This is a post about tea. Whether you drink it or not, I have faith in it's ways of healing the body, mind and soul. Tea has always been one of my favourite preparations to drink, mainly because it is extracted from nature.
This post is going to contain my favourite kinds of tea and how they heal my body. Personally, I drink between 1-4 cups per day. I can thank tea for getting me through long school days over the years. Before I get into it, here is a brief history.
The History Of Tea
Tea drinkers have been around the globe for centuries, originating in China as early as 2000 BCE. It can be consumed for it's taste, nutritional benefits or traditional ritual purposes. Tea can be known for it's excellent source of antioxidants. Some tea offers the benefits of improved circulation, weight loss and may even prevent cancer (According to PhD Allison Hahn). There are a variety of teas in the world including green, black, red and oolong. The diversity around the world allows for tea to be prepared in a large amount of ways. This can include the boiling process or what each of us puts into the tea for flavour. Personally, I enjoy most of my tea black, but many countries add honey, sugar or milk.
These herbal creations are a staple in my lifestyle, I am unsure what I would do without them. Each tea has a different benefit which I will get into below...
My Favourite Types Of Tea
Tea, in general, according to the Tea Association Of The United States, can be known for it's great job in reducing free radicals. Free radicals are can cause damage to our bodies in differing ways. Antioxidants #1 job is to reduce the oxidation of free radicals, benefiting our health in multiple ways.
When drinking tea, be aware of the caffeine content. Herbal teas are usually naturally, caffeine free while oolong and black teas have the highest amount of this substance. You don't want to have black tea before bed, or chamomile in the morning.
Tea has always been something that makes me happy and it will continue to do so throughout my years. If you have any suggestions of tea for me to try, please let me know in the comments!
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*Most of the information in this article is cited from "Tea (beverage). By: Hahn, Allison, PhD, Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2018" or WedMD.com*