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7 Reasons To Try Rooibos Tea

Focused shot of a glass cup filled with Rooibos Tea with a teabag in it.

What comes to your mind when you hear “Africa”? A beautiful savanna filled with unique wildlife, indigenous tribes, or maybe a bar of chocolate? (And that one was because Africa is the largest producer of cocoa in the world so it’s understandable). Let me add another one to the list- South African Rooibos.

What is South African Rooibos?

Rooibos belongs to the Fabaceae family of plants. It grows in South Africa, and the name ‘Rooibos’ means “red bush”. The leaves of the Rooibos plant are used in making herbal teas. Rooibos tea has gained international popularity since the 2000s, and now everyone is enjoying the earthy, nutty taste and the warm woody notes in its aroma. 

What makes Rooibos tea Special?

Widely known across the world, the South African Rooibos tea possesses various health benefits. It is also available as South African Rooibos Tea Bags.

Rooibos helps in Weight loss 

Many of us struggle with weight issues. In India, abdominal obesity is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVDs). The problem is serious, and we must act upon it ASAP. But how do we do that? Well, the best way is to combat it naturally- that is, by having a proper diet and regular exercise. Rooibos can help here.

Research has suggested that Rooibos tea may help in managing weight issues. Rooibos tea contains a rich complement of polyphenols, including flavonoids, which directly affect the ability to combat obesity. A study showed that Rooibos tea in soluble form inhibited the process called adipogenesis (formation of fat or fatty tissue). It also affected and improved metabolism.

So, just by sipping tea, you would be taking care of your weight and having a great time as well.

Rooibos Tea helps in reducing Insomnia

Caffeine might help you stay alert, attentive, and energetic throughout the day, but an excess of it can have a bad effect on your sleep and your health in general. Completely free of caffeine, Rooibos tea helps to put you to sleep- making it an excellent alternative to coffee.

Apart from zero caffeine, Rooibos tea also has a low amount of Tannins, a compound that interferes with the absorption of certain nutrients, such as iron. This is even more useful in treating insomnia and having a good night’s sleep.

Rooibos Tea helps relieve Headaches

Headaches are just plain annoying. The worst part is, we can’t just be popping pills all the time, as that’s not healthy in the long run. A natural way of dealing with headaches is consuming Rooibos. Apart from the other health benefits associated with Rooibos tea, its ability to soothe headaches often goes unnoticed. You can enjoy this caffeine-free beverage before sleep without hindering the quality of your sleep at all.

Having a cup of Rooibos tea before sleep helps you relax and relieves all the built-up tension you might have. By normalizing your sleeping patterns, Rooibos prevents any potential headaches or irritability caused by sleeplessness.

South African Rooibos Tea may boost your Immune System

Our immune system is like the backbone of our health- apart from the actual backbone, which is also the backbone of our health (sorry for the bad attempt at humour). Therefore, the best way of preventing diseases and being healthy in general is to boost our immune system naturally. Research has suggested that Rooibos tea may help in improving the immune system of your body. 

In a Japanese study conducted in immune-suppressed rats, researchers found that introducing a water-soluble fraction of Rooibos tea restored the immune function of the rats. The researchers also indicated that these properties might hold significant potential for future research into the immune-boosting properties of Rooibos tea. Maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye?

Rooibos tea has a lot of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that help protect our body from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. These are harmful molecules that might cause oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress can lead to several chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Foods rich in antioxidants are very useful in preventing chronic diseases caused by oxidative stress. As mentioned above, oxidative stress is a medical condition. The free radicals that damage our skin can result in oxidative stress.

Apart from preventing oxidative stress, the long-term benefits of antioxidants may include the prevention of major ailments such as heart disease. 

In a study with 15 people as subjects, red and green variants of Rooibos tea increased the blood levels of antioxidants by 2.9% and 6.6% respectively. 

Rooibos is a great anti-Inflammation agent

Inflammation is a protection mechanism of our body, which activates when we are injured. This process can be harmful if it does not stop for a long time. In tests done in test tubes and on living beings, Rooibos has shown anti-inflammatory properties. 

Rooibos tea may have anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for our health. 

A Japanese study done on rats with colitis (open sores in the colon) indicated that Rooibos tea could reduce inflammation via increased antioxidant activity. Rooibos tea is recommended as a safe and useful way to reduce oxidative stress, reducing the damage caused to the DNA by oxidation. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Rooibos are interlinked.

Rooibos is also anti-Diabetic

Living with diabetes can be very difficult. Your food options are limited, and you always have to keep the right foods with you. Well, you don’t have to worry about Rooibos. In fact, Rooibos is actually helpful in this scenario.

The antioxidant called aspalathin has significant antidiabetic activity. Rooibos tea is the only natural source of aspalathin. A study suggested that Rooibos tea affected glucose homeostasis in type 2 diabetes. By stimulating glucose uptake in muscle tissues and insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells, it could benefit type 2 diabetics. Another study found that Rooibos provides effective protection against oxidative stress in diabetic rats. 

Next time you sit with your diabetic friends, you won’t have to make a separate drink for them. You can all enjoy a cup of Rooibos.

The Takeaway

I’m sure that after reading all these amazing health benefits of Rooibos Tea, you are intrigued and that you want to try out Rooibos yourself. Well, Ono Teas has got your back. You can enjoy your very own cup of Rooibos, right at the comfort of your home. Just order some South African Rooibos from our site and enjoy this red, earthy beverage.

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Teen Paan Tea – Your Favourite Paan Now in A Teacup

Teen Paan tea

People often misunderstand paan for Pan masala. The latter is mostly responsible for the red tint artistic hues across Indian railways. That is why, there is a misconception of paan. However, science has a different picture for paan (Not masala) leaves. Research studies laud paan for a range of benefits. No wonder, it finds a place in the universe of teas. How? You’ll discover soon. Say hello to Teen Paan tea!

Paan leaves have been long used across our country since ages. We often see the oldsters comfortably chewing paan along with Areca nut and some chuna (Calcium Hydroxide). Traditionally, people used paan for recreational purpose, as an aid for digestion, and to supply calcium to the body. They used a daily dose of this traditional pan mix for several other medical benefits as well.

But the current generation is not into chewing paan, compared to the previous generation. To put it in right words, paan has been marginalized and viewed as the mother of oral disease. How about giving it some scientific perspective?

As per research, betel leaves or paan leaves were of use in Indian Ayurveda since time immemorial. People often chewed them after food. Studies reveal paan to have benefits, such as saliva regulation, maintaining oral hygiene, and other healing properties. To put a crown on paan, these leaves are anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-infective. They also regulate cardiovascular function. More than the nutritional benefits, the healing benefits are more evident in the practice of chewing betel leaves. So, why not bring them to our kitchen again?

 

Bring paan to the kitchen? Sounds Archaic!

We aren’t suggesting you chew or not chew paan leaves with areca nut. We are suggesting you give Teen Paan tea a try this summer. Not only is it beneficial for summer on the healing side, but it is excellent for refreshing your senses.

Got a rough hot afternoon? Brew Teen Paan tea. It is aromatic, delicious, healthy, healing. Drinking it is an experience altogether. Tea is a drink that has always come down in human history as not just another beverage. It is a drink that people cherish. Teen Paan tea by Ono Teas is perfect for your summer moments. It is a beautiful amalgamation of ancient Indian Ayurveda and the richness of tea.

 

Why Teen Paan tea during summer?

Summer is often always mistaken for a season only and only for icy-cold beverages. That shouldn’t be the case with you anymore after reading this. The practice and science behind having hot drinks during summer can be confusing. However, the scientific part is clear.

By drinking hot tea during summer, you signal your body to decrease your body temperature. What happens on the other side while you have chilled or icy-cold beverages? These beverages drastically reduce your internal body heat. Therefore, your brain has to send signals to balance body temperature, which leads you to a dead end. You will still feel hot and thirsty! That’s precisely where Teen Paan tea comes into the picture. It not only balances body temperature but is inherently cool in nature. So, what else does this tea promise? It comes with a bonanza of healing abilities and holistic health.

 

Management of constipation

Today’s fast lifestyle has made sure we can’t keep our hands off the junk food. Unhealthy dietary habits invite a swarm of problems, including constipation. Paan leaves contain a lot of antioxidants. So, Teen Paan tea is highly beneficial as it reduces the pH level of the body.

 

Digestion and metabolism

Paan leaves have anti-flatulent properties that help you break down food. So, chewing paan after meals were frequent, mainly to improve digestion. It ensures stomach issues don’t see the light of the day by balancing out the pH level. And, once digestion and metabolism are smooth, your appetite is regulated too. Teen Paan tea is even better because of the inclusion of the same goodness paan gives you. It is much more aromatic and can be easily shared with your loved ones after a sumptuous meal too.

 

Treatment of respiratory problems

Teen Paan tea can also help you treat common cold and flu. Paan leaves contain a super load of antibiotics. Of course, they can’t replace the prescribed medicines. But they are the most natural and robust fight against preventable diseases. Paan leaves used with a variety of different herbs are excellent for your body. They kill off bacteria and protect you from respiratory problems. Regular consumption of this tea will help you keep respiratory issues at bay.

 

Anti-everything

When you consume Teen Paan tea, you shield your body from a variety of discomforts arising from poor lifestyle choices. This tea is anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and immunomodulatory. It kills bacteria and free radicals. It supplies you with enzymes to break down food. The tea also contributes to regulating salivary flow.

 

Treats aches and pains

Teen Paan tea comes with analgesic properties that cool down your body. It alleviates pains and is excellent in healing wounds, itches, and skin problems.

 

Regulates bad odours

The oil in paan leaves helps control odour levels. Paan leaves serve as a mouth freshener and contribute to oral health. Regular consumption of Teen Paan tea cleans your system. This practice is also one way of making sure you don’t sweat much and smell bad.

 

These are some of the most critical health problems regulated by paan leaves. And to be accurate, these are just some of the multitude of healing abilities of Teen Paan tea. Regular consumption of this tea in summer helps you maintain good health. Be it a lifestyle change, or a moment of solitude, or conversations with your loved ones over a cup of tea, the aroma and flavour of this tea will stay with you.

 

Recipes

Paan clove tea

  • Add cloves and three peppercorns to the vessel you’re about to make tea in.
  • Prepare Teen Paan tea as per instructions on the Ono Teas pack.
  • Let the cloves and peppercorns mix well.
  • After the mix is ready, add honey or lemon extract according to taste preference and serve.

 

Ginger Teen paan tea

  • Cut 2-3 pieces of ginger and crush it inside the vessel you’re about to make the tea in.
  • Prepare Teen Paan tea as per instructions on the Ono Teas pack.
  • Allow ginger to mix well.
  • For taste, add stevia sweetener or honey.

 

To conclude

Teen Paan tea is a fantastic choice for those who like to experiment. If you are aware of how well it mixes with other aromatic ingredients, make your own Teen Paan tea recipes. This tea gives you the same benefits regardless of whether you have it cold or hot. Ono Teas brings Teen Paan tea as a new twist to the range of herbal teas. Give your summer moments a fresh twist by choosing this tea and share with us your experience.

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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References/Additional Reading

Betel leaf: Revisiting the benefits of an ancient Indian herb

Antioxidant and cytoprotective activities of Piper betle, Areca catechu, Uncaria gambir and betel quid with and without calcium hydroxide

Betel

A Review on Betel Leaf

Betel Leaf – The Green Gold

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Make Chamomile Mint Tea Your Summer Drink

Chamomile mint tea

White, natural, not racist, Chamomile flower stands tall today among humans. It is blissful to look at and even more blissful to consume. Chamomile is a flowering herb that has known to be humanity’s kin since a long time for recreation and healing. It is one of those flowers in nature that has no intention but to offer. On the other hand, we have mint. The word itself invites a cold breeze and a feeling of refreshment because we all are familiar with how mint works. Be it drinks, or tea or herbal potions, mint just like chamomile has always been a friend too. You can only imagine the magic when both come together in the form of Chamomile mint tea.

 

“When all is mellow and peaceful, you know it’s a chamomile world.”

 

Chamomile mint tea

 

Chamomile

The use of chamomile as tea goes back to ancient Egypt. There, it was served as a remedy for cough and cold. There are two types of chamomile – German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile. Humans have always sought out healing and recreation from nature, in the form of herbs. These herbs serve myriad purposes, including healing, recreation and fostering of spiritual wisdom. Chamomile too heals an individual by routine use. In fact, it has always been known as an excellent healing herb, both traditionally and non-traditionally.

 

Chamomile mint tea

 

Mint

Known in India as Pudina, mint has always been used as a stomach appetizer or to make rejuvenating drinks. Its primary applications are:

  • Treating stomach issues or sudden chest aches
  • Used a component in aromatic and essential oil therapies
  • Used as a constituent in lime juices and fresh fruit juices in the summer
  • Soothing health discomforts through use as a paste, by adding it to bathing water, by brewing it with water, etc.
  • As a mouth freshener in the summer for its refreshingly cool flavour, providing relief to the oesophagus

All in all, it’s a super balance of health and taste.

 

Chamomile? Mint? Chamomile mint tea?

When you get two blessed herbs from nature, what you can imagine is a significant relief. Ono Teas has leveraged this benefit from nature to bring you Chamomile Mint. Make this tea your super drink for the summer.

Summer is an open invitation to extreme heat, humidity, and pathogens. Therefore, it is necessary to safeguard internal as well as external balance. This hot season, it is common to come across fatigue, indigestion, hyperthermia, loss of appetite, dehydration, viral flu, and food poisoning. Why not combat these by taking the preventive route?

Chamomile and mint, in combination, form an herbal drink that cleans, heals and soothes your entire system. Chamomile mint tea for summer afternoons is the perfect way to combat the heat. This tea, when consumed warm during extreme heat relaxes you like no other drink. Find hard to believe? But, it’s true! You already have an overview of the benefits of both the herbs above. Now, let’s take a deep dive into the combined benefits that this tea offers.

 

Aids digestion

Chamomile mint tea is super aid for digestion. In this fast and junk-food-laden lifestyle, it is common to come across digestive and bowel problems. Chamomile and mint both have essentials, such as anti-inflammatory enzymes and menthol. These elements help the natural breakdown of food and regulate bowel movements. Chamomile mint tea is also diuretic, making sure that you stay hydrated during extreme summer heats. All in one, you control your digestion, metabolism, flush out toxins, and shed your weight.

 

Anti-inflammatory in nature

Chamomile mint tea is perfect for ladies who suffer from extreme menstrual cramps. Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties and mint’s antispasmodic benefits help relieve the uterus muscles from their repeated contraction/expansion. This tea also acts as a natural pain killer, as both the individual herbs have anti-inflammatory properties. It also alleviates extreme osteoporosis. But, it is important to note that you cannot replace this tea with your prescribed medicines.

 

Safeguards immunity

During summer, the heat and humidity invite a lot of pathogens. And, when you drink ice-cold beverages or juices from the street, you put your health at the pathogen’s behest. That’s where Chamomile mint tea plays its role. Once you introduce it into your routine, you have your answer to all your worries in a teacup. The phenolic compounds in Chamomile and the antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral properties and oils in mint, help to strengthen immunity.

 

Induces sleep

Drinking Chamomile mint tea in summer helps you relax and calm down. Medical science recognises Chamomile as a mild tranquilizer, which causes sleep. People who have insomnia and irregular sleep patterns always put themselves at risk of stress and anxiety bursts. Chamomile increases the levels of serotonin and melatonin.. Thus, it puts buries stress and anxiety in the ground. Mint indirectly aids your sleep pattern by improving your digestion and balancing out your body temperatures. Chamomile mint tea also has many possibilities of preventing life-threatening health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes.

 

Chamomile mint tea

 

Recipes

Sweet lemon chamomile mint tea

  • Take 1 tsp Ono Teas Chamomile mint tea and brew it for 3-3.5 minutes.
  • Pour some lemon extract/juice along with honey in your teacup.
  • Strain the brew and add it to your teacup.
  • Serve hot.

 

Iced Chamomile mint tea with fresh lemon

  • Brew Ono Teas Chamomile mint tea in water.
  • Strain it and let it cool.
  • Pour the tea onto the ice cubes and squeeze some lime into it.
  • For taste, add honey or stevia sweetener.

 

To conclude

So this summer, break out of your notions. Instead of the usual iced tea to escape the all-around summer heat try Chamomile mint tea. Ono Teas offers a wide-ranging variety of herbal teas to revitalise you. So this summer, give Chamomile mint tea a try. It promises you nothing less than an aromatic, therapeutic, delicious, and refreshing experience with every cup. Summer teas never got this better! Ever!

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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References/Additional Reading

Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future

Pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Mentha Longifolia L. and its main constituent, menthol

Chamomile

Mentha

Melatonin Natural Health Products and Supplements: Presence of Serotonin and Significant Variability of Melatonin Content

Updates on Nutraceutical Sleep Therapeutics and Investigational Research

Clinical applications of herbal medicines for anxiety and insomnia; targeting patients with bipolar disorder

Melatonin

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From health to richness, Tulsi Lemongrass Tea Got It All

Tulsi Lemongrass tea

You’re probably sweating right now. Is the heat pricking you? Do you feel the sun is ruthless? Do you feel like jumping in a pool full of gals and dudes and sip iced-peach tea? How about a little summer twist? Instead of only basking in the cold air of your air-conditioning and being all comfortable, maybe you could get a few plant samplings home. Perhaps you could lighten on your clothing. You could possibly consider sipping warm Tulsi Lemongrass tea.

You read warm? Yes! “But summer is for ice, isn’t it?” comes your quick answer. In that case, allow us to explain. Ice leads to heat creation, internally. Your goal was to cool down, but you end up suffocating in heat again. This is so because when you are amidst hot temperature, and you consume or sip warm food or warm tea, it increases the temperature inside your body. Consequently, it gives your brain a signal to cool down, leading to sweating. Thus, your body temperature cools down giving you comfort in the summer heat. Your body is designed like that.

 

The summer twist

We are not against using air-conditioning during the summer. But the intention is to bring clarity in adapting to heat efficiently. When you use air conditioning, you will always have to switch between temperatures. You will continuously be depended on your AC to calm and soothe you. The constant use of air-cooling systems is genuinely not good for your health as well. Hmm? So, what now? What can we suggest?

You may perceive the age-old paradox and confusion of people having hot tea in summer that too during hot summer afternoons as nothing but a crazy sense of tea addiction. But as science suggests, the logic behind it is tight and not delusional. As explained above, sipping warm tea during summer leads your body to cool down with the mechanism of perspiration. Now, the choice is yours – Staying in your comfortable air-conditioned room or try an alternative solution that’s both healthy and easy.

 

Tulsi Lemongrass tea – The recommended warm tea for summer

Seasons come with pros and cons. There are pros in summer, but the biggest drawback here is the vulnerability to fall sick. The heat and humidity are just about perfect for inviting pathogens, and a day full of traveling, work and traffic might end you up in bed. Switching to warm summer herbal tea is the right way to go about it. You might have heard the benefits of Tulsi and lemongrass countless times. But have you used it as a routine?

Tulsi and lemongrass are perfect for summer. They both come with a multitude of benefits. Tulsi has an essential oil that heals like no other and lemongrass has vital constituents that are food for health! The combination of both as Tulsi Lemongrass tea is a rock-solid, super healthy herbal tea that you can call ‘the best of summer teas.’ Ono Teas is up with several tea types this summer, including Tulsi Lemongrass tea; it is already making rounds. It’s time to not only up to the game of your lifestyle but also change your perception towards teas, with Tulsi Lemongrass tea.

 

“I thought to myself, ‘There’s nothing like sipping hot tea in summer. Nothing like it’!”
– A tea lover

 

Tulsi Lemongrass tea

 

Tulsi and lemongrass – The duo

Both popular herbs Tulsi and Lemongrass, highly known for their healing ability and aromatic oils, are perfect when they come together in a teacup. They are known for:

  • Their healing abilities
  • Restoring blood sugar
  • Repairing on cellular and tissue level
  • Aiding digestion
  • Encouraging detoxification
  • Calming and soothing the mind in warm temperatures

The flavour and texture of lemongrass leaves behind an excellent taste of citrus. Tulsi adds to the refreshing and healthy side to the drink. All in all, the combination proves to be a blessing for the body. You can choose to make a Tulsi tea and a lemongrass tea individually, but there’s nothing like the duo.

 

Benefits of Tulsi Lemongrass tea in summer

Just like we discussed above, the summer can be ruthless. You continuously need to keep your body hydrated. This time around, let Tulsi Lemongrass tea be your new partner when it comes to drinking a healthy beverage. Let’s dig deeper into the ‘Why.’

 

Digestion

Tulsi and Lemongrass both have important constituents that beautifully help in digestion. Unlike advertised products that are hard on your digestive tracts, these natural herbs help you break down your food efficiently without being hard on your system. Citrus in Lemongrass especially brings in an aroma which in itself refreshes your mind and prepares your digestive system for a tasty treat.

 

Anti-everything

Some herbs help you through inflammation and viral infections. But the better part with Tulsi Lemongrass tea is you get an all-around shield with it. The citral, Geraniol, and essentials in lemongrass plus Tulsi essential oil, fight inflammation, microbes, carcinogens, oxidants, heavy metals, pollutants, additional sugar, and many more. They put up an intense fight against many agents that potentially make you severely ill.

 

Diuretic and anti-Diabetic

Diuretic foods and herbs are essential for the body. They aid in frequent urination and bring a demand for replacing the lost fluids. In other words, you keep yourself hydrated. Lemongrass is considered a natural diuretic herb without leading to any organ failure. Tulsi, on the other hand, helps restore glucose regulation in the body. The clogging up of arteries due to fast food and meat products makes it easy for a person to go diabetic. A routine of Tulsi prevents it. There you go, Tulsi Lemongrass tea wins again.

 

Weight loss

Before we discuss that, let us be clear on one thing. Weight loss isn’t healthy always. What we are talking about is burning unnecessary and excess fat. Contemporary lifestyle gets a lot of heat for ruining human health, but it should also be credited with the introduction of intricate human health. You exercise and burn fat. Now, combine your workouts with a routine of Tulsi Lemongrass tea in summer, you will leap two steps instead of one. How? It:

  • Encourages your metabolism
  • Keeps it balanced for your fats and cholesterol to be burned
  • Contributes to a healthy body and mind, overall

 

Refreshing and soothing

We like stress. Let’s accept it. But we also don’t like it. This imbalance of us, drama queens, has a perfect calming, soothing and refreshing solution, which is obvious. Tulsi Lemongrass tea in summer helps you cool down by regulating body temperature, and it also calms your nerves. After you sip a cup of Tulsi Lemongrass tea in a hot summer afternoon, you will realize how easy it is to cope with the heat.

 

Because we have discussed some of the many benefits in detail, we can now deduce that Tulsi Lemongrass tea is a fortune. Be it winter, monsoon, or summer, you can always have a cup or two and stay level headed. Ono Teas bring you the freshest Tulsi Lemongrass tea right at your doorstep. You’re just a click away from sipping one fantastic cup of Tulsi Lemongrass tea.

 

Tulsi Lemongrass tea

 

Tulsi Lemongrass tea recipes

We just thought it would be wonderful to share a bit of our knowledge about this tea. No! No more info about the benefits. We’ve covered them all! It’ s time to delve into something practical! We’ve got some exciting tea recipes for you to try at home. Let us know which of these you like the most.

Tulsi Lemongrass Green tea

  • Keep a few dried long leaf green tea and lemongrass leaves in a teapot.
  • Keep Tulsi leaves in water for 5 minutes and strain.
  • Pour the water into the teapot and let the tea leaves steep.

 

Tulsi Lemongrass Iced tea

  • Put Tulsi Lemongrass tea mix in water and let it stay for a few minutes.
  • Put ice into the tea and use your favorite sweetener. A pinch of ginger extract would be excellent!

 

Tulsi Sweet Lemongrass tea with stevia or jaggery

  • Mix Tulsi Lemongrass tea along with jaggery.
  • If you choose stevia leaves, then add them to the tea and let the combination stay for 2-3 minutes.

 

You can mix and match different herb or spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. It’s always fun and refreshing to make your special Tulsi Lemongrass teacup. And, when it’s summer, you could choose to try out exciting ways to cope with heat, through your brew, with taste and style. Ono Teas is all about cherishing moments and letting you be at the peak of your health. Eventually, that’s the only thing that counts, isn’t it? Tulsi Lemongrass tea says yes!

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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References/Additional Reading

Tulsi – Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons

Effect of Lemongrass and Green tea on blood pressure and heart rate

Lemongrass

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This Is Why Tulsi and Tea Are A Deadly Duo

Tulsi and tea

Once upon a time, there was a mystical man. And, he owned six plants. He was particularly proud of being an Indian, but he was more impressive of his plants. The plants grew and survived all weathers. He took good care of them. The plants loved it when they were worshipped too. With a lit lamp in the evening and a good space to grow, these plants were about to provide and protect the man for a lifetime. You almost guessed the hero of this story, right? Or missed it? Of course, we are talking about Tulsi.

Tulsi has perennially been considered as a backbone of Indian health. Indians not only regard this herb as useful but divine too, in every sense of the word. With a not so affectionate scientific name, Ocimum Tenuiflorum, or commonly known as Basil (around the world), Tulsi is nothing but a powerhouse of an herb. When mixed with a combination of other special herbs, it becomes a shield for health like no other. Researchers and physicians consider this herb highly for its essential oil and medicinal properties. Tulsi is potent because it is:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidative
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antihypertensive
  • Radioprotective
  • Antiulcerative
  • Antithyroid
  • Anti-carcinogenic
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Neuroprotective
  • Antitussive
  • Anti-asthmatic

 

Tulsi’s service to mankind

Tulsi and teaTulsi’s nativity, and spiritual closeness to India is a direct translation of thousands of years of Ayurvedic knowledge and wisdom. In Ayurveda, it has the status of ‘Mother Medicine of Nature.’ In Indian mythology, Tulsi is considered to be the consort of Lord Vishnu, and it is believed you can only touch the plant when you are clean, head to toe. Out of all the herbs and spices, humanity is blessed with; Tulsi reigns supreme in every category. So, the ‘Supposed,’ ‘Alleged,’ ‘Might’ words are an injustice to the powers of Tulsi as an herb.

Tulsi has been around since humanity has ever known medicine and healing. From ancient tribal medicines to modern Ayurvedic practices, one has mixed and minced Tulsi as a hero ingredient with a lot of other herbs, to make super healthy juices, potions, and healing tonics. Indians have used it with a variety of dishes and also included as an important ingredient of herbal tea.

The oil and extract in Tulsi have a deep penetrative behaviour inside body cells and tissues. So, this herb works and heals from the foundation. It helps push out toxic metals or industrial pollutants out of our system and combats lifestyle discomforts with elan. Pharmacologists consider this herb as the all-around answer for physiological as well as psychological problems. In other words, it promotes health holistically and as a whole (not just body, but mind and soul too).

 

Tulsi and tea – Tulsi tea

Now, what’s in it with tea? You must be already familiar with the benefits of tea on its own. Be it black tea, green tea, Earl Grey tea, chamomile tea, or whiskey tea; it is a blessing without two questions to it. Just like Tulsi, tea has always been in humanity’s backyard. So why not let them both bless us?

Tulsi tea is a one-stop shop healer. It provides a scientifically proven tsunami of benefits to health. You can brew Tulsi leaves and have it as an herbal drink, or you can mix it with any tea, giving you amplified benefits.

Tulsi and tea

Diabetes

Tulsi tea helps the blood in breaking down the sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream. Fast foods, meat, dairy, and eggs are the significant causes of artery blockages, which makes it difficult for sugar to get absorbed, leaving it in the blood. Tulsi tea helps reduce metabolic stress and poor glucose regulation, which is every reason why you should include Tulsi tea in your daily routine.

 

Respiratory illness

Researchers opine that Tulsi tea helps in relieving respiratory illness. Fundamental respiratory issues, such as cough and cold instantly drop when Tulsi tea is consumed regularly. Two of the significant factors for respiratory disease are a fast lifestyle and industrial pollution. We can’t fight both by the roots but what we can do is introduce Tulsi tea in our kitchens to prevent respiratory katzenjammers.

 

Stress and anxiety

Known as an adaptogen, Tulsi tea, significantly increases your levels of stamina and takes off the stress load. Just like chamomile tea has a soothing effect, researchers suggest that Tulsi tea too provides the same healing benefits.

Without making this article, a heavy research paper, we have realised how beneficial Tulsi tea is. The mentioned are just some of the multitude of benefits of Tulsi tea. Additionally, it provides relief from skin diseases, diarrhoea, arthritis, back pain, fever, eye diseases, cardiac and genitourinary disorders, otalgia, indigestion, hiccups, vomiting, gastric and dysentery.

Tulsi and tea

To conclude

Ono Teas has an extended range of herbal teas, two of them being Tulsi Sweet Lemon tea and Tulsi Lemongrass tea, which not only heal but add to the essence of life in every moment you want to cherish.

Tulsi Sweet Lemon is a healthy-spicy caffeine-free concoction of super foods, such as Tulsi, Lemongrass, Ginger root and Cardamom. Tulsi Lemongrass is a tisane with the goodness of Tulsi and the freshness of lemongrass. With its flavourful aromatic oils, this tisane brews a zesty and refreshing drink, reinvigorating the mind, body and soul. Certainly, it is a perfect hot cup for a jump start, or a cold one for winding down after a busy day at the office.

The most efficient and fundamental change in your lifestyle could begin with Tulsi tea and what better way to do it than Ono teas? Let’s give it to Tulsi, this time!

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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References/Additional Reading

Tulsi – Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons

The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants: A Practical Reference Guide to over 550 Key Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses

The Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Tulsi in Humans: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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Cheap is Not Always Better. Try Some Fine Teas.

Cheap

How about buying a replica of your favourite brand? Sounds a bit unacceptable, right! Quality and quantity are two aspects that are relatively proportional to the product’s cost. A cheap product may help you keep your wallet heavy but it may impact your experience. When you buy a cheap or fake product, whether you will derive the same contentment had you purchased the expensive, genuine one, is debatable! However, you cannot make every purchase at a low price with the thought that this practice will be beneficial. Finally, in the everlasting debate of quality and quantity, the former prevails usually. Anything that does not assure quality may neither last long nor be beneficial. So, when it comes to a product of consumption, select the one that promises satisfaction as well as goodness.

 

“All that glitters is not gold.”

 

Explore quali-tea

When we consider leading a healthy and fulfilling life – food naturally seeps in. And, when we talk about food, how can we leave tea behind? Globally, there are 25,000 cups of tea being  consumed every second, making it 2.16 billion cups per day! In other words, a large part of the global population begins their day with tea and ends it with tea too. Now, if tea is such an essential part of their life, shouldn’t they give a thought to its quality too?

Ono Teas believes that buying uber-expensive tea for regular consumption is unnecessary. As a customer, it could be quite easy for you to dive into a pool of tea deals and bargains. However, the challenge is to come out with the one that’s excellent with regards to both health and taste. When it comes to handpicked tea leaves and quality herbs, avoid buying the cheap variants available in the market. Period. This is so because tea comes with a lineage unlike any other beverage. It has been nothing less than a reputed commodity since centuries. It is a bounty of health; the elixir of life. Having covered an enormous journey in time, tea certainly commands respect!

 

Ono Teas: Hallmark of authen-tea-city

Buying cheap products might work a few times in your favour. However, it may not lead you to make an everlasting relationship with the brand and its products. Ono Teas respects its patrons’ taste, expectation and demand. We are also committed to maintaining the tea heritage. There are several teas in the market, enticing the pockets. Only a few of them actually stand up to customers’ expectations. Cheap doesn’t figure in our dictionary. With Ono Teas, you can discover a whole new world of teas, ranging from the exotic ones of faraway lands to the relatively unknown ones of the tropics. We offer a complete assortment of reasonably-priced, exquisite teas, best suited for every mood and palate. We have differentiated our brews through three lines of products.

 

Lifestyle:

This product line resonates with the customers’ aspirations and ostentatious temperament. It intersects their lifestyle and positions itself as a proactive measure to contain lifestyle diseases, such as insomnia, stress, menstruation issues, fatty liver, etc. Thus, the positioning is not as a replacement for any medication but as a precautionary supplement. It is certainly a package of health, vitality, and rejuvenation. This category encompasses a range of teas, such as Skin Glow Herbal, Hibiscus tea, Classic Green tea, and Tulsi Lemongrass tea, among others.

 

Solitude:

The products within this category are excellent for a fruitful ‘me-time’. In other words, this product line is the customer’s companion in their solitary moments. The teas in this product line aim to amplify the customer’s experiences and/or interests, such as music, movies, reading, and so on. You will find Hojicha, Gunpowder tea and Darjeeling Second Flush in this category.

 

Conversations:

This category taps the social temperament of the customer. Accordingly, this product line is the companion for a tête-à-tête and one that smoothens the expression of thoughts and emotions. It includes teas that one could share with their loved ones upon meeting them. This category comprises Whiskey tea, Kashmiri Kahwa, Peppermint tea, and 3 Paan tea, among others.

 

Bid adieu to cheap. Dive into some of our fine teas

Peppermint tea

This tea is a beautiful combination of spearmint, peppermint, regular mint and Calendula flower petals, offering you an ideal herbal minty experience. It’s fresh and flavourful, and an excellent accompaniment to friendly conversations and light snacks. This tea cleanses your body, improves long-term memory, promotes oral health, boosts energy and reduces allergy.

 

Skin Glow Herbal tea

This tea is an herbal tisane that offers you a unique recipe of health, vitality, and optimism. We have crafted it carefully to keep the body in perfect balance. It is a combination of turmeric, ginger root and lemongrass, steeped deep in Ayurveda. This tea is healthy and helps alleviate stress. It’s a caffeine-free lifestyle choice towards rejuvenation and well-being.

 

Hibiscus tea

We process this ‘all red’ herbal tisane with handpicked Hibiscus petals in small batches to offer you a delicious citrus treat. With every sip, you can ensure you are moving to a healthy you, a relaxed you. We recommend this exotic, soothing caffeine-free herbal tea for detox. Additionally, it helps decrease blood pressure, cholesterol and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

 

Herbal teas

These teas come with immense medicinal values. They help slaying cholesterol, soothing your digestive system and leave you with healthy skin and gut. The antioxidants within the teas keep you hydrated. Grab a cup of herbal tea if you want to lose some weight, improve oral health and increase brain function.

 

Turmeric herbal tea and Tulsi lemongrass tea

Our Turmeric Herbal tea and Tulsi Lemongrass tea have significant amounts of antioxidants. They are antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and are excellent for your gut and bowel cleansing.

 

Pure chamomile tea

If you want to step up your post-retirement life towards a more stress-free and meditative zone, you can use Pure Chamomile tea. Unlike many other tea types, this tea is one of the best natural sleeping aids. It acts as a mild tranquilizer, and hence helps to reduce stress. It calms your highly active and tensed brain functions, thereby bringing you peace.

 

English Breakfast

One of the most popular blended teas among the British, this is a classic breakfast time tea. If a flavourful black tea with milk appeals to you in the morning, reach for our English Breakfast. This tea is perfect to help kick start your day or give you a mid-day boost if you so require.

 

Earl Grey tea

Another tea type known to benefit your health considerably is the Earl Grey tea. It is a classic black tea infused with Bergamot Oil that was a favourite among eighteenth-century British aristocrats. We present a version of this tea that is a unique combination of the fragrant cold-pressed oil from the rinds of Italian Bergamot oranges and Assam Black Tea. This tea reduces anxiety and relieves stress. We hand process this tea using traditional methods to give you an unforgettable taste.

 

Whiskey tea

Our non–alcoholic beverage tastes like none other. It smells and tastes like whiskey but is devoid of alcohol. You can brew it hot or cold to enjoy a fantastic aroma and taste of whiskey. Like tea, whiskey is a beverage that calls on years of tradition, patience, sophistication, and skill. The two make a particularly good match by complementing each other through shared notes of smoke and malt.

 

Kashmiri Kahwa

Our version of this tea is a delectable blend of high-altitude Kashmiri Green tea leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger root, and saffron. It gives a taste of royalty in the first sip and an experience of tranquility for long. Pick it up as your daily morning ritual and start your day right, on a stress-free note.

 

Teen Paan tea

This tea comes with the flavour of an ever-popular after-food mouth freshener. Our Teen Paan tea soothes the stomach and manages indigestion with its super-duper cooling effect. No need to run down to the local paan shop anymore, just brew a cup to enjoy the goodness.

 

To conclude

Nature offers a treasure trove of herbs that serve as the answer to every health-related concern. What if we could blend these herbs? Tulsi, Chamomile and many other herbs that help to manage lifestyle disorders could easily be part of our routine, in the form of tea. Ono Teas quotes a new phrase for staying fit, “Sip tea a day, keep doctor away.” We believe that a regular intake of herbs could enhance the immune system and pave the way to lifelong well-being.

Cheap may be a good market strategy for brands to attract costumers, but opting for quality is smart play. Getting customers hoodwinked with low price tags is actually a foolish idea. On the other hand, quality always assures customers that every penny counts. The market is flooded with cheap tea brands, but a genuine brand will always live up to all the advantages. Quality is the soul of Ono Teas. To us, purchasing fine tea is like investing in health and great taste. Fine teas uplift the drinker’s senses and offer a tasteful perspective of life. Our final word: Invest the most, worry the least.

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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References/Additional Reading

Tea Consumption Second Only to Packaged Water

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Tea Is an Expression of Your Emotions and Personality

Personality

Tea has travelled a journey of over eighteen hundred years on this planet. One can trace the earliest mentions of tea back to the third century as the herb with medicinal value. It has been a drink of aristocracy right from the emperors of China to the pharaohs of Egypt. Today, it is a necessary kitchen ingredient in almost every household in Asia and other parts of the world. The British popularised tea in India during their rule of two hundred years. The royalties and the wealthy were the first ones to adapt it as a leisure drink, bringing in a touch of elegance to this beverage. Even today, many tea varieties continue to bear the royal legacy. So, in a way tea bears a stamp of royalty. But would you believe if we share with you the fact that tea also carries a mark of emotion and personality?

 

Milky tea versus fresh brews

Your cup of tea expresses your emotional state of mind. Additionally, it is indicative of your personality. Now, you may be wondering how the daily dose of milky chai, the one that’s a staple drink of more than half of the Indian population, is indicative of one’s personality? To gain some understanding, you will need to think beyond the regular milky chai and enter the huge and diverse universe of teas.

Before you take the plunge, there is a question for you – How many varieties of tea are there in the world? Four? Eight? Can’t guess? The answer is 1,500. Yes! You didn’t imagine the count to be so high, right? And, what if we tell you that in this article, we aim to relate a particular tea type with a personality or trait? No, we don’t plan to cover all the 1,500 varieties. The idea herein is only to acquaint you with the thought that a person drinking tea could also draw some connection with the corresponding tea type.

The combination of flavours used while brewing tea may reflect personality trends at a given time. While the chamomile is known to be a stress buster, a cup of herbal green tea with honey and lemon may usually project a health-conscious person. On the other hand, a cup with thick milk and three spoonfuls of sugar may reflect the not-so-health-conscious individual.

In fact, the popularity of tea among Indians has been limited to this combination of milky brew. Almost every other roadside tea stall across the country sells only milky tea, and the milk-less version is hard to be seen. It is in these brews without milk where you could explore the different flavours of tea. And, this is where individuals passionate for tea can find their soul-mate-tea-flavour.

 

Tea as a mood swinger

The most common cup of tea is brewed with hot water from the tea leaves or tea dust, seasoned with sugar and teamed with milk, which we call ‘chai.’ From this combination of hot water and tea leaves, arises over a hundred blends of tea consumed across the world.

For every individual, tea holds a different meaning. For example, an individual who desires a strong flavour might brew their early morning tea from tea leaves and a dash of grated ginger. In this instance, tea symbolises the early morning mood of the individual. Many people prefer drinking tea multiple times during the day, sometimes leading up to six cups a day! Most often these combinations are identical to keep the consistency, and to generate the notion, that we commonly call ‘addiction.’

The early morning cup of tea may also have a dash of sugar for many; however, with the increasing awareness about diabetes, the fancy for sugar has taken a downfall. And somehow, people have started preferring their favourite brews without the sweetness. Additionally, with the increasing popularity of ‘green tea,’ the use of sweetener has taken a downward spiral or has been replaced by natural products, such as honey. For the elderly folks, this change in habit may come across as a complete turn-off, as they have grown up to have a sweet tooth for tea.

All of this information above clearly spells out that tea impacts mood. This isn’t all; there’s more to come.

 

Tea flavours affecting the mood, defining the personality

 

Lavender tea

Many people like to have their brews with different herbal flavours, such as lavender, Tulsi (basil), etc. This preference may reflect their closeness to nature or their love for flavoured herbs. Fresh or dried buds of lavender flowers constitute the essential elements of this tea. This tea helps improve sleep quality. Additionally, scientists and physicians consider it to be a nerve tonic, as it helps to rejuvenate the nervous system. More commonly, lavender tea is meant to liven up the mood of the depressed souls, calm their nerves and make them stress-free. If you prefer lavender tea at the end of the day, you are perhaps a soft and tender person, soothing yourself from distress.

 

Chamomile tea

This tea is loaded with antioxidants. It helps one sleep peacefully. Chamomile tea is known to uplift mood and also works as an anti-depressant and relaxant. That is why, this tea is particularly helpful after a stressful day, especially when one is unable to let go of a particular thought at the back of your mind. Nothing can beat this tea when it comes to taste. Chamomile tea is refreshing whether consumed hot or cold. Preference for chamomile may indicate that the individual prefers naturally sweet flavours, is idealistic and deeply sensitive. They are gentle in disposition, private, internally aware, imaginative and creative. Such persons are dreamers and look for opportunities to drift into la-la land.

 

Peppermint tea

For the fundamental herbal experience, peppermint infuses the minty flavour in the tea. It is exceedingly soothing for stomach troubles and reducing nausea, or when one has eaten way beyond their limit and feel stuffed. Your love for peppermint would signify your love for the herbs, and your warm nature and exuberance. Want to focus more on work or anything of great interest? Grab peppermint tea. Its minty aroma and slightly sweet taste will help you maintain your concentration. If you regularly sip peppermint tea, you are perhaps a gentle person with a get-it-done personality. You are someone with a laser focus, resilience, and grit.

 

Hojicha

Are you someone who’s socially reserved and prefers to stay home and engage in solitary pursuits, such as reading, painting, gazing at nature and so on? Do you desire to look for opportunities to retreat to a quiet place and have a long period all to yourself, to feel recharged and energised? In that case, Hojicha is right for you! Every sip of this charcoal roasted green tea will lead you to a world of your own. This tea has low caffeine content and will relax your senses tremendously.

 

Green tea

This tea is tied to good health and rejuvenation; however, it also helps steer out of laziness. Want to feel high on energy? Sip green tea. Feeling low on mood? Sip green tea. In fact, you can sip this tea any time and multiple times during the day. Green tea helps cut fatty acids and boosts the body metabolism. Certainly, it leaves one feeling fresh for the whole day and their body full of energy, thereby enhancing creativity. People who are on a diet and practise intermittent fasting to lose weight, must drink green tea. Small sips of green tea during the day while fasting will give them the energy to keep going. Green tea is a mark of elegance, positive influence, and accomplishment.

 

Chai

Chai – the favourite beverage in India is an everyday drink for every household, but for many, it is a magical potion when they are under the weather. A hot cup of chai will help you feel warm and cozy and give you the attraction to stay indoors. It is often teamed with pakodas – a fried snack made of veggies and gram flour. Certainly, it is a tea that sets the mood for conversations with friends and family. If you love a cup of chai in the evening every day, you are perhaps a socializer, the binding agent among friends, and a passionate human being.

 

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a type for any mood. You could have it any time during the day. And at the same time, it could help you beat the cold. Ginger tea finds a mention in the ancient Ayurvedic texts as a tea with medicinal value. Ginger is a strong spice. Hence, your preference for this tea may define your bold, confident and opinionated temperament. If you love ginger tea, most probably you are a person who is willing to get things done despite risks. Your friends and peers admire you and like to be around you. You live young and free.

 

Black tea

This is a classic breakfast time tea. This flavourful tea has high levels of caffeine that help you kick start your day or give you a mid-day boost. So, it is excellent for the morning time. Black tea is suited well for breakfast with poached eggs, ham, bacon, and bread. It completes the first meal of the day, providing the essential energy for the day. Another name for freshness and vigour, this tea is a mark of class, elegance, and royalty. It projects a personality that is simple yet effervescent and enthusiastic.

 

Darjeeling tea

Darjeeling is a top-rated hill station – a tourist destination in the state of Bengal in India. It was the destination for a summer retreat for the British during their rule in India. And this is when they popularised Darjeeling Tea. With its close association with the British, Darjeeling tea bears the stamp of class and pride. It is also the most popularly exported tea from the country. If you love this tea, you most certainly carry the mark of refinement and panache.

 

Rooibos tea

Although naturally free of caffeine, rooibos tea helps in increasing concentration and focus. Hence, it is a great choice when there is a day of hard work coming up. If you are drinking the rooibos every day, you may be working too hard and need to take it slow.

 

Iced tea

On a hot summer afternoon, the common phenomenon is to walk into the teashop around the corner and order for an iced lemon tea or peach flavoured iced tea. This tea is a great energiser and paves the way to conversations and amiable interactions.

 

Teas for moments you want to cherish

Tea is a beverage that accompanies you in your ‘me’ time. People serve this beverage in every get-together at home. This drink is the reason people take out a pinch of time from their busy schedule and gather up for a short time. So, next time you hold a cup of tea, remember you’re holding an emotion. Ono Teas certainly believes that tea is an expression of one’s emotions and personality. That is why, they have differentiated their brews accordingly. They offer three lines of products.

 

Lifestyle:

This product line resonates with the consumers’ aspirations and ostentatious temperament. It intersects their lifestyle and positions itself as a proactive measure to contain lifestyle diseases, such as insomnia, stress, menstruation issues, fatty liver, etc. The positioning is not as a replacement for any medication but as a precautionary supplement. It is a package of health, vitality, and rejuvenation. This category encompasses a range of teas, such as Skin Glow Herbal, Hibiscus tea, Classic Green tea, and Tulsi Lemongrass tea, among others.

 

Solitude:

This product line is the consumer’s companion in their solitary moments. The products within this category are excellent for a fruitful ‘me-time’. The teas in this product line aim to amplify the consumer’s experiences and/or interests, such as music, movies, reading, and so on. You will find Hojicha, Gunpowder tea and Darjeeling Second Flush in this category.

 

Conversations:

Conversations, this category taps the social temperament of the consumer. This product line is the companion for a tête-à-tête and one that smoothens the expression of thoughts and emotions. These are the teas that one could share with their loved ones upon meeting them. This category comprises Whiskey tea, Kashmiri Kahwa, Peppermint tea, and 3 Paan tea, among others.

 

Your cup. Your personality.

The universe of teas is magical. If you are cold, tea will warm you. Conversely, if you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, tea will cheer you. And, if you are excited, it will calm you. Tea is the key to every mood if you are a reflective soul. Your love for a cup of tea can define who you are, and with the changing preferences for brews, you may find your own personality.

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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References/Additional Reading

Acute effects of tea consumption on attention and mood

The science of tea’s mood-altering magic

Effect of Green Tea Phytochemicals on Mood and Cognition

Effect of Green Tea Phytochemicals on Mood and Cognition

Green tea effects on cognition, mood and human brain function: A systematic review

Distinct Personality Traits Associated with Intake of Coffee, Tea, and Cola Drinks and Smoking

Drinking tea improves the performance of divergent creativity

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Tea: A Simple Solution to Modern Life’s Modern Ills

Tea

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
– Anne Bradstreet.

 

The past few decades have shown how the health of the working professionals has continually been deteriorating because of a fast lifestyle. For temporary relief or pleasure, they cling to coffee, beer, alcohol, cigarettes, meat, and fast food. All this works fine in the life cycle of human being, as long as it doesn’t go overboard. Now, the problem arises when you cling only to the pillars mentioned above of the fast, modern lifestyle. These habits are the primary reasons for lifestyle discomforts, such as stress, hypertension, heart disease, insomnia, addictions, and obesity. The wrong chords of working professionals ring when they massively indulge in work, bad lifestyle habits, and escapes using temporary means. If you are in these circumstances, your equation needs a hand. The answer is tea.

 

The first look

If we give the tea a significant throwback, you will be bewildered how royal it was. It brought about a sense of royalty and luxury to people. Before the 1700s, this beverage was precious. It was considered such a great luxury item that it had to be smuggled between countries and parties in various parts of the world. Even colonized countries faced a significant amount of pain in tea plantations as the countrymen and women were enslaved to work.

And look at us today boasting about pizza and other junk. When you look at this drink with the prism of benefits, it is no longer just a high commodity. You won’t be wrong if you call it the elixir of life, as it proffers you immense health benefits. Tea throws a rescue rope even before you fall into the well.

 

More about tea

TeaThis beverage will be your great friend, if not, a spiritual friend when you scream through the roller coaster of life. Every tea type has benefits that can totally help you avoid lifestyle discomforts and soothe you during your moments of stress, dismay, and confusion. Tea has these extraordinary benefits because it is pumped with antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols. These components help you maintain your health and keep yourself mentally alert.

Bearing in mind all the benefits this beverage gives you, and the royalty it carries, one should directly storm to the doors of Ono Teas. With different product categories, Ono Teas provides you moments of relief and pleasure amidst your whirlpool of a hectic life and other lifestyle disorders. As a working professional, office, and pollution might prove to be your greatest enemies. And taming your enemies has never been easier.

 

Tea works wonders, one sip at a time

TeaNow let’s get into the macro and micro of factors affecting your stress. Let’s understand how tea can be the pedestal of relief for you.

Herbal teas are full of medicinal properties. They help soothe your digestive system and hydrate your skin while the antioxidants repair you from within. The world acclaims green teas for their therapeutic benefits. They are least processed and have polyphenol and catechin in high amounts. When you are baked in your work life, and office-related stress, a cup of green tea or chamomile tea can soothe you magically. They work like a magical potion.

On the health side, if you want to shed some weight, and soothe your bones internally, you can always have the turmeric herbal tea. It not only arouses you into the taste and moment of it but also can be your friend for better health too.

Ginger and Tulsi, as we know it, have always been our important herb for immunity and antibacterial properties. You can now enjoy our Tulsi Sweet Lemon and Tulsi Lemongrass, and prevent yourself from significant inflammatory and infectious diseases. Ginger tea also helps to calm nausea, and it soothes any individual quickly.

 

Tea gives you a moment to yourself, the right way

TeaBe it a lifestyle, friendship, solitude, conversations, or luxury; tea will provide you with the right steer to get past your work stress. For today’s working professionals, it is quite hard to find a moment to themselves. They constantly struggle to share time with their loved ones. And when they do, it is often unhealthy. Beer, pizza, and coffee have become the new fast, but it can never be royal. The question is not how high your life is instead how royal you treat yourself.

You can celebrate moments with your loved ones by sharing a cup of Hojicha tea after work. Or you can find peaceful sleep after long hours of office stress by enjoying gentle sips of Pure Chamomile tea.

If you want to add a punch of taste and aroma to your lifestyle, then take a moment to appreciate the Tulsi Lemongrass tea. Our Classic Green tea is remarkable in helping one to avoid fast-food-lifestyle consequences. It has compounds that aid in preventing oral bacteria. It is also a great shield against cholesterol.

You can also enjoy the company of other members in the family of tea. These include Chinese teaDarjeeling tea, Assam tea, Nilgiri tea, and Black tea. All of these types promise you a significant shift in life. They help you fight health problems and provide inner contentment.

 

To summarise

It is in the face of the young working generation to cope up with extreme lifestyle discomforts, such as stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depressions. But you have a choice. You can sit in your yoga pants by listening to heavenly binaural beats and streak through the day smoothly by getting your work done. Or you can walk to and fro across the corridor of your office by smoking a cigarette having a stressful discussion with your inner self.

In a world where fast food is glorified, let’s embrace what nature gives us. We enable you to battle all discomforts and concerns emanating from the modern lifestyle. With the daily hustle and work life and a backyard full of different moods and moments, what could be better than cherishing life’s presents with a cup of tea on the table? Live life tea size!

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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Drinking Tea – Is It Only A Fashionable Affair of The Past?

Drinking tea

Tea isn’t just a steaming, hot beverage. Instead, it is a source of joy – one that can be enjoyed with family, friends and even by one’s own self. It is a beverage to flaunt with. For me, tea is sensational and romantic. I enjoy it most while sitting with my hubby, browsing the television or laying back cracking jokes, sharing laughter or just reading a book. Drinking tea brings so much pleasure, and it’s one of the simplest ways to shut off the day’s stresses. So, how would you prefer your cup of tea? Would you care to share?

As a kid, I remember that tea time gatherings used to be a lot more fun. They used to involve beautiful porcelain tea sets that were the untouchables otherwise, but a must at the family get-together. It used to be a mega food affair with loads of bakery items taking their turn at the table. Tea becomes even more delicious when there are snacks to go along. Tea cakes to bite-size sandwiches, pastries to lemon tarts, cupcakes to mincemeat pies; ah such mouth-watering delights to savour upon. Hmm! Can still feel my mouth drooling with the perception of them.

Childhood recollections are so beautiful! Memories are endless, and it just takes moments for our mind to fill up with them. Tea times used to be so much more fashionable then what they are today. I wonder why tea times lost their charm. According to me, neither tea lovers have reduced in count nor has coffee taken over the love of tea.

I guess people have lost the will to interact and share. Nowadays, everyone seems to be so busy that we have forgotten the urge to sit and relax. Or to take out a little while for ourselves. Holding a cup of tea, lounging on the terrace and gazing at the beautiful sky. This is another reason why people seem to suffer from depression and stress-related issues. Because we are not able to keep up with day-to-day problems. Having only our laptop, iPad or cell phone to interact with have left us good for nothing. So, get out there, grab a cup or two and zing up some tea. Invite friends or family over and sit, laugh and be happy. Be human!!

Tea parties used to bring together fashion, clothing purses, books, pretty tea sets, table covers, and many such things. Tea parties were also known as high teas that used to be a delightful time for the ladies to get together and gossip. And I’m sure those were a superb source of relaxation. It is a proven truth from science that people who interact more with their friends or family are healthier and stay at bay from the harmful effects of stress and tension. Nowadays, people are becoming more and more secluded. Although the trend for dining out has increased a lot, drinking tea and the tea fiasco has lost its charm.

The beautifully handcrafted crochet table covers have almost gone extinct and these days dining tables barely have covers on them. Then another blow to the lovely tea times came with the introduction of big mugs that replaced the beautiful tea sets and the associated cutlery and many other delicacies. However, all these changes remained unable to impress my mom. In this day and age of tea mugs, my mother still craves for her cup and saucer. Another blow to the tea fab was the entry of tea bags which also led to do away with loose leaf tea and in came the more comfortable-to-handle tea bags.

I appreciate Ono Teas’ initiative to revive the tea culture amongst the youth. To them drinking tea is as important as drinking the right kind of tea. They not just offer a range of premium teas but also educate and inform their patrons about the salient features and benefits of different teas. I particularly like the way they categories their teas suiting the mood of the drinker. For instance, their ‘lifestyle’ category focuses on teas that boost the drinker’s health. They offer teas for proactive care, lifestyle disorders, and preventive care.

Their ‘conversations’ category is a brilliant bouquet of fine teas that stimulate interactions and engagements among people. Their ‘solitude’ line-up is a great way for one to relax and reflect upon their life’s moments.

I remember throwing a tea party one evening for my dear friends, some weeks back. I brought upon this party as the occasion to let my friends taste Ono Teas’ Peppermint tea and Kashmiri Kahwa. Not only did we regale in these flavours but also experienced a softly-enhanced excitement in our conversations and spirits!

Today life is fast-paced than ever. To me, it is much more important now, to stop by and relax. Grab a cup of tea and a book and sit and enjoy it downing each sip. Tea is fashionable, and it should stay so. Tea shops and cafes should be brought to life where people should sit together and speak their hearts out.

Drinking tea is not just therapeutic for our souls, but it is a celebration of everything in our life. When it comes to parties, people usually uncork their elegant wines. I dare to suggest tea. I think, drinking tea is not just a way of life. It brings out the best in us. Getting together and laughing together holding the beautiful teacups and enjoying each other are the most amazing things of all; which should be lived and relived every time.

 

 

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Drinking teaThis article is one in a series of articles related to tea, written by Mrs. Zehra Zain, a creative writer and a foodie. She writes unique, research-driven content to enhance the reader’s perception of food, nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle. Her innovative writings are an expression of her affair with food. She lives in Dubai with” the hubby”, “the kids” and “the four-wheeler”.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this article belong solely to the writer, and not to the brand Ono Teas or other group or individual.

Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
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References/Additional Reading

Tea culture

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Want to Win the Battle Against the Effects of Fast Food?

Fast-food effects

When you have a tsunami of food brands that only aims to entice you into shelling loads of money buying fast food, you don’t have much of a fight. Fast food does taste awesome! Plus, in a world where you have to streak through the day with loads of work and an enormous amount of stress, finding relief and pleasure in fast foods is not uncommon. But take a moment and GET REAL. Apart from blessing you with ungodly amounts of harmful chemicals and junk, fast food could play a sinister role in killing you with bad cholesterol and saturated fat. It has incredible abilities to turn your stomach into a junkyard.

 

We have these weapons of mass destruction on every street corner, and they’re called donuts, cheeseburgers, French fries, potato chips, junk food. Our kids are living on a junk food diet.
– Joel Fuhrman

 

On the pretext of seeking instant gratification in the present, you risk your future. You may be aware of this fact. But you behave as if engulfed in a prison of pleasure. Think again! It’s time to keep your fast-food pangs under control. It’s time to bid farewell to your fast-food addiction and the resulting wave of risks it brings to your health. And, tea can help you in a big way. Know how.

 

Tip 1: Detox your system. With tea.

Fast-food effectsIt is imperative to detox your system regularly. You have raced and danced in the world of fast-food dirt tracks, and you expect the body to clean all of it by itself? You need to give your body a hand.

Detox tea could be the answer to your woes. Celebrities from all domains swear by the benefits of detox tea, making it look like the new super food! Hold your horses! Don’t succumb to the marketing gimmicks. Detox teas work best when accompanied with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Yes, eat right, you must! Exercise regularly, you must! Wondering what these teas are? Detox teas are simply herbal teas, also called tisanes. Ono Teas offers a range of such teas, including Peppermint tea, Skin Glow Herbal tea and Hibiscus tea.

 

Peppermint tea

This tea is a beautiful combination of spearmint, peppermint and regular mint, offering you an ideal herbal minty experience. This tea cleanses your body, improves long-term memory, promotes oral health, boosts energy and reduces allergy.

 

Skin Glow Herbal tea

This tea is a herbal tisane that has been carefully crafted to keep the body in perfect balance. With a combination of the medicinal properties of turmeric, ginger root and lemongrass, this caffeine-free tea is great for slimming down, and healthy skin and hair.

 

Hibiscus tea

We process this ‘all red’ herbal tisane with handpicked Hibiscus petals in small batches to offer you a delicious citrus treat. This exotic, soothing caffeine-free herbal tea is recommended for detox in addition to decreasing blood pressure, reducing cholesterol and lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

 

The above teas are excellent in flushing out toxins and bad cholesterol from your system. Regular consumption of these teas will offer you the elixir of rejuvenation.

 

Tip 2: Invest in nutrition.

Fast-food effectsIt is the first step to beat any further damage to your health caused by junk food. It is paramount that you need to stop excess intake of alcohol, coffee, smoking, meat, and fast food addictions in the next few hours. It’s necessary! Let this piece of news be your truth of the day.

You must start scheduling what you eat, why you eat and how much you eat. Introduce a whole food, nutritious diet to your lifestyle instead of pumping your body with foods that it doesn’t need. Do not dwell in YOLO. As you quit your addictions and slowly move towards the right kind of foods, you will experience the radical change – longevity and delayed aging. Remember, you are what you eat!

 

Tip 3: Sip tea. Simple!

Bring a change

Fast-food effectsLet’s be honest here. You cannot always maintain a schedule of ginger juices and green veggies to stay healthy. Sometimes you need a break from the not-so-boring-yet-boring diet food hassle. There’s where tea steps. Tea can serve as an excellent stimulant to help you stick to the lifestyle practices mentioned above. Moreover, tea is incredibly healthy, tasty and refreshing. You could begin your day with Turmeric Herbal tea. Turmeric is not only a great anti-inflammatory agent, but it also repairs your system within by providing antioxidants to your body.

Familiar with the over sensationalized protein, right? Protein fills your system with a lot of nutrients, making you feel full. Did you know that a fantastic green tea protein shake not only gives you protein but also kills cholesterol and saturated fats? You can blend tea with your protein shakes, thus supplying your system with ultra-rich bioactive compounds to build strength and cleanse your body at the same time. Moreover, you need a robust system to digest your protein intakes efficiently. So, tea and your protein foods work hand in hand.

 

De-stress with tea

Fast-food effectsThe effects of fast foods also steer their way towards impairing health when you don’t give yourself the breathing space or moments of solitude that your mind and body always need. Worry not, you have Hojicha or Tulsi Lemongrass tea to your aid. These teas not only have excellent compounds to help you repair and restore your health but also prove to be your best me-time drink.

Answering the concern of addressing daily stress – you can drink tea to bust your stress. When you meddle all your day in stressful work, your mind will run towards the hallways of junk food. To shoot two cans with one bullet, start having herbal tea. Teas, such as Pure Chamomile tea, Chamomile Lemongrass tea, Oolong tea, Darjeeling tea, Hojicha tea, and Earl Grey tea are the ultimate stress busters. You can manage your stress levels efficiently by avoiding fast-food, introducing a healthy diet, and sipping herbal tea every day.

 

Teas to calm you

Your sleep patterns are significantly affected by the fast-foods you gobble. Fast foods introduce parasites into your bowels which affect your digestion ultimately catapulting your sleep pattern into a dark abyss. You can blindly trust Pure Chamomile tea to relieve you from stress and give you a good night’s sleep. Chamomile is considered as a mild tranquilizer and aids your sleep greatly. A study published in PubMed Central, part of National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), has hinted that the compound, apigenin in chamomile might be responsible for the sedative effect of the tea.

Fast-food effectsHerbal tea is an excellent de-stressing and health-giving beverage, unlike coffee and beer. It does not only bring a promise of health, but also a sense of contentment in whatever you do. Be it watching a movie, reading a book, or attending a meditation session; tea is an excellent drink to offer you tranquility. Thus, replacing your coffee and beer with tea is a positive step for you to counter fast food effects and also the craving. Turmeric Herbal tea and Tulsi Lemongrass tea are known to rid your body of the toxins slowly. Green tea helps to lose weight, prevent the formation of cancerous cells, restores oral health and helps your body cleanse itself.

 

To conclude

Your decision to quit and combat the effects of fast food may be hard to come by. But once you decide on it, accept it wholeheartedly with a calm state of mind and with some tea. Your cognitive clarity is linked to how healthy your system is. If you keep treating your tummy as a junkyard, it will be tougher for you to cleanse your body efficiently. Introducing tea into your daily routine acts as a blessing. No hectic workouts, no time-consuming meal plans. Keep a regular schedule of exercise and yoga and enhance its effects with tea. At a time where even your conscious decision tells you to binge on fast food, avoid the impulse. Starve your body of fast food and slowly and steadily make tea a great friend in everything you do.

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

To buy Ono Teas online, visit our website.
Stay connected with us on Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

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References/Additional Reading

Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future

Junk-Food Facts

Tea and Health: Studies in Humans