Have you considered combining your tea with the amazing health benefits of honey?
Tea, as you may know, is a powerful source of antioxidants that protects your mind and body from many ailments. Well, so does honey!
That sweet aromatic nectar can also offer you a wide range of vitamins that will strengthen your immune system and give you an energy boost every day.
Come with us as we unveil this sweet world and discover all the health benefits of honey.
Honey is produced by honey bees by extracting the nectar from one or many flowers. What gives honey its many different tastes and varieties is the type of flower where the bee collects the nectar.
It is a natural sweetener composed by fructose, glucose, water, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, pollen and proteins.
Honey has been part of our lives for thousands of years, all the way back to the cavemen. It was also used in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome and Greece, and even the Mayan civilization used honey.
Many religions embraced honey into their rituals. In Hinduism it is considered an elixir of immortality. In Buddhism, it is a gift given in festivals.
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In the Jewish religion honey is a symbol for the new year and both in the Christian and Islamic faiths there are episodes that depict the presence of honey as a nutritious food.
Honey is indeed a great carbohydrate source that will provide you an extra energy boost whenever you need it.
That sweet, thick, aromatic liquid is indeed a wealth of healthy surprises that will sweeten your mouth and heart with its delicacy.
So let’s not wait any longer and see the health benefits of honey!
Tea and honey is certainly a great combination. Get the most out of the health benefits of honey by learning what are the tastiest honeys to add to your tea.
There are four main types of tea with thousands of varieties and also several types of honey, which vary in taste and colour, according to its source.
Here are some suggestions for you to blend these types of tea with some honey varieties available. So clear up some space in your pantry for your new collection of honey jars.
This grassy astringent taste goes well with light coloured honeys like blueberry honey, alfalfa honey or sage honey which have a sweet and delicate aroma and taste.
Wildflower, fireweed or alfalfa honey are good choices to enjoy the white tea health benefits with a sweet taste of honey. This delicate and mild tea will acquire a sweeter taste that will take you on a wonderful journey.
This vigorous tea goes well with fruity flavours, so try mixing it with orange blossom or tupelo honey and experience a whole different world of aromas and flavours.
Fan of stronger teas? Combine this earthy flavour with basswood or sourwood honey, which are stronger as well, but still offer you a sweetness that will compensate the earthy tones of your tea.
Keep in mind that honey will alter the taste of your tea, so even though we tend to suggest the amount of honey to add to your tea, adjust it to your preference.
Here’s a final tip: Add honey only when your beverage is warm and not hot!
But don’t stop here! There are many blends you can discover and create, so gather your friends and discover the health benefits of honey and tea together and share your impressions with us!
If these varieties aren’t available in your supermarket, be on the look out for local street markets, where you will surely be given a taste if you are in the experimenting mood.
And don’t forget to check out gourmet stores, you can always come across some interesting honeys that are otherwise unobtainable.
Enjoy a cup of tea and reap the health benefits of honey with every sip!
"Thank God for Tea! What would the world do without tea? -- how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea." - Rev. Sydney Smith (1771-1845), English clergyman and writer
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