It All Boils Down to Leaves and Beans: Tea, Coffee, Chocolate!

Hello Fellow Aficionados!   Tea and Good Food

Welcome to my world of tea, coffee, chocolate and beautiful food for the discerning palate!

I hope you will join me on this journey of exploring these wonderful delights that nature provides for us.  It’s not enough to just grab and eat the nearest, easiest food on hand, it’s all about the process of examining, choosing, preparing and savoring the blissful, satisfying and ultimately nourishing gifts from the gods.

Take time to appreciate your food and drink.  When you grab and ingest fast food without acknowledgement, you are doing a disservice to both your body and soul.  And, the body punishes you by not making you feel “full” or satisfied.  This is done by withholding from the taste receptors on the tongue, the release of the enzyme that signals “fullness” and “satisfaction”.   As a result, fast food eaters, rarely feel full/satisfied, and that leads to overeating, leading to overweight.

Hooray for the seemingly hedonistic world of slow food and delicious liquids! Tea definitely demands that you slow down and appreciate the experience.  And, Afternoon Tea, with its delightful treats, is surely a life-saving blessing!

Green Tea:  A Review    Green Tea is also wonderful with fruit!

            

On this journey, we will be chatting about many different types of tea, in this exploding global market; gourmet coffees; delicious chocolates and chocolate treats and where to buy online.  I’ll be posting some recipes for delicious meals and treats, and armchair travel to other countries to learn more about and share their menu specialties.

I suggest that the Aficionado that is fairly new to tea, and even if not so new, purchase a sample package to try out various teas first, and find your favorite(s)!  I have a suggested sampler pack of flavored Green Teas for you to try out from amazon.com, which also is a great price for a sampler.  Happy sipping, just imagine you’re sitting under a tree in verdant pastures, maybe somewhere in China or Japan?

Green Tea, like all teas, has wonderful, healing properties.  Remember when you went to Japanese restaurants, and they served Green Tea with the food?  It’s great for digestion.  Much as I love Green Tea, I have never developed a taste for the Green Tea Ice Cream, though! 🙁  Other benefits of Green Tea include:

  •  Helps to increase weight loss
  •  Helps to lower the risk of some cancers
  •  Helps with dental hygiene
  •  Helps to improve the immune response
  •  Helps improve your overall health
  • These are just some of the benefits of drinking green tea regularly!  I also love to add 1 Tablespoon of Green Tea to boiling water, cover my head with a towel, and do a “face sauna” with this.  Very wonderful for the skin, and uplifting for the brain!

Now, let’s look at a couple of the many green teas out there.  One is the Gunpowder Green Type, and you really have to like plain green tea a lot, because this is very strong tasting, with a little of that “marine” flavor to it.  I personally like flavored green teas, but I’ve had many people swear by this Gunpowder type, and the powdered type.

Product:Davidson’s Tea Bulk, Gunpowder Green

Size:     16 oz.

Price:   $9.99

Best Place to Buy:   Amazon.com

 

Product: Impra Flavored Green Teas

Price:     $12.43

Size:   80 Count

Best Place to Buy:   Amazon.com

 

Come, let’s learn and explore.  Thanks for the follow! Please leave your comments, suggestions, or questions below.

PatSID

allaboutteacoffeeandfood.com

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2 Comments

  1. I have tried green tea in the past but never enjoyed it, however on reflection the green tea did not have any flavour, perhaps that is the reason.

    I will now try flavoured green tea, and with fruit! Never even thought of that one!

    Thanks for your informative piece of the world of green tea, you may well have rekindled my enjoyment in green tea.

    1. Author

      Hi Steve, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my post about green tea. Yes, thankfully, there now abounds massive versions of flavored green teas for you to choose from, and I am happy to introduce you to them. Enjoy knowing the tremendous health benefits that can be gained from drinking green tea.
      Pat

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