Happy National Tea Day

If there is one thing in this world that I know a lot about, it’s deifnitely tea. The stereo type of British people drinking a lot of tea is not far from the truth at all, not in my case anyway. I absolutely love a cup whether its in the morning before I start my day or a cup to warm me up in the evenings, I am all about it. Today is the 21st April 2017 which is also National Tea Day. I thought today it would be a great idea to combine my two favourite things and write a post regarding my favourite flavours of tea.

I am the kind of person that no matter if I am thirsty or not, I will never turn down a cup and you will always find me with a cup in my hand. I drink tea so much that sometimes I make a cup just to place it on the side, completely forget it’s there and drink it cold an hour later (We have all been there, don’t judge). I have always been a fan of English tea and Green tea but have only recently been trying out new flavours and seeing what else is around. Today I have decided to share my top 5 types of tea with you for both health and enjoyment.

1. Yorkshire Gold Tea

My number one choice has to be Yorkshire Gold Tea. I know this is just your typical standard english cup of tea but I just feel the standard of Yorkshire Gold is much better than any other brand I have previously tried out. Most people I know say they cannot taste the different between brands but when you are a strong tea drinker like myself you can definitely tell the difference. Yorkshire Gold Tea bags have won me other for years now and will continue to do so.

2. Tetley Green Tea

Tetley Green Tea is probably the tea I drink the most just due to it being a lot more healthier than normal British tea. When I am trying to lose weight and be healthier I always drink a cup Tetley Green tea with my meals. Green tea is amazing for you as it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. So I would definitely recommend drinking this if you are looking to help out your body and be an overall much healthier person.

3. Twinings Pure Peppermint Infusions

I absolutely LOVE peppermint tea and would highly recommend it for anyone. Peppermint tea for some reason always makes me feel so much more refreshed and healthier. The only time I normally drink this is in the mornings before work as it is very refreshing and helps to wake me up ready for the day ahead, I do not tend to drink this of an evening just due to me having the bladder of a child and not wanting to be up weeing all night. Although i’ve never actually tried out any other brands of peppermint tea so I cannot comment on the quality but I can recommend Twinings as a good product.

4. Buddha Teas Organic Chai Tea

Due to recently following the Buddhist pathway in life, I have decided to try out Chai Tea as I have read in many places that it is very good for your health. I do not regret this decision at all as now Chai Tea is one of my favourites. I do not drink Chai Tea all that often because it is quite expensive however I normally have a cup before or after meditation, Although I meditate every day I will only have Chai Tea around 3 times a week. It is very different from your normal cup of tea, traditionally chai tea is made from a base of black tea mixed with spices like pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves so as you can tell it’s quite spicy. You can order this directly from Buddha Teas website at great prices which I would highly recommend if you are wanting to try.

5. Homemade Iced Peach Tea (recipe from Melissa at number 2 pencil)

I recently came across this amazing recipe for a homemade Iced Peach Tea and as the summer is quickly approaching I thought I would share my thoughts on this with you. Although this obviously isn’t the most healthiest out of the lot it’s definitely the most tastiest. This Recipe from Melissa is lovely and is very easy to follow so I would definitely recommend you trying this out for events such as garden parties or if you just fancy a refreshing drink for yourself. I will link the recipe below so definitely give it a go and let me know your thoughts on it.

Easy Homemade Peach Iced Tea Recipe

I hope all you Tea lovers thoroughly enjoyed this post and I hope I have inspired you all to try out some new and different teas. If you have tried any of the products I have written about above, I would absolutely love to hear your opinions on them or if you have any others you recommend, let me know.

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