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Hot Tea Anyone?
I really love discovering new hot tea blends and hot tea recipes! Not only is hot tea good for our health, hot tea recipes are often simply delicious.
January is National Hot Tea Month, but long before January, I need my hot tea. After all, November and December are very cold months and we are constantly looking for something to warm us up inside and out.
Truthfully, most tea-lovers drink hot tea year round. We don't wait for the cold weather, but hot tea is essential when freezing temperatures settle in for the fall and winter months.
There are many great hot tea blends and hot tea recipes. It is often hard to choose a favorite hot tea, so we simply must sample them all! Hot tea is especially delicious when shared with loved ones.
Choosing the Right Hot Tea Recipe
What is the Difference in Teas?
Green, Black, and Oolong tea are all made from the same tea leaves. It is the actual processing of the tea leaves that makes the difference.
Green teas ~ The leaves are steamed before they start to ferment. Tea leaves are not allowed to ferment for Green teas.
Black teas ~ The leaves are fermented for a limited time and then heated to stop further fermentation.
Oolong teas ~ The leaves are partially fermented.
Herbal teas ~ Not actually made from tea leaves.
Herbal TeaEven though they are called tea, herbal teas are not made from tea leaves. They are drinks created with flower leaves, peels, spices and/or herbs.
Make Your Own Herbal Tea ~ From the National Gardening Association: Herbal Tea Recipes
If You Feel a Cold Coming OnRed Clover Tea – Herbal Tea Recipe
Made from red clover blossoms & leavesHibiscus Lemongrass Tea
A blend of hibiscus flowers, lemongrass & rosehips
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Black TeaAccording to the Tea Association of the United States, "recent research findings have reported that drinking black tea may improve the body's defenses and quicken the response to bacteria and viruses."
This is just awesome news and an excellent reason to raise our tea cups and toast tea!
Black tea is considered the tea choice for energy. If you need a boost in your energy level, this is the tea choice for you.
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Green TeaGreen tea is considered to be healthiest tea. It is lower in caffeine and contains antioxidants that promote better health. Some studies show that it may even help prevent cancer, heart disease and tooth decay.
Green tea also helps to increase your metabolism, which can result in slight weight loss and it helps lower cholesterol.
For more health information, see: Green Tea Health Benefits
Oolong TeaOolong Tea is often referred to as the "weight loss tea" and it has been said that it is the most effective tea in aiding weight loss. Some report that it aids in the relief of eczema, diabetes and allergies.
Oolong tea is my personal favorite. I've never tried any Oolong blend recipes. I simply stick to the standard Bigelow teabag and add a teaspoon of sugar for taste. I don't drink Oolong tea for weight loss. Honestly, if it affects my weight, I wouldn't know it. I have been drinking it for decades.
Holiday Hot Tea RecipesFrom Halloween to New Years, we are celebrating, chatting, sipping tea and visiting with friends and family. It is wonderful to have a variety of hot tea recipes to serve and to share.
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