Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sweet tea is a nectar to my southern bee !

Ok tell the looovvve tea.
Tea can heal, comfort, and get the spirit jivin!
I know most of the people I know are coffee freaks, but I prefer the leaves man.
Tea has been consumed since before Mother Isis. And there is good reason for it.
It has shown through time that tea can actually heal the body and spirit.
Research suggests that women who are tea drinkers are 60% less likely to develp arthirits than those who do not drink tea. If you drink tea for many years there is a higher-bone mineral density in your spine. Drinking tea has even been linked to reducing several types of cancer.
The mixture of plants, herbs and antioxidants does a body good.

"The big class of chemicals in tea are flavonoids — a natural class of antioxidants that are found in many natural plant-derived foods," explains Dr. Kenneth Mukamal

Here is a small list of healing herbs that one can use in their tea!

Health benefits of ingredients put into herbal teas

  • Chamomile: Soothes the stomach, Calms the nerves, Induces sleep, Eases cold symptoms.
  • Cinnaman: Improves circulation, Eases cold symptoms, Relieves stomach upsets, Reduces menstrual cramps, Regulates blood sugar and insulin.
  • Feverfew: anti-pyretic
  • Ginger: Improves circulation, Relieves cold and flu symptoms, Eases stomach cramps and nausea, Reduces menstrual cramps, Regulats blood sugar.
  • Horehound: severe congestion, as it promotes mucous production and soothes the muscles of the bronchus.
  • Mint: Eases many stomach and digestive problems, Helps relieve headaches, Relaxing.
  • Raspberry: Antioxident, Eases diarrhea, High in many vitamins and minerals, Menstrual aid.
  • Rosehips:Source of vitamin C, Antioxidant, Prevents bladder infections, Eases headaches.
  • Stinging Nettle: Cleanses the blood, High in vitamins A and C, Improves liver and kidney functions, Eases coughs and other respiratory problems, Relieves diarrhea and constipation.
  • Strawberry Leaves: Relieves diarrhea, Soothes the stomach, Helps ease arthritis and rheumatism.
  • Tyme: Improves immune system, Promotes perspiration, Eases sore throats and coughs, Antiseptic.

Another great aspect of tea is the tea pot. When you walk into someones house and they are a tea enthusiast , you can see their style just by looking at their tea pot. Below are some tea pots that inspired me. What does yours look like?

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown

Not only does young blood have those amazing new tea pots ( shown below in Stephanie's post) but Young Blood has also received special " Young Blood" mugs with your logo on them. Great for the avid coffee or tea drinker. Young Blood currently has the home grown eco-friendly teas from good4you.

So come in to Young Blood and join us for a cup o tea!
Peace and Chicken Grease,

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