Hangover? There Is A Cup Of Tea For That

Rid that headache with a cup of Tung ting oolong tea. From the mountains of Taiwan, this part fermented blue tea is soothing and relaxing for the mind. This blended tea is a mix of green and black tea, the only ingredient is pure Formosan Tung ting tea. Because the whole of the leaf is used this tea is high in caffeine and will also help you to stay slimmer as a dietary addition.

Here is another tea that will help with that horrible "the morning after a great night before"; it will also help make you feel younger. Forget the full English breakfast and hair of the dog, have a spicy wake up with a cup of hot or cold Chilli Chai. Sounds just like it tastes too, extra spicy and not for the mild curry eater, this one has a kick to wake you up and rehydrate quickly. A traditional twist on an authentic Indian recipe that contains real chilli flakes! A blend from Assam containing ginger chunks and cardamom, this tea sounds expensive but it really isn't.

Bordering Bangladesh and Burma, Assam in India is the world's largest tea growing region. During the monsoon season they get up to 12 inches of rainfall per day and with temperatures of 40 degrees this is a veritable hot house of a country, this is truly tropical.

Apparently, the renowned Robert the Bruce first discovered this tea bush while trading in the country. Bruce noticed local tribes picking and brewing the leaves but before the plant was verified he unfortunately died. It was his brother Charles who decided to step in and supervised the bush being sent for analysis and cultivation in Calcutta's botanical gardens.

The Chinese got involved with the English East India committee in 1834 to try to refine the plant. They found that the bush thrived in the climate with the addition of the Chinese tea seeds which replaced some of the wildness of the Assam plant.

The tea is grown in the lowlands and is picked by hand twice a year. The bush is covered in white blossoms and it's during March that the first flush is harvested. The gold tipped leaf that is picked in the second flush has a sweeter and fuller body some saying it is much more superior in taste. This tea is nicknamed "tippy tea" and is highly praised by many experts in the industry.

Oolong tea is perfect if you have had one too many the night before; chai tea is also a refreshing with plenty of antioxidants in.


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