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Spiced tea pt 3

  DID YOU KNOW?

India has a very low rate of people getting Alzheimer’s disease. People that are over 65 years old living in certain rural areas of India has less than 1 percent (0.84%) chance of developing the disease. In the larger cities and rural areas of India there is only about 2.4 percent. Cur cumin and turmeric are both used by the Indians for cuisine and other edible resources. Turmeric is able to prevent cancer-causing toxins, blocks estrogen receptors, enzymes that produce cancer, stops growth of new blood vessels in the cancerous tumors, and so much more. Many people say this is due to the tangy thai chai tea and spicy chai tea that many of the people living there enjoy

Spiced tea pt 2 (ingredients)

Check out some of the tasty ingredients of spiced tea here:

 Sweeteners/Sugar – Sugar is sucrose that becomes glucose and glucose gives us energy it is our energy. It keeps our body sustaining a regular temperature. Although everybody knows too much is bad, everything is bad when they are over consumed. Spiced tea can be prepared with or without sugar because some prefer unsweetened chai.

Cinnamon – one of the most popular spices in the whole world due to its very pleasing aroma and flavour when added to cuisine and beverages not only pleasing to the palette, benefits are still present. Cinnamon helps aid against colds, flu and sore throat. Cinnamon eases menstrual cramps in women, stomach aches, giving warmth to the body, restorative to the nervous system, and boost up our brain activity.

Cloves- Also is a very aromatic spice, that helps restore body heat, prevents catching colds/flues are in season, relieve tooth aces, gives fresher breath, nausea and gastric upsets.

Star Anise – traditionally used in china also for medicinal and cuisine uses. Star anise also helps fight against the avian influenza.

Nutmeg – helps support the digestive system, nausea, decreases the risk of mucous membranes in the throat from dying, due to smoking.

Ginger – helps being a digestive aid, help ease sickness and nausea, Ginger is very high in vitamin C and helps as a antioxidant. The roots help fight against heart diseases and cancer even Alzheimer’s.

Vanilla – the sweet exotic aroma vanilla not only delicious can also be added to spicy chai tea. Vanilla helps improve one’s appetite.

Spiced tea pt 1

Spiced Tea |Facts & Benefits

           Throughout history India has been well-known for their love and usage of spices. Spices have been part of their culture and tradition. India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the Subcontinent, like other in countries different spices were imported from similar climates and have been cultivated locally for centuries. Spices have been used by Indians because of the medicinal value and as they say it is a “natural Viagra”. Spiced tea or Masala chai , or our take on it here tangy thai chai tea , originated from the South Asia, mainly India.

                   Who would have thought that spices could also be use in tea? Yes, Spiced tea has many benefits, it tastes good as well! Very flavourful and aromatic due to different spices added. Not only does the tea have its own benefits but the spice you will add as well. Let me list down for you tea lovers the nutritional benefits of spiced tea when consumed in our body and facts about them.

Assam or black tea – this helps reduce overpowering the spices and sweeteners. Black Assam tea is well known for its malty flavour it originated in India, along the Brahmaputra River and close to the borders of Bangladesh and Burma. The Assam region is known for being the largest tea growing cultivators in the world that has a long season; they also cultivate camellia sinensis plants. As many other teas, black tea is also packed with antioxidants that help fight against free radicals and cancer-growing cells, But black tea is not as packed as green or white teas. Black tea contains caffeine which is another reason why some people do not like it, that is also why the tea may be revised, though the traditional way is matchless.

Many tea lovers’ nowadays enjoy making spiced tea using other types of teas and making their own tea recipe adding the types of herbs and spices they want creating their very own version. Black teas help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, help improve blood circulation; It also decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and decrease the risk of damage cell that may lead to cancer. Enhance our immune system, very helpful in relieving the tensions and nerves.

Milk – everybody needs milk to build up our bones stronger, milk is highly rich in calcium and our body and bones need calcium. yes spicy chai tea has milk in it, whether it be cow milk or buffaloes though it is stated in the ingredients for this tea that buffaloes milk is used, however *if you don’t like putting milk you can always replace it with water anyways*

Health Benefits of Yerba mate PT 2

Amazing yerba mate

Caffeine helps stimulate mental focus and clarity. Yerba mate has 85 mg of caffeine, which is considered as a moderate dose compared to energy drinks and caffeinated beverages. It does not give you unwanted side effects such as headaches, insomnia, disturbed sleep patterns, and stomach irritability. It helps boost physical energy, stimulating your body to think more, and do more.

As a natural diuretic, yerba mate help reduce weight by flushing out excess body fluids. Also, during the process, unwanted toxins in body are also flushed out. Yerba mate also improves the process of thermogenesis, or heat production, in our body. The more body heat is produced, the more calories are burned. Another mechanism how yerba mate help us lose weight is through depressing the appetite. The caffeine in yerba mate is also responsible for this effect. Thus, drinking yerba mate can help reduce the risk of becoming obese by lifestyle-related activities.

It has been a known practice in South America to use yerba mate as a treatment for digestion and elimination problems. Yerba mate increases the flow of bile, which, in turn, increases the rate of absorption of food in our body, particularly fatty foods. It also enhances intestinal transit and thus, helps prevent indigestion and constipation.

With the numerous health benefits of yerba mate, surely you can say that this beverage is one of a kind. It is nature’s gift to us. Along with proper diet and regular exercise, yerba mate can help us maintain that healthy habit.

I might be a bit bias but if you are looking for the best yerba mate online then just take a look over at the tea cupany. Their prices on yerba mate, and selection will have you happy beyond belief !

Is tea Healthy pt 2!!!

Hope you had a good time reading my previous post about if tea is healthy or not and hopefully it helped out with some info. Just wanted to point out as well that in no way, shape, form (other than maybe seeing one on tv) am I a doctor, health physician, or anyone that you should be taking your lifestyle hints from. I am writing about things I have found online, read in magazines, or heard from other people. This is my disclaimer that I just want to put out there to ensure no one tries to sue me for drinking so much tea they turn bright green! 🙂 So just keep on reading and you will find out some more benefits of green tea and other teas!

So anyways, back to our regular scheduled healthy tea post….Regular drinking of tea can counteract some negative effects of smoking and can lower the risk of lung cancer. This can also beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes for a study that proposes that compounds of green tea could help diabetics to better process sugars. It can also help one’s body to recover from radiation and can help skin bounce back post exposure. The other health benefits seen in teas include protection against tooth plaque and potentially tooth decay, improved oral health plus bone strengthening.

Enjoying daily dose of tea in moderate levels can relieve stress and anxiety. Loose leaf tea or that which is inside used tea bags can be reused as facial mud to maintain hydrated and smooth skin.  Drinking tea after meals can aid digestion and flush out toxins in your system.

These are just some of the many health benefits of tea. Wonder why it ranks second to water? It’s because tea is definitely HEALTEA! And it doesn’t really matter if it is white tea, black tea , or green tea, they are all good in their own special ways!

Health Benefits of Yerba mate PT 1

HEALTH BENEFITS OF YERBA MATE

If you are wondering is yerba mate good for you then just keep on reading as this article will start discussing the health benefits of yerba mate, followed up by our second article about the yerba mate health benefits part 2.

Combine citrus flavors with tasty yerba mate

Citrus mate

citrus mate

There are numerous health benefits of yerba mate. Yerba mate is an herbal infusion, or tisane made by steeping the dried leaves of this plant. Ilex paraguariensis, the scientific name for yerba mate, is widely grown in South American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay. For centuries, it has been drunk due to its medicinal purposes.

A healthy immune system is necessary to help prevent certain diseases. To boost your immunity, vitamins and minerals are needed. Yerba mate contains vitamins A, C, E, and B complex. It also has minerals such as zinc, phosphorous, calcium, manganese, iron, potassium and magnesium. Yes, it has all the vitamins and minerals that are also found in food supplements.

If you have not made yerba mate before then I suggest reading how to make yerba mate as it will give you some helpful tips on how to cook the best cup of yerba around!

Is tea Healthy pt 1

Is Tea Healthy? | Healthy Dose of Tea can make you “HealTEA”

Each one of us wants to be in a perfect health condition. Who wants to get sick anyway? That’s the reason why in everything we do; we make sure that we will get the most benefits and things will be safe for us. It is a nature for humans to be mindful in what we eat or drink; we choose everything that will best profit our mind and body.

If you are a certified health-conscious individual or someone who is always on quest to search for stuffs that will keep you in a perfect shape there is something you need to know. The answer in the question: “Is tea healthy?”

Did you know that tea, based on the researches made by most health experts, contributes to an overall wellbeing of an individual? Yes, there are different types of teas which are found out to be very beneficial in our vigour because teas contain substances that can actually help us achieve good health.

Generally, tea (drinks which came from tea plant: Camellia Sinensis) contains a substance called catechins, a type of natural antioxidant. Based studies conducted by United State Department of Agriculture, the levels of antioxidants in green tea and black tea do not differ much. On their studies, green tea has an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of 1253 and black tea an ORAC of 1128. The catechins that a tea contains have 30% dry weight in freshly picked tea leaf.

“Drinking a three or more cups of tea every day is as good for an individual as drinking a lot of water and it may even have other health benefits”, says Public health nutritionist Dr. Carrie Ruxton and colleagues at Kings College London.

Various studies have found out that drinking tea can help fight cancers (such as colorectal, breast, colon, small intestine, skin, lung, liver, oesophagus, stomach, ovarian, pancreas, prostate and oral cancers), heart disease and diabetes. It brings mental alertness, lower cholesterol level, help lose weight, and have antimicrobial qualities. International studies also prove that tea also protect you against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, improve muscle endurance, and protect you from UV rays. So overall, if you are going to drink something, why not drink some tea as the worst case is that it is just about as good as water, best case is that it helps your body out! Try one of my favorites here Creamy earl grey as it is just an amazing mix of sweet creaminess with the amazing earl grey flavor that you have come to love!

Chinese Tea Pt 4!

Who would’ve thought that there would be so much to write about that it would take up four articles… just kidding. I am sure someone could write forever about chinese teas, and all teas in general.  I hope you have had a chance to read our previous entries about Chinese tea here:
https://theteacupany.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/chinese-tea/
https://theteacupany.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/chinese-tea-pt-2/
https://theteacupany.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/chinese-tea-pt-3/

The camella sinensis plant has various strains and is grown in different regions in China. During the processing, some steps may vary depending on the practices of each region. This is the reason why Chinese teas have numerous types, even amounting up to 1,000. Up to this date, there is no standard list on its types, but here are some known Chinese teas:

Pu’er tea. Pu’er tea comes from the Yunnan province in China. It is famous for its rich aroma and texture, which is primarily used in black teas.

Longjing tea. It is also known as Dragon Well tea. This comes from the Zhejiang province. It is a kind of green tea that grows after the cold season in the Fenghuang Mountain.

Tie Guan Yin tea. Also known as Iron Goddess tea, it is grown in the Fu Jian province. It represents the best kinds of oolong teas.

Gua Pien tea. It is grown in the An Hui province of China and is also known as Melon Seed tea. They are hand rolled, loose green tea leaves and produces excellent quality.

With all the different types of Chinese teas, you might have difficulty choosing the one that suits you best. But whatever tea you choose, you’re still lucky because the world’s finest teas are Chinese teas. Overall you can’t go wrong with teas so take a look over at our site at http://theteacupany.com to see if there are any teas that you like. We have a lot of teas from China so just come take a look around!

Chinese tea Pt 3

I hope you have enjoyed reading our previous posts chinese tea and chinese tea pt 2 so here is our third installment about tea related items from China, titles Chinese tea Pt 3!

The Chinese are known for their traditional ways. Some cultures in nearby Asian countries and even some practices in the Western culture have been influenced by the Chinese. One of the practices the Chinese are known for are their traditional healing methods. Tea, a beverage enjoyed worldwide, was born in China. Chinese teas are perhaps the finest teas in the world, being cultivated in its favorable subtropical climate and processed in various ways.

There are many types of Chinese teas. All come from the same plant, camella sinensis. It is a tree that grows up to 15 feet tall and has evergreen leaves. The leaves are brewed to make the beverage.

There are four main categories of Chinese teas: white, green, black, and oolong tea. White and green teas are made from leaves which are less oxidized. Leaves are picked and dried but lack the fermentation process that black and oolong tea undergoes. During the fermentation process, the leaves are made to sweat, which is responsible for its oxidizing process. Oolong tea is moderately oxidized, while black tea is the most oxidized.