The Chinese call what we commonly know as tea as “cha”, hence the Hindus called it “chai”. Chai is normal black tea but what makes masala chai special is the addition of spices and optionally spices to the brewed black tea which gives it an aromatic smell and a unique taste. Commonly added spices are cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, cloves, and black peppercorns. Adding other spices that suit your taste can make various blends of masala chai.
It is a simple term, yet it’s getting a lot of attention today. The organic label guarantees the quality of the food that you consume. To be organic is a high cost, but people think it is a wiser choice than to end up being hospitalised after eating foods that are sprayed with pesticides.
The liver is located in the upper right part of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach. As the largest internal organ of the human body, a small portion of it extends to the upper left part of the abdomen. The liver plays a huge role in our digestion, it detoxifies a substance necessary for metabolism (metabolites), amalgamates proteins, and produces digestion enhancing biochemicals.
Vanilla Planifolia or the flat-leaved vanilla is a type of orchid, where the vanilla pod is derived from. This plant is commonly found in Mexico, Central America making it a primary source of vanilla. To this day three types of vanilla are cultivated all around the world. They are Vanilla Tahitensis widespread in the South Pacific, Vanilla Pompona grown in West Indies, Central America, and South America.
Honey is a natural sweetener made by honey bees and this is the most commonly known type as it is used for human consumption and commercial production. Honey bees produce honey using floral nectar and sometimes honeydew (a sugary-sticky liquid secreted by aphids who are a small bug found on trees). The hardworking insects store honey in wax mould like structures that we know as honeycombs.
With its origin in Southeast Asia, ginger(Zingiber Officinale)is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows pseudo-stems (leaves rolled up to form a stem) yearly. Even used by the Greeks and Romans, the ginger root was used since ancient times for its medicinal properties. In the present day, ginger is still used as a natural medical prescription and as a spice to flavour up meals and beverages.
Turmeric is rapidly emerging as a leading superfood all around the world. The benefits of turmeric are far-reaching with recent headlines claiming it can fight off flu, aid digestive complaints and even discourage cancer development. Check out this Tipson Tea guide on turmeric and how you can incorporate this golden spice in your diet to maximise its benefits on your health and wellness!
A good detox can be a great way to restart your body for a healthier and more active life. As the concept of body detoxing gained popularity over the years, numerous detoxing techniques from infrared saunas to juice diets have come to light. But, many experts agree that detoxing is a process that occurs in your body naturally, whether you intend to do it or not. Anything you do to detox is going to aid that natural healing process. So the best way to detox is naturally!
What is it about tea that makes it such a refreshing drink on a hot summer-day? It is not the shiny ice cubes that you put in your glass nor is it the condensation that suggests a refreshing feeling. It is the tea itself! Summer is almost here now, and with it the warm breeze and sunny days, so what better way to embrace it than with a cold beverage that is refreshing and helps you rediscover a stronger you! Here’s the Tipson Tea way of refreshing and revitalising this summer.
Facial creams, special soaps and body lotions may give you a temporary fix, but what about the long term? These products just help you mask the visible areas, sometimes making them worse. The proper way is to heal and cure imperfections using natural means and healthy meals! Here’s the Tipson tea guide on proper skin care.
Herbal Tea has been a miracle-worker for over two-millennia. The earliest records show that the Chinese had been using Herbal Tea as a natural prescription for a lot of illnesses. Customarily, herbal teas were only available in Asian countries. However, it eventually reached Europe through explorers who found herbal teas in the east and were instantly fascinated.
Customarily consumed in East Asia, matcha is a finely grounded powder of green tea leaves made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Compared to other types of tea, matcha tea has a different harvesting process as they are grown in the shade (typically under a cloth) to prevent direct sunlight, which slows down the growth of the tea plant. The lack of sunlight increases the chlorophyll levels of the tea leaves turning them into a darker shade of green. Find out why Matcha is a health miracle!