Discover Tea: A Beginner's Guide
As we move into cooler weather, now is the perfect time to re-kindle your love for a pot of tea. Whether you relish curling up on the sofa with a steaming mug to keep you warm, or enjoy tasting new flavours and learning about the different health benefits, there’s a cup for everyone. With so many different teas to discover, it can be hard to know where to begin. It’s time to expand your taste buds beyond English Breakfast and explore the huge range available, starting with these well-known three. Green Tea Green tea is becoming increasingly popular worldwide due to its high levels of antioxidants and vitamins. Additionally, a study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2014) found that three to five cups each day can help you burn an extra 70 calories a day. Clipper green tea is characteristically light and clear, and one of our favourites is the Green enhanced with Aloe Vera as aloe vera helps to balance your body against the stresses and strains of modern life. And if you’re curious about trying matcha (a finely ground powdered tea), experiment with Matcha Maiden Green Tea Powder. It’s made entirely of pure green tea leaves and with its nutritional value of up to 10 cups of regular green tea per cup and 137 x the antioxidants of regular green tea, it’s an organic super food. Chai Masala Chai, meaning “spiced tea”, is a sweet spiced milky tea traditionally made with cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and black tea. This fragrant blend has been the drink of Indian and Middle Eastern culture for thousands of years and is becoming a firm favourite in Australia due to its delicious creamy flavour. Hari Har Chai selects organic black tea grown in the Daintree regions of Queensland, and uses a unique blend of spices to bring the true chai flavour out in their own Organic Spiced Tea Bags. And for those of you looking for a strong chai, why not try their Sprinkle Mix Chai Mix? Sprinkle it on top of your brew for an added spice, or add to your yoghurt, muesli, smoothie or favourite dessert for a chai kick. Earl Grey This is a delightfully aromatic tea with a biting flavour that remains from first sip to last. Nature's Cuppa Organic Earl Grey Tea Bags use hand-picked leaves harvested exclusively from their own organically certified estates in Sri Lanka, which is the secret of its delicious, full-strength flavour. Additionally, earl grey contains a natural source of fluoride and has very high levels of catechin, an antioxidant that fights oral infections - so it’s very good for your teeth! Embrace this beautiful season and step out of your comfort tea zone by tasting something new. To view the full range of organic teas with Australian Organic Products, click here.