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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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September is poised to be full of stormy winds and rain-laden clouds, almost like the early monsoon days of the season used to be. There is no better time to sit back and enjoy the soothing sweetness of a good cup of tea and savour its goodness all day. And if you need a tea to transport you to beverage paradise, the Seventh Heaven Tea from Sublime is your best bet for the season.

New research has found that a perfect cup of tea can chase away the blues and bring in the winds of happiness into your life, but there’s some more good news too. Chinese researchers have recently found that the right blend of tea can refresh the mind, make you more creative and make the cognitive functions of the brain much more sharp than before.

Seventh Heaven Tea is essentially black tea with the flavours of fruit, and is chock-full of beauty and health benefits, and all the other fine properties of a distinctive tea blend. Why should you opt for this tea? Read on…

To begin with black tea which is produced by oxidising the leaves of Camellia sinensis and allowed to dry in order to release the moisture, is always on top of the popularity charts due to the way it is manufactured. As soon as the plants lose all the moisture possible, it is rolled and exposed to high temperatures. The level of oxidation determines the colour and flavour of the tea, which can range from deep amber to warm brown with golden tones. It is one of the most loved teas in the world due to its ability to boost heart health, reduce high cholesterol, boost bone health and increase your mental focus.

This tea is best known for the fact that it contains polyphenols that have anti-oxidant properties which can
revent DNA damage. This means that you can delay ageing and all its degenerative consequences by many years. The compounds in black tea, namely theaflavins and thearubigins are loaded with health benefits. The tea is strong, powerful, bold and delicious, making it one of the finest teas globally.

Among its many other health benefits, this tea prevents heart diseases and is known to reverse the abnormal functioning of blood vessels, thereby leading to decreased risk of contracting heart diseases. It is also associated with reduced levels of fasting blood glucose and as its polyphenols lower the glycaemic index in the body.

But the beauty of Seventh Heaven tea does not end there. It is also infused with a natural aroma and a wonderful fruit bouquet. The freeze dried tropical fruit that is blended into this tea makes it much more special. Many tea manufacturers add a hint of fruity flavour to black tea as it can be too strong.

Fruits like oranges, watermelon and raspberries are very popular in fruit teas but Seventh Heaven uses melon and other tropical fruits to give it an exotic flavour like no other. This tea is low on calories and prevents food cravings. It helps relieve digestive discomfort, reduces fever and nausea and relieves stress too. Some people say it is like a dessert in a cup, minus the calories but loaded with health benefits. Many of the fruits are also rich in vitamins that are good for the hair and the skin as well.

The health benefits of these teas can range from being anti-depressants due to the calming effect they have on the body. These fruit blends can reduce your blood pressure, prevent kidney diseases and give the immune system a boost.

Seventh Heaven tea must be prepared carefully. Heat water in kettle for a few minutes. It should not reach boiling point. Make sure you take it off the stove when it is around 85 to 90 degrees centigrade. Put the Seventh Heaven teabag in a cup and pour the hot water into it. Let it steep for three to four minutes till the colour is rich and dark.

Enjoy it at all times of the day, as it can pep you up and make you feel good all day.

So, the next time the clouds gather and you feel your spirits sinking and your cognitive functions getting weary, enjoy a cup of Seventh Heaven Tea. This beverage is like pure ambrosia for the soul; it can rejuvenate and refresh your mind and body for an entire season and through winter too.

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Do you want to raise a toast to friendship? A salute to good times? A glass to loving companionship? Brew a cup of Moroccan Mint Tea and share it with your guests.

And, if you want to take it a step further, dim the lights, bring in some coloured glass lamps, add some Moroccan accents in rich fabrics, and diffuse the scent of saffron into the air. Now put the kettle on, let the water come to a boil, swirl gently and steep the Moroccan Mint teabags from the Sublime House of Tea into the water.

Pour the brew into small heatproof glasses from high above to aerate the tea and improve its flavour. You are ready to enjoy a beautiful cup of Mint Moroccan in true Moroccan style.

Moroccan Mint tea is more than just a delicious beverage for the people of Morocco. It is a beverage that is served all day long to family members and when presented to a guest, it is a sign of friendship.

And strangely enough, though the weather is terribly hot in Morocco, people keep sipping this hot beverage because the tea actually bolsters the body against the heat, due to its beautiful healing properties.

Ever since the world discovered the health benefits of Moroccan Mint Tea, it has become a staple among the fitness conscious tea drinkers. Its benefits are countless, which is why it should be a part of your lifestyle, if you are a tea lover. If you want to know how this tea can help you handle myriads of health problems, read this compilation about all that is good and wonderful about this tea…

To begin with Moroccan Mint Tea can help ease the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome and other discomforts in the gut. It is a powerful antioxidant that can protect the body from dangerous diseases like cancer. It also prevents the growth of bacteria and fungus, fights germs and therefore helps the body deal with symptoms of colds, flu and other infectious diseases. If you have a cold, this is the tea to turn to — in case you need help with nasal allergies.

Since it has calming properties, it can be a mild sedative too, and can help with muscle cramps and sprains. It can combat bad breath and is known to cleanse the blood and keep the skin clear.

One of the best properties of Mint Moroccan tea is its cool, refreshing flavour that can keep your brain alert, focused and less anxious.

Many men and women also love this tea for its ability to help in weight loss. The peppermint in the tea can help irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues. Since it has diuretic properties, this tea removes all the toxins from the body and helps burn body fat.

Mint also stimulates the digestive enzymes and enables the body to absorb nutrients from food and convert them into usable energy. Thus when you consume food, your body will utilise fat instead of storing it.

This tea is also very low in calories and can therefore be consumed easily, without worrying about adding on the pounds.

Since the mint in this tea is a natural stimulant, it can help you emotionally too. If you feel anxious, exhausted or unenergised Moroccan mint tea could be your saviour! It is known to lift your emotional state and keep you more happy and positive.

So, if you are looking for a tea that is an all-rounder, pick up a batch of Moroccan Mint Tea. It is the brew that can keep you healthy all year round and you don’t even need to go to Morocco to enjoy all its benefits. Sublime House of Tea offers you the finest Mint Moroccan tea in the country that can be enjoyed and loved by everyone in the family, through every season of the year.

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