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Monday, February 18, 2013
MUCH has been said about the health benefits of a tea. Its ability to lower cholesterol level and anti-cancer property are just few out of its many health effects.
There are different types of teas now available in the market, but they aren’t technically tea as some of these are results of the concoction of different plants. According to Time.com, the authentic tea is extracted only from the leaves of a plant "Camellia sinensis" and has only four varieties, namely: green, black, white, and oolong.
Time.com has cited several reasons why drinking tea is good, obviously for the health benefits one can get out of it, most especially the antioxidants. It said tea can help expedite the burning process of fat into energy when doing exercise.
Another is tea may spare a person from several illnesses, including cancer such as breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, prostate, among others. It was not stated, however, that drinking tea is all what one needs to do in order to keep the body in good physical condition.
While the Reader's Digest website (RD.com) suggests that those who regularly drink tea at about 14 or more cups a week may have greater chances of surviving a heart attack compared to non-tea drinkers.
What's new about tea? There's none. Except for the new and fruity flavors that are added to the traditional way of preparing tea, which is usually steeped in a cup of hot water with a little to no sugar.
Tealoca Milk & Teas in Gaisano Mall of Davao has experimented with a slew of new flavorful options which one can really enjoy of a tea, aside from the all-time favorite lemon-flavored.
Among the selections the cafe offers are fruity Green Apple Fruit Tea (my personal choice), Peach Fruit Tea, Grapefruit tea, Lychee Fruit Tea, and Raspberry Fruit Tea.
It also has a wide selection of milk teas, some do come with great aroma, such as the Jasmine Milk Tea, Roasted Oolong Milk Tea, Honey Milk Tea, and Peppermint Milk Tea.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 19, 2013.