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It’s that time of the year when we celebrate women and raise a toast to their strength, skills and resilience. The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, which places innovation by women and girls at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. There are many ways to acknowledge and honour the women in your life on this special day, but there is nothing quite as nice as a special gift to show them how much they mean to you. And, one of the best gifts you can give this year is the Tea Chest from the Sublime House of Tea.

The Tea Chest, which is a miniature model of the traditional tea chests of the past, is beautiful in craftsmanship and rich in the variety of teas that are within the box. When you gift a Tea Chest to someone you love, you are also giving them a lifetime of health and happiness as tea has been regarded as the key to well-being for thousands of years. Studies have shown that tea can combat a number of diseases like heart disease and diabetes and also, help in weight loss and improving mental prowess.

The Tea Chest has a lacquered finish and as it is made of fine dark wood, it looks like a work of art. It would look spectacular in any setting. It would find pride of place on your dining table in your home.

The Tea Chest contains an assortment of teas to suit a woman’s every mood. If she is feeling stressed, the gentle fragrance and flavour of Rose in Bloom tea would calm her instantly. For a shot of energy, a cup of Rooibos Vanilla Spice would be perfect, and if one is depressed, the warm scent of Earl Grey is like a tonic for the soul.

Women’s Day was first launched on February 28, 1909 in New York and it was suggested that a Women’s Day should be held annually. But it became a part of our calendar, only after it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations. In some countries, it is a national holiday but across the globe, it is the day marked by conferences, talks and award- functions and a day of recognition of the work done by women. Across offices and homes, women are given a special status for the day and they often receive gifts and tokens of honour as a part of the celebrations.

The flavours of tea in the Tea Chest includes Rooibos Vanilla Spice, Seventh Heaven, Jasmine Mandarin, Moroccan Mint, Earl Grey and Rose in Bloom. Each of these teas has special properties to improve one’s life and get healthy too. Rooibos Vanilla Spice tea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients that can protect against many diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Moroccan Tea, on the other hand, can help in digestion and respiratory problems, while Earl Grey can boost energy and immunity and help in weight loss.

The Rose in Bloom tea contains rose petals, liquorice, fennel and aniseed, all of which blends together to create a lovely aromatic beverage. In the Jasmine Mandarin Tea, jasmine flowers are picked during the early hours of the day and infused with green tea after dark. In the Moroccan Mint tea, green tea leaves are mixed with Moroccan mint while Seventh Heaven tea is an in-house blend of black Nilgiri tea.

The Tea Chest contains six slots and each of the teas come in luxurious pyramid teabags. The beauty of the box offsets the eclectic assortment of tea flavours that are within.

So, this Women’s Day, invest in a Tea Chest and gift it to a friend, a parent or a relative. If you are a woman, buy one for yourself. This wonderful Tea chest can enrich life in more ways than you can imagine.

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You’d think that with a name like English Breakfast Tea, the tea blend would be strictly made to accompany breakfast. While it is true that this tea would complement a complete breakfast layout beautifully, there’s no compulsion to stick to drinking it with breakfast. The blend is a real ‘wake me up’, which is useful for when you’re starting your day, but you can sip on a cup of this beverage at any time you require a quick refresh of your mental state.

We love our tea with food, usually during tea time, but have you tried a cup of tea with a full meal?
If you haven’t, it can be quite life changing.

What kind of foods can you pair English Breakfast Tea with?

Since this blend is essentially black tea, it has a more pronounced flavour and aroma. This works like a dream with foods that are similar in terms of flavour. Rich meaty meals are great to down with English Breakfast Tea. Indian dishes, so full of life with the variety of spices and rich ingredients, or even the traditional English breakfast go very well with this blend.

It’s not necessary to pair your tea with only a full meal or high tea nibbles. Desserts and even cheese are a highly recommended option with black tea.

Milk or No Milk?

This is probably the best part about English Breakfast Tea. Since it’s a black tea, it can be had with or without milk. Either way, it’ll still retain its rich and robust flavour. If tea is your beverage with something to eat, especially at tea time, adding a splash of milk to your tea would make it more enjoyable. But if it’s going to be your morning tea, we’d say it’s better to be healthy, wealthy and wise, and go for a nice cup of black tea with a dash or a spoon of organic honey.

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Don’t get fooled by the name. It may be called English Breakfast Tea, but you really can enjoy this blend at any time of the day. If you’re looking for a rich beverage that will punch in a good dose of energy, make English Breakfast Tea your go-to blend for lazy mornings.

There’s also a number of health benefits that English Breakfast Tea provides, giving us all the more reason to make it a part of our daily schedule. Here are a few that you’ll be happy to know of.

1. De-Stress

We’re constantly stressed! Even when we go to bed, there’s too much running in our minds, and when we finally do sleep, we’re still stressed. There’s much you can do about this, the simplest being consuming a cup of English Breakfast Tea, which is essentially black tea, known to reduce stress levels. You can make the destressing a whole lot better by sitting cosily on your couch, a cup of English Breakfast Tea in hand and some choco-chip cookies to munch on, with your favourite movie playing on your TV.

2. Happy Heart

Keeping your heart in good shape is crucial to being healthy. There’s suddenly too many cases of heart diseases and problems, with age not necessarily having a role to play in this. Trust me when we tell you that a cup of tea, especially black tea, can help keep your heart happy and healthy. You know what this means – a better lifestyle and more smiles.

3. Sharper Mind

We’ve all had days when we wake up from not very good sleep and go about the day like zombies. These days are also not the best to get any work done because your mind has either shut down or is in no mood to focus. On days like these, take some time off and sip on a warm cup of English Breakfast Tea. Seems quite simple, but you’ll notice the results soon enough – you’re suddenly more awake, less stressed, and all that you need to get done is coming back to you…before you know it, you’re back to work, and hopefully, with a smile on your face.

4. Slimmer You

Yes, we know you’ve been told this many times before, but have you really tried it. Include English Breakfast Tea, the famous black tea blend, to your regular diet and we’re pretty sure you’ll start to feel a little lighter as times goes by. You’ll know when those old jeans you’ve outgrown start to fit you again. 😉

We’ve filled you in, and now it’s up to you to start taking care of yourself. But know that what you read above can really help transform your lives. So, if you just give it a try – we’re talking about just one cup of English Breakfast Tea a day – you’ll be on your way to a fitter and happier you.

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A cup of Seventh Heaven tea is like ambrosia for the soul due to its glorious aroma and its incredible taste. This golden tea with its lashings of melon and swirl of tropical fruit is like no other, and during the mild days of January, its warmth and richness can soothe the body and the mind. Why is it such a healthy tea? Read this compilation of facts on the beauty and goodness of Seventh Heaven to find out.

It’s good for the heart

In a study done among 350000 men and women in China, it was observed that consumption of black tea led to a reduced risk of heart disease. Yet another study showed that drinking 9gms of black tea a day could decrease cardiovascular risks and the serum glucose in your body significantly. Since Seventh Heaven has a base of black tea, it is sure to decrease the ratio of unhealthy cholesterol and increase the healthy ones in the bloodstream. And due to its anti-oxidant properties, it is one of the best teas for your heart health.

It helps you say goodbye to stress

Since black tea is known to increase the levels of relaxation in the body, Seventh Heaven tea is the best stress buster you can find. The levels of cortisol, a hormone found in the adrenal cortex when you are stressed drops faster when you drink black tea. And when it is infused with fruit, the levels of relaxation are deeper and more fulfilling.

In a study done among participants to gauge their stress levels, results showed that black tea helped them cope even with very difficult situations like the threat of getting fired or being accused of shoplifting. Drinking this tea also helped them cope with many other sudden stresses more easily. In other words, the body was able to hand stressful situations better due to the special properties of this tea

It reduces the risk of diabetes

With diabetes becoming a chronic problem around the world, it is always a good idea to find ways to reduce its potency. Seventh Heaven tea which contains black tea can lower blood sugar levels. Studies show that drinking black tea can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 42 per cent. Scientists also found that alpha-glucosidase, the enzyme that turns starch to glucose is inhibited by drinking black tea. So, if you are looking for a way to reduce elevated blood sugar levels, drinking Seventh Heaven or any other black tea can make all the difference.

It keeps weight at bay

Black teas are known to be pre-biotic, which means they induce the growth of good micro-organisms that help increase your feelings of well-being. Black tea causes an increase in pseudobutyrivibrio, a bacteria that’s known to target metabolism. Researchers found that black tea helps to prevent weight gain and obesity by altering your gut microbiome and making it ‘anti-obesogenic’. Black tea also contains polyphenols, that are antioxidants that protect cellular structures like DNA and cell membranes from damage from free radicals.

So, if you are looking for a tea that can change your body and make you feel well and look good, don’t look beyond the healthy goodness of Seventh Heaven tea. This amazing tea that gives you the best of the properties of black tea and fruit infusions is the best way to begin the New Year. Make drinking this tea a habit and watch yourself becoming the best version of who you can be.

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Seventh Heaven tea lives up to its name in more ways than one. Besides the fact that it is full of pure flavour and blended with the fruity notes of melon and tropical fruit, this tea is warm and invigorating for the chill that accompanies the turn of the season. True to its name, this tea is like a taste of sheer heaven and as cold winds blow through our part of the world and chase the last of the winter clouds away, the fruity bouquet of this beautiful brew can make your day.

But where did this splendid tea originate? Here’s a compilation of facts on the ingredients of Seventh Heaven Tea which is a special blend of fruit and black tea.

A historical perspective

Historians believe that black tea originated in China and was called ‘red tea’ at the time. Its origin can be traced back to the late Ming dynasty of 1590 when the first tea in this category was first produced in the Fujian province. This region was the Lapsang and the tea leaves of the region were called the Lapsang Souchong. But it was only in 1875, that black tea grew in popularity when it was made in the region of Qimen. A native of Guixi in southern Qimen named Hu Yuanlong went to the Fujian province to learn the secrets and the art of making black tea. When he came back to Qimen, he began producing his own black tea and set up factories to do so. As the soil in this region was perfect for this tea and the climate was warm and moist, the tea leaves of Keemun tea were superb. It was so good that its fame grew and soon the tea became popular around the world. Even today, it is considered the ‘king of black tea.’

Fruit teas are called infusions because a number of flavours seep into these beverages to make them special. On an average, a fruit tea may contain up to nine ingredients, all of which play an important role in making the tea unique. These flavours could range from melon, orange, cherry, apple, raspberry, strawberry and peach. These teas, also known as tisanes, are made the same way as black tea but are infused with different kinds of fruit and then dried. As they can be consumed both hot and cold, these teas are always a popular choice among tea lovers.

Types and traditions

Seventh Heaven tea, which is essentially a cocktail of black tea, melon extracts and dried tropical fruit is both invigorating and wholesome. This tea is bursting with flavour and chock full of goodness too.

Black tea is more oxidized than green, oolong and white tea. It is stronger in flavour and retains its taste for several years. These teas are processed in different ways, either by the CTC (Crush, Tear and Curl) method, made especially for teabags and the Orthodox processing method which is done by machines or by hand. In the Orthodox method, the leaves are rolled by hand or mechanically with a rolling table.

The tea leaves, that are manufactured by either of the methods, is sorted into grades with the use of sieves. In the case of Seventh Heaven, it is infused with fruit to create its special flavour.

Brewing the perfect cup

The best way to make this tea is to bring fresh, filtered water to a boil. Make sure the water is really hot. Steep the tea bags for one or two minutes. You might not need to sweeten this brew further as it contains fruit infusions. Seventh Heaven is Sublime’s in-house blend of black Nilgiri Tea or Blue Mountain tea leaves which yields a fine aroma, smooth texture and golden hues with a gentle berry aftertaste.

Pour out a cup, sit back and sip slowly. The taste is rich and as beautiful as the tea itself. Enjoy!

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