Food & Tea, Wellbeing, Yorkshire
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Loving Real Tea

We all know there’s nothing better than spending a beautiful summer’s evening relaxing in a beer garden with friends – but what about tea gardens I hear you cry!

Well fear not – I’m on the hunt for places offering up gorgeous outside seating, as well as serving the very best tea around.

My very fav place that offers a delightful garden and homely front parlour, just outside York is Doylys. I must go again soon after visiting in autumn last year.

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I know tea and health go together, but just sharing with you a few facts while I go on my tea hunt…

Is tea important?

Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water. In the UK it has been drunk for over 350 years. Today, 77% of British adults drink tea and of the tea consumed in the UK, 95% is black tea.

Antioxidants and hydrating properties

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Tea, the world’s favourite drink, can help you maintain your health as part of a balanced diet and healthy, active lifestyle. The antioxidants, hydrating properties, caffeine and fluoride found in tea mean that you need never feel guilty about reaching for the teapot.

Green teas

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Green and black teas are from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, and contain similar amounts of antioxidants and caffeine.

Caffeine content in tea

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The average cup of tea contains less than half the level of caffeine than coffee. One cup contains only 50mg per 190ml cup.

Minimal diuretic effect

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Tea consumption does not produce a diuretic effect unless the amount of tea consumed at one sitting contained more than 300mg of caffeine. This is equivalent to six or seven cups of tea at one sitting.

I hear teaboxonline is reopening soon……..

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