According to Chinese folklore, in 2737 BC. Chinese emperor Ksan Nung discovered tea drinks when he drinks a glass of hot water. The wind fell onto the glass leaf of the tree where the emperor was sitting.
He found the herb to be a huge improvement from plain boiling water. And after that he gave the order to grow tea. Today, this drink has hundreds of different species in the genus and popular thirst extinguisher and the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water.
The Chinese and Japanese have the habit of drinking in the afternoon and the British people drink several cups each day. Drinking tea is a national pastime in India, where the bulk of the production of this crop. Herbal green tea is especially favored by people from the Far East, and a semi-fermented tea,
especially oolong (black dragon) by the people of southern China and Taiwan. Black tea is consumed relatively more in Europe. Strong, rich flavors and fast that energizes the body and mind is to create a healthy althernative ideal for coffee.
Honey and tea
In addition to its delicious taste, tea is a health drink is packed with a variety of health facilities. It contains polyphenols anti- cancer , essential oils, vitamins (E and some of the group B) and minerals, including a high percent zinc is important for pregnant women. More and processing tea leaves undergo, the darker they become. Green tea, tea least processed, simply steamed quickly. black tea and red partially dried, crushed and fermented.
Tea has long been associated with almost every meal in many countries and is accepted as a healthy supplement drinks. And over the past few years, as people have become more sophisticated and intelligent drinking tea with different types of tea and is sold on the fact that drinking tea regularly are very helpful in protecting the body from disease, more and tea houses have sprung up to serve this tea consumers.
Furthermore, scientific studies show that the health benefits of this tea can improve one’s health has sparked renewed interest in tea as an alternative drink. A cup of tea contains an average of 40mg of caffeine compared to 85mg as found in a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Heart-health and cancer prevention benefits of black and green teas are publicized. The scientists demonstrated a natural class of antioxidants called flavonoids found in many foods derived from natural plants, including tea. White tea is made from tender shoots, baby plants, experienced almost no processing, is very popular right now because people have found out from the media that he has the most antioxidants than other teas.
These antioxidants help remove the body from molecules called free radicals, which are by-products of the body damage from pollution and natural aging process. free radicals in the body cells that are unstable and tend to react negatively with other important molecules like DNA, causing malfunctions and damage at the cellular level. The destruction of free radicals paved the way for many diseases including cancer.
It is also believed that antioxidants have a positive effect on dental health. Studies show that washing the mouth with black or green tea can prevent cavities and gum disease. The antioxidants in black tea inhibit the growth of bacteria that promotes cavities and affect their ability to attach to tooth surfaces. Research suggests that tea may also increase bone-mineral density and drink tea regularly repeated until bertahun2 can produce stronger bones.
It also shows that older women who drink tea are likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who did not drink tea. Tea drinkers may be surprised to learn the other health benefits of tea: blood pressure control. Drink half a cup of green or oolong tea per day can reduce a person’s risk of high blood pressure, according to some studies.
Honey and tea – orang2 use natural honey to sweeten the tea in replacement of table sugar because of the health benefits associated with it. A good source of carbohydrates, natural pure honey sweetens without additives or preservatives. Because of its composition, pure honey has a lesser effect on glucose and insulin levels. Personally I am very fascinated and interested in how hundreds of varieties of honey can mix and match with this tea blend to adjust and fit the mood and personal taste preferences.
I can not imagine what kind of impact this exciting combinations will have our sensory experience, and not to mention the natural health benefits inherent in both products. We do not need to be an expert to experiment with different combinations of honey-tea. It’s fun and easy, just tuck into breakfast each morning, an afternoon snack, or a family party.
For example, avocado honey variety can go with Earl Grey tea and clover honey with either lemon or mint tea for a unique taste, honey variety Tupelo with Jasmine tea, and Eucalyptus honey Irish breakfast tea. Blueberry honey flavor pep spoken to mild tea blends such as Earl Grey or English breakfast.
Orange blossom honey, one of the most versatile varieties of honey adds a new dimension to most of the tea mixture. Some people think it was the best with black teas such as Ceylon and Darjeeling. Tea with a strong distinctive taste, like Jasmine or Apple Cinnamon, matched with alfalfa honey lightly flavored. Sage honey, but various other lightweight complement intense tea flavor spices including orange, lemon, and mint.
So, why not consider including one or two cups of tea as a healthy part of your daily diet. Possibility of taste is not limited and may only be limited by your imagination, especially now that there are easy honey sticks that come in all sorts of fruit and exotic flavor. Lastly, remember, when adding honey to tea, wait until not too hot to avoid destroying the goodness of nature.