TEA TIME

My first venture into tea was trying the Japanese-style green tea - Genmaicha…you know, the one they serve at all Japanese restaurants. From there, my tea shelf just grew. There are thousands of different teas out there, all with unique flavours and benefits to them. It’s an amazing way to get your water intake for the day. A great way to flavour your water, hot or cold for that matter.

 
 
 

Drinking tea has many benefits

for the body

CONTAINS ANTIOXIDANTS

HAS LESS CAFFEINE THAN COFFEE | some teas are caffeine free

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF HEART ATTACK OR STROKE

HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS

PROTECT YOUR BONES

KEEPING YOUR SMILE BRIGHT | great for your teeth

BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

HELP BATTLE CANCER

SOOTHE THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

CALORIE FREE | that goes for unadulterated tea

 


Ingredients

Organic Chamomile

Steeping Instructions

1-2 spoons per 16 oz.

Near-boiling water

4-7 minutes

CALMING CHAMOMILE

Herbal

This is the bed time tea. It’s also good for a tummy ache. A personal favourite of mine. This tea is caffeine-free, has a soothing aromatic scent to it and tastes of purity. 


Ingredients

Organic Peppermint Leaves

Steeping Instructions

1-2 spoons per 16 oz.

Near-boiling water

30-60 seconds

 

PEPPERMINT AMOUR

Herbal

This literally smells like lust. Peppermint is said to stimulate passion & creativity and enhance your dreams. A life enhancer. Tastes fresh and cool. Caffeine-free.


Ingredients

Black tea from Yunnan Province in China, orange peel. With lemon and orange oils.

Steeping Instructions

1-2 spoons per 16 oz.

Near-boiling water

4-7 minutes

LA LA LEMON

Black Tea

Lemon tea is a stress reliever. This one I picked up smells like lemon vest with a hint of orange. This is an organic black tea.

 


Ingredients

Japanese-style green tea, toasted rice

Steeping Instructions

1-2 spoons per 16 oz.

Hot water

2-3 minutes

GENMAICHA GREEN TEA

Herbal

There are many types of green tea and I enjoy them all. I happen to have the Japanese-style green tea at home. Green tea is high in antioxidants. Reduces bad cholesterol…just overall great for the body. This specific green tea is mellow and has a slightly different taste because of the brown rice.

 


Ingredients

Organic ginger, green rooibos, black & white pepper, pink peppercorns, stevia extract

Steeping Instructions

1-2 spoons per 16 oz.

Near-boiling Water

4-7 minutes

 

SUPER GINGER

Rooibos

Ginger tea is great for nausea, has antihistamines, anti-inflammatories and a great flavour. It’s the superhero tea.

 


Ingredients

Organic Elder Flower

Steeping Instructions

1 spoon

Boiling Water

7-12 minutes

 

ELDER FLOWER

Herbal

If you have a cold, grab some elder flower tea! It’s a great antioxidant and known to fight the flu. 

 


As you can tell, the teas I mentioned above are very helpful to the body. There are many other teas that have these certain ingredients and other flavourings, they tend to be more fruity and fun. 

I personally like to drink my teas black. I never add sugar/sweetener or milk/cream. Just straight tea. Depending on the tea, my steeping time may differ…for example I like to continuously steep my Chamomile tea for as long as it possibly can go for where as when I drink green tea, I need to take it out otherwise it can get way too infused. It’s totally up to you though. I feel if you want to get the purest taste and benefit from drinking tea, it should be done black, just like coffee. It’s also the most healthiest way. 

Katrina Kobayashi