Refresh and Revitalise with Tea!
For centuries people have turned to teas and herbal infusions to help them feel refreshed, revitalised and just generally feel better, but how to introduce all these new options? One easy way is to switch to loose leaf tea! We’ve selected a few teas that we think are worth trying!
Tea for Good Digestion
This naturally caffeine free blend is packed full of herbs that can help aid digestion. Fennel, Aniseed and Peppermint are all known for helping to calm the stomach and promote digestion. Camomile and mallow flowers are also, known for being soothing.
Maybe this blend doesn’t quite match what you are looking for? We offer a wide range of herbal tea and tisane blends that can be found here.
Organic Green Rooibos
By now this herb from South African has become well known throughout the world. Sometimes referred to as Redbush tea; Rooibos is known for being naturally caffeine free and contains antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It’s a great option for anyone looking for a caffeine free alternative or just a soothing tea to drink before bed!
So how is Green Rooibos different?
When Rooibos is made the leaves are allowed to oxidise creating the signature red colour. Green Rooibos is an unoxidised version of the tea. Stopping the oxidisation process locks in more of the plants nutrients increasing the levels of antioxidants. Green Rooibos has a fresher and less woody taste than its red counterpart.
Pu Erh Tea
This tea has been enjoyed in China for over 1000 years and is steadily becoming more well known in the UK. A favourite amongst everyone that works here we sell a variety of different tea grades, ages and flavours to satisfy a variety of tastes.
Research has been carried out in China, Taiwan and France reporting that Pu-erh can help to lower cholesterol, improve liver function and assist with digestion making it a good tea to drink after a meal. Its production is very similar to green tea, but with an extra stage in which the tea is matured under special conditions that encourage active bacteria (think yoghurt) that develop the tea as it oxidises. Like wine, Pu-Erh tea can be stored in the right conditions for a very long time, meaning that it has vintage years known to connoisseurs. The most expensive Pu-Erh teas can sell for thousands of pounds per bag! For a more everyday price though view our full range here!
Japanese Sencha Satsuma
This is our best selling pure green tea! It is made from young dark green, fine leaves and produces a bright yellow infusion with a touch of sweetness and umami flavour.
Green tea is known for being high in antioxidants and lower in caffeine than its black tea counterpart. This type of tea has been connected with helping to aid weight loss and improve general health.
Quite often people reach for Matcha (powdered green tea) for it’s reported health benefits. Whilst it is good for you the levels of caffeine can be very high and not entirely suitable for everyone looking for a healthy everyday brew.
A cup of green tea, such as the Japanese Sencha Satsuma, is still high in antioxidants, but lower in caffeine. The main thing to remember when brewing any green tea is make sure the water is off the boil at around 70-80C.
Over the last couple of years it seems that people cannot get enough of turmeric! Famed for its reported health benefits as an anti-inflammatory we’ve seen increased interest in teas with turmeric in them! We currently offer 4 teas with turmeric in them – Turmeric and Mandarin Green Tea, Pumpkin and Turmeric Fruit Tea, Coconut and Turmeric Rooibos and Turmeric and Cinnamon (That’s a lot of turmeric!).
Each of us here at the Teahouse Emporium have our favourite turmeric blend. Nan favours our turmeric and mandarin blend as he generally prefers green tea. Sarah loves the coconut and turmeric roobios after lunch as it’s soothing and aids digestion. Lenka has drunk a lot of our turmeric and cinnamon tea over winter as it’s made her feel more energized!
Which would you choose? Let us know via our social media on either facebook or instagram!