Elderberry tea has many healthy benefits. It's only natural to wonder if the positive side effects include weight loss and curbing your appetite. If you are looking to eat less or to lose weight in a short time, elderberry tea may not be your best option. Although, elderberry tea will not curb your appetite, you may experience effects that can lead to weight loss from drinking elderberry tea. … [Read more...]
Making China tea today is easy and tasty. But in Ancient China, it was not so easy to make China tea, as the tea leaves were pressed into cakes and boiled with a variety of items such as rice, salt, orange peel and onions.
A Little History of Tea in ChinaFor centuries, the Chinese ate the green tea leaves raw or brewed the leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) for … [Read more...]
When it’s too hot for hot tea, make cold brewed tea When it’s too hot to turn on a stove to heat water for tea, you can still enjoy your favorite tea. If you have spent months with your cold hands wrapped around a mug of warm tea, welcome to ice tea and summer. It’s the time of year again when warm days make us long for something cool to drink. We put on our cotton shirts … [Read more...]
Brewing tea - You don’t have to use hi-tech brewers There are a lot of hi-tech machines on the market to brew tea. These products make brewing a cup of tea like grabbing fast food - convenient but maybe not the best. Hi-tech is not all bad especially if you need tea in a hurry. But, since brewing and drinking delicious tea has been around for thousands of years, it’s only right … [Read more...]
What happens when you squeeze your tea bag? When a wet tea bag is squeezed, the resulting liquid is loaded with tannic acid, which is a type of polyphenol known as gallic acid. This article contains affiliate links. Polyphenols are good micronutrients present in many fruits, vegetables, and plants. Because tea, especially black tea, has a lot of tannic acid, it … [Read more...]