Menu

Returning to the Roots of Natural Healing

What's For Tea?

                    

Teatime With Emily

                                       

What's for tea, and what are the benefits of tea?

Black tea is very astringent and helps reset the body's system to tighten up and eliminate toxins. I am one of those hard-core tea drinkers who downs a steaming cup of black tea every morning. I also believe in taking 3-7 cups of herbal tea, or if you can tolerate it: green, black or white tea daily. If you don't mind gentle herbs (and one herb tea bag is gentle herbalogy) this water-infused herbal medicine gives the body subtle cues to rebalance. Alternately, if you don't get over stimulated by caffeine you might find regular tea a nice break in the day, and a good pick-me-up. Try teatime essentials such as Red Rose, Earl Grey, or in England, Tea Pig brand or Yorkshire are traditionals.


British Tea

Especially nice is the break for teatime around 3 or 4 o'clock. This is traditionally British but everyone needs a mid-afternoon snack for their lagging energy levels. Let's see what we can cook up. Our baked goods here at Emily's home are made with whole cane sugar, olive oil, and whole grain flours such as amaranth and millet. You can make them gluten-free or with non-hybridized grains such as spelt or kamut for a robust high-protein content.