Health benefits of floral teas: 10 blends you can try
Tea is a versatile beverage that can be combined with diverse ingredients, like flower petals. Floral teas made of dried or fresh flower petals are refreshing, healthy, tasty, relaxing, and aromatic. Flower tea blends are delightfully flavorful. For centuries, tea enthusiasts have loved flower blends as medicinal beverages. Here are 10 best flower tea blends. 10 Refreshing Floral Tea Recipes for Healthy Mind and Body Jasmine Tea Ingredients 2 teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers (food-grade), 1 cup of hot water, and ½ teaspoon of sugar and milk (optional). Instructions First, boil water in a tea kettle. Pour the hot water into a mug and then put the jasmine flower tea in the mug. Use a lid to cover the mug and let it steep for 2-4 minutes. After 3-4 minutes keep away the flowers and enjoy. Health Benefits Beyond the calming and relaxing power, jasmine tea improves cognitive health, digestive system, and immunity of the body. This tea is rich in antioxidants and fights inflammation. Read more: These are the 10 Most Expensive Teas in the World Butterfly Pea Flower (Blue) Tea Ingredients 8-10 butterfly pea flowers (fresh or dry), 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of honey, and 1/2 lemon. Instructions First, clean the butterfly pea flower. Then boil water in a pot with the flowers. Turn off the stove after boiling for 5-6 minutes. Cover the pot and keep it resting for 15 minutes. Now take a mug, put honey, and strain the tea. Mix well. Finally, add lemon juice, and stir. Now, enjoy the amazing healthy butterfly pea flower (blue) tea. Health Benefits Butterfly pea flower tea improves the health of skin and hair. This blue tea promotes weight loss. It also helps in blood sugar control. Read Milk Tea Vs. Black Tea Vs. Green Tea Hibiscus Tea Ingredients 3-4 hibiscus flowers (fresh), 1 lemon, 1-2 Ice cubes, and 1 cup of water. Instructions First, wash the flowers, separate the petals, and clean them properly. Then take a pot and boil water for 2-3 minutes. Now put the washed and cleaned flowers in the hot water. Remove from the heat and keep resting, covering the pot for about 12 minutes. Finally, strain, add lemon juice, stir, and enjoy the heat. You can also enjoy the cold by adding ice cubes. Health Benefits This antioxidant enriched tea helps to reduce inflammation. This red tea helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It aids in weight loss. It also checks bacteria contamination in the body. Moreover, Hibiscus tea is good for liver health. Read more: How to Start a Tea Stall Business in Bangladesh? Rose Tea Ingredients 2 tablespoons of rose syrup, tea leaves (as required), milk (as required), and 2 cups of water. Instructions First, wash the flower petals. Then boil water with tea leaves for 5-6 minutes. Then strain and pour tea in a cup or mug. After that add milk, and rose syrup to the boiled tea. Now, enjoy fresh and soothing rose tea. Health Benefits Rose tea has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It can fight anxiety, and improve digestive power. Rose tea can also soothe cramps and inflammations in the body. Read more: Matcha Green Tea Health Benefits Concoction Tea Ingredients 1 bottle of Sprite, 2 tbsp of dry hibiscus flower, 2 tbsp of sugar, 2-3 tbsp of butterfly pea flower, 2 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of sugar, 2 cups hot of water, and 4 to 5 mint leaves. Instructions First, wash the dried hibiscus flowers and butterfly Pea flowers in normal water. Then strain and freeze the flower petals in a plastic container. Freeze the sprite also. Now prepare the lemon juice. Take out the frozen petals and Sprite. Mash the frozen flower petals and put it in a glass. Now, add lemon juice, and sugar to the crushed flower blend. Afterward, add the bottle of cool Sprite to the glass. Finally, garnish the floral tea with mint leaves. Now, drink! Health Benefits Consuming this tea, you can get the combined health benefits of hibiscus flowers and butterfly pea flowers. Read more: Top 10 Most Expensive Coffees in the World
These are the 10 Most Expensive Teas in the World
Tea is deeply ingrained in the fabric of numerous cultures worldwide. It is one of the most consumed and the oldest beverages in the world. Tea is also highly regarded for its healing properties. Historical evidence indicates that the practice of drinking tea originated in China. Currently, tea is cultivated across the globe, with a primary focus in Asia and Africa, including commercial production in over 60 countries. China holds the position of world’s largest producer and exporter of tea with approximate production of 40% of global tea at 2.4 million tonnes. Top 10 Most Expensive Tea in the World in 2023 For passionate tea lovers here are some of the finest and luxurious blends in the world. Some of these rare teas can cost beyond imagination. Da Hong Pao Tea Da Hong Pao tea, cultivated in the Wuyi mountains of Fujian province, China, is renowned as the most expensive tea globally. Its origins go back to the Ming Dynasty, and it has attained the status of a national treasure. The Chinese government has closely guarded the production process, keeping it a secret. Referred to as "Big Red Robe" in English, Da Hong Pao tea is highly regarded for its medicinal properties, including its ability to prevent arterial plaque formation and provide antioxidants to support the immune system, among other benefits. The tea leaves are priced at an astonishing $1.2 million per kg. Read More: Top 10 Most Expensive Coffees in the World Panda Dung Tea For enthusiasts of unique and exotic beverages, Panda Dung Tea might offer an intriguing experience. This tea is cultivated in the Ya’an Mountains of Sichuan, China, using Panda dung as a natural fertilizer. Panda Dung Tea offers various health benefits, and is mainly known for its high antioxidant properties. Panda Dung Tea is priced at approximately $70,000 per kg. PG Tips Diamond Tea Bag The British tea company PG Tips unveiled the Diamond Tea Bag to commemorate their 75th anniversary. The tea bag contains Silver Tips Imperial Tea and is adorned with 280 pieces of diamonds. The luxurious packaging of this tea bag contributes to its high price. The intention behind this special edition was to raise funds for the Manchester Children’s Hospital. This one bag of tea is able to burn a hole in the pocket of $15,000. Read More: Top 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World Pu-Erh Tea Pu-Erh tea is revered as one of the oldest, most exquisite, and expensive teas globally. It belongs to the category of fermented teas and is primarily cultivated in the Yunnan Province of China. Some tea trees have been growing for thousands of years. Pu-Erh tea is commonly sold in the form of compressed tea cakes, which can be brewed to enjoy its unique flavors. The popularity of Pu-Erh tea extends worldwide due to its numerous health benefits like promoting gut health, assisting in weight management, and aid in reducing cholesterol levels. One kg Pu-Erh costs $10,000. Yellow Gold Tea Buds Yellow Golden Tea is another luxurious and highly-priced tea. It undergoes a meticulous process of being plucked and harvested once a year using gold shears, followed by sun drying. Not just that, the tea leaves are delicately adorned with edible 24-karat gold flakes. Like its name, this tea offers a distinctive combination of metallic and floral flavors, with a luxurious aftertaste. This tea is known as the tea of the emperors of China and is renowned for its anti-aging properties. This tea is currently exclusively available in Singapore through the TWG tea company. One kg of tea leaves is priced around $7,800. Read More: 10 Healthy Bedtime Teas for Better Sleep, Relaxation
‘Enjoying her own recipe for tea’: CNN’s Richard Quest tweets photo with PM Hasina
Renowned British journalist and CNN’s international business correspondent Richard Quest tweeted a photo with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina yesterday (March 13, 2023). The tweet read: “I am enjoying her own recipe for tea: ginger, cardamon, honey and host of spices.” Read More: Pressures on Sheikh Hasina won’t work: PM The photo was taken in Dhaka during Quest’s visit here. In another tweet with a photo, the anchor of ‘Quest Means Business’ on CNN wrote: “Thank you #bangladesh for warmth and hospitality. This was my first visit to your country: it won’t be my last. You can see my interview with the prime minister on @questCNN next week.” Read More: EC is totally independent to conduct election: PM Hasina
Travel documentary “Tombs: Tea-Planters' Cemeteries in Sylhet” premiered
Unfolding the stories behind the cemeteries of tea planters in Bangladesh, a travel documentary titled “Tombs: Tea-Planters Cemeteries in Sylhet” was premiered on Monday at Bangladesh Tourism Board Conference Hall, Agargaon in the capital. Conceptualized and produced by heritage traveller Eliza Binte Elahi and directed by ARM Nasir, the 30-minute documentary premiere, hosted by the Bangladesh Bureau Chief of the Associated Press and United News of Bangladesh-UNB’s Chief of Correspondents Julhas Alam, was joined by Rahnuma Salam Khan, Deputy Director of Bangladesh Tourism Corporation as the chief guest. The premiere was also joined by several other prominent personalities including former additional secretary and Bangladesh Birds Club President Jalal Ahmed, Joint Secretary at Ministry of Finance Sheikh Momena Moni, Bangladesh Police DIG Ruhul Amin, Deepto TV CEO Fuad Chowdhury, botanist and tea planter Ashraf Ahmed, former additional secretary Akhtaruzzaman Khan Kabir, and travel magazine Bhromongoddya editor Mahmud Hafiz, among others. Read UNESCO Mondiacult 2022: Bangladesh lauded for creating Bangabandhu International Award Foreigners and many ethnic groups have settled for long periods of rule in Bangladesh and established trade connections, and needless to say that many of them are buried in the country. Different burial grounds are built in almost all the 64 districts of Bangladesh, and there are also tombs of tea planters in different tea gardens of the entire Sylhet division.
“Tea industry earns foreign exchange, it must not be harmed”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (September 3, 2022) asked all to remain vigilant so that the local tea industry is not harmed. “Our tea industry is crucial for us, it is a foreign exchange earning crop. So this industry must not be harmed; it must flourish,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while exchanging views with tea workers from Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Sylhet and Chattogram areas through video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban. She said that the Awami League government has always worked for betterment of the tea workers and to expand the tea estates. Also read: Sylhet tea workers join work after 19 days of strike She mentioned that the area and character of tea workers are different compared to other workers. In this connection she said that tea workers did not have citizenship of the country. She said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave them citizenship when he was the Industries Minister in 1954. “Because of that, I think we have some added responsibilities towards you. We have always tried to address your problems,” she said. Also read: Tea workers’ daily wage set at Tk170: Fair? The Prime Minister said that a few days back when the tea workers raised demands to increase their wages, she held meeting with owners of tea estates and set the daily wages and other facilities for the tea workers. She said that the government has taken measures so that the owners ensure their dignity and look after the tea workers. The Prime Minister briefly described initiatives of overall development of the country and said that the government has taken steps to ensure homes for every person in the country. She said that due to the coronavirus pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war, prices of essentials have seen significant increase. “The wave of that blow reached Bangladesh, and we are trying to provide food for people at fair prices, so that they can sustain their families with the income,” she said. Later, she patiently listened to the tea workers who spoke from the four districts. Recently, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed tea estate owners to raise the daily wage of tea workers to Tk 170 from Tk 120 after holding a meeting with them following the demands of the tea workers. The workers' other benefits, including plucking bonus (benefit for plucking additional tea leaves), festival bonus, earned leave and sick leave allowances, provident fund, ration card and retirement facilities will also be increased proportionately.
Sylhet tea workers join work after 19 days of strike
Tea garden workers in Sylhet began returning to work even on their weekly holiday, Sunday ending 19 days of strike after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stepped in to increase their daily wages to Tk 170 to 120. The new date was announced on Saturday night after the prime minister’s meeting with the tea estate owners to discuss the workers’ demand to raise their daily pay to Tk 300. Though most of the tea gardens were closed due to the weekly holiday, workers of a number of tea gardens were seen joining their work in the morning. During visits to Malinichhara and Daldoli tea gardens, this UNB correspondent found the workers upbeat and happy over the pay hike. Many of them expressed their gratitude to PM Hasina for her intervention. Raju Goala, president of Tea Workers Union in Sylhet Valley, said “Most of the workers joined their work while some workers stayed home for weekend holiday. They are expected to join their work from Monday.” Nripen Pal, acting general secretary of Bangladesh Tea Workers Union, said “The tea workers have accepted the daily wages fixed by the prime minister.” Also read: Tea workers' wages raised to Tk170 a day after meeting with PM
Tea garden workers’ strike not withdrawn: leaders
Tea garden workers on Saturday night claimed that they postponed their indefinite strike demanding the wage hike for Tk 300 from Tk 120 until they meet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after she returns to the the country from India. “We didn’t call off the strike, rather we stayed it showing respect to the prime minister as we will hold a meeting with her when she comes back from India,” said Raju Goyala, president of Tea Workers Unit of Sylhet Valley after a meeting with Sylhet Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Mojibur Rahman on Saturday night. The DC held the meeting with tea workers’ union leaders after a disparity over the continuation and postponement of the strike among the workers and their leaders. Goyala said that they are hopeful of an acceptable decision after holding a meeting with the prime minister. Read: Tea garden owners propose wage hike by Tk 20 Workers now want PM's intervention He said workers of 23 tea gardens under Sylhet valley agreed to join their works from Sunday following the meeting with the DC. However he could not provide any information about the other gardens in the country. Echoing Goyala, DC Mojibur Rahman also confirmed that the workers will join the works from Sunday. The general tea garden workers rejected the Tk 25 daily wage hike fixed by the government on Saturday and vowed to continue their movement for a Tk 300 daily wage. Around 8pm, the workers blocked the Choumuhona Chattar area at Sreemangal on the road connecting Moulvibazar with Dhaka-Sylhetand staged a rally and demonstrated against the decision to withdraw the strike. Many of them refused to go back to work, defying the announcement to call off the strike that came earlier from the Tea Workers Union leaders. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, after a meeting with the Labour Department, tea workers’ union leaders had withdrawn their indefinite strike after assurance of raising their wages to Tk 145 from Tk 120. After the meeting at divisional Labour Department office at Sreemangal in Moulvibazar district on Saturday, Nipen Paul, General Secretary of Tea Workers Union, said they have withdrawn the strike after getting assurance from the Prime Minister. “Our wages will be raised by Tk 25 and the Prime Minister has assured us that she will hold a meeting after her visit to India. In that meeting we will inform her about our demands. From Sunday all workers will resume their work in their respective gardens,” he said. However, he later said he never signed any agreement. The general tea garden workers opposed the announcement immediately and demonstrated in front of the Sreemangal Labour Department office for raising their wage to Tk 300. Md Abdus Shahid, a member of parliament from Moulvibazar-4 constituency who was present in the meeting said, “I have come here today as per the PM’s instruction. The Prime Minister asked to raise the wage by Tk 25 against the tea garden owners’ proposal of Tk 20 and she will hold a meeting with the workers after returning from India.” The Deputy Commissioners of Sylhet and Habiganj districts will sit in meetings with the workers’ union leaders of their respective districts Saturday afternoon. On August 9, the Bangladesh Tea Workers Union started two-hour work abstention a day demanding daily wage hike. Workers demanded an increase of their wage to Tk300, with inflation rising and the currency depreciating. The workers of 241 tea gardens across the country went on a full-scale strike on Aug 13, after four days of two-hour work abstention. Bangladesh is producing a record amount of tea every year through the toil of the tea workers. In 2021, a record 96 million kilograms of tea was produced in the country thanks to the hard labour of the underpaid tea workers. Although two agreements on increasing wages were signed, the fate of more than 1.5 lakh tea workers in the country hasn’t changed a bit.
Oolong Tea: Health Benefits, Nutrients and Risks
Teas come in all sorts of flavors and benefits that make the beverage palatable for almost everyone. From the gentler notes of Jasmine to the stronger black teas, there are many reasons why people still gravitate towards this ancient drink to this day. Oolong tea is possibly the most well known out of all black teas and has had such a high demand that beverage companies are selling Oolong teas to satisfy customers everywhere. Why is this particular tea so popular? What are the advantages and disadvantages of Oolong tea? Read this article to get those answers. What Is Oolong Tea? Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea that comes from Camellia Sinensis leaves. These leaves are used for green tea and black tea, but the way the ingredient is processed is widely different. The leaves go through a chemical reaction called oxidation which is responsible for the tea’s change of color. While oolong tea is labeled as a black tea, it is only partially oxidized, meaning that it is a milder version that seems to be a favored middle ground among consumers. Read Best Tea Brands in Bangladesh Nutrition of Oolong Tea Fluoride, Niacin, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Caffeine and Manganese are the common nutrients found in a cup of oolong tea. Because this tea has been partially oxidized, antioxidants such as catechins aren’t as abundant which reduces this tea’s eligibility as a detox beverage. If unsweetened, the tea contains no fat, carbohydrates or protein - which may be ideal for those going on grueling diets. Health Benefits of Oolong Tea Aiding Weight Loss When it comes to weight loss, oolong tea has a surprisingly healthy track record. Surveys have indicated that overweight patients had seen an improved rate of weight loss when consuming the tea. It has been accredited to caffeine and the compound’s ability to boost metabolism. Although this isn’t a primary staple for many weight loss diets, its inclusion can certainly make a difference. Read Masala Tea Health Benefits: How Can It Improve Your Immunity Lowers Blood Sugar With a boosted metabolic rate comes the need to lower blood sugar which oolong can do. Although this is not exclusive to oolong or black teas, the beverage has antibodies that can assist with moderating blood sugar. While green tea is primarily known for this feat, oolong can step up in this too. This is correlated with weight loss and the body’s ability to metabolize sugar more efficiently. Lowers Risk of Diseases With the ability to reduce blood sugar, potential risks like heart diseases and type-2 diabetes are by default also minimized. Studies showed that diabetics who consumed one and a half liters of oolong tea found that their blood sugar was reduced by 30%. Additional research has also been done to prove that Oolong tea can reduce strokes as well. Read Pink Chai: Kashmiri Tea Health Benefits, Recipe Good For The Skin Oolong tea also packs anti-allergic properties which can do wonders for skin problems like acne and eczema. Since tea has been reputed as a hydrating beverage, it tends to leave the skin moisturized for far longer than non tea drinkers. It will never substitute the power of cosmetics, but it is good to know that this mainstay beverage has a place in the beauty scene too. Increased Alertness It’s no secret that black tea contains the most amount of caffeine and oolong tea is part of that category. Caffeine when taken appropriately can stimulate cognitive functions and gives consumers focus while reducing stress. Note that an excess of caffeine can lead to jitters, stomach aches, dizziness and cold sweats. While oolong tea doesn’t even contend with the stronger coffees out there, caution is still advised. Read Coronavirus Tips: Immunity Booster Herbal Teas to Prevent Infection Improved Bone Health It is true that milk is the most renowned for bone health due to its richness in calcium, but oolong can also help protect bones against osteoporosis - a skeletal condition that makes the bones more susceptible to fractures. Oolong tea plays its part in contributing to bone density, but by no means serves as a long term preventative. Risks of Oolong Tea Caffeine Overload When drinking too much caffeine, the heightened amount of brain activity can trigger negative side effects such as insomnia, anxiety and nervousness. Your body will also experience headaches and rapid heartbeats if the chemical is consumed beyond your threshold. While this applies to any caffeinated beverages, black tea can still pose such a risk. As caffeine has been loosely defined as a drug, a dependence of it can rival that of coffee and energy drinks too. Side effects of going beyond four cups can also result in nausea, vomiting and digestive problems. Other than it’s caffeine properties, there is little to worry about oolong and is safe to consume in moderation. Read Health benefits of Chamomile Tea Dental Risks While oolong’s containment of fluoride can technically help prevent cavities, a surplus of the chemical will cause the opposite to occur. Studies have shown that the absolute limit would be to consume less than one litre of this type of tea to be on the safer side. When is the Best Time to Drink Oolong Tea? Interestingly, drinking oolong tea right after eating meal is not advised by the health professionals. In the process of eating, your body is at its emptiest and having a surplus of the beverage will cause stomach aches and nausea. It is, however, capable of aiding digestion if consumed appropriately half an hour after a meal and also doubles as the best time for the tea to burn the most amount of fat. Read:Milk Tea Vs. Black Tea Vs. Green Tea: Which is the healthiest option? However if your last meal is relatively close to your bedtime, this rule is moot as the tea will damage your sleep cycle more than you’d think. Also due to its caffeinated properties, oolong in particular is not recommended to those who are pregnant.
Milk Tea Vs. Black Tea Vs. Green Tea: Which is the healthiest option?
Tea has been a staple for many cafe meetups, hosting of guests at home and even business meetings, but how are we exactly choosing our teas? Often, we pick a flavour that satisfies our pallet but rarely ever try to distinguish the archetypes of tea we consumed. Black tea is often known for its potent flavour and aroma, while green and yellow teas have been widely known for their detox properties and lightness. When partaking in the beverage more often than we realise, it’s good to know about which is the healthiest option among milk tea, black tea and green tea. Health benefits of Black Tea Starting with the strongest of the lot, black tea prides itself on its strong flavours and caffeine content - a possible replacement for coffee for those who are not fans of the latter. The tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant which is responsible for creating some of your favourite flavours like Earl Grey, Chai and English Breakfast! Read Matcha Green Tea Health Benefits Black tea primarily prides itself on being a caffeine-based substitute, which means that a boost of energy and alertness will come naturally when consuming a cup of this, along with a few other health benefits like improved metabolism, high antioxidant levels, improved heart health and a boosted metabolism. The commonality of these benefits is that they increase the activity of bodily functions due to the high amounts of energy the body goes through when consuming the strongest of the teas. This results in a spike in blood flow which also can present certain risks when consumed in excess. Issues like insomnia, irregular heartbeat, restlessness and headaches are common causes of a surplus of caffeine in the body, but it is not exclusive to black tea. When consumed correctly, black tea has a decent amount of health benefits that boost the performance of regular bodily functions but does not hold its identity as a detox agent - unlike some of the other teas on this list. Read Health benefits of Chamomile Tea What Green Tea Does to Your Body Green tea is the king of detoxification and has been loved by the fitness community for many years. The perks of being filled with antioxidants, containment of EGCG (a potent compound that can minimise risks of certain diseases) and the ability to boost brain activity has put this tea at the forefront of many cleansing diets. The tea also boosts metabolism and is a go-to for many who are trying to lose weight. Despite all of these perks, the tea doesn’t face as many downsides as some other types of tea. Of course, like everything else, when taken in excess, green tea can display a series of negative side effects. Symptoms like vomiting, heartburn, diarrhoea, dizziness and ringing in the ears are common but usually will take about eight cups a day to see these side effects. As long as the tea is consumed in moderation, there is little to fear. Read Best Tea Brands in Bangladesh Benefits of Consuming Milk Tea Since milk tea is such a common beverage, it’s important to distinguish the health perks that come with adding milk with tea. Granted, many of the nutritional perks and minerals will vary based on the tea used, but milk in its own right can be a healthy staple if the right type is used. On the base level, it’s a given that milk contains heaps of calcium which is effective for strengthening bone density and overall health. Milk also does wonders for the skin and can be used for anti-inflammatory purposes, but to a significantly lesser extent when compared to teas. It’s extremely common for milk tea to be littered with unhealthy chemicals when sold commercially under the “Bubble Tea” umbrella, as well as other flavoured variations that don’t shy away from flavoured syrup, tapioca pearls, aloe vera bits and much more. In order to get the bang for your buck in terms of health, skim milk or even half and a half for those partaking in the “Keto Diet” will find that milk can be a valuable ingredient that can complement tea effectively. Read Pink Chai: Kashmiri Tea Health Benefits, Recipe Black Tea V Green Tea V Milk Tea: Which One is the Best? To consider the “best” or the “most healthy” option, it’s important to lay the ground rules for these terms. The healthiest often leans towards the product that offers the most nutritional benefits with the least severe side effects. Although black tea is packed with beneficial nutrients and enhancing qualities, it primarily benefits the body with its caffeine-heavy qualities which do well to jump-start the body but poses the most risk when taken in excess. Consumers have varying levels of tolerance for caffeine, which can be fatal for those with existing heart conditions if too much black tea is consumed. Milk tea is a strange one as there are many variables to consider before deeming the blend as “healthy”. Often, milk is either complemented with sugar, artificial flavouring and tons more, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Consuming milk in moderation is good for the body as previously mentioned and can be an enhancement when taking it sparingly. Read Coronavirus Tips: Immunity Booster Herbal Teas to Prevent infections. All in all, milk is a decent pick to go along with tea, but it is best to see them as two separate sources of nutrients that complement each other, rather than hoping that milk will do the nutritional heavy lifting for low-grade tea and its shortcomings. Lastly, green tea has gotten a lot of attention from the fitness community for years and it’s not hard to see why. The light beverage is packed with tons of nutrients and stems directly from plant bases. Matcha, in particular, is one of the most potent among the lot as it is unfiltered andhas one of the most refined collections of nutritional benefits. In conclusion, green tea has the most amount of versatility when it comes to health benefits, but black tea, yellow tea and milk tea don’t necessarily fall that far behind. Black tea serves the purpose of a replacement for coffee very well but does not see as many benefits in other areas when compared to green tea. If you’re looking for weight loss and general detox, green tea is the way to go. Read Masala Tea Health Benefits: How Can It Improve Your Immunity
Health benefits of Chamomile Tea
Tea has always been treasured by society for its versatility, health benefits, and taste. Whether it’s consumed leisurely when catching up with a friend or consumed daily for its detox properties, there’s always a type of tea that resonates with a large population of the world. Chamomile, in particular, has stepped up to become one of the most prominent types of tea for dietary purposes and for good reason. Chamomile tastes great and is packed with so many benefits that traditions have used this as a medicinal supplement for generations. Here are some of the health benefits of Chamomile tea. What is Chamomile Tea? As its name suggests, Chamomile tea comes from the Chamomile herb that has been one of the best representatives of herbal medication. Its species is derived primarily from the Golden Marguerite, or yellow chamomile. Chamomile contains Chamazulene, a compound that is known for anti-inflammation, analgesic, and antispasmodic properties (basically the components for a stronger immunity system). Unlike black or red teas, Chamomile is on the lighter side and is traditionally consumed as a refreshing beverage that compliments meals or snacks. More importantly, Chamomile has arguably the most health benefits out of any teas and is worth trying to improve your immunity system. Read Pink Chai: Kashmiri Tea Health Benefits, Recipe It Prevents Insomnia Many of the stronger teas in the market contain caffeine which can serve as a milder alternative to coffee when in need of an energy fix, but Chamomile tea does the opposite and is an organic solution that can give sleeping pills a run for its money. The tea soothes the body’s nervous system and can lead to better sleep. This can also double down as a relaxing agent which is perfect for high-intensity situations. This Tea is great when you are in need of relaxation after a long day. Helps Lower Blood Sugar Part of the appeal of a detox is to reduce unnecessary weight and clutter in the bloodstream, which Chamomile tea does wonderfully. Although it is not an elixir for diabetes, it is a reliable supplement to diabetic medication to curb the spike of blood sugar within the body. This tea functions as a long-term preventive measure rather than medication for an existing condition. Read Matcha Green Tea Health Benefits Increases Bone Density Many usually correlate bone health with calcium, but Chamomile has much to offer in this department too. Once again, Chamomile serves to reduce the risks of bone fragility. Interestingly, this especially applies to post-menopausal women who are susceptible to a reduction of bone density due to alterations in estrogen levels. Reduces Inflammation The immune system is where herbal medicine has been known to make its mark, and camomile is one of the best at treating it. The tea reduces inflammation primarily pertaining to hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal pains, and autoimmune disorders. Inflammation can cover a myriad of systems such as digestive, skeletal, and muscular, but the tea’s role extends throughout these systems. Read Coronavirus Tips: Immunity Booster Herbal Teas to Prevent Infection Reduces Risk Of Cancer There are various types of cancer preventers in the food and drinks market, but chamomile has been documented to reduce the production of cancer cells directly in recent studies. Although a 2012 study showed that marigold tea is a more potent solution for this, chamomile still contains properties that can reduce the risks significantly. The compound that supports this claim is apigenin, which has been linked to fighting breast, skin, prostate, and digestive-related cancer. Treats Colds Possibly the most common practice to demonstrate Camomile’s medicinal properties is with a cold. One of the most common illnesses, the tea’s antioxidant properties are effective in clearing nasal congestion, soothe sore throats and reduce runny noses. In addition, mixing the tea with some honey speeds up the recovery as it reduces throat inflammation that leads to coughing and reduces the excess of phlegm discharge. Read: Aloe Vera: The magical herb with multifarious benefits Reduces Muscle Spasms If your muscles are on a fritz, Camomille can reduce its effects easily. The tea contains over 30 flavonoids, compounds that are primarily responsible for the herb’s anti-inflammatory properties. Rather than in the form of tea, the herb can be infused with essential oils and applied to the skin to relax sore muscles that have been acting up. This can also help with cramps, caused by the uterus outputting prostaglandins, a hormone-based substance that causes inflammation. Treats Skin Conditions In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties, Chamomile tea possesses antibacterial features that help reduce the surfacing of acne. It is considered one of the best among all teas for this benefit due to the sheer amount of antioxidants it contains. Once again, if drunk, chamomile works best with honey for users to get the best effect, but applying directly on the skin via compressed chamomile or grounded leaves are effective ways too. Naturally, as a cure for bad skin, the tea also helps boost skin help which allows improved moisture and whitening. Read Easy Homemade Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat and Increase Immunity Reduces Dark Circles Under the Eyes This is a rather unusual application of Chamomile tea as it technically requires the tea to be made, but it is the used teabag that sees the most value. According to India’s leading beauty expert Suparna Trikha, refrigerating the tea bags after use and leaving them on the eyes for some time can gradually reduce the darkness under them. Due to its antioxidant qualities, the tea helps to reduce puffiness around the eyes and properly moisturises them like it would when making contact with the skin. Eliminates Dandruff Lastly, Chamomile tea also plays a vital role in removing dandruff altogether. There is much about hair care that is interchangeable with skincare. The scalp is a skin surface that largely determines the condition of your hair and a poorly maintained scalp can lead to dandruff. Therefore Chamomile’s antibacterial properties can help reduce oil clutter much like how it functions when treating acne. Read Easy Homemade Drinks to Boost Up Digestion Power Naturally