I have been drinking tea for two days now, and I must say that a tea is not as tasty as I thought it would be. But I do know many health benefits that we can get from drinking tea every single day.
Let us get to know more about this tea-rific item and its benefits.
Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral, or grassy notes.
Tea originated in China as a medicinal drink. It came to the West via Portuguese priests and merchants, introduced to it there during the 16th century. Drinking tea became fashionable among Britons during the 17th century, who introduced the plant to their possessions in India to bypass a Chinese monopoly.
The phrase herbal tea usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs made without the tea plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos. These are also known as tisanes or herbal infusions to distinguish them from “tea” as it is commonly construed. Source: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea
- Tea contains antioxidants that protect our body from free radicals which could cause cancer.
- Tea can help boost our immune system.
- Tea can help us hydrate aside from water.
- Tea can help boost our metabolism that can help to lose weight.
- Tea contains fluoride that can help fight plaque.
With this undeniably polluted environment it is definitely wise to invest in our health. Drinking tea may not sound tasty like in drinking sodas, coffee, and other beverages, but it is definitely worth the try. This Tea-rifically healthy drink is waiting for you.