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Proper tea brewing is not as easy as it generally seems. While brewing, we need to pay attention to, among others, the steep time, the water temperature, the type of tea, the water hardness, or the type of kettle in which it is served. All these elements must be adjusted in an appropriate manner in order to be able to enjoy perfectly prepared infusion. Properly brewed leaves should create a cup with rich and fascinating aroma, as well as strong, but not bitter, flavor, while the tea should have a beautiful and deep color. The art of tea brewing, just like tea itself, evolved over the centuries along with the changing world. CLICK HERE FOR OUR PREFFERRED TEAS.
One of the most important things, which is often omitted, is water that we use to brew tea. Water should be fresh and boiled only once, as it contains oxygen that allows tea to fully brew. The hardness of water is also an important issue – the softer water is, the smaller content of calcium and magnesium that affect the taste and aroma of infusion. While preparing tea in hard water, use more leaves and infuse a bit longer than usual. It is also important not to over-boil water, but to lead it to It is a moment just before boiling, when air bubbles float up and water becomes white and cloudy.
TEMPERATURE AND BREWING TIME
A method of preparing perfect tea depends mainly on its type and form. The better the quality of tea is, the less time we need if we do not want it to become too strong and bitter. Also, the finer the grind is, the shorter the brewing time. Different types of tea also require different water temperatures in which tea is steeped. If you do not have a thermometer to check water temperature, it is good to know that after 3-4 minutes the temperature is 203 F, and after 10-15 minutes the temperature is 167-170 F, which is suitable for brewing green and white tea. Remember, however, that all depends on the environment in which you prepare your hot drink and on the amount o boiled water.
CLASSIFICATION OF LEAVES
Classification of leaves stems solely from the last stage of tea production, namely, the process of sorting. Traditionally, there are four basic groups: whole leaves, broken leaves, fannings, and dust. These categories indicate different sizes of leaves and related quality. Fannings and dust are mainly used for mass production of commercial teas, especially tea bags.
Herbal, green, red, white, black…
Tea is one of the most popular drinks we consume. Many people drink it almost addictively, every day, never stopping at one glass. Tea is associated with evenings under a blanket, with warming up on cold days or with meetings with friends. Many of us also drink when we are sick.
Are teas good for everything?
It is worth drinking it for health because it has a good effect on our body. However, it all depends on how and for how long we will brew it. It’s worth starting with this, tea contains theine, thanks to which it can stimulate us when we are tired, cleanse the body and help the stomach work. Drinking tea also supports the fight against tooth decay (caries), thanks to the fluorine compounds contained in this tea drink. It’s not all healthy teeth and stomach.
Drinking a cup of infusion can also calm down and relax. In addition, it prevents many diseases, liver or circulatory system. Tea will also help you focus and concentrate on the activity you are doing. So let’s not deny ourselves another cup drunk during work. The drink is also a good solution for people who have damaged their DNA by smoking cigarettes. Strong, bitter tea, in turn, is helpful in food poisoning.
It is also worth adding that this drink reduces the risk of a heart attack, the tea contains catechins that prevent the appearance and development of cancer cells.
Health Benefits of Tea
Black tea, the most popular, stimulates our body, adds energy, increases concentration, accelerates stomach work, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, makes teeth less susceptible to caries, reduces the risk of blood clots, and a strong brew can even prevent and reduce the risk cancers. Black tea compresses reduce puffiness and redness of the eyes. Green tea, in turn, has antibacterial and antiviral properties, helps to get rid of impurities from the body, lowers cholesterol, reduces the risk of cancer, protects teeth against caries, helps reduce stress, acts against ulcers and – like black tea – helps with eye problems , because it is worth washing them with green tea during conjunctivitis. White tea stimulates so effectively that it can successfully replace coffee.
Like the types described earlier, it helps in concentration and has antioxidants that prevent the development of cancer cells. In addition, drinking white tea delays the aging process of the skin, improves the functioning of the immune system, i.e. increases the body’s resistance and soothes nervousness. Red tea, on the other hand, is an ideal drink for people who want to lose weight. First of all, it speeds up metabolism, cleanses the body and helps burn fat. Like other teas, red also contains fluorine or theine.
It is worth remembering that it is a diuretic and helps in removing toxins from the body. Thanks to red tea, we improve our memory and mood. There are plenty of herbal teas. Mint will help with overeating, lemon balm with sleep problems, besides it will relax and calm down, while, for example, pansy will help cleanse the body, which will help in the fight against acne or extra pounds. Additives also play an important role, e.g. tea with ginger will help in the fight against colds or nausea.
What are the bad sides of tea?
However, remember not to brew too strong tea, because then it is much easier to overdose. In addition, such a drink drunk on an empty stomach can cause nausea and malaise. Black tea has a bad effect on the child’s body, so it is worth avoiding long brewing and giving the youngest tea weak, preferably fruit tea or with the addition of juice or lemon. The tannin in black tea makes iron absorption worse, so drinking it with meals is not recommended. Overdose may manifest as hyperactivity, insomnia, headaches, muscle tremors or palpitations. Green tea is not recommended in large quantities for people suffering from anemia, because drinking this drink in excess makes the absorption of calcium and iron lower. Bawarka, or tea with milk, we should remember that black tea in this combination does not work on the circulatory system. Drinking tea in the right amounts is very good for our health. In addition, they are tasty, perfectly warming and can be served hot as well as cold, in various combinations.
Let’s drink tea for health and enjoy its health properties!!!
One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted.
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- Hawthorn Berries have been used traditionally to support the circulatory system. Their antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that can damage the cardiovascular system.
Every girl wants to be pretty, but it can be difficult using tons of masks, lotions and just a load of products. It can break your bank and expose you to unnecessary amounts of chemicals. I believe in keeping it simple and cheap. No need to go shopping at Macy’s, Bare Minerals or any of other stores. Just head to the grocery store with a $20 bill to get the same effect. I’ve compiled a few beauty recipes below,
1) Brown Sugar and Honey Facial Scrub
This is probably my favorite one. Brown sugar exfoliates the skin ridding the pores of all dirt, oil and dead skin cells causing blemishes. Honey is naturally antibacterial, so as the brown sugar scrubs away the things clogging pores, the honey cleans out the sources of the buildup to prevent future breakouts.
2) Coffee Grounds in Conditioner
This one is really simple. Instead of throwing old coffee grounds away, toss them into your conditioner to make your hair extra shiny. That’s all it takes!
3) Replace Conditioner with Vinegar
To get rid of the usual problems with hair: build up, dullness and just lackluster, replace your conditioner with vinegar 1-4 times a month, depending on your hair type. Just use it as you need it. And, don’t worry about buying the best stuff for the best results, common white vinegar will do the trick as well as any other vinegar.
4) Olive Oil as Hair Moisturizer
It’s easy to see how oil can moisturize your hair. It’s simple to use as well. Simply cover your hair in olive oil and leave it in for 30-45 minutes. You can also wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it from dripping. Some also believe it enhances the effect.
5) Lemon and Egg Facial
Have red splotchiness on your face? Soothe both symptoms away easily by mixing together one egg yolk and the juice of one lemon into a paste. Cover your face with it and leave it on overnight. If this seems like too much work, leave it on your face for an hour. You might not get the optimal results with this amount of time, but you will see a difference.
6) Replace Conditioner with Baking Soda
Want to be more like a guy and only use one thing to clean your hair? Then just add baking soda to your shampoo. It will remove build up and make hair shinier. And to make it even better, you can use it everyday (if you have normal hair).
7) Degrease Oily Hair With Lemons and Aloe
Mix together 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon aloe vera. Mix the mixture in with a normal serving of shampoo. It will get rid of your oiliness in your hair with one shower.
8) Smooth Fizzy Hair With Honey
Add a tablespoon of honey to a liter of water. After shampooing, rinse your hair with this concoction to tame your frizz.
9) Replace Face Wash With Skim Milk Powder
Switching face wash out with skim milk powder can make your face much softer and give you a smoother complexion. It’s also very gentle, so even the most sensitive can use it.
10) Moisturize Skin With Honey and Olive Oil
Honey holds moisture extremely well and olive oil hydrates well, too. Mix equal parts of olive oil and honey (and add a dash of lemon juice if you’d like) to create a pasty lotion. Rub it onto the dry skin and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated for plenty of time to come afterwards.
11.) Soften Skin With Oatmeal
There are many concoctions and mask recipes that involve oatmeal, but you can use oatmeal by itself to help your skin. Ground up about 1 cup of oatmeal using a blender or coffee grinder, and add it to bath water to soften skin to baby-like quality.
12.) Treat Chlorine-Damaged Hair
Mix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 cup of a peeled cucumber. Cover you hair with the mixture and leave it on for 10-20 minutes. You’ll see your hair return to normal almost immediately.
13.) Tone and Rebuild Skin With Avocados and Carrots
This recipe can work wonders. Combine 1 avocado, 1 cooked carrot, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of honey. Leave on for 10-20 minutes and then rinse. These ingredients add a multitude of vitamins, antioxidants and calcium to rebuild natural collagen, tone skin and remove age spots. There is plenty to read about the benefits of each of these ingredients, but all you need to know is that each natural element does more than any store-bought item can.
14.) Lemons or Oranges for Fine Hair Hairspray
Use Lemons for dry hair and oranges for a stronger hold. Chop up the entire piece of fruit in a bowl as to not lose any juice. Boil the fruit with 2 cups of water until soupy or to when the liquid has been significantly reduced. Strain through a cloth and pour into a spray bottle for use. The citrus will hold the hair and not damage it due to the fact that there is no alcohol.
15.) Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleanser and Toner
This eliminates dead skin cells easily, so you can use in lieu of expensive toner. Some can use this straight daily, others need it to be diluted a bit with water. Just pay attention to your skin and use the concentration that works best for you. That’s all there is to it!
You may never think about a Banana in the same way again after reading this. Bananas have three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose. These sugars combined with fiber, provide an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
In fact, research has proven that only two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90- minute workout. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.
Energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help us to overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet:
Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills — eat a banana. The vitamin B6 bananas contain regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
High Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat high blood pressure. So much so, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many illnesses, minor ailments and diseases. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.
Yeast is one of many types of micro – organisms found in the digestive system.
- Candida albicans is the most common yeast.
- Candida cannot thrive outside the body.
- Virtually everyone has intestinal candida colonies.
- Under normal circumstances the yeast lives in harmony with us through a delicate balance of bacterial types.
- Similar to the type of yeast used to make bread, Candida is an oval-shaped micro – organism which can reproduce rapidly by budding.
- Approximately 900 species of yeast exist, although the Candida variety is the one we have to deal with.
What weakens the immune system?
- Birth control pills
- Excess sugar in the diet
Steps to Wellness !!!!
- Balance the pH
- Use Probiotics
- Support the immune system
Candida Control Diet !!!!
Two things drive Candida:
- Sugar or anything that turns to sugar
- Mold or anything containing mold or fungus.
A. You should NOT eat Cheese, Vinegar, Mushrooms, Mayonnaise, or Mustard.
What You Can Eat:
– Meat, (beef, chicken, turkey, fish, etc.), eggs, (preferably organic), and protein powder.
- – Olive Oil
- – Coconut oil (contains Caprylic Acid)
- – Almonds
- – Peanut Butter(with a small amount of Silver shield stirred in)
- – Be careful with nuts as they often carry a lot of mold.
- Non-Starchy carbohydrates (e.g. green beans,broccoli,tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, etc.)
- Fresh or frozen berries(freshly picked–not fresh in the store as they are often moldy)
- Lemons, Grapefruit (No other fruit)
- Beans (Black beans, pinto beans, etc.)
– Chili is a great Candida cleanse meal.