Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Daily Must Have

TEA!  That's right, my day just doesn't seem right until I've had a cup of tea.  I love the stuff, black, green, white, red...it doesn't matter.  I like it all.

I must admit though, that I'm a bit of a tea snob.  I prefer to drink, and try to only drink, loose leaf tea.  A tea bag is like the hot dog of meats.  Loose tea provides much better flavour and is often of better quality.

Studies have also shown that some teas have health benefits.  Green tea is said to help prevent prostate cancer and improve memory as you age.  White tea, the least processed of all teas, contains the highest amounts of antioxidants.  Ginger tea is great at fighting colds, and for upset tummies.  It can even help boost your immune system.

The health benefits are just an added bonus for me.  There's nothing better than a good cup of tea on a chilly fall morning, or an herbal tea before bed.  It warms me from the inside out and makes me feel "good".

Some of my favourite teas are Peppy Peppermint, from Steeped, for after dinner or when I have an upset tummy, Irish breakfast, a strong black tea that will put hair on your chest (not literally) and the Holiday Spice tea from Teopia.

Do you have something you need daily?  I'd love to hear about it.

12 comments:

  1. What's a "twingle?" Nice post. I'm a coffee girl myself, but I love tea too. :)

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  2. Although I'm not a tea "snob" I definitely agree with the tea bags vs. loose leaf! Nice post!
    Here's my dare post: http://sadies-story.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-i-need-daily.html

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  3. great post! now following you through the blog dare. hope you'll stop by my blog.

    jen
    www.blogparent.blogspot.com
    The Antics of An Autism Mom

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  4. Ashley, a twingle is twins + a singleton (1 baby).
    I don't mind the odd cup of coffee; but tea is my go to hot beverage.

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  5. Oh ok I see. Neat. :) How old are your kids? I have 2--my daughter, Madison is 5 and my son, Wyatt is 3.

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  6. I'm a tea girl, too (and a bit of a snob like you, ha ha - loose leaf all the way)! I really like Upton Tea Imports, but I'll have to check out the places you mentioned :-)

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  7. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for visiting. I've never head of Upton Tea Imports, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip :D

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  8. Love tea! I need to try some new flavors. Stopping by from The Blog Dare @Bloggy Moms

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  9. New follower from Blog Dare. I'm glad someone else asked what a twingle was. :O) I like all kinds of tea, too. I just wish Traditional Medicinals made their former Slippery Elm Bark formula. Nothing like it for a sore throat, but I think they're using less slipper elm these days. :/

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  10. Welcome! I've never heard of Slippery Elm Bark tea. I wonder if I can find that somewhere near me...off to search!

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  11. New follower from the Blog Dare. I've never been much of a tea or coffee person. I prefer Dr. Pepper! Wish I liked Tea or Coffee though...Dr. Pepper doesn't warm you up much when it's cold out! Great post!

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