Tea is the main drink for majority of the Earth’s inhabitants in winter.
Each type of tea is a unique taste and a complex of both useful and not very useful properties, which depend on the conditions of growing the tea bush and the method of processing the leaves. After cooking certain varieties, thein enters the body, which has a tonic effect and increases blood pressure. Research suggests that black and green teas contain substances that protect the body from cancer, in particular, skin, stomach, lung and breast cancer.
Scientists in 2019 proposed to include this tonic drink in the list of products that protect the body from cancer. According to a report by Swiss doctors, frequent consumption of black tea without adding sugar helps reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Thanks to thein, strong tea as well as coffee invigorates in the morning. A properly selected variety helps calm the nervous system before going to bed. Chinese varieties of tea from the Oolong family, which are chosen by monks for meditative tea ceremonies, can improve the emotional background, faster and stronger sleep.
Black and green varieties of the drink contain a high percentage of vitamin P, which reduces blood pressure and strengthens the immune system. No wonder there are a huge number of folk recipes for tea against seasonal diseases with the addition of honey or ginger.
In Asia, no meal dispenses with a tea ceremony, which for green tea is usually chosen. According to doctors, this drink improves digestion and helps not to gain extra pounds, removing toxins from the body, and the beneficial antioxidants of green tea slow down skin aging. Black tea, thanks to the potassium in the composition, is involved in the regulation of acid-base balance and can also be useful after a good lunch or dinner. At the same time, the drink can also be used as a tonic for the face – penetrating into the deep layers of the dermis, it provides moisture and soothing to the skin.
One of the most unusual tradition is the tea ceremony in Hong Kong. There, the drink is treated with condensed milk, serving it to guests with ice cubes. And in Pakistan, butter is added to masala tea.
Tea, like any product, can be harmful in excessive doses. Black tea damages the enamel of teeth, and green tea causes puffiness of the face.
The optimal dose of tea is determined individually. Doctors recommend not to exceed the norm of one liter within 24 hours, upon that distributing the use of the drink into three times.
Turkmens have always been great amateur of green tea and did not get along without it even during wars. For example, the riders of the Teke mounted regiment constantly received parcels of green tea from home. Here is one of the letters from the front of the First World War in February 1916 to the Ladies’ Committee: “The Turkmen cavalry regiment expresses its deep gratitude to the Committee for the generous gifts delivered to the regiment.” And those gifts consisted of thirty-two kilograms of green tea and thirty kilograms of sugar.