Summer is settling in and the days are getting hot and humid. Nothing sounds better than a cool refreshing drink during these days. And nothing tastes better than a tall glass of iced tea. Iced tea made with loose-leaf tea is a gastronomic delight. The best technique for making iced tea is the “cold brew”. Read about the origin of iced teas. Here are some ways to make your favourite iced drink more fun. Continue Reading
Lemongrass is a herb which is part of the Cymbopogan Citratus family. It has a unique citrus flavour and is widely used in Asian cuisines. It is common in varieties of soups, teas and hot curries. It provides a fresh green vibrant colour to the cuisine and enriches it with its medicinal and anti-microbial properties. So, let’s have a look at the nutritional and health benefits of lemongrass. Continue Reading
Nothing soothes us like our favourite cuppa, but can we have too much of a good thing? Maria Fitzpatrick finds out
Why is it that the things we love most are bad for us? That is what we’ve been led to believe about tea. Nearly 80 per cent of the population drinks it regularly, yet we keep being told to cut down our caffeine intake. We’ve heard the scare stories. Earlier this year fertility experts claimed four caffeine drinks a day could cut pregnancy success rates by a quarter. So what are the myths? Here, we sort the hearsay from the hard facts.
Truth and myths about green tea – Green tea has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, they were treated with everything – from headaches to depression. It is believed that green tea helps to lose weight, lower cholesterol, useful in the fight against cardiovascular disease and can even prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. What is this true and what is just a myth? Continue Reading