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.
Blue skies and sunshine may be a most welcome sight, but when the climate becomes sticky and hot, we mustn’t forget the importance of keeping hydrated. Cold water is undoubtedly the best drink to do this, but it’s a well-known theory that hot drinks like tea can actually help cool you down on a hot day, as it’s thought they can increase the body’s output of perspiration. If you can’t quite decide between water or tea, why not try something a bit different with a light and refreshing white tea?
It’s spring again, and suddenly everything’s green! It’s a time of rejuvenation and renewal, with tender, young buds and shoots bursting upon the scene. If you are longing to feel revitalised too, after the grey winter months, why not embrace the spirit of spring with an uplifting and refreshing green tea? Whether you choose a sweet and light Sencha, a smooth, vibrant Matcha, or a delicious green tea blend, the clean flavours and fragrant aromas found in Tea-Direct's wonderful selection of green teas will be sure to energise.
When we finally wave goodbye to the cooler months and at last feel the warmth of the sun, what better way is there to enjoy an alfresco lunch, or balmy summer evening, than with a delicious glass of refreshing iced tea? Cooling, thirst-quenching, and easy to prepare, there are different ways to concoct this increasingly popular beverage, and a wealth of ingredients, flavours and choice of teas to experiment with.