Green Teas

We have arrived into the month of March within the year of lord 2017. March is the month we celebrate one of the contributions of our Irish Americans.  The feast St. Patrick is celebrated on March the 17th with parades, Festivals, Green Beer, Green clothing and now Green tea.  This March we are going to look at March’s favorite color: Green.

Green teas are leafs that are created from the same plant as the Black teas but are less process.  Therefore less caffeine is said to be found in Green than black teas.  Green teas are higher in antioxidants (Antioxidants prevent free radical damage in your body which is thought to be the cause of many chronic diseases).  Green teas are said to help with weight loss and detoxifying of the skin and cancer retardation.  Green teas are great served with local honey, especially when you have a cold or your sinus is really getting to you.  Green teas help with building up the immune system and the honey helps by building up your immune of local pollen allergies. Also to offset the vegetable taste of green tea try by blending it with fruit or flowers to add a floral or fruit flavor to your green tea. 

Whether Iced or hot green teas will help you celebrate the St. Paddy’s feast by drinking something healthy and green.  While you celebrate the Month of March with the feast St. Paddy’s Day,  the leaping forward of the clocks and the start of Spring try a healthy cup of green tea.  And move into Spring with a mindset of making a more healthier you.

Syrups in Teas

When I go into a restaurant I read the menu or ask the waitress what teas they have.  When I find they have Peach Tea, Raspberry or a plethora of fruity teas I then ask is it flavored with syrup.

Syrups are the additional flavors/sweeteners that they add to tea that gives the tea that fruity sweet flavor on top of the basic tea flavored. Syrups are a great addition to most beverages; they add flavor to a beverage as well sweeten it at the same time. But there are Teas out there that have the benefit of flavor without the added sugars.  Teas in themselves come in a variety of flavors. If you want a Peach tea there are Black, Green and White teas that have natural peach flavors and well as dried peaches blended with the tea itself.  These are great for those people who are watching their sugar intake.

These are great for those people who are watching their sugar intake. Because there is no sugar added to the tea blends. If it is a really good tea there will be all natural ingredients within the tea blend.  This way if you want to sweeten your tea you may add sugar, honey and the sweetener of your choice without adding all of the unwanted additives. The very best Teas are the loose leaf teas that are packaged into teabags. Watching the leaves unfurl is watching the flavor steep into your tea.