January 29, 2013

Hot Tea Month

January is officially Hot Tea Month!  Who knew?

My favorite tea is honeybush, a very mild, smooth, faintly sweet variety grown in South Africa.  Sorry, I think I've shared that at least a few thousand times before.  =)  I've discovered this past week that it's best brewed over about 20 minutes, so patience is in order.

And now I've found yet another reason to love it so much: it prevents DNA damage.  Research indicates that at normal concentrations of customary tea drinks, there are two drug detoxifying enzymes that are significantly induced in the liver.

So there you have it!  Hope you enjoy a cup of your favorite tea today!

11 comments:

  1. Yes! MUST be in a VERY special cup, however. aj

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    1. Only the best, my Sweet Anonymous!

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  2. That looks so beautiful, I'd love a cup!

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    1. And if you were here I'd share a cup with you!

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  3. Love that cup and saucer. I've gone off tea - perhaps its the hot weather!

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    1. I keep forgetting that other parts of the world are warm. =)

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  4. We've right in the peak of summer here in January, so hot tea isn't enjoyed as frequently as it is in winter, although at least one cup is had daily, usually in the cool of really early morning.
    That cup is gorgeous btw!
    Sarah xx

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    1. Gorgeous, indeed! I can thank "Anonymous" above for the wonderful chintz.

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  5. Where do I get that flavor? Is it a loose leaf? I am a lazy bag type of girl.

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  6. You can buy it loose at most 'real" tea shops. I have also seen bags at Whole Foods and upper end grocery stores, but they are quite expensive. So is this Coffee Mom Lorraine?? Haven't talked in a long while! (If not, hello to you as well!)

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  7. Do you have all these gorgeous vintage cups?

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