To Filter or Not to Filter

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To Filter or Not to Filter

Something to really think about when you are brewing your tea, is the type of water you use. Personally I have had my share of types of water as it is important to test the effects of different variations with tea.

Of course it’s all a matter of preference, however when I go to sample teas or work a tea party I make a point of using the best water possible. This way the tea is not hindered by the water, it is actually enhanced. You will then get a better cup of tea and all of the pertinent factors will come into play such as aroma, liquor, and taste. Taste would be the most important of the three. No one likes a bad cup of tea, no one!

I’ve heard many countless stories of how “back in the day” you would throw 2 or 3 teabags in a teapot, add water, and let it steep all day or until the batch was gone. Nowadays people still make Sun Tea, however I believe tea goers are looking for something more substantial, an overall lovelier experience. And I am all for giving providing that.

So the next time you go to make a cup of tea, consider all of the factors, including water. From what I’ve tasted (my personal opinion), I will never brew tea in regular tap water. I feel filtered is the best and easiest way. However you should try brewing with distilled water. It is gives a really nice enhanced flavour without all of the impurities. And if you have a filter system that brews PH balanced water, trying steeping your tea cold. It’s like magic!!

Be sure to enjoy your tea and the magic the summer unfolds!

Chow!

Staying Fit during the Summer with Tea

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How to Use Tea for Weight Management

A cup of tea is a perfect start for the day as it provides energy by eliminating fatigue and tiredness. It is an aromatic beverage that is prepared by pouring hot water and sometimes milk and sugar are added to enhance its taste. Various tea leaf distributors are available throughout the world which supply various types of tea, for example:

  • Green tea
  • Yellow tea
  • Oolong tea
  • White tea
  • Matcha
  • Pu-erh tea
  • Black tea
  • Flowering tea
  • Rooibos tea
  • Herbal/fruit/mate teas

Though all of these teas are beneficial, today we are going to look at specifically green tea…

Importance of various teas

Taking organic loose tea leaves simply by brewing it has a lot of health benefits. The most important thing is that it will make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Now, coming to the importance of green tea, it is something that is perfect for your health as it has proven to be used to cure cancer, reduce weight and finally to keep a person healthy and fit. The green leaf tea extract works in many ways to help you manage weight.

  • It contains epigallocatechin gallate, which has the capacity to stimulate the body’s metabolism and speed up weight loss.
  • It contains caffeine which helps in controlling hunger.
  • It helps in decreasing the blood sugar level.
  • It prevents fat from accumulating in the body.
  • It contains more number of anti-oxidants that helps in providing a glow to the skin by flushing out the toxins.
  • Lastly, cream, milk or sugar is not added to the green tea, which in turn is perfect for managing weight.

When compared green tea with the organic loose leaf teathe green tea extracts are rich in polyphenols and caffeine, which induce the process of thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation.

Thus, we can conclude this by stating that green tea is ideal for weight management and for a healthier lifestyle. Start drinking today, and visit our website at http://tealife.ca!

Fun in the Sun with Iced Tea

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As we get into the heart of summer, many people forget about all of the wonderful options you can have with tea. Of course in the States, that can be another story as they have Sweet Tea throughout the year.

What I recommend is to begin using tea in more creative ways. For example, you can brew a pot of tea and stick it in the fridge to have your tea chilled or iced. Tea can also brew it in the sun (Sun Tea) and it brews naturally over the course of the day(s). Another option is to brew cold tea and use it in carbonated water. This will give your drink a lovely twist and all the added benefits that tea provides, with no extra calories. In addition, cold fruit tea can also be used as a mix as oppose to pop… Just putting that out there. 😉

Of course one of my fun experiences so far this summer is making a bunch of infused water, which uses herbs, fruits and vegetables to give water a refreshing taste. Really you cannot go wrong with most options but I do have some favourites I like to use. So if your wanting to use up some of your tea or try something new, be bold, be creative and be refreshed all summer long.

Some great recommendations: Ice Cream Floats, Day at the Fair, Sunset on the Beach, Bike Ride, Lavender Dream (Sun Tea), Berry Picking, and Afternoon Siesta.

That’s all for now. Happy Tea-ing!!

TeaLife Recommended by a Naturopath!

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“As a naturopath my desire is to always honour the power of nature in a persons healing. TeaLife does just that. Their wellness line of teas harnesses the power of natural , organic ingredients through tea blends that bring healing, relief and wellness to the whole person – mind, body and soul. I would highly recommend TeaLife when it comes to loose leaf teas and your health.”

Rabia K. Meghji, Dr Naturopathic Medical Director 
MEMBER OF :
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS
THE COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS OF ALBERTA

As wellness enthusiasts at TeaLife we are always engaging in relationships with like minded people. Dr. Rabia K. Meghji is one of those!

In 2016 we did a tea tasting at her clinic in Calgary. Alberta – Docere Wellness Centre. It was the start of a wonderful relationship. Docere Wellness Centre began to carry TeaLife teas that go hand in hand with the vision and core values of the clinic.

… to treat the whole person, not the illness
… to address the root cause and not just treat symptoms
… to honour the healing power of nature

It was through these core values that  Dr. Rabia K. Meghji came to believe in the quality and effectiveness of TeaLife teas, specifically the Wellness Line From detoxing to chemo to cold and flu – the Wellness Line partners with her patients to give them natural options to treat and bring relief.

In the Fall of 2016 Dr. Rabia K. Meghji moved forward with a formal endorsement of TeaLife and their Wellness Line of teas. The power of nature brings healing and loose leaf teas are one of those things that nature offers us. We appreciate our new partnership with Docere Wellness Clinic and look forward to 2017 being a year of health and wellness!

Visit Docere Wellness Clinic Website and learn more about this amazing clinic!