Take The Bitterness Out Of Grapefruit Tea Recipe With Grapefruit

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Calling all the iced tea lovers, could this be the best iced tea recipe we’ve made so far? We think so.

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Why a tea recipe?

So what’s the old saying again.

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Ah yes! Eat breakfast lượt thích a king, lunch like a prince & dinner lượt thích a pauper. There is a multitude of reasons why The Anti-Cancer Kitchen likes this old adage so much. For starters, it’s a good way of maintaining an ideal weight, obesity is a leading factor in the cause of cancer after all. The idea is lớn eat the most nutrition at the beginning of the day so that energy is slowly released all day. The reason not to vì chưng this late at night or for dinner is simple, if you are consuming lots of calories before going to lớn bed, then the energy is not released therefore you put on weight. Not everyone has a resting metabolism that will naturally burn these calories. There are also more in depth reasons for doing this as well which has spawned a whole array of diets, one notable diet being the 5/2 diet introduced to the world by the doctor & journalist Michael Mosley in which you eat what you like for five days of the week and nothing lớn very limited calories the other two. This is simply fasting, which has a knock on host of health benefits for your body toàn thân including helping the body’s immunity system stave off acute illnesses such as heart disease, stroke và cancer. Eating breakfast like a king leading up to eating little or nothing in the evening is replicating this fasting. It has been suggested that fasting for up to lớn 14 hours at a time is the ideal amount for the body toàn thân to rejuvenate. Another big reason we like this adage is the whole thought of how to lớn eat breakfast lượt thích a king. The imagery of a royal banquet for breakfast is great. It is a kind of gluttony of sorts where the subject of breakfast which we feel is mainly a healthy meal is pushed khổng lồ the forefront. We’re thinking, cereals, spreads, overflowing bowls of fruit, loaves of whole grain breads & jams, pitchers of fresh juice etc, the main inspiration taken from this breakfast banquet however is not what is eaten, it is what is drunk at breakfast the whole world around và that is tea!

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Tea, tea and more tea

Tea has a long & complex history but generally known lớn have originated in southeast Asia, Burma, Sichuan & Yannan provinces of China. The first use of tea was as a medical drink but due to its popularity, it started being drunk as a stimulant. What better way to lớn start the day off!

A cup of invigorating tea is drunk all around the world and of course not just for breakfast. Although it remains tea, it is drunk very differently throughout the world. 

From its birthplace in China, the traditional Gongfu Tea ceremony sees a ritual of many stages where guests drink from elaborate cups. First, the tea leaves are offered on the nose then brewed, strained all with the use of the paraphernalia of tongs, tea towels, scent cups & tureens. Then in India, which is a massive producer & consumer of tea, đen tea leaves are combined with wonderful spice blends such as Chai which uses cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg & cloves. From these countries, tea then made its way through the silk road and onto the middle east. In the 15th century countries such as Iran saw the rise of tea houses known as chaikhanehs which have become a social institution. Tea here is served so much it is kept on a warm stove all day. It is served exceptionally strong and often accompanied by sugar cubes.

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In Russia, again the drinking of tea is such a social occasion it is served in large grand tamavars and reserved for special occasions. Then in the UK, Tea was introduced in the 17th century via the East India Trading Company. Today it still plays a major role in Great Britain’s very identity. You can imagine a gent in a bowler hat delicately clasping a teacup và saucer or florally clad ladies on a veranda with trays of sandwiches to the builders who famously drink tea with a bit too much sugar. It is truly a drink for everyone.

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What’s tea?

There are many varieties of tea but all non-herbal teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis. The amount of time the leaves are processed determines whether you will have a green, black, oolong, pu-erh or white tea. Green tea is one of the most ancient & healthy drinks in the world. It remains the most popular type of tea drunk in the East. These green leaves which are steeped in hot water contain high amounts (about 30% of the dry weight of the leaf) of catechin which is a powerful flavonoid antioxidant. The potency of this is about 100 times greater than vitamin C & research has shown that by regularly drinking green tea can reduce the risk of cancer. One of the most popular green teas is Japanese Matcha where the leaf itself its ground & consumed too, it has a strong bitter grassy flavour but is even more healthy. đen teas are the most popular variety of tea in the western world particularly with blends of Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon & Lapsang souchong. English breakfast is generally a phối of Assam, Ceylon & Kenyan teas. Earl grey adds bergamot oil khổng lồ get its particular perfumed taste. The difference between black tea & green tea is that black tea is sun dried khổng lồ oxidise the leaves to make them darker or red. Drinking black tea has been linked with health benefits such as reducing blood pressure và the risk of type 2 diabetes. It could also improve your cholesterol levels. Oolong tea is also an oxidised tea very much the mid process between being a green tea or a black tea. Pu-erh is either a black or green tea but it has been allowed to age through microbial fermentation. This tea is caffeinated và best consumed in the morning to increase energy levels. Due lớn the fermentation process, this tea matures lượt thích a wine and rare blends can be aged for up to 50 years, this is definitely having breakfast like a king! The last true tea type is trắng tea. This uses only the freshest leaves & is very refreshing on the palette. Although it is milder in flavour its nutritional nội dung remains very similar to lớn green tea.