I always prepare an entire pot of tea before I jump into the process of creating content for my blog (And, I know that I am not the only one because I came across a lot of tea-lovers in the blogosphere).
Tea is never a boring beverage because there are many types of tea to choose from (To find out more about the varieties of tea, I highly recommend that you check out Lipton’s A Beginner’s Guide To Types Of Tea).
I happen to be one of those people who can drink tea around the clock (And, I can drink it hot or cold).
I Learned To Love Tea
I was not always a huge fan of tea.
When I was a child, I preferred consuming cold fruit juice in the morning.
However, my mother saw to it that I drank a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate at breakfast time (But, there were numerous occasions when I got up before everyone else in the household and started my day with cold fruit juice).
Then, one day, I experienced the worst type of gas pain; it felt as though something sharp stuck me in my heart every time I breathed in oxygen (And, I had to hold my breath in order to experience a bit of relief and of course, the pain would resume when I started to breathe again).
The only thing that was capable of relieving that horrible gas pain was a cup of hot tea (I learned my lesson the hard way — that it was imperative to consume a cup of hot tea at breakfast time).
Today, I begin and end my day with tea.
Tea Is A Healthy Beverage
Tea can assist with the following things:
- Weight loss.
- Reducing one’s risk of getting a heart attack or a stroke.
- Boosting one’s immune system.
- Keeping certain types of cancers away.
- Preventing bone loss.
There is more to tea than meets the eye.
So, if you are one of those people who does not drink tea, you might as well start drinking tea today.
They Wasted Good Tea In The Past
All tea-lovers would cringe at the idea of tea being wasted.
And, yes, they actually wasted good tea in the past!
On the 16th of December, 1773, a group of angry American colonists dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbour at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts.
And, what was their motive for discarding all of that tea into the harbour?
The protesters were angry at Great Britain for imposing taxation without representation.
That famous incident is known as, “The Boston Tea Party.”
If I had a time machine, I would have gone in the past with some of my friends with the intentions of rescuing those 342 chests of British tea.
Also, any tea-lover would be in an ecstatic state of mind if they were in possession of 342 chests of British tea.
Lemongrass Tea Is Popular In The Caribbean
Here in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, we appreciate a cup of hot lemongrass tea; it has a mild citrus flavour and it has a very pleasant aroma.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) can be found in most backyard gardens throughout the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
And, if you are curious about the health benefits of lemongrass tea, you can peruse Rachel Nall’s article, What Are The Health Benefits Of Lemongrass Tea?
Have you ever tried lemongrass tea?
Orange Peel Tea Is Another Common Hot Beverage In Trinidad And Tobago
I grew up watching my parents prepare orange peel tea; the process is a simple one: they merely threw hot water over a piece of dried orange peel in a teacup and then they allowed it to infuse.
They would add a bit of sugar along with some milk and then they would slowly sip their orange peel tea.
I was never fond of orange peel tea because it had a slightly bitter taste to it (It is an acquired taste for the denizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago).
Whenever I am drinking orange peel tea, I would add a stick of cinnamon to mask the taste.
Orange peel tea is great for the following things:
- Helping to combat gas and indigestion.
- The lowering of bad cholesterol.
- The lowering of blood pressure.
- Clearing away mucus.
- Providing a boost to the immune system.
Have you ever tried a cup of orange peel tea?
Ginger Tea Is Fabulous
I love the flavour of ginger as well as its fragrance.
Ginger tea is good for the following things:
- Reducing arthritic inflammation.
- Helping the body to absorb nutrients.
- Helping with weight loss.
- Helping to fight cancer.
- Helping to manage glucose levels.
- Reducing the levels of stress.
- Stimulating the appetite.
- Relieving menstrual discomfort.
- Improving blood circulation.
- Strengthening the immune system.
I genuinely believe that everyone should have ginger in their kitchen since it possesses lots of health benefits.
When was the last time that you drank a cup of hot ginger tea?
Lipton’s Yellow Label Black Tea Is Very Popular In Trinidad And Tobago
Lipton’s Yellow Label Black Tea can be found on the shelves of most of the supermarkets in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
As a matter of fact, it is the most advertised black tea in the country.
And, Lipton’s Yellow Label Black Tea can be found in most homes nationwide.
Lipton’s Yellow Label Black Tea has a distinct flavour; it is one that most people love.
Have you tried a hot cup of Lipton’s Yellow Label Black Tea lately?
Lime-Bud Tea Is A Classic
Some of you are probably wondering, “What is lime-bud tea?”
Well, lime-bud tea is a tea that is made from the soft, newly sprouted leaves on the lime tree.
In other parts of the world, it is referred to as, “Lime leaf tea.”
In spite of having lots of Lipton’s Yellow Label Black Tea in the house, my grandmother (my father’s mother) would consume lime-bud tea on evenings.
She had an interesting routine; which involved gently beating the lime tree with a stick.
My grandmother always said, “You need to wake up the tree to pick anything from it at night.”
The elderly folks had some strange traditions that they abided by in those days.
And, I have to admit that lime-bud tea is a lovely-tasting tea.
Have you ever consumed lime-bud tea?
Tea will always be one of my favourite hot beverages.
And, since there are many varieties of tea, I am free to drink one of them on a daily basis.
Do you like tea?
And, if you have answered, “Yes, ” to my question, what is your favourite type (or types) of tea that you enjoy drinking?
I would love to read all about it via the comments section of my blog.
And, thank you so kindly for reading!