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TEA TIME.

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Tea is an addiction for many, and fortunately a good one to have. A cup of hot tea to begin the day is not only beneficial but also recommended. This comforting pleasant beverage has some remarkable properties which come from its unique varieties. Largely, all teas are rich in antioxidants which help prevent many diseases and boosts the immune system. All teas are produced from the same plant but the different varieties vary depending on the region it was grown, the time of year picked, and the processing method.

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Let’s go through this powerful beverage and understand the various benefits of these different teas.

 

White Teas is the purest of all teas, least processed, uncured and unfermented. This tea brews a light color and is best for people who don’t like strong teas with dominating flavours. White tea also has anti-anging properties and can help you inhibit wrinkle production by strengthening skin proteins. Grab a pack today!

 

Green Tea is the most popular of all teas, mainly because it has been widely studied. This tea is had by itself or mixed with fruits to create scented or flavored teas.  Green tea has enormous benefits because of its polyphenol content but the one that catches the headline is its ability to help burn fat. Honestly, having a jug of green tea will not automatically start melting away the fat. If you are already following a workout and diet regime, having 2-3 cups a day will surely help you get a little boost. I strongly recommend you to add some of this tea in your daily routine but as a healthy lifestyle change and not a fad-weight-loss approach.

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Oolong Tea is a uniquely tasting tea with a sweet aroma and mild colour.  Its commonly served in Chinese restaurants. Similar to Green Tea, the polyphenol content in this tea also claims to have fat burning properties. It surely is a wonder tea with range of benefits, but it also contains caffeine. You could enjoy a couple of cups a day to avoid a caffeine overdose.

 

Black Teas is the tea most of us have grown-up having. Dipping a tea bag to have an English Bed-Tea or adding it to boiling water and milk to make chai. This Tea is been the most commonly consumed beverage in our country. Although, black tea doesn’t have high caffeine content, it is the long brewing time and excessive use of tea leave which increases the overall caffeine in the cup (no wonder it gives a zing similar to coffee). I suggest, try going easy on the strength of the black tea (basically avoid kadak chai). It will not only help you get the needed energy boost but you can also enjoy its many other wonderful benefits.

 

Herbal Teas unlike the teas mentioned above, herbal teas are made from herbal infusions which consist of pure herbs, flowers, and fruits. They are non-caffeinated and delicious when hot or iced. Its a great way to up the fluid intake for the day. Chamomile, Lavendar, Mint etc. are some of the famously consumed herbal teas. Various varieties of herbal teas can be made with thousands of combinations. Make one of your own, its the best way to get your personal flavour.

 

There are many many more teas available and all have some known and some secret benefits. Any tea is a good tea so, try and fit one or two mild cups of this hydrating beverage in your day. Don’t overdo and guzzle pots of tea in the day. Avoid the extra calories from honey, sugar (brown or white) etc.

 

Drink your way to good health!

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