Indians love their cup of tea. A steaming cup of tea is the beverage of choice for many people, first thing in the morning. No family get-togethers are complete without endless cups of chai and gossip.
Did you know that India is the largest tea drinking country in the world? Tea drinking in India dates back to 750 B.C. But tea is not just a social drink. For centuries, people in every culture have used herbs and spices to enhance the taste of food and drink – and to help and heal their bodies. Teas made from specific herbs, fruits and plants have a multitude of benefits that enhance health and wellbeing.
It is important to note that herbal teas are different from the tea you wake up to at home. Regular tea is made from the leaves of a single plant, the tea bush while herbal teas are an infusion or a blend. The French use the word tisane, which is a little more accurate since herbal tea is an infusion or concoction made from herbs, spices, leaves, flowers, fruits, berries, seeds, roots, bark or any combination of these, extracted in hot water.
Herbal teas are flavourful and naturally caffeine free, with many inherent health properties. They can help with everything from easing a cold and indigestion to fighting infection and nausea. Because herbal teas contain real herbs, by drinking a well-steeped herbal tea, we get all the plant’s benefits in an easily digestible form.
When choosing an herbal tea remedy, make sure you pick the right one.Steer clear of products that add things like essential oils or flavours. To get the full benefits from drinking herbal tea, make sure you steep your loose tea or tea bags long enough—in some cases, as long as 10 to 15 minutes—to really bring out all its healthful properties.
QNET offers a wonderful selection of herbal teas that help you with everything from soothing a troubled tummy to combating fatigue to relieving stress. Our Nutriplus™ Celesteal range gives you six different types of herbal infusions made from ancient Indian herbs and spices, blended with black tea, that promote better health, improve your mood, your skin, your sense of well-being and energy.
Treat yourself to a new blend every month, and not only will you expand your palate, you will also feel healthier. Here are some advantages of regularly drinking herbal teas.
Here are some advantages of regularly drinking herbal teas.
- By drinking herbal tea, you’re also providing your body with some much-needed hydration!
- Spices such as Ginger, Cloves, Coriander and Pepper help in cleansing and detoxifying, promoting blood circulation, giving you healthy, glowing skin and improved levels of energy.
- Teas made from hibiscus are known to help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Research has suggested that the antioxidants in herbal teas have cancer fighting properties.
- Teas which include Basil (Tulsi), Rosemary, Celery, and Fenugreek help in relieving stress, combating fatigue and removing toxins from the body.
Whichever tea you choose from the Nutriplus™ Celesteal range, your senses will be pleasantly stimulated. The warmth of the cup in your hands, the visual pleasure of the delicately colored beverage, the aromatherapy of the delicious fragrance… and, finally, the calming deliciousness of that first taste!