It’s Tea Time: Five Ways to Dress Up One of the World’s Favorite Beverage

January is National Tea Month. Or, as tea expert Kakuz Okakura, author of The Book of Tea, says “Tea … is a religion of the art of life.” And there is no doubt it has been long regarded as such around the world.

Tea is the bind that ties countrymen together. In the United Kingdom, tea drinking is widely known for its rituals. Queen Anne drank tea so regularly that she substituted a large bell-shaped silver teapot for the tiny Chinese teapots. The earliest tea service dates from her reign. And famed Englishman Henry James tell us that “Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

Check out this link to see how people in even more exotic locales around the globe drink their tea. In Laos, “Tea leaves are roasted or steamed then packed into bamboo tubes or baskets and fermented.” In Mongolia, they add goat milk to their tea. In Eygpt, they boil their tea with mint. http://www.omotesenke.jp/english/chanoyu/map.html

Sara's carries various types of teas including the Ahmad Tea blends. A few of their flavors include Raspberry Indulgence, Apricot Sunrise and Lemon and Lime Twist. Come by Sara's to see the full collection of their tea line.

Sara’s carries various types of teas including the Ahmad Tea blends. A few of their flavors include Raspberry Indulgence, Apricot Sunrise and Lemon and Lime Twist. Come by Sara’s to see the full collection of their tea line.

To Your Health

Tea has several different health benefits such as reducing cancer and heart disease risk or improving dental health. Read all about the health benefits from the Dallas Morning News.

Drinking tea is a great way to loose weight. Healthy eating and loosing weight has been a big priority at Sara’s. One study found that people who drank hot tea regularly had a smaller waist circumference and lower BMI than the people who didn’t drink it. In addition, the antioxidants in green tea can help the body burn more fat.

This brand of tea has flavors such as Fennel, Ginger-Lemon Peels, Rosehip and many others. Find a new flavor today!

This brand of tea has flavors such as Fennel, Ginger-Lemon Peels, Rosehip and many others. Find a new flavor today!

Need a Boost?

Need caffeine? Make sure you choose black tea because it is caffeinated where as chamomile tea isn’t. If you are trying to switch from coffee to tea, read this article for inspiration.

New Tips Taking Tea

Try these tips to using tea:

Let us know your favorite ways to use tea in the comments below!

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