Why I drink Tea

Why I drink tea by Tea in the Morning Too

Tea isn't just a comforting and pleasant beverage, it also has remarkable healthy properties.
Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water. You can drink it iced or hot, and there are enough different varieties of tea to suit anyone - there are over 1,500 types of tea—not including herbal teas.
People have been drinking tea for centuries because of its health effects. Much research suggests drinking tea—particularly green tea—can fight diseases and even lengthen life.

Just a few of teas many benefits:
Cancer Prevention
Protection Against Heart Diseases and High Blood Pressure
Brain Boosts
Keeping blood sugar at moderate levels
Fighting food-borne bacteria
Enhancing immune system function
Assisting in weight loss by blocking the breakdown of starch
Maintaining the body's fluid balance
Reducing stress - my favorite!

It's true that tea contains caffeine, but tea generally contains less caffeine than coffee, and the caffeine in tea is metabolized more slowly, so you can drink more cups all day long without getting caffeine overload symptoms.
Why I drink tea by Tea in the Morning Too

Tea Preparation:
Black tea is best prepared by bringing fresh water to a boil. Pour 6 to 8 ounces of the boiled water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried black tea leaves or one prepared bag of tea leaves in a cup or tea pot with strainer. Steep the infusion for 3 to 5 minutes, making sure not to over steep it, as that can make the tea taste bitter. Adding milk is an option, but it may reduce the beneficial effects of the black tea.
My Mornings
In order to insure that my tea is ready for me in the mornings, I start the preparations the night before. I have a programmable Mr. Coffee Pot that I've only brewed tea in. I put my tea bags (or filter and loose leaf tea) in where the ground coffee goes and then add my water. I set it to start brewing about 15 minutes before I plan to get up.


Why I drink Tea by Tea in the Morning Too


There's nothing like starting your morning with English Breakfast Tea or Lady Gray Tea!

2 comments

  1. Angela - I'm not a tea drinker. But after reading this, I think maybe I better give it a good strong try! :-) - Dori -

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  2. There's nothing like a good strong cup of tea any time !

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