No matter what your age, tea delivers a multitude of health benefits that range from: being cardio-protective, a good source of fluid and being friendly to your teeth.
Four cups of tea contain only moderate amounts of caffeine. Moderate amounts of caffeine throughout the day can increase concentration,
thereby improving performance.
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There is an old saying: "You are what you eat!"
In today's modern society, that could not be any more true. It is now widely known that what we eat directly impacts upon our everyday health.
Always boil fresh water – reboiling water takes the oxygen out and can give a slightly metallic taste.
If using a teapot, put the milk in the cup first to avoid scalding the fats in the milk.
If using a teabag in a mug, put the milk in second.
Brew for 3-4 minutes for optimal benefit - or how you like it!
Teabags or loose leaf tea offer the same health benefits.
Green or black teas offer the same health benefits, with similar amounts of both flavanoids and caffeine.
As educated people we know the importance of eating a balanced diet that contains five portions of fruit and vegetables, plenty of complex carbohydrates and restricted amounts of saturated fat.
However, when it comes to what we drink, even health experts can get a little confused.
In a recent survey of health professionals, only 23% of GPs thought that tea could be included in the daily fluid allowance, whereas more than a fifth of practice nurses believed tea to contain the same amount of caffeine as coffee.
Most people enjoy tea on a daily basis and as a nation we get through 165 million cups a day – but did you know that you also get great health benefits
from drinking just four cups of tea a day?
A number of research studies conducted over the past few years have shown a range of health benefits from drinking everyday tea.
As well as contributing towards your daily fluid requirement, drinking tea can offer some protection against heart disease and some cancers.
Recent research has shown that tea is a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants may help to protect against Alzheimer’s and other age-related memory impairments.
And there’s no need to worry about caffeine: the amount contained in the typical daily intake of tea for an adult does not present a problem – in fact it
can have benefits.
Chai is the lifeblood of India. Served in scant shot glasses from dawn until way past dusk, this beverage is EVERYWHERE you look. It’s in little makeshift cafes; sold from chai-wallahs at every bus station, train station and street corner, brewing in every home.
Authentic chai is made with milk, sugar, black tea (or plain Rooibos for those of us sensitive to caffeine and still want an amazing chai), and chai spice.
¾ Cup Water, ¼ Cup full cream milk
1 Teaspoon Hatimara black tea
¾ Teaspoon Hina’s chai spice
Sweetener to taste
Add tea and chai spice to water and boil water for 3 minutes until the tea is black. Add the milk and stir until hot another 1-2 minutes. Sweeten and serve.
For a great summer iced chai use a little more black tea and boil for an extra 2 minutes for a stronger brew. Cool and serve over ice.
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