10 Ways to Enjoy Hot Tea Month

Fight off those Winter doldrums - January is Hot Tea Month, and we've got all kinds of ideas to mark the occasion:

  1. Master the Art of Steeping.

    One of my favorite quotes stresses the simplicity of Tea: "First you heat the water, then you make the tea, then you drink it properly, that is all you need to know" - Sen Rikyu.  Indeed.  Keep it simple.  You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to make the perfect cup of tea every time.  Be mindful of only three things - the amount of leaf, the temperature of the water and how long you steep.  Reliable tea purveyors will provide you steeping directions with every bag or canister of tea.  

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 Jan 24, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Tea Boosts Your Creativity

I get my best work done as I drink my two cups of Organic Assam every morning.  Those first two hours are productive - spreadsheets get completed, blogs get written.  I guard them jealously.  And now I know why.  A recent study just concluded that hot tea promotes cognitive function.  They attributed it to the caffeine and theanine in hot tea tea and that the effects could be felt within minutes of finishing the beverage.

You can read more about the study here.  Yet another reason why Tea should be a part of your daily regimen.

   

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 Jan 20, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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