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.
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