Something will ail you the older that you get.
That fact is as old as them there hills.
When something does afflict us, many have concluded it is better to try and solve the problem holistically than take pharmaceutical pills which often have side effects.
This may lead to the pathway of looking to certain solid foods to do the trick such as enjoying dark green vegetables, brown rice and farm to table restaurants but let’s not overlook the power of healthy teas.
“As much as you can eat healthy, it’s also important to remember to drink healthy too. Tea is very healing.”… Kristin Chenoweth
One such tea, often missed, is Black Tea.
Here are some thoughts as to why it can be very good for you.
Why don’t we begin organically? At organicfacts.net they educate, “The health benefits of black tea include its beneficial impacts on high cholesterol, diarrhea, tooth decay, low-concentration levels, and digestive problems. It is also good for improving blood circulation and treating high blood pressure and asthma. It is one of the most popular teas known to man and is well-known for its medicinal qualities.”
Well said. That makes us feel better already.
“I can’t function if I don’t have tea. I don’t know whether it’s psychological or a real necessity, but I just need it.”… Deirdre O’Kane
We seek more information. We seek more enlightenment.
At draxe.com they relate, “Loaded with antioxidants called polyphenols that protect human cells from hazardous free radical damage, black tea definitely makes the list of one of my top anti-aging foods. Plus, black tea has been linked with improved mental alertness, lower ovarian cancer risk, and a possible decreased likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and heart disease.”
This almost sounds too good to be true but hope springs eternal. We certainly hope that it is true.
Three times is a charm.
We will listen in very carefully. At medicalnewstoday.com they add, “Oxidization may give black tea nutritional benefits that are not present in green tea, such as reducing the risk of several cancers, protecting the heart against atherosclerosis, and maintaining a healthy blood pressure.”
Oxidization is an intriguing word that speaks to a process.
Medical News Today further explains, “To make black tea, the leaves are wilted, bruised, rolled, and fully oxidized. Black tea accounts for 75 percent of the tea consumed in the world.
Oxidization happens when the leaves are exposed to the air for long periods. Enzymes break down the chemicals in the leaves, producing their brown coloring and familiar smell.
Green tea, in contrast, is made from leaves that are not oxidized.”
Very good to know.
So we are convinced that Black Tea is very good for us. Why don’t we open our minds to what some of the manufacturers have to say about it as they neatly tie up their cooking aprons and sell us on their approach to making black tea.
A company that we have long been familiar with is Lipton. Regarding their Black Tea they share, “Our Master Blenders have crafted a delicious blend that includes carefully selected and fresh-pressed tea leaves, capturing as much natural tea taste as possible. Lipton Black Tea has real tea leaves specially blended to enjoy hot or iced. Enjoy Lipton Black Tea iced as the perfect addition for any of your meals because is naturally tasty and refreshing. Don’t just default to the usual, enjoy the superior taste of fresh-brewed Lipton tea. It’s the Lipton Difference, so take a sip and let our tea brighten your day.”
You know what? Our day is brightened already.
Can another manufacturer brighten it even more?
We think so.
This group is mighty proud of what they have done. At mightyleaf.com they speak with pride. “Mighty Leaf Tea presents whole leaf black tea from Tea & Company, our exclusive new line of premium teas. In tribute to our origins as a boutique teahouse, we have curated the finest quality, award winning premium black teas.
Our premium black teas include Organic Emperor’s Breakfast, Organic Meridian Chai and Organic Earl Grey Crème. These black teas feature unique, exquisite flavors from renowned tea regions across the world. You can order them as loose leaf tea and in our signature hand-stitched tea bags. Taste the premium black teas that blend art and luxury from Tea & Company.”
Sounds like a plan. We are very open to that.
Would any other manufacturers like to inspire us?
Wait. Someone has their hand raised. Good. Please speak up. At mayatea.com they are standing and waving their hand proudly. Apparently they have something to say. “Black tea. It is what gets us up in the morning, and keeps us alert throughout the day. It is what we talk over in the afternoons, when we take an hour out of our busy schedules. We add milk and sugar to it in the winter, and ice and lemon to it in the summer. It is the everyday tea, the everyman tea, and no matter when we drink it or how we dress it, it always tastes perfect.
Our black teas come from far-reaching corners of the globe, and each is carefully selected for its unique flavor profile. We’ve got a black tea to satisfy any preference, from our delicate, floral Darjeeling to our rich and smoky Lapsang Souchong. To further compliment the tea and to appease the many tastes of drinkers, we have paired some of our best varieties with luscious fruits and exotic spices. No matter the hour or the purpose, you will find the perfect black tea within our collection.”
Wow. We have to give them credit in terms of variety. You should look at their website. The pictures and assortment of Black Teas that they sell are truly amazing. We are very impressed.
Hopefully you are too.
We would like to add one more thing.
In researching so many articles on Black Tea and viewing images, you might want to consider the next time you drink some tea in a public place, kind of dress nice. The cup in hand with a hipster laid back style in modern groovy.
If drinking Black Tea is going to make your body healthier and make you feel good, you might as well look good too.
That’s just tea for thought.
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