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Tea Through Generations: Sipping Stories

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Sipping stories

Ah, the sweet aroma of tea dancing through our home – the kind that makes you sigh in contentment. And with International Tea Day just around the corner on May 21, it’s the perfect time to spill the chai (pun intended!) on our family’s tea habits, health perks, and all-time favourites.

Generational Tea Bonds

Now, imagine our Persian family reunion, the shared glasses of tea making their grand entrance on a silver tray after a year-long hiatus. What I wouldn’t give to just do that one more time. According to a recent study, six in 10 of us are basically copying our tea habits from our parents.

Diverse Health Perks

Now, let’s talk about tea being the Beyonce of beverages – it’s got something for everyone. Dietitian, Dr. Carrie Ruxton, from the Tea Advisory Panel – www.teaadvisorypanel.com – explains how it caters to all ages, from keeping your brain on fleek to giving your gut a spa day.

She says: “As well as being popular across the ages, tea provides distinct benefits for each generation. Studies show that working age adults who drink tea improve their mental focus and memory, while older adults benefit from lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease. Even children over the age of four years – normally given milk or soft drinks – can get a health advantage by switching to milky unsweetened tea since it contains natural fluoride which protects teeth.”

Sipping Stories

Oh, did I mention the Persian touch in our tea rituals? H’s family’s tea-time is filled with cultural richness. Persian tea is served ‘hot’ and consumed ‘hot’. You need to cautiously sip from cups rehearsing a “handle-with-care” routine, To me, it was a rite of passage and a scorching delight, accompanied by an array of shirini (sweet treats) of course!

Gut Health and More

On to green tea which isn’t just for your Insta aesthetic; it’s actually good for your gut. Say bye-bye to digestive drama with this brew, unless you’re like me and just feel a bit sick after drinking it.

Tea, Brain and Beyond

Dr Gill Jenkins spills the scientific tea on the combo of polyphenols, caffeine, and L-theanine.

She says: “The secret is the natural elixir of polyphenols, caffeine and L-theanine which have been shown to influence the brain from adolescence to old age. Indeed, in the new poll commissioned by the Tea Advisory Panel, more than eight in 10 adults say drinking tea helps to improve their mood, while four in 10 claim it keeps them calm.”

Tea for Mood and Energy

But wait, tea isn’t just a liquid hug; it’s a boost for your mood and energy. Over eight in 10 adults agree – and for once. And then there’s the aroma. It’s not just a smell; it’s a nostalgic trip. More than half feel cosy, happy and relaxed, and a third start daydreaming about their parents. It’s like a sip of time travel.

Nutrilic Slim Tea: A Detox Delight

Nutrilic Sim Tea: This 30-day journey promises not just a detox, but is a full-blown party for your tastebuds. That’s the Nutrilic Slim Tea experience.

The Taste Test

First things first – the taste. I approached this detox tea with a dash of skepticism. Can something that claims to be detox be delicious? Turns out, yes! Unlike some other green teas that taste like your sipping on a garden (not in a good way), Nutrilic Slim Tea has a unique flavour that’s a fusion of refreshing and subtly sweet, making it a treat for the palate.

The Energising Effect

Now let’s talk energy levels. As someone who just rekindled their relationship with the gym post-lockdown, the Nutrilic Slim Tea has been a game-changer. It’s not the jittery kind of energy you get after Body Pump, meaning gym selfies are a no-go; it’s more like a gentle nudge that says, “Hey, let’s do this today.”

The Detox Magic

Of course, detox! When it comes to teas claiming to detox, Nutrilic has me pleasantly surprised. A week into the 30-day program, I’ve noticed a decrease in my appetite and a subtle reduction in bloating. It’s like my digestive system finally got the memo saying, “I’m on holiday from heavy meals!”

The Convenience Factor

Let’s not forget the convenient little tea infuser mesh ball that comes with it. Pop it in, pour hot water, and you’re good to go. It’s like the tea gods heard my busy mornings crying for a hassle-free brew.

Final Verdict?

As I sip my Nutrilic Slim Tea, I can confidently say it’s not just a detox tea; it’s a mood lifter, an energy booster, and a surprisingly tasty addition to my daily routine. If you’re on the fence about detox teas, give Nutrilic a shot – your taste buds and well-being will thank you. Here’s to sipping into wellness, one cup at a time!

D’Amazonia Tea

Imagine the Amazon rain forest captured in a pouch of tea leaves – that’s D’Amazonia, and it’s more than just a beverage; it’s a sip into the heart of the Amazon.

The Blend

D’Amazonia is a blend of natural caffeine, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, all wrapped up in a light, refreshing taste. The moment you take the first sip, it’s like you’ve embarked on a mini-holiday.

Energy Unleashed

I stumbled upon this tea in Runners’ World magazine, and it definitely lives up to the hype. The natural caffeine infusion is like a gentle wake-up call for your senses, perfect for post-Covid vaccine energy boosts. It’s my new workout buddy for sure.

Post-Sip Verdict

As I journey through this pouch of D’Amazonia, I can’t help but appreciate the light taste, the energy boost, and the overall goodness it brings to my daily routine. It’s more than just tea; it’s a sip of vitality.

So if you’re looking to infuse your day with a bit of the rain forest, D’Amazonia could be your passport to a flavourful adventure. Sip, savour, and let the Amazonian energy flow!

Over The Moon Tea

In the realms of teas that transcend mere beverages to moments of tranquility, Over The Moon Tea by HotTea Mama hits the spot. Let me share my experience with this rose-scented blend. The first encounter with Over The Moon is like stepping into a garden of roses under the soft glow of moonlight. The aroma is not just a fragrance, it’s an invitation to pause, reflect, and breathe.

Floral Harmony

The blend is a harmonious mix of chamomile flowers, creating a tea that’s not just about taste but an experience. It’s the kind of tea that slows down the pace of the world for a moment of peace.

Anxiety Alleviation

With Valerian, known for its anti-anxiety effects, Over The Moon becomes a soothing companion when you’re bearing the brunt of life’s storms. It calms anxious thoughts, allowing you to unwind and relax.

Wholeleaf Goodness

Each tea bag is a treasure trove of wholeleaf goodness, vegan and gluten-free. And here’s a thoughtful touch – the biodegradable, plastic-free tea bags, so your tea journey leaves little footprint. As I indulge in my cup of Over The Moon, I find myself not just sipping tea but revisiting posiive memories.

Final Thoughts

Over the Moon Tea isn’t just a tea, it’s a calming ritual. So let Over The Moon be your guide. Sip, savour, and let tranquility unfold. RRP £6 a for a box of 15 teabags from www.hotteamama.com

It goes without saying that my favourite brew is saffron tea. A cup of this stuff morning, noon or night works wonders in boosting my mood and brings calm. You can read more about the health benefits of drinking saffron tea here.

As we gear up for International Tea Day, let’s raise our cups high and toast to the liquid magic that is tea!


Saffron and Cyrus is a Newcastle-based family lifestyle blog, covering health, wellness, days out, travel, reviews, recipes and more from our family life.
The blog is written by new mum over 40, Aranda, with input from hubby H and son, Little C.

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