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5 common tea myths busted: The truth about weight loss teas, caffeine levels, and hot teas in summers

5 common tea myths busted: The truth about weight loss teas, caffeine levels, and hot teas in summers

It might be the second most consumed beverage in the world, but tea continues to be associated with several myths and strange practices that end up being exaggerations rather than based on facts. Tea is Second Only to Water Like all beverages that come with a host of health and wellness benefits (think vitamin water, packaged fruit juices, energy drinks), tea is no different. It’s the global beverage of choice and ranked second only to water: annual tea consumption now stands at 6.3 billion kilograms and it’s projected to grow to 7.5 billion kg by 2025 (source: Statista). That’s a...

These 5 summer special iced teas have a tropical fruity twist to help you beat the heat

These 5 summer special iced teas have a tropical fruity twist to help you beat the heat

Swap out the sugar-heavy beverages and plain old, cold water for some refreshing fruit iced teas brewed especially for the hot summer months of India. Nostalgia for Grandma’s Aam Panna Our grandmothers knew the secret to keeping children and adults in the household satiated during the hot summer months of India. They would source seasonal fruits from the local market, pick fresh herbs right from their kitchen gardens, and select spices that would be crushed in stone mortars to prepare healthy beverages that would quench our thirst. We kept coming back for more glasses due to the refreshing, sweet, and...

The Big O: What’s so special about organic teas and 5 must-try organic teas for summer

The Big O: What’s so special about organic teas and 5 must-try organic teas for summer

Organic teas are cultivated using zero chemicals or pesticides, giving you a tea experience that is super refreshing and great for the planet as well.   It’s highly likely that since you clicked on a link that says ‘organic,’ you may already be an organic foods enthusiast who buys organic vegetables and fruits from your friendly neighborhood organic store. Even if you aren’t an organic-convert yet, chances are you may be aware of the benefits of organic produce. At its most basic, organic produce is cultivated without the use of any chemicals or harmful pesticides, giving you fruits, vegetables, daily...

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The Top 10 Places Around the World to Enjoy Tea

The Top 10 Places Around the World to Enjoy Tea

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. The methods of growing tea, brewing, serving and enjoying it is very different in different parts of the world.