“Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, and keeps that palace of the soul serene.” -Edmund Waller
Tea – the second most popular drink in the world after water has a long history and is a part of many traditions from around the world. What makes it all the more special is its health benefits, endless variations and flavours. We at Ripple tea have tried putting together our top reasons to love tea – And here they are:
Tea (without milk) contains more than 90% of water. “Drinking four to six mugs of tea a day is as good for keeping you hydrated as a litre of water,” reported the Daily Mail, UK.
Herbal teas and black tea especially is a great source of potassium and hence helps hydrating the body. So we now have another reason to grab that extra cup of Ripple tea!
Tea contains an amino acid that produces a calming effect resulting in a better mood. Also, theanine found in tea reduces anxiety and calms you by increasing the number of inhibitory neurotransmitters. So the next time you feel low, all you need to do is grab a cup of Ripple tea and begin your relaxing ritual!
Tea contains catechins and biotin which boosts and strengthens the immune system. These elements protect your cells from free radicals, therefore protecting against blood clots, cancer, or the hardening of the arteries. Vitamin D found in tea helps build stronger bones, while the amino acids help your body build muscle, as well as fight bad bacteria and viruses. So this sip of Ripple tea is not just tasty but also extremely healthy!
Drinking tea is an ancient tradition that is said to date back to China in 2727 BC. A variety of techniques of tea processing have developed over the centuries around the world.
In Japan tea is an important part of the food culture. The British can’t live without this drink which they brought from India when they ruled the country. In the Middle East tea is all about hospitality and get-together with friends. Likewise, every country has its own unique tea culture which makes it even special and fascinating.
Tea is one of those drinks that have its presence in almost all the homes around the world. It’s a perfect beverage for almost all occasions – friends catch-up, official meeting or a family function! What’s even better is that tea tastes better when paired with some lip smacking snacks.
In kerala, a cup of tea is best enjoyed with Paripu vada, Pazhampori, Kerala Banana chips or achappam. In Tamilnadu, tea’s best friend is a snack called bonda; and in Karnataka, people enjoy their cuppa with chilli bajjis, muruku etc. Similarly, the food and tea pairing differs from region to region. But one thing is for sure! Tea and food were absolutely meant for each other!
With tea, the possibilities are endless. So go ahead, grab that cup of Ripple chai and let us know your top reason to love tea!