Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
We are often told to eat almonds when on a diet, so why not combine its flavours with your favourite cup of tea? Better still, our very own Almond Tea has weight-loss properties of its own. And that’s not all. When combined with a healthy and active lifestyle, Almond Tea, a unique flavoured China Black Tea, can improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risks of developing type-2 Diabetes and even support the immune and digestive systems.
But if the health benefits of tea come second to the taste, then Almond Tea will surely not disappoint. The distinct flavour of warm almonds from the oven dipped in sweet whipped cream is something one could get used to very easily. And not just around Christmas time, either! Almond Tea is for every season, every month, every week and every day. There is rarely a bad time to brew up this delightfully refreshing, invigorating and indulgent beverage. The time is now, your taste buds are waiting. What more could you want from your morning cup of tea?
When it comes to the history of flavouring tea, Almond Tea is considered a relatively new invention compared with the likes of Earl Grey and Chai Tea. The latter, in particular, has been in existence for thousands of years, beginning even before tea in its most classic sense (using leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant) was heard of. According to legend, the first Chai Tea of sorts was called a “Kadha”, an Ayurvedic infusion made with numerous herbs and spices for its medicinal qualities. It was supposedly made by a reigning king some 9,000 years ago. Many centuries later, a Dutch traveller called Jan Huyghen van Linschoten Jan (1563-1611 CE) wrote: “Indians ate the leaves as a vegetable with garlic and oil and boiled the leaves to make a brew”. Could this be the first European reference to an early form of Chai Tea? Quite possibly.
Tea (as in the leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant) was not added to such infusions until the discovery of an Indian variety of the plant in 1823. But following its discovery, the world was able to put the “Tea” in “Chai Tea”. And its popularity spread. And spread. And spread. Today, Chai Tea is one of the most popular flavoured Teas in the world, although it has competition in the form of Almond Tea, too.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Contains Allergen: Nuts - almonds.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Almond Tea is best served black, although lemon, sugar, milk, or even honey may also be considered as optional extras. The choice is yours.
Tasting Notes: This beverage hosts a sweet, enticing and to some, a homely quality. Coupled with its malty undertones, Almond Tea is a delight to the senses.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor with orangey highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: It’s been mentioned already, but how can Almond Tea help you to lose weight? It turns out that all Black Teas, including this one, have metabolism-boosting properties, a vital tool in the fight against obesity.
A metabolism essentially converts the fuel in your food into energy, which is then used to power near enough everything we do. And by supposedly boosting the metabolism with Almond Tea, the body is able to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. But that’s not all Almond Tea can do. In fact, according to modern science, there is a possibility, however small, that any Black Tea can reduce the risks of developing certain types of cancer. The preliminary studies are out there, and it all looks very promising.
One 2015 meta-analysis has suggested that drinking a cup of tea a day (no matter the type) reduces the risks of developing cancer by 2%. According to the study, those who drank the most tea had up to a 21% lower risk of cancer compared with those who drank none. However, until more is known, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company strictly do not endorse the consumption of Almond Tea, or any tea, for the reduced risks of developing cancer. Instead, we support ongoing research.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime