The refreshing taste of mint must surely be one of the most popular flavours, and is used in a multitude of sweet and savoury dishes and drinks. Mint works particularly well as an ingredient for herbal teas and tisanes, with its lively flavour and uplifting aroma.
It’s that time of year when the countryside is basking in the warm summer sunshine, hedgerows are bursting with vibrant and colourful displays of succulent berries, and ripe, red strawberries and raspberries are just waiting to be picked. Berries are full of goodness, and have many health benefits as they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Their rich colours and fresh, fruity flavours work so well in both hot and cold beverages. Tea-Direct has a wonderful assortment of fruit teas and tisanes that, as well as tasting fabulous, will keep you hydrated through the warmer months.
Nobody likes to feel anxious, but it’s a sad fact of life these days that many people are suffering with anxiety and the range of unpleasant symptoms that it brings. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stressful situations, but prolonged or extreme feelings of nervousness and apprehension can be detrimental to health. Sleep problems, and physical symptoms such as exhaustion, tension headaches, increased heart rate and gastrointestinal disorders are just some of the conditions that can occur as a result of anxiety.
The start of a new year is often a time when resolutions for self-improvement are made, whether it’s to shed a few pounds, cut down on alcohol or sugar, walk more, or generally make changes for a healthier lifestyle. Resolutions can sometimes be difficult to stick to however; changes can’t just happen overnight and adjustments may need to be made gradually for goals to be achieved. When it comes to a plan of action, tea is a great beverage to include as part of any health and fitness regime, and there are an amazing variety of fabulous teas to choose from.
Do you ever find there’s a time in the evening when you’d really love a cup of tea, but then think better of it as you’re worried you won’t sleep? If so, you need deny yourself no more, as Tea-Direct has a great selection of decaffeinated teas, that are just as flavoursome as those containing caffeine, to drink at any time you like.