Oh tea! I love tea, specially when it’s cold and your not in the mood for drink coffe! And when your sick, and just want stay under the blanket drinking a good tea…yeah, it’s a good thing to do. But each tea it’s better for what you need?! So, I’ll show you some different types of teas for different situations and times during the day.
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1. For stay/keep awake:
Everybody knows that for wake up and keep awake we usually drink coffee, but have some teas that make the same effect of coffee and besides this they can help you in other things too. Here some examples:
- Green: making up ten percent of the world’s tea, this tea is a green-yellow color and has a subtle, herbal taste with many undertones. In terms of caffeine, green teas have roughly 10-30% the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee.
- Oolong: is often seen as one of the finest and, therefore, one of the most expensive teas available. It’s usually a pale yellow with a floral, fruity quality and a smoky undertone. With more caffeine than green tea but less than black tea, it contains around 12-55 mg of caffeine per cup.
- Black: the black teas undergo full oxidation and thus have one of the strongest and most pronounced flavors of all types of tea. One of the most common types of teas available, black tea is typically a reddish-brown color. Black teas have a much higher caffeine content than other teas, around 50-65% of the caffeine of a cup of coffee and around roughly 23-110 mg of caffeine per cup.
2. For sore throat:
Everyone gets a sore throat occasionally and, often, the cause is simple: irritation from a cold or flu, over-exertion or, simply, the air is too dry. For sure, drink hot liquid always when it’s possible, is really good, independent of what kind of drink – coffee or tea – but some teas like chamomile or peppermint they’re not so aggressive and if you combine with honey and lemon they can really help you feel better! Here one recipe for you:
- Honey-lemon tea:
– Pour eight ounces (250ml) of water into a small saucepan.
– Add two teaspoons (10ml) of honey and heat over medium heat until very warm, but not boiling.
– Stir in one teaspoon (5ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice.
– You can add one teaspoon sugar (5g) “to taste”.
Drink and enjoy.
3. For lose weight:
For lose weight we can find a lot of different types of teas, and some have a good taste. So here some different types of teas that help you with this – for sure just drink tea will not make miracle you need to combine the tea with a great diet a let’s check it out:
Bilberry Tea: the best natural herbal remedies for weight loss is this tea, because bilberry tea can help balance the blood sugar in your body as well as help by suppressing your appetite. To experience the best effects of using bilberry tea for weight loss, drink one cup regularly before evening meals. This will help suppress your appetite so you eat smaller portions at night making it easier for your body to properly digest when you sleep.
Green Tea: Green tea is a rich source of polyphenol catechins. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most active form of the catechins responsible for green tea’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and metabolic effects. Green tea also contains caffeine, which appears to act synergistically with EGCG to assist metabolism. A recent meta-analysis of all human green tea weight loss studies found that green tea containing caffeine works best, and produces a statistically significant reduction in body weight, body mass index, and waistline.
Rose Tea: One of the oldest flavouring teas available, rose tea – made by mixing fresh roses and the bud of the tea – has a major therapeutic effect on the human body. Apart from clearing toxins and beautifying the skin, rose tea contains vitamins A, B3, C, D and E and is known to act against infections. It also prevents constipation and helps one lose weight. It is also possible to make rose petal tea using just fresh rose petals. Clean the petals under running water. Place 1 – 2 cups rose petals in a saucepan filled with 3 cups of water. Boil for five minutes, strain and pour.
Peppermint Tea: this tea speeds up digestion and thus helps you burn more calories. The peppermint leaves can be used to make a light, refreshing tea, which can be taken either hot or chilled. To prepare the tea, take a tablespoon of fresh or dried leaves and add them to boiling water and let it steep for four to five minutes. Strain and add honey, if needed.
Pu-erh Tea: is renown for its special ability to help people burn fat and lose weight. Drinking this tea at the right time of the day is important to help lose that weight. It has been said that you should drink this tea about one hour after a meal. This will help reduce the amount of fats that are retained and stored and also help digest hard fats.
White Tea: comes from the same plant as green and black tea, the Camellia sinensis plant. White tea is made from the new, young buds and the very young leaves of the plant. Due to minimal processing, white tea retains more nutrients than green or black tea.
Yerba Mate: is a stimulant with an ingredient known as mateine, which is similar to caffeine, without some of the known side effects. The mateine in yerba mate can help increase your metabolism and increase your energy, thereby burning fat in the process.
How we could see, have a lot of different types of tea that can help you with different things. So, why you don’t start to change the coffee time for tea time?! For sure, you will find a tea appropriated for your moment and mood. I like to try different types of tea, specially when I know that will not be just a cup of water flavored, a cup of tea can be more…a good cup of tea can bring benefits for you! So, enjoy you moment and drink a warm cup of tea and relax!