Summers can be tiring for anybody. Instead of drinking other beverages to cool down, it is always better to go for a healthy drink to boost you up during these stressful times. While consuming caffeinated soft drinks may give you a quick burst of freshness, it takes away more from your health than the amount of good it does to you. In a country, where Ayurveda and herbal lifestyle took inception, what could be a better remedy for your daily stress than a cup of green or herbal tea? Tea that has for ages been working as a mood-boosting drink whenever one is feeling down, a sip of tea and you are ready to go. So here is a list of tea that would mood your mood. Continue Reading
Isn’t it that time of the year when the scorching sun and the soaring heat paves way for a cooler clime and a pleasing breeze? Many parts of the world see the foliage painted in golden hues as the leaves turn a beautiful orange and yellow before they star falling. So to say, the fall season has made its entry and it won’t be long before we start raiding our winter wardrobe.
Just when we thought that we were summer ready with a layer of sunblock and oversized sunglasses, the soaring heat got the better of us. With the days getting hotter, we at The Tea Shelf head office are shaking off the heat with some of the coolest drinks this summer. While classic iced black tea will always be a summer favorite, we suggest you beat the heat this season with a Tea Smoothie. Continue Reading
We at TheTeaShelf have been long saying “Winter Is Coming”, along with John Snow of course. And now that the air gets nippier, the days fold earlier, and the nights longer, warming yourselves with a hot cup of healthy tea is a great start to this winter!
Try some of these healthy tea favorites this season, and give that boring cup of coffee a miss. Continue Reading
Ah! For a cup of tea. A good refreshing cup of tea. Tea comes in different shades, flavors and tastes. A morning cuppa, mid-morning sip, afternoon cup, evening fresh brew and if possible a nightly brew too. What is this potion, which has stolen the heart of millions of drinkers?
We, at The Tea Shelf have always been quite intrigued by the benefits & possibilities that each of the varieties of tea has. Once a coffee drinking client had scoffed at our brew selection and had questioned – what good does tea do to anyone. It had made us go into a bit of research, which had yielded some facts that were truly amazing. Continue Reading
“Ah! That’s the flavor; I bet that’s a first flush.”
“No, it’s not. Look at the color of the brew, it’s a bit darkish. This has to be second flush.”
And then we both took our first sip. Both were trying to move the liquid around our tongue and trying to breathe in the oxygen, and then I felt it the odd muscatel flavor. It is definitely a second flush.
Well, the story goes like this. I love tea and so does he. It was a love at first brew! But I could practically never distinguish between the tastes and flavors, so it was he who told me about First Flush, Second Flush, Third Flush and mid flushes. Continue Reading