From wine testing to tea testing. ;)

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Once I decided to stay clear of wine, I have hugged sipping tea with a delight!! Don’t you think drinking tea is thousand time more swanky then drinking wine? After two glasses of wine the conversation starts to get diluted but with tea one can continue endlesly.

Different types of tea possess various traits and are used traditionally to aid in one’s health, wellness and weight management.

Green Tea 

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Green tea packs a powerful punch of antioxidants. Thought to encourage weight loss and overall health. It is also believed to aid in digestion and weight loss. 

White Tea 

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White tea contains many of the same polyphenols found in green tea, but with a higher content due to its preparation process.

Oolong Tea 

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Oolong, a Chinese name for “black dragon,” is a light, floral tea that, like green tea, is also packed with catechins, which help to promote weight loss by boosting your body’s ability to metabolise lipids (fat).

Matcha Green Tea 

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Matcha takes green tea to the next level because you are ingesting the entire leaf. Matcha tea is traditionally known for increasing mental alertness and stimulating digestion.

 

Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile flowers have a naturally sweet taste with a hint of an apple flavor. Chamomile is a good herbal source of Magnesium, and is known as a soothing and relaxing herb. It makes an excellent in the evening or in times of stress because of its mildly sedative and soothing properties.

 

Mint Tea

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Peppermint tea soothes the digestive track and is helpful for heartburn, nausea and indigestion.

Lavender Tea

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Lavender is my favorite scent and essential oil but it is too strong to be used alone in a tea so mix it with mint tea.

 

Tulsi Tea

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Holy basil teas are known for it medicinal properties..it gives vigour and energy.

To heal cold, cough and oral infections a kadha is prepared with mixing ginger, black pepper and honey.

 

Chai (TEA)

 

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Isn’t chai tea our favorite in our homes? We mostly make it with ginger and masala, but if you are a complete health nut then try raspberry leaf tea instead of black tea and instead of regular milk you can use coconut/almond milk. 

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To up your intake of healthy drinks throughout the day try replacing coffee or soda with green tea or other healing teas mentioned above!!

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23 thoughts on “From wine testing to tea testing. ;)

  1. And Tulsi tea with Manisha’s Blog would go perfect for me. Tulsi tea really works for Asthma.
    Anyway, this is so informative writing from you yet again.

    Keep writing! Cheers 🙂

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  2. Hi mam…its a nice blog very informative about tea..i personally very fond of tea in any form…yes tea is good source of antioxidant…. it use as a healing source in many place…still i rememberd one cup of white tea wth you…keep posting such blogs…..regards sneha…

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  3. very informative. You may have noticed that Turkish people are so much in to tea drinking as they believe that drinking hot tea reduces cholesterol lining deposited inside the arteries. My favorite is anything that is infused with rooibos as a base layer 🙂

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      1. Thankfully I don’t have insomnia, green tea, till date, did not prove detrimental, though I have been advised to limit the intake till 2 to 3 cups a day, never exceed. However, I would try Chamomile tea, will figure out if it is available in the local market here or not.

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  4. Happy to read that you along with the Embassy of Nepal will be hosting Nepal Prime Minister for high tea today.Will it be Green Tea,White Tea,Oolong Tea,Matcha Green Tea,Chamomile Tea,Lavender Tea,Tulsi Tea,Mint Tea or Chai ?All the best Manisha.

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