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Hot Tea Recipes for Fall and Winter
Hot Tea Anyone?
I really love discovering new hot tea recipes! Not only is hot tea good for our health, hot tea recipes are often simply delicious.
January is National Hot Tea Month and there couldn't possibly be a better month to celebrate hot tea! After all, January is a very cold month and we are constantly looking for something to warm us up inside and out.
Even though we celebrate Hot Tea Month in January, most of us drink hot tea year round. There are many great hot tea recipes and it is often hard to choose a favorite hot tea, so we simply must sample them all!
Hot tea is especially delicious when shared and served from a favorite teapot or mug.
For your convenience, all teapots and featured items in this article are linked for purchase!
Choosing the Right Hot Tea Recipe
What is the Difference in Teas?
Green, Black, and Oolong tea are all made from the same tea leaves. It is the actual processing of the tea leaves that makes the difference.
Green teas ~ The leaves are steamed before they start to ferment. Tea leaves are not allowed to ferment for Green teas.
Black teas ~ The leaves are fermented for a limited time and then heated to stop further fermentation.
Oolong teas ~ The leaves are partially fermented.
Herbal teas ~ Not actually made from tea leaves.
Herbal Tea Recipes
According to the Tea Association of the United States, "recent research findings have reported that drinking black tea may improve the body's defenses and quicken the response to bacteria and viruses."
This is just awesome news and an excellent reason to raise our tea cups and toast tea!
Green tea is considered to be healthiest tea. It is lower in caffeine and contains antioxidants that promote better health. Some studies show that it may even help prevent cancer, heart disease and tooth decay. Green tea also helps to increase your metabolism, which can result in slight weight loss and it helps lower cholesterol.
For more health information, see: Green Tea Health Benefits
Oolong Tea is often referred to as the "weight loss tea" and it seems it is more effective than green tea in aiding weight loss. Some report that it aids in the relief of eczema, diabetes and allergies.
Christmas is Really Not Over in January :) - Some of our guests could not be here on Christmas, so we are still celebrating, chatting, sipping tea and visiting
Have a Spooky Time with Tea! - When October rolls around I will be thinking Halloween! These Tea Recipes would be great for October.
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