet, then you have probably considered how to make the best cup of tea possible. A great cup of tea made in the Breville Tea Maker, one of the most technologically beautiful and modern tea kettles out there!
Most people are familiar with the popular practice of using tea bags to make their tea: just heat up the water and steep the bag in your cup.Continue reading
The beautifully designed Simplex Kettle cannot help but transport us back to a “simpler time”.
Every now and then we all need to take a step back from our hectic lives and take a moment to re-energize, a moment to nourish not just our bodies, but our souls as well.
That nourishment begins the moment we start to fill the tea kettle with water, knowing that in just a few minutes, the whistle’s warm, gentle song will let us know that soon, we will be enjoying a much-deserved break.