Since its inception, tea has played many roles - a luxury, a remedy, a delicacy, an everyday beverage and such. For centuries, it has brought sheer joy to every soul who has sipped on a fresh brew. Tea, in all its glory, is the pride of our nation! India is one of the world’s largest consumers of tea, with about three-fourth of the country’s total produce consumed locally.
What is it about tea that makes it an irreplaceable beverage? The inviting aromas, irresistible flavours, and warmth emanating from tea brews keep us going back to it every few hours. Apart from its primary and obvious purpose, that is drinking tea to embrace well being, its multiple applications can bring us many other benefits as well.
Discover the many benefits of tea and important uses of tea with Tea Culture of the World
Health Benefits of Drinking Tea:
All the tea types bring their very own charm and treasure trove of health benefits to the table. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants and healthy compounds that can reduce stress, relieve inflammation, and provide other health benefits. It has been considered as a healthy weight loss aid as well. It can help you shed kgs faster with less effort.
Black tea hails from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, similar to green tea, oolong tea, and white tea. However, black tea is unique in the sense that it is especially home to certain health purposes. The major health benefits of black tea include its nutritional value, anti-cancer benefits, digestive benefits, beneficial effects on skin and hair health, and more.
Cosmetic Uses of Tea:
Tea’s antioxidant, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties helps keep your skin healthy-
1. Shiny Hair:
Black tea makes for an amazing cleanser for hair! Brew some black tea. Let it cool down to the room temperature. Spray it into your hair so that it cleanses your scalp. Follow this routine for dark, lustrous hair.
2. Relief from Sunburn Irritation:
Tannic acid in tea that helps you get rid of stubborn sunburns! It’s a one-step process- all you have to do is apply tea bags directly on your face to reduce redness.
3. Reduces Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles:
The caffeine present in tea helps reduce dark circles around the eye, while the tannins in tea helps reduce puffiness. Wet two tea bags and place them on your eyes for about 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Moisturizes Dry Skin:
Owing to its coolant properties, tea makes for an amazing toner and helps soothe your skin. Wipe a tea bag over your face and then wipe it with a clean towel.
Cleaning with Green Tea:
Tea is a blessing when it comes to cleaning and maintaining wood furniture.
- Steep two tea bags in boiling water
- Let them cool to room temperature
- Dip a soft cloth in the tea until it is damp and clean wood surfaces with it
- The tannic acid from the tea is wonderful for maintaining wood
- Watch the wood shine
Now that you are aware of uses for tea other than drinking, it’s time to reap these benefits!