Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    TIME2BLOOM4ME   131,636
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
Tea Time

Monday, November 04, 2013



The last few days I have been reading and watching videos on how to make TEA.

Why?






It's getting colder with the wind blowing and the yellow and red leaves falling to the ground. The skies are turning grey with clouds. It's the perfect beverage for times like this.






Tea is low in calories. emoticon It can fill and warm your belly, satisfying that craving for something else.







Tea if you choose wisely can nourish your body. It can affect how you feel, uplift a mood (KAVA KAVA), it can calm a queezy stomach (PEPPERMINT TEA), or it can help calm a wild headaches and muscle pain (Lemon Grass, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena).






Each tea needs to be brewed differently. Peppermint tea for an instance needs to be cooked gently, for a short period of time with the lid on the pot, or the essential oil, the medicinal goodness will be cooked away.






Microwaved water isn't the best. It kills plants. What will it do to us?
http://www.eutimes.net/2011/
03/experiment-microwaved-w
ater-kills-plants/?utm_sou
rce=feedburner&utm_medium=
email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A
+TheEuropeanUnionTimes+%28
The+European+Union+Times%29 Here is another source. While I can't say I have done the experiment I have read lots of articles on it. http://www.naturalnews.com/031
929_microwaved_water_plant
s.html






Other teas like Chaga need to be cooked for a long time to extract all the nutrients.

I ordered some CHAGA mushroom. It's a fungus that grows on birch trees. It has a reputation of having intense medicinal properties and is loaded with lots of nutrition. While my first bag is being shipped from Florida, I found some on sale from Mountain Rose Herb company at a fraction of the price.





"Chaga mushroom is definitely among one of the healthiest things you can consume! They might be quite expencive, but luckily you might find some from your backyard or the forest nearby (especially if the the trees are old). Chaga contains minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, fibers, fats, proteins, essential amino acids, and special compounds such as phenols, beta-glucan, inotodiol, isoprenoids, and betulinic acid.






Free radicals are involved in degenerative diseases and cancers. Polyphenols and triterpenoids from chaga have been shown to be effective antioxidants. They are able to stop free radicals damage body’s cellular structures, such as DNA. Chaga also offers protection against an oxidative kind DNA-damage. The presence of betulinic acid in Chaga mushrooms inhibits the growth of tumors, kills off tumor tissues as well as tumor cells. So if you suffer from tumors, it is beneficial to consume Chaga. And because of immuno stimulation, Chaga mushrooms also fight against cancerous growths and cancer cells. Helps to heal injuries and rashes when applied on skin.

Boosts the immune system. May help lower blood sugar levels. Is regarded as a fountain of youth by promoting longevity, delaying the signs of ageing and preserving youth. Chaga mushrooms provide an anti inflammatory effect, stimulate metabolism in brain tissues and boost life energy or “chi”. Can help to combat hormonal imbalance, HIV, diabetes and immune deficiencies. Since 16th century, ancient eastern Europeans have been using Chaga mushrooms to treat gastritis, tuberculosis, ulcers and cancers of different kinds and to promote general health." From: http://nitawellnessblog.com/po
st/12066101115/hot-chocola
te-chaga-tea






Drinking tea can be rewarding in so many ways especially if you order the supplies in bulk and don't rely on tea bags, making your own. However there is much to say about the convenience of tea bags. Often tea bags are flavored with natural flavors which may contain MSG and other unhealthy things for our bodies. Read the tea box to see what you really are getting. Now there are also concerns about the materials used in making the tea bags being toxic with cancer causing chemicals. Yes, I still use tea bags in addition to brewing on the stove in a large pot.





Make the most out of your TEA TIME.




Hugs.
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LORIVIOLA 4/3/2014 10:45PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRAMPIAN 1/13/2014 7:21AM

  Another gre emoticon at thing about tea is tht it warms you up when it's cold and cools you down when it's hot!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MCJULIEO 11/13/2013 7:48PM

    Good advice!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EFFRAYECHILDE 11/12/2013 12:50PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CORNERKICK 11/9/2013 12:34AM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOANNHUNT 11/7/2013 11:19PM

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CERTAIN TEAS, IT WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DS9KIE 11/7/2013 8:57AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DKAY0923 11/7/2013 4:02AM

  loved this blog

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWTINK 11/6/2013 5:06PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLPURNELL 11/6/2013 2:47AM

    I love tea!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUEJEAN99 11/6/2013 12:11AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CICELY360 11/5/2013 10:35PM

  Good blog

Report Inappropriate Comment
IAMAGEMLOVER 11/5/2013 10:30PM

    like tea.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROCKYCPA 11/5/2013 10:23PM

    I love tea - thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JAMER123 11/5/2013 10:04PM

    emoticon emoticon
I am not a tea drinker but your article was good!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYJEANSL 11/5/2013 9:29PM

  I would be very cautious about picking any wild mushrooms. With that said, I really like mushrooms and would like to try these. I am also a big fan of tea. The only thing I don't like is that it stains the teeth. But I dislike coffee and really enjoy tea. Good stuff!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LISA_FRAME 11/5/2013 9:19PM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVELYGIRL2 11/5/2013 7:55PM

  I love grren tea and varities. My friend gave me a package caled, wellness selection by amanzi It had 6 unique ones and lovely. It also makes 2-4 cups, depending how strong one likes it, some bags have more in them.

Yes, perfect weather. If I had a decent camera, I'd go a virtual tea with my pretty cups.

Thanks emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSEATTLE 11/5/2013 6:27PM

  Yes it's definitely tea season again! I love all kinds of tea but my favorite is Genmai-cha.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIMIDOT 11/5/2013 5:19PM

    I drink to your health! TEA! Great idea.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAANN46 11/5/2013 3:53PM

  emoticon for an interesting and informative blog on one of my favorite beverages.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANNEMT 11/5/2013 1:33PM

    Love my Earl Grey!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHOAPIE 11/5/2013 1:14PM

    emoticon I'll have a cup with you. I drink lots of tea, in the cold months especially.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HAPPYMENOW58 11/5/2013 1:14PM

    Great blog! Makes me want a cup of tea!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSRIGS1 11/5/2013 12:16PM

    I love my tea this time of year as well! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEPTUNE1939 11/5/2013 11:54AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NONNAOF2 11/5/2013 11:33AM

  There is always so much to learn! Thank you! :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSGETTENBY42 11/5/2013 11:10AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LCRUMLEY81 11/5/2013 11:02AM

  Great info - thank you

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRENDA_G50 11/5/2013 10:56AM

    I absolutely LOVE hot tea with splenda and milk in it. When I was pregnant,(43 years ago), I use to crave hot tea, but I used sugar instead of splenda because splenda hadn't been invented yet. Hmmm, I think I'll go make some after while. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IDICEM 11/5/2013 9:55AM

  I'm an Earl Grey gal too, but I enjoyed the information on various teas.

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMANDANCES 11/5/2013 9:38AM

    Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. :) My FAVORITE autumn beverage! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOGOULD 11/5/2013 9:12AM

    I have always drank ALOT of coffee, but have been trying gradually over the past couple of years to drink tea instead, especially after 2 or 3 PM. With the many thousands of teas available, there is a lot to learn, but it is an fun and tasty journey!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJSHIP46 11/5/2013 9:11AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WORKNPROGRESS49 11/5/2013 8:56AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOOSIEMOON 11/5/2013 8:45AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAMISHELI53 11/5/2013 8:35AM

    Tea is indeed a great beverage on a chilly day! I do like my cup of coffee in the morning, but after that - tea for me!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SCRAPBECCA 11/5/2013 8:18AM

    very informative, thank you for taking the time to share all of this tea-rrific information! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANEMARIE77 11/5/2013 8:08AM

    thanks for the info

Report Inappropriate Comment
KATHIC2 11/5/2013 7:28AM

  Great info! I will look for Chago tea!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLAIREINPARIS 11/5/2013 7:19AM

    Such a beautiful, fun and informative blog, thank you! And I LOVE tea!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHERYLP461 11/5/2013 7:12AM

    I too am a tea lover.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHANNONY84 11/5/2013 6:55AM

    Thank you for all the information regarding tea. I also love tea, especially in the cold months! Thank you for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PENOWOK 11/5/2013 6:43AM

    I start with green tea every day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHOENIX1949 11/5/2013 6:03AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRYINGHARD54 11/5/2013 5:52AM

    Good blog...

Report Inappropriate Comment
THEBEV2 11/5/2013 5:16AM

    Great info - thank you! I find a nice hot cup of chamomile tea to be so soothing. Thanks to you I'm going to branch out and at least try Kava kava.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERDIAMONDS 11/5/2013 4:33AM

    My word, you know so much about tea! Thank you for some truly fascinating information.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ASCIESZKA 11/5/2013 3:32AM

    Thank you for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJ4HEALTH 11/5/2013 1:53AM

    Love teas and drink it all the time and I live in Florida so I can't wait until it gets cool to drink it so I drink it all the time. I also try different types too. Want to try loose leaf but have to find where to buy it and get a good strainer to be able to let the tea get is flavor good. If it is too small then the tea will not steep properly.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
Member Comments Page (84 total):  1 2 Next >