My weekends are for family but they’re also for some relaxing “me time”. One of my favorite ways to relax is to grab a book and that also includes a hot cup of tea. I occasionally drink coffee but I drink tea daily, usually Green Tea without any sugar. I’ve always been a tea drinker ever since I was a teenager, coffee seemed to bitter to my immature taste buds. Tea came in so many wonderful flavors that I instantly fell in love with it. I tried everything from Lemon Zinger to Tummy Mint tea, and anytime that I found a new flavor I purchased it right away.
Even as an adult my love for tea never waned, but my view of tea changed. Over they years I learned so much about the health benefits of teas like the antioxidant properties of Green Tea, the immunity boosting claims of Peppermint Tea and the healthy skin benefits of White Tea. I’m a faithful Green Tea drinker and I usually have at least two cups of it daily. But recently starting drinking White Tea because I enjoy the delicate flavor and its similar antioxidant benefits. According to studies performed at the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University White tea appears to have more potent anti-cancer qualities than green tea. White tea has also been proven to contain anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that can help fight illness. The health benefits are pretty amazing.
Professor Declan Naughton, from the School of Life Sciences at Kingston University in South West London, said the research showed white tea had anti-aging potential and high levels of antioxidants that could prevent cancer and heart disease.
So when I have some time to relax I like to make a cup of tea, grab my favorite book and curl up on the coach for some much need “me-time”. There’s nothing like relaxing with a great book and a some hot tea in this cool Fall weather. It’s so relaxing, you absolutely have to try it. Make your favorite tea and take a moment to enjoy the aroma of the tea, inhale it. Feel the warmth from the tea-cup near your hands. Taste the delicate flavors swirling around in your mouth. Be aware of every sense that you experience from drinking your tea, and you’ll enjoy it all the more. Enjoy every moment and live life luxuriously!