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Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • Health Benefits of Organic Peppermint Tea

    cup of peppermint tea on wooden placemat

    Peppermint tea has a number of health benefits that we'd like you to know about. Here are five of them.

    Organic Peppermint Tea Improves Digestion

    Peppermint tea is a natural muscle relaxer (also known as an antispasmodic). The oils in the peppermint tea leaves help to reduce nausea and vomiting. It can be used to ease these symptoms during illness, or to prevent them during activities that cause motion sickness (such as sailing or lengthy car travel).

    It is also a carminative; a herb which helps to stop gas from forming in the gastrointestinal tract and reduces flatulence. Its analgesic properties ease the discomfort of bloating and cramps, while soothing indigestion.

    Peppermint Tea = Fresh Breath

    Both the menthol and the antibacterial qualities in peppermint tea can help keep your breath fresh. The menthol provides a clean scent while the antibacterial elements kill germs that can lead to halitosis.  

    Organic Peppermint Tea Fights Cough and Colds

    The menthol in organic peppermint tea reduces fever by cooling your body down. The antispamodic qualities will ease throat muscles and reduce the urge to cough. These benefits can each pave the way back to good health. Peppermint tea is also naturally caffeine free, so it won't prevent you from getting the rest you need during a bout of illness.

    Peppermint Tea Helps With Weight Loss

    The scent of peppermint is a natural appetite suppressant. It can thereby cause less temptation and enable you to exercise better choices when it comes to portion control. This will naturally combat weight gain and prevent obesity.

    Organic Peppermint Tea Promotes Mental Health

    Another health benefit of the menthol found in organic peppermint tea is that it reduces stress. This is due to its antispasmodic and sedative qualities.

    Both the menthol and the antibacterial qualities in peppermint tea can help keep your breath fresh. The menthol provides a clean scent while the antibacterial qualities kill germs that can lead to halitosis.  

    With so many reasons to drink peppermint tea, why not try a cup of our organic peppermint tea, harvested fresh for you all the way from Tanzania.

  • 3 FAQ’s About Tea Etiquette

    woman drinking tea with white gloves

    There are some important rules when it comes to taking formal tea. Here are some frequently asked questions and the answers that have kept us in good stead with our organic tea fans throughout Europe and, indeed, the world at large.  

    Who Pours the Tea?

    Whether it’s Earl Grey or organic peppermint tea, the first to pour remains the same. If the waiter or host pours the first round, then that settles that. If the pot is simply placed on the table then it is the person nearest the teapot who will pour for everyone at the table.  

    What do I wear to tea?

    Dress should be smart at all times. It will not do to wear trainers or any type of sports attire. Flip flops are also taboo. Ladies can wear their favourite skirt or dress, or simply a neat blouse, fashionably fitting trousers and ballet flats.

    Gentlemen can don button-down shirts and khakis, or can take it up a notch with a sports jacket or suit. Jeans are suitable as long as they are neat and worn with well chosen shoes. When dressing for tea, consider what would be appropriate for a dinner party, and your choices will proceed in the right direction.

    Is there anything I shouldn't do when taking afternoon tea?

    Plenty! Don't take bites that are too large; it's undignified and prevents you from participating in conversation when called upon. While eating, indulge from the bottom of the three-tiered tray to the top (savouries, scones, then pastries). The jam should always be placed onto one's plate, not directly onto your scone.

    When stirring your afternoon tea, avoid hitting the sides of your cup with your teaspoon. Also, avoid cluttering the table and surrounding area with bags, iPhones and keys. Neatly place everything under your chair after switching your phone to silent.

    This tradition is much like a dance; grace is involved, a bit of respectful costume, and all your best manners. With this mindset, you'll make a good impression and keep a treasured British custom elegantly.

     

     

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