All posts tagged: teabox

Tea is Good for You

Halfway into the second week of the New Year, many resolutions have likely already fallen by the wayside. Luckily for those already off the diet and exercise bandwagon, there is an easy way to keep up heart health resolutions: Drink more tea. I’ve just discovered this interesting research, so get the kettle on and make a brew. In December, a group of Chinese doctors published findings in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that habitual tea consumption may protect against arterial stiffness, an important component of cardiovascular health. (More pliable, elastic arteries allow for easier blood flow; stiff arteries require the heart to work harder and can lead to stroke.) Achieving arterial health is often done through prescription drugs or major lifestyle changes, including better diet and exercise habits and lower alcohol consumption. Tea’s flavonoids, a class of chemicals that originates in plants and are abundant in tea, have previously been shown to lead to positive results almost immediately. The researchers used a population of 5,006 subjects from the Fujian Province in China …

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. 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 …