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Imagine waking up to the sweet, rich smell of the jasmine blossom with its buds in bloom and its alluring fragrance surrounding you in a gentle haze. You get up, walk to your dining table and find out that the scent is emerging, not from the vase on your dresser, but a delicious cup of Jasmine Mandarin Tea that is waiting for you.

When you inhale the aroma of a warm cup of Jasmine Mandarin Tea, one of two things can happen to you. You may drift away on its cloud of beautiful mandarin and jasmine scents into a world of dreams or you might find yourself enveloped in a mantle of happy calm. Either way, it is the best way to begin your day.

Why is this tea so unique? Find out in this compilation of the best and most special aspects of this special beverage.

Origins of Jasmine Mandarin Tea

The jasmine plant is believed to have been introduced into China from eastern South Asia via India during the Han dynasty but it was only infused into tea around the fifth century. The tea is created these days through a labour intensive process which involves the release of the jasmine and mandarin fragrance and absorption of the fragrance by the tea. So, whenever you drink a cup of this tea, it is a unique experience, rich in history and complicated in its craftsmanship.

Benefits of this aromatic tea

One of the most important aspects of Jasmine Tea and why it is so loved across the world is due to its weight control properties. This is due to the antioxidants it contains which increase your metabolism and allows the absorption of nutrients which in turn, helps in weight loss.

The antioxidants also have other ways to help you. It boosts your immune system, thereby protecting you from diseases around you. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, you are also protected from ailments and chronic diseases in the best way possible.

Studies show that this tea helps in preventing cancer and controlling diabetes. It can help you lead a less stressful life due to its fragrance which is almost like a tranquilliser.

The tea has anti-bacterial properties which provide a defence against bacterial infections. It can also provide relief from colds, coughs and throat infections.

This wonderful tea is full of polyphenolic compounds with catechins. These ingredients can improve gastric health, aid in better digestion and help prevent gastrointestinal forms of cancer.

Brewing the beverage

The important aspect of brewing Jasmine Mandarin tea is the time involved in steeping the tea.

If you steep the tea bags for too long, the tea can become very bitter. Boil the water in a kettle only for up to 80 degrees centigrade. In case the water heats to boiling point, let it cool till it is less warm as the aroma of the teabags is released best in water that is not too hot. Some people even use a thermometer to get the temperature just right. Pre-heat your teacup, so that the tea is still warm enough to drink. Steep the tea bags for about 30 seconds or a little longer. Your tea is now done.

Enjoy the goodness of a fine tea

Don’t miss the excellent flavours of Jasmine Mandarin Tea from the Sublime House of Tea. They have been made with premium green tea leaves and is a highly aromatic, beautiful beverage. It is the kind of tea that can warm the soul and calm your heart all year round.

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The days are getting shorter but the nights are long and pleasant with cool north winds fanning the warmth of summer away. Why not add to the cozy mood of the season with a cup of Green Long Ding tea. This wonderful beverage that is clear and light can look like a cup of sunshine on your breakfast table or like a mug of molten gold after dinner.

What makes this tea special? Read on, in this compilation of all that makes it beautiful and beneficial.

Green Long Ding is an elegant and timeless tea which is a favourite among tea lovers, as it is created out of the most tender leaves of a crop and comes with an aroma that can invigorate the senses. The champagne like liquor of Green Long Ding is delicious, as it manages to combine the smoothness of fine tea with the flavours of sweet grass and succulent fruit. What’s more, the tea is bright and lovely too, so its gorgeous taste can add a spring to your step and energy through the day.

What is Green Long Ding?

The word ‘long’ in Green Long Ding means ‘dragon’ and “ding” means top, which perhaps refers to the production area of the tea. In Chinese, rivers are sometimes referred to as ‘dragons’ and it is around these regions that this tea was first developed. The original Long Ding Tea was produced in Kailua county where the soil is soft, loose and rich. It is this wonderful soil that gave the tea its superb flavour. However, now the tea is grown in tea estates in other countries too. It is one of the top ten most preferred teas in the world.

Benefits of the tea

Stress-buster:

Have you been feeling out of sorts because the year is coming to an end? Or are you worn out with all the end-of-the-year work that seems to be piling up by the day? Sip on some Green Long Ding tea to soothe your cares away. The amino acids in the tea has a calming effect on those who drink this beverage. People who love this tea report that they feel mellow and destressed as soon as they begin to sip on a cup of Green Long Ding.

Disease-busting:

The number of ailments that Green Long Ding tea can help you fight is mind-boggling. The unique anti-oxidants in the tea offer protection from a vast spectrum of diseases. It is known to fight tumours and cancer, combat different kinds of viruses and bacteria and help you lower the risk of cardio-vascular diseases. This tea can help fight inflammation in the body too.

And there’s more

The long and elegant leaves of the Green Long Ding tea is known to help you keep your weight down as it can increase your metabolism. It can also help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. It helps in bone health, keeping your bones strong and not susceptible to breakage.

How do you brew Green Long Ding?

Ardent lovers of this tea recommend that you brew the beverage in glass based or porcelain containers. The cups and the teapot should be rinsed with hot water before making this tea. The water should be boiled to 70 or 80 degrees centigrade. Steep the tea bags into this tea for a minute but steep it for a longer time if you want the tea to be stronger.

Now, sit back and enjoy!

In these times of pursuing a healthy life style, indulge in a tea like Green Long Ding. Its many health benefits will keep you immune to ailments while its many special properties will keep you more calm, more supple and more energetic than you have ever been before.

Above all, let its glorious aroma light up your winter days and make them truly special

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When the cold winds of December begin to blow through our part of the world, nothing is as comforting a warm cup of tea. And when mixed with sweet rose blossoms, it transforms into a cup of cheer that gives us the flavour of summer in the heart of chilly winter days.

The Rose in Bloom tea from the Sublime House of Tea, with its beautiful aroma of rose, liquorice, fennel and aniseed is often called the queen of teas due to its delicate beauty and delicious goodness.

So, why should the Rose in Bloom tea become an important part of your tea-time ritual? The answer lies in the surprising benefits of this wonderful tea.

Check out the important details of this tea in this compilation of facts on what makes this beverage one of the finest teas in the world…

Where did it originate?

In order to understand the tea better, it is important to look at its origins. Most people believe that the tea originated in France, where its floral taste and caffeine-free ingredients made it a popular beverage at the tea houses of that period in history. Later, it became a popular Middle Eastern variety of tea too.

Why is it good for you?

Rose Tea contains a high concentration of Vitamin C, polyphenols, Vitamin A, minerals and anti-oxidants. Its benefits are so many that incorporating this tea as part of your lifestyle would reduce the risk of several diseases and help in improving your mental health too.

To begin with, Sublime’s Rose in Bloom Tea comes with the added goodness of fennel, aniseed and liquorice which are excellent for health. Fennel is known to lower blood pressure, improve heart health and reduce the risk of cancer. Aniseed protects you from stomach ulcers, indigestion, nausea and helps combat depression, while liquorice soothes the body when it is plagued with gastrointestinal problems.

Rose Tea, therefore, is good for you in more ways than one. It can help you treat arthritis, menstrual cramps, flu, digestive difficulties, bronchitis, depression, insomnia and other chronic diseases.

The tea is a tonic for the soul, because it lifts the spirits and makes you feel good, helps you de-stress and soothes your anxieties away. A cup of rose tea at bedtime can ensure you have a wonderful night of sleep.

It is also a tea that is prescribed for those with respiratory problems because it helps expel bacteria and pathogens in the body.

But one of the areas where this tea is most effective is in the gut. It quickly goes to work on any infections in the gastrointestinal tract and helps rebalance the microflora in the intestines and relieve problems like bloating or diarrhea.

How do you make the tea?

Boil fresh water in a teapot and when it comes to a boil, make sure it cools down to some extent before steeping the tea bags into it. Cover the teacup or teapot while you steep the tea bags in the water for around five minutes till the aroma of the rose permeates the tea. You can add sugar or honey if you want the tea to be sweeter and steep the teabags longer for deeper infusion.

Why settle for ordinary tea during the cold days of winter? Add a cup of rose tea to your daily routine to make your days as beautiful and fragrant as a rose, even as the old year wanes away and gives birth to the new.

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Here come the holidays, here comes the festival of sparkle and lights. It’s Diwali – that time of the year when families across the nation come home to be with their loved ones and light up their happy homes.

Diyas and fire crackers are what this Indian festival is known for around the world, but what really gets everyone going during this time is the food. Sweets and namkeens (savouries) are the fuel that keep the celebrities going. Full meals take a back seat, and it’s like tea time all day.

Did we say ‘tea time’? Oh yes, we did! Because there is no snack time without a cup o’ tea.

Despite all the flavours of tea to choose from, we tend to stick to one or two. Although, you may enjoy the other flavours if you maybe tried them with different snacks/foods. And what better time to try this than now – the festive season!!

Here are some flavours or types of tea that will compliment this Diwali’s sweet and savoury combinations.

1. Besan Sev and Shakarpara with Cranberry Mango Mania
Why would this be a good combination? Well, we think that the sweet and tarty flavour of the cranberry mango mania will help enhance the flavour of the super light basin sev, a popular Diwali namkeen. Apart from being a tasty beverage, the drink will also help with all the maida (all-purpose flour) content of the addictive shakarpara.

2. Murukku and Gujiya with Ginger Mint Tea
These two are among the favourites during the festive season. Gujiyas are basically sweet dumplings with a generous filling of khoya and crushed nuts. Isn’t your mouth watering already?! Serve these with little swirls of joy – no, not softy ice cream, but murukkus and refreshing ginger mint tea. They’re the perfect match to the sugary-sweet gujiyas. After all, too much sweetness can’t be all good.

3. Bread Pakora and Puran Poli (or Obbattu) with Rooibos Vanilla Spice
This combination can get a little heavy on the stomach, so it’s only right to accompany it with a warm cup of tea. The rooibos vanilla spice is more of an herbal tea, which makes it a healthy option when your tea time consists of fried goodies like the comforting bread pakora and puran poli, a sweet flat bread, or obbattu, a roti with a sweet filling.

There’s a lot more where this came from, but we’re going to leave it up to you to choose your food and cuppa. We hope you have a lovely Diwali, full of love and light

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October brings with it winds that hold the nip of winter and there is no better time than to sit back and enjoy a cup of wonderful Assam CTC tea. This robust and magnificent beverage which evokes the memories of gentle green slopes alive with tea blossom, is one of the finest teas in the world and much loved by tea enthusiasts globally.

What makes Assam CTC tea so special? Read on in this compilation of the best features of this wonderful brew…

First things first. To begin with, it is important to know how to make this tea the right way in order to reap the maximum benefits. Make sure the cup or teapot is half full with hot water so that the water can move around in the vessel. Roll the hot water around in the teapot or cup to make sure that the container becomes warm. Then, pour out the water and put the teabag inside. Add hot water and let the teabag infuse its flavour into the liquid. Let it steep for three minutes and re-infuse again to get a stronger brew. It is the presence of heat that brings out the beautiful flavour of this tea.

What is Assam CTC. The addendum CTC stands for Curl, Tear, Cut. During the tea manufacturing process the large tea leaves are processed in the machine through a series of cylindrical rollers with several sharp teeth that crush, tear and curl the tea into small, hard pellets. This replaces the final stage of tea manufacture where the leaves are rolled into strips. CTC teas usually produce a rich russet colour and a fine aroma too. It has a slightly bitter flavour that can be offset with the use of milk, sugar or any other sweetener.

As to why it is such a special tea, the reasons are many. Tea lovers will unanimously agree that since this brew is full of polyphenols, it can boost the dopamine in the areas of the brain that helps you feel happier, less stressed and more relaxed. Among the other benefits, Assam CTC tea checks issues of bone loss in elderly people and thereby protects them. It helps those who are fitness conscious to undergo difficult workout sessions with ease. This tea also knocks off additional calories and aids the body to utilise fat as fuel instead of storing it.

According to some studies, the anti-oxidant properties in this tea reduce the risk of cancer though this this property is still being researched. The flavonoids in this tea prevent the build-up of plaque inside the arteries and reduces the risk of cardio vascular diseases. It is also a mild laxative and therefore helps in digestion. Despite the fact that it is a tea that can calm you, it is also useful in keeping you mentally alert and is known to prevent neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

All in all, Assam CTC is a special tea in more ways than one. It is a stimulant and a tonic too. During the festive season, when you are inundated with all kinds of heavy foods and sweets, take a break to sip on this beverage. It will soothe your body and warm your soul, and make you feel wonderful enough to enjoy the rest of the season with good health and cheer.

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