What Are The Health Benefits Of Drinking Tea

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Post date: December 17, 2013

When you return from work each day, the first thing you do is prepare a hot cup of tea. It rejuvenates and refreshes you. It restores energy needed to complete household chores before you dive into bed. Tea, like coffee, belongs to the class of stimulants. However, its health benefits go beyond that. This article discusses the advantages of drinking tea. Also, learn more about the varied types of tea.

Types of Tea

The beverage is of different types. They are sourced from the same plant – Camellia sinensis. The plant is native to China and India. The varieties are distinguished on the basis of the point in the growth cycle when the leaves are picked and on the methods of processing. We have listed the common varieties below. Read the rest of this entry »

There Is A Right Tea For Every Season Of The Year

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Post date: December 17, 2013

You may already be aware that different sorts of teas are being recommended by the practitioners of traditional medicine for different ailments. But, did you know that many also believe that you should change your tea drinking habits according to the time of year?

Chinese believe that there is a right sort of tea for every season of the year. It instinctively makes sense, doesn’t it? There is a right season for each activity in one’s life, so why would tea drinking be an exception, especially in those countries that cultivate tea drinking ceremonies?

The traditional Chinese medicine classifies all food (and beverages) as “warm” or “cool”, and thus are different varieties of tea also considered to have either warming or cooling properties. For example: black and red tea belong in the former group, and green and white tea in the latter. Although all these teas are taken warm, their effect on your body, it is believed, is different. Read the rest of this entry »

Different Tea Traditions Around the World

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Post date: December 17, 2013

Is it teatime already? It probably is somewhere! Tea is a very unique drink that is often described as “more of an experience than just a beverage” and that’s probably true. Not many beverages have their own special time of the day to be enjoyed that have left a huge mark on the world or changed history the way that tea has. Tea has been around for hundreds of years and is a part of many time honored traditions around the world. Each place has its own variety of time honored tea traditions including the following.

The Chinese tea ceremony probably the oldest and has always had a significant role in Chinese culture. During the ceremony, the host serves tea to their guests as they sit together, smelling the aroma of the tea first, and then slowly tasting it, taking time to enjoy the soothing flavors. The Chinese, as with many cultures, consider enjoying tea with guests a symbol of goodwill, a way to ask for forgiveness or show appreciation. Read the rest of this entry »