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.
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
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 and black teas are from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, and contain similar amounts of antioxidants and caffeine.
Caffeine content in tea
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
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.
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