Tea- Few Facts & Varieties
Is tea healthy in summer? Well, scientists say a hot tea
will cool you down more than an ice-cold beverage.If however because of hot and
humid conditions a freshly brewed cup of tea hasn't had quite the appeal that it
usually does, then try the humble cold brew tea to keep you cool through the
Bangalore based Teabox founder Kausshal Dugarr suggests some easy ways to beat
the heat and get the best out of your tea.
* Learn how to make iced teas: Iced teas are very popular through summer and can
be easily made at home. Take good quality fresh loose leaf teas (about 1.5 times
the usual amount) and steep it for 3-5 minutes or as instructed. Pour the brewed
tea over a jug of ice and stir well. Your iced tea is ready to drink. You can
add lime or honey as per your taste.
* Trying out various flavours: There are numerous recipes and ways of making
iced tea online. You can brew up your own flavour selecting ingredients you
like. We also recommend our Hawaiian Sangria and Ginger Taffy Iced teas for a
cool flavourful experience.
* Get acquainted with cold brews: Cold brew is something that is unique and
gaining popularity among tea drinkers. In a cold brew, the leaves are left to
steep overnight using cold water. The result is totally different and smooth.
One of the best cold brews can be had with the Silver Needle White tea and the
Burnside Classic Spring Green tea.
* A hot cup to cool you down: It may come as a surprise but hot tea actually
cools you down in the heat of summer. There may be many reasons for this like
the small amount of caffeine present in tea and the fact that it is hot makes
you sweat which has a cooling effect. The other thing is that the body's cooling
system is triggered and reacts to the hot tea that you consume. Have a warm cup
of Kashmiri Kahwa or the High Mountain Oolong tea for a pleasing effect.
* Tea helps in digestion: In summer the hot and humid weather conditions cause a
lot of heat in our bodies which makes the digestive system susceptible to
illnesses. Drinking a warm cup of Tulsi Green tea after meals to soothe the
system and help in digestion.
Rishav Kanoi, Tea Expert at the Tea Trove also lists down five tea options that
are your perfect light summertime cold brew beverage!
* Moroccan mint tea combines two summer favourites - mint and green tea - into a
skin saving brew that feels unusually refreshing on hot and sunny day .
* Drinking green tea improves skin elasticity, roughness, hydration and overall
skin appearance by protecting one's skin from exposure to the sun's UV rays.
* Hibiscus Tea, which is renowned the world over for its ruby red colour,
distinct tanginess and tart refreshing flavour, is not only delicious but also
* Ginger lemon green tea provides the best relief mechanism from Nausea and
Indigestion associated with summer. A vitamin and antioxidant rich drink like
ginger lemon tea will also help you overcome hair problems in an absolute
natural and simple way.
* Oolong Tea activates enzymes that cut down triglycerides, a type of fat found
in the blood. Oolong tea is more than just a fat burner, though. It also
contains niacin, which helps detoxify the body, and antioxidants that can
prevent tooth decay.
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