Benefits Of Drinking Tea

Looking for benefits of drinking tea? Me too! After reading up on the subject of drinking tea, I realized that’s one habit that I don’t need to change. Sometimes it’s a good thing to take a look at our daily habits to see what needs a bit of tweaking. Are you a tea drinker?  I’m sharing five good reasons to love tea that might motivate you to give it a try or confirm that you’re on the right path.

Researching the benefits of tea started when I read that drinking green tea was a good choice as an anti-inflammatory. I must admit the amount of information on the benefits of drinking tea is mind-boggling, and therefore a subject I would never attempt to cover in a simple blog post.

 

White tea mug, tea pot, checked napkins and tea infuser.

Teas and Tisanes

Before we get into the reasons of why you should drink tea, I should point out the difference between teas and tisanes.

Tea as defined – comes from the camellia plant and through an oxidation process is made into  black, oolong, green, white and pu-erh tea.

Tisanes on the other hand are commonly called herbal teas, based on an infusion of leaves, flowers, herbs or roots.

 

 

My five benefits of drinking tea

 

Energy Booster

Along with being an energy booster, tea can also help fight those winter blues you might be experiencing right now. I consider drinking tea as one of life’s little pleasures and it’s something I do just for me. Enjoying the aroma as I hold a cup of hot tea warms my soul through and through.

Earl Grey and green tea are two of my favorites when I need a pick-me-up. I admit, I have a cup of coffee in the morning, but after that first initial cup, I switch to tea for the rest of my day.

 

Flower china tea cup setting on top of decorating book.

 

Relax And Rewind

If you’re like me your day is overflowing with the responsibilities of work, family, pets and running a household. I usually don’t realize how tired I am until I sit down. Taking a break to enjoy a cup of tea is a great way to mentally sort out your day and rejuvenate.

Sometimes just the act of brewing a cup of tea is relaxing all by itself. At the end of the day I enjoy a cup of camomile with a spicy mint kick.

 

Tea cup with bird motifs, striped book, glass bottles.

 

Health Benefits

It’s so refreshing to know that some habits like drinking tea can actually be good for me. These days it’s not hard to find a tea or tisane that will aid in your wellbeing.

Green tea as well as, spicy ginger and turmeric herbal teas are always on my shopping list. I drink them as an anti-inflammatory addition to my daily diet.

Remember to consult your physician before starting any type of herbal regiment for medical purposes, since these might interfere with prescription medications.

 

Tea mug with roosters, plate of cookies and a white tea kettle.

Tea Goes With Biscuits

Do you make tea with loose leaf or tea bags? When I’m in a hurry I reach for tea bags but when I want to throughly enjoy of cup of tea I use loose leaf and of course have a biscuit or two.

There is no doubt in my book that loose leaf tea tastes better.

Need a few recipe recommendations to go with your tea? Try my Blueberry Hand Pie Recipe or Lemon Lime Scone Recipe.

 

I like the different patterns at each place setting.

 

Share a Cup Of Tea With Me

Sharing a cup of tea with a special friend always helps my outlook. Drinking tea makes me feel as if no problem is too large to be solved.

Be sure to read my Afternoon Tea Set Up post and then invite a friend over for a cup of tea.

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Tips

Be sure to follow package instructions for each type of tea or tisane for temperature and steeping time for optimum taste.

Store tea in air tight containers to maintain freshness.

 

White dishes and wicker tray with check napkins.

 

Find the best tea infuser for your needs. Over the years I’ve probably tried a dozen tea infusers  but the basket tea infuser seems to be the easiest for me to use. I can use it in a cup or tea-pot and it’s super easy to wash.

Find the best tea kettle for your needs. I’m a little old-fashioned and still like using a tea kettle on the stove but the electric ones are awesome for temperature control.

Tall tea mugs keep tea warm a little bit longer. When I’m on the go I also use a Yeti cup. Hey, a girl has to do what a girl has to do!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tell me, what’s your favorite tea?

Cheers!

 

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19 thoughts on “Benefits Of Drinking Tea

  1. Cindy says:

    Michelle, I am a tea drinker as well! I didn’t know there was a difference between tea and tisane, in fact I have never even heard of tisanes!! Thanks for the tea education😉 I have tea almost every afternoon and again when my hubby comes home from work. We visit and let the days problems fade away! The simplicity of tea is so satisfying. Happy tea time!

  2. Julie Briones says:

    Oh, I love this post, Michelle… love the items you recommend, love the photos, and love the suggestions for enjoying a cup of tea, as well. My go to right now is any ginger tea, but I prefer those with probiotics. Really helps with digestion, and I love the spicy taste!

  3. Pat M. says:

    I love a ginger tea also, especially a spicy ginger-orange. At night before bed I have an herbal peppermint tea to settle my stomach before I lie down for the night. I sometimes suffer from acid reflux and that cup of peppermint herbal tea really seems to help. Can’t give up my one cup of coffee in the morning to get that caffeine jump start, but then it’s tea time for the remainder of the day. And, I agree, your photos are really great.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Enjoying tea while enriching to your wellbeing sounds pretty ingenious to me. I love hearing those positive results. Thank you so much Pat. Hugs!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hi Joyce, the cups are from Dunoon, Made In England, Art work is Dawn Song by Jane Fern. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Tiffany says:

    Such an interesting post! I’ve always been a big tea drinker, it really is perfect for any occasion;) I read a book a few years ago called All the Tea in China – it was really interesting to read about the history of tea and how we came to be drinking it the way we do today.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Tiffany, I find the history, traditions and rituals of tea fascinating. Thank you so much for the book suggestion!

  5. Sonya says:

    I typically am a coffee drinker but at Christmas my step mother introduced me to Bengel Spice Tea and now I am hooked. I put local honey in it and love every bit of it. I never tried green tea though, might have to give it a try.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Spice tea sounds wonderful. I’ll have to try that one too. Thanks so much for stopping by to read the post.

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