Us Brits are still very much a Nation of tea drinkers with an incredible 165 million cups drank every day. And the trend for brewing fresh infusions over a traditional tea bag continues to grow in popularity. Not only thanks to the incredible mix of flavours and tastes out there to enjoy, but also because of the various health and wellbeing benefits associated with certain tea leaves. Taking a moment to enjoy a cup of the finest is of course one of life’s great pleasures – especially when a few sweet-treats are popped onto the table to enjoy over a catch-up with friends too!
Research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition also dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates, with some experts arguing that drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water. According to the bbc news report
tea not only hydrates, but also protects against heart disease and some cancers. The antioxidants found in tea leaves have been shown to help prevent cell damage in the body and support the immune systems defences in fighting disease. Surprisingly tea also contains fluoride meaning a cup of your favourite brew is also good for your teeth and gum health.
The feel-good factor from drinking tea regularly doesn’t stop there either, here is a top 10 rundown on all the benefits from today.com
1) Tea contains antioxidants
2) Tea has less caffeine than coffee
3) Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke
4) Tea may help with weight loss
5) Tea may help protect your bones
6) Tea may keep your smile bright
7) Tea may boost the immune system
8) Tea may help battle cancer
9) Herbal tea may soothe the digestive system
10) Tea – unadulterated, that is – is calorie free.
And to celebrate the wonders of tea, we’ve picked 5 of our favourite QDO tea-prep products to share with you here on the Forma blog. Inspired by the Orient and designed to bring a little fun to your tabletop, we love this gorgeous collection of infusing products that not only look great but work brilliantly well too.
Editor's Top 5 from QDO
Element double-walled glass set collections
Glass teapot with clip handle and stainless steel filter
Birdie swing nest tea infuser with glass mug
The 102 Carafe set with nest of 4 beakers
Tea on a stick
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