TEA TALK

TEA TALK

Why tea is always a good idea

Drinking tea is not just good for the soul but provides a whole heap of health benefits too.

It’s a relaxing drink (we like to think of it as a hug in a mug) that can help us increase our attention and focus, it’s heart-friendly, good for the gut and can also help manage your blood sugar. What’s not to love?

Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after water and there is a very good reason for this. Even the ritual of making tea can be calming and give us time to stop what else we are doing and tune in to tea.

Sipping on tea means that you increase your fluids and staying well hydrated will help to keep you sharp as a tack during the day, help to regulate your body temperature and aids digestion.

*Black tea continues to be crowned our favourite tea, and there are several reasons other than taste why we love it. It’s comforting, hydrating, an excuse to take a break, and it keeps us warm; just a few of the reasons why we love tea. Dr Sharon Hall says: “We know from the new *UKTIA Tea Census Research Super Study data that everyone has THEIR way of making tea; from the milk they use, to whether they pair it with a biscuit – sweet or savoury, cake, sandwich or samosa.

For the perfect cup of tea, it is suggested to use freshly boiled water and just boil the amount of water you need. Pour this over the tea bag and for the perfect cuppa let brew for three to four minutes. Enjoy.