It's always relaxing and refreshing to drink tea early in the morning, late afternoon, or any time you need a boost from stress and a hectic schedule. Its antioxidant properties detoxify the body, getting rid of harmful free radicals to promote overall health and wellness. Also, it’s believed that regularly drinking tea can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
In this post, you'll learn the different ways to drink tea to help detoxify your body.
Tea is a popular and widely consumed drink, possessing a relaxing aroma. All types of tea come from Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub that originated in East Asia. It’s commonly prepared by boiling water or pouring hot over fresh or cured Camellia sinensis leaves. Drinking green tea per day, about three to five cups, reaps innumerable health benefits.
Here are the good-to-know facts about tea:
White tea pertains to an unprocessed tea, and its name was obtained from the fuzzy white ‘down’ of newly opened buds. After white tea has been plucked, it is withered dry. The leaves aren't shaped or rolled. White teas tend to produce yellow or very pale green liquor with flavor and aroma.
White tea, among other types of teas, is considered the least processed tea. For this reason, it retains the highest number of antioxidants. According to a study, tea polyphenols present in white and green teas, particularly the catechins, are potent antioxidants and antimicrobial agents, instill great benefits on human health. That's why drinking white tea is a great way to detoxify your body.
Here's how to prepare white tea:
For food pairing, white tea goes well with a lightly flavored seafood, cucumber salad, or a fish recipe. You can drink white tea alone in between meals. Accentuate white tea's subtle notes by adding wildflower honey or fireweed honey, which are delicately flavored.
While white tea is unprocessed, green tea is withered and rolled after it is plucked. Japanese green tea is usually associated with good quality tea, with beautiful and consistent size and shape of leaves. Drinking good quality Japanese green tea provides detoxification and relaxation for the body with toasty, grassy flavor and yellow or green liquor color.
According to a 2007 study, concentrated chemicals in green tea dramatically boost the production of key detoxification enzymes among people with low levels of beneficial proteins. With the increase in detoxification enzymes, more harmful toxins in the body are eliminated, which help prevent the diseases.
Here's how to check the quality of green tea:
Some perfect examples of food to pair with green tea include chicken, turkey, root vegetables, light style pizzas, and light stir-fry. Smokey green tea doesn’t go well with sweets because they bring out the bitterness of green tea.
Oolong tea has a more complex flavor as compared to white and green teas. This tea is time-consuming to create because it’s rolled and oxidized repeatedly, along with the other basic steps of tea processing.
Most oolongs come from China and Taiwan and are usually twisted or balled. Oolong is between black and green tea, which is 8 % to 80 % oxidized, measured by knowing at the amount of red or brown on the tea leaf while it’s being made.
Here's how to brew Oolong tea:
Black tea is the easiest type of tea to brew because you only need boiling water, while other tea types are extremely sensitive to water temperature. Black teas have the strongest flavors and the only style of tea taken with milk and sugar. Also, they’re the most popular iced tea bases.
If you want to pair your black tea with food, here are some recommendations:
Pu'erh tea undergoes a tea process green tea also undergoes. Before pu'erh tea leaves are dried, they’re aged pressed hard into dense cakes or as loose-leaf. Pu'erh is a type of fermented tea, in which the aging process may lasts from months to a couple of years. Well-stored and very old pu'erhs are known as "living teas" like wine, highly prized for their woodsy, musty, or earthy, scent, and rich, smooth flavor.
Milk and tea provide a synergistic effect, detoxifying your body and making your immune system stronger. With the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of pu'erh tea and the vitamins and minerals of milk, your body will greatly benefit from this tea and milk infusion recipe. This recipe has a mellow, delightful, and smooth character, giving sweet, honeyed feelings. It helps protect you against colds and eliminate the toxins in the body.
Here's the recipe for the healthy milk pu-erh tea with bee honey:
There are different types of tea available, and there are plenty of ways to drink tea to help detoxify your body. You can simply add loose white tea leaves in hot water. High-quality Japanese green tea leaves are best served with turkey and chicken.
On the other hand, drinking oolong tea produced through multiple steeping times is highly recommended for the best tea drinking experience because of high-quality flavor and aroma. If you're looking for a sweet tea recipe, you can try making a healthy milk pu-erh tea. You can choose the best tea that suits your taste and mood to detoxify your body and improve your health.
This post about 5 Ways To Drink Tea To Detoxify Your Body was first published in 2019. We added the audio of this blog in 2022 just for you.
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