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