Herbal Tea has been a miracle-worker for over two-millennia. The earliest records show that the Chinese had been using Herbal Tea as a natural prescription for a lot of illnesses. Customarily, herbal teas were only available in Asian countries. However, it eventually reached Europe through explorers who found herbal teas in the east and were instantly fascinated.
Customarily consumed in East Asia, matcha is a finely grounded powder of green tea leaves made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Compared to other types of tea, matcha tea has a different harvesting process as they are grown in the shade (typically under a cloth) to prevent direct sunlight, which slows down the growth of the tea plant. The lack of sunlight increases the chlorophyll levels of the tea leaves turning them into a darker shade of green. Find out why Matcha is a health miracle!
With its origin in Southeast Asia, ginger(Zingiber Officinale)is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows pseudo-stems (leaves rolled up to form a stem) yearly. Even used by the Greeks and Romans, the ginger root was used since ancient times for its medicinal properties. In the present day, ginger is still used as a natural medical prescription and as a spice to flavour up meals and beverages.
The Chinese call what we commonly know as tea as “cha”, hence the Hindus called it “chai”. Chai is normal black tea but what makes masala chai special is the addition of spices and optionally spices to the brewed black tea which gives it an aromatic smell and a unique taste. Commonly added spices are cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, cloves, and black peppercorns. Adding other spices that suit your taste can make various blends of masala chai.
It is a simple term, yet it’s getting a lot of attention today. The organic label guarantees the quality of the food that you consume. To be organic is a high cost, but people think it is a wiser choice than to end up being hospitalised after eating foods that are sprayed with pesticides.
The liver is located in the upper right part of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach. As the largest internal organ of the human body, a small portion of it extends to the upper left part of the abdomen. The liver plays a huge role in our digestion, it detoxifies a substance necessary for metabolism (metabolites), amalgamates proteins, and produces digestion enhancing biochemicals.
Vanilla Planifolia or the flat-leaved vanilla is a type of orchid, where the vanilla pod is derived from. This plant is commonly found in Mexico, Central America making it a primary source of vanilla. To this day three types of vanilla are cultivated all around the world. They are Vanilla Tahitensis widespread in the South Pacific, Vanilla Pompona grown in West Indies, Central America, and South America.
Honey is a natural sweetener made by honey bees and this is the most commonly known type as it is used for human consumption and commercial production. Honey bees produce honey using floral nectar and sometimes honeydew (a sugary-sticky liquid secreted by aphids who are a small bug found on trees). The hardworking insects store honey in wax mould like structures that we know as honeycombs.
Scientifically known as Ocimum Tenuiflorum, tulsi is also called the Holy Basil as it is used for various religious activities, performed mostly by the Hindus, where they worship this plant. Tulsi is also known all over the world for the vast medicinal properties it offers. The aromatic perpetual plant originated from the Indian Subcontinent and is mostly cultivated in Southeast Asia.
Although the world takes the term “latte” as a beverage made with coffee and steamed milk, we don’t keep our standards to the norm. We test out new flavours, new methods, and think outside the proverbial box to make tea an ultimate experience!
Biohacking has been getting attention lately, especially among the younger generation, it has now become a worldwide buzz! The term biohacking can also be known as DIY Biology. What this does and mean is how small changes to a person’s diet and lifestyle can cause slow, but definite improvements to physical and mental health.
For a better, healthier option, herbal tea is a good way to go, as it has zero caffeine and the added herbal advantage. Health-conscious people consume herbal tea often for the numerous benefits that can be obtained, some of them include;, boosting your immune system, detoxifying you from within, helping with indigestion allowing your bowels to function smoothly, relieving you from gastrointestinal distress and many more.