Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A to Z Challenge: T

A to Z Challenge






T

T is for...tea!

I couldn't let today's letter pass me by without giving a big shout out and much love to my glorious elixir that is tea. I bet you all saw this coming a mile off! What can I say about tea? I love the stuff. Some people can't stay their day without a steaming cup of extra strength coffee - I can't leave the house without having had at least one extra large cup of green tea (which probably has as much caffeine in as that extra strength coffee!)

I've always been a traditional tea drinker up until a few years ago when I discovered there's a whole world of tea out there. Loose leaf exotic flavors that are just waiting to be steeped and tasted. I can't walk past a tea shop without going in and coming out with some tea-ful wonder. It pretty much drives my Mum crazy as I'm slowly filling her kitchen cupboards with more tea than one person could probably drink in a lifetime. Oops.

Instead of banging on about my love for tea, how about I make this post a little more useful? Here's a couple of reasons why you should drink more tea today!

  • Tea is linked with lowering your risk of Parkinson's disease
  • Tea drinking can reduce the effects of smoking (but in no way justifies smoking!)
  • Green tea is packed full of anti-oxidents
  • Green tea has also been found to improve bone density ad strength
  • Tea is great for re-hydrating
And of course, it tastes lovely!

What's your favourite kind of tea? Let me know in the comments below!

6 comments:

  1. Green tea, Irish Breakfast tea, and various fruit teas. A friend of ours stumbled across blueberry green tea and introduced it to us while we were at the beach last year. It's a seasonal offering at the bookstore, so we're waiting to see it again so we can stock up!

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    1. Blueberry green tea sounds delicious! I love fruit flavored green teas! I love making iced teas from them in the summer!

      Sarah :)

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  2. What a lovely post. :) I like that you're doing something a bit different with your blog. Makes the read so much more interesting.

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    1. Thanks so much! I've loved the variety in posts this challenge has encouraged me to do! It's been tough but so much fun!

      Sarah :)

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  3. I never knew all of those facts about tea!! :) I never been a huge one for warm tea but I love iced tea. I have always wanted to make my own iced tea. I saw online that you can chill warm tea and its so good and natural!

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    1. Chilled warm tea does work but only with some flavored teas, some just don't chill well at all!

      Sarah :)

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