Autumn is here again and for me that means it is time to buy fresh tea again.
I always try to get a nice mixture of white tea, green tea and black tea. Of course some teas that aren’t really teas (real tea is made of the leaves of the tea-plant, Camellia sinensis).
For me there are several reasons to drink tea. First of all the many delicious flavours that tea can have. Tea is a good thirst quencher. It is useful when you are on a diet. And there are quite some positive effects on your health, a lot the depending on the ingredients of the tea.
Tea, just like water, is very easily absorbed by the body. The higher the quality of the tea, the more tea can contribute to our body, partly because this drink contains, as said. many nutrients.
But as many things, too much is not good. This goes for tea as well.
I buy all my tea at the same at the same webshop (and no, I won’t make any advertisement here on the weblog).
Well, there are two exceptions and that is as first my beloved the Greek Mountain tea (or Shepard tea, as it is also called). This is sent to us directly to us by Mel from Greece. And the second is that I have always fresh mint for tea in my refrigerator. But as said, both are not real teas.
I drink my tea always with honey, just a little because of the calories. But the honey I use is a real honey of a high quality. And of course again sent to us by Mel from Greece.
Every year I try to buy different teas, except the “Brandnetel thee”. That one I buy always. And I always try to buy a tea with ginger. I really love ginger.
These are the teas I bought for this year…
“Brandnetel” is the Dutch name for “stinging nettle”, a plant that is mostly considered as a weed. But stinging nettle is known for its cleansing effect. It works blood purifying and diuretic. It is also good for the digestion, lowers cholesterol levels in blood, helps against high blood pressure. Also suitable for a beautiful skin (not that important for me ) and as support for a diet or detox tea. There seems to be more beneficial effects of this tea, but those are scientific proven.
“Marrakech Mint Bio”
A cooling refreshing green gunpowder tea with sencha and peppermint. This honey-colored tea offers an intense aroma and taste reminiscent of traditional Moroccan tea. The surprising sensations of fresh mint and hot tea result in a natural revitalizing drink.
A white tea with raspberries, Goji berries, black berries, rose petals and an aroma. A nice and mild tea that is a little sweet of taste.
The combination of ingredients in this tea bring a lot of goods. Think of antioxidants and vitamins.
“Olive’s detox bio”
A fruity soothing green tea containing olive leaves, apple pieces, orange peel, banana chips (coconut oil, cane sugar and organic honey), kiwi, sunflower blossom and cornflowers.
Fragrant lavender from the Provence. Very suitable against stress, headache and flu.
“Energy Booster Bio”
Herbal blend with ginger is good for digestion and gives energy (ginger, lemon grass, rose petals).
Powerful variant of the classic Earl Gray may with its refined, fresh mountain flavor. Very good for breakfast (at least that is what we think).
A mild-spicy spice mix with cinnamon, cardamom, clove and orange. Very nice for going home when it is cold outside.
This tea can be used a base for “Gluhwein”.