We share tea and talk tea at assisted living homes, private homes and community centers. We play Teago Bingo with prizes for winners. We are also doing mystery tea events.
Spend time being refreshed by God's Word with a cup of tea. Relax in a comfy chair that gets some afternoon sun. Reflect on the goodness of life.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or
from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Wilfred T. Grenfell
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. Ps 100:4
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Try a Cup of Tea
"Tea, especially green tea, with or without caffeine, is very good for people with allergies," says Murray Grossan, MD, an ear, nose, and throat doctor in Los Angeles. Tea contains natural antihistamines, he says, which makes it a great addition to your diet to reduce allergy symptoms. Histamine is a chemical that your body releases during allergic reactions. He especially recommends a morning cup of hot tea just when you get up, which can help prevent morning sneezing.
Whether it's drunk hot or cold, did you know that tea is one of the best things you can drink?
It is the second most consumed beverage after water.
Tea drinking has been claimed to have health benefits for centuries, but only in recent years have doctors conducted studies to see if the claims are justified.
The value of tea may be due, in part, to its antioxidants. Like fruit and vegetables, tea is rich in antioxidants. (In tea these are known as flavonoids). Antioxidants in the diet may help the body in its management of free radicals – highly reactive substances capable of causing damage to body cells.
If that's not enough to convince you that tea is worth trying, take a look at some of these fast facts. Green and black teas offer the same health benefits. Many people don't realize that black and green tea contain virtually the same amount of antioxidants. In fact, whether hot or cold, bottled or using a bag, tea is probably the healthiest drink around.
Drinking four cups of tea is rehydrating – not dehydrating as is often said – unless the amount of tea consumed at one sitting contains more than 250mg of caffeine (the equivalent of five cups of tea).
According to the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, tea provides a few tips to get the most out of tea-drinking:
Drinking a cup of tea a few times a day to absorb antioxidants and other healthful plant compounds. In green-tea drinking cultures, the usual amount is three cups per day.
Allow tea to steep for three to five minutes to bring out its catechins.
The best way to get the catechins and other flavonoids in tea is to drink it freshly brewed. Decaffeinated, bottled ready-to-drink tea preparations, and instant teas have less of these compounds.
Tea can impede the absorption of iron from fruits and vegetables. Adding lemon or milk or drinking tea between meals will counteract this problem.
Tea contains fluoride, which has a well-established link to dental health. Studies have shown that tea can provide up to 70% of the fluoride you need. It's also thought that antioxidants in tea may help inhibit the growth of the bacteria that cause plaque.
Tea without milk and sugar has virtually no calories. And in hot weather, it seems refreshing. This may be because it can raise your body temperature and momentarily cause an increase in perspiration, which cools the skin.
Teas such as Lipton are made from tea leaves rich in natural antioxidants, plus other good stuff your body loves. As for the taste, with a range covering hot and cold teas, and green and black varieties, it boosts your taste buds, as well as your well being.
Facts on Caffeine in Tea
*Caffeine content (Ref.: International Food Information Council, All About Tea by William H. Ukers)
Does Tea Contain More Caffeine Than Coffee?
Tea has only 1/2 to 1/3 as much caffeine as coffee when you compare them
cup for cup. In dry form, coffee actually has less then tea in dry form. Next time
you brew that pot of coffee, consider how much less your brewed cup of tea will
have. Unless of course you consume your tea dry. (Ref.: Caffeine by The Institute of Food Technologists' Expert Panel on Food Safety & Nutrition.)
What Determines Caffeine Levels?
The amount of caffeine in tea depends on a number of things, the variety of tea
leaf, where it is grown, size and cut of the tea leaf, and how you brew or steep
as well as how long. Studies from the Caffeine Institute also show that caffeine
levels can vary depending on the location of the tea leaf on the plant. (Ref.: Caffeine by The Institute of Food Technologists' Expert Panel on Food Safety & Nutrition, All About Tea by William H. Ukers)
Tea for Beauty
On your eyes to relieve puffiness or freshen them up after a late night.
Brunettes, use a rinse of black tea for rich dark shine to your hair.
Blondes can use a rinse of Chamomile tea to bring out your natural highlights
For a temporary look of summer sun kissed skin without the UV rays, you can brew up a bath of plain black tea and soak for 20 minutes.
After washing your face, uses a cool tea rinse to help with acne. Tea has great astringent properties.
The good news about using herbal tea for seasoning, there are no calories or fat and tea is cheaper then most spices that you buy at the store.
When you use true teas in cooking, they are made from dried tea leaves, and should be brewed and used in liquid form with your recipes.
The Legendary Origins of Tea
- 1Look to see if your tea is regular or herbal tea. Teas are divided into two families. Tea made from leaves that come from the Camellia sinensis are regular "tea": green, black, white and oolong teas. All containing caffeine unless decaffeinated, tea sourced from these leaves touts some notable health benefits with possible roles in boosting the immune system, inhibiting the formation of tumor cells, detoxifying, and fighting against infection. The compounds responsible are flavenoids and catechins -- both types of polyphenols. Phytates and polyphenols might sound familiar for their reputation as antioxidants, but the power of the compounds does not stop there. They also have the capacity to "grab" or "bind" substances that really should be kept around in the body -- specifically, calcium and iron. Teas that are classified as "herbal" (such as Rooibos tea) have much lower concentrations of interfering compounds and should not be of concern.
- 2Consume iron supplements two hours after or before drinking tea. Iron found in tablets, whether alone or as a multivitamin, will not mix with tea. The "tannins" in the tea need to be kept away from supplements, but not for long. Iron deficiency, a condition called anemia, can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, irritability, and shortness of breath or depression. An anemic body automatically absorbs more iron than one that doesn't need it as badly, while being iron overloaded decreases the amount of iron absorbed. Separating the dosage into two daily servings instead of one, both apart from tannin-containing teas, will help to maximize absorption.
- 3Take calcium two hours before or after drinking tea. Calcium, important for muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and blood clotting, should be consumed at around 1,000 mg/day for most adults with about 200 mg more for women over 51. Since 8 oz. of milk or yogurt has a minimum of 300mg, while calcium fortified drinks (orange juice, soymilk) have about 200-300 mg per cup, it only takes a few good sources to meet the recommended amounts. For those who are especially worried about their bone health or developing osteoperosis, taking a supplement can act as a safeguard. Again, tannins and phytates can interfere with absorption, so tablets should be taken a couple of hours before.
You might notice that calcium comes most often in pills with 500mg. This is another one that should be taken a couple of times a day to enhance absorption. Complicating the picture is the inconvenience that calcium interferes with iron absorption as well. Professionals from Oregon State University suggest taking iron and calcium two hours away from each other as well.
Read more: How to Take Vitamins With Tea | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7830388_vitamins-tea.html#ixzz1uBwps0Tk
Matcha green tea contains an amino acid called L-theanine that has a relaxing affect on the mind, making it good elixir for anxiety or tension.
Detoxifier The high chlorophyll content in the tea can help remove toxins and metals from the body.
Fights Aging Matcha, like other green teas, has a high number of antioxidants, which fight the effects of aging.
Cancer Protection Epicgallocatechin gallate, or EGCg, is a component of matcha green tea that has strong cancer-fighting properties.
Fiber The tea is considered a good source of dietary fiber, which can help people who suffer from constipation.
Energy Booster Matcha can raise your energy level for prolonged periods without leaving you feeling jittery or overstimulated.
Weight Loss This tea boosts metabolism, which can help burn fat, and also helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, which suppress cravings for sweets.