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Twinings tea review

I never wrote tea review, so I hope I did a good job. :)

I love tea, I think I have over 300 tea bags in my kitchen, but for the last few months I fell in love with Twinings tea. Amazing flavors, healthy, and natural, what more could you want ?

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I’m drinking Cranberry & Sanguinello orange tea at the moment. 

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Now lets talk about tea, I made 4 groups.


1.    Fruit love

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Cranberry, Raspberry and Elderflower, Cranberry and Sanguinello Orange, Blackcurrant, Ginseng and Vanilla, Blueberry and Apple, Strawberry and Mango, Echinacea and Raspberry, Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry, Cranberry and Pomegranate


Cranberry, Raspberry and Elderflower;  I have never tasted a tea as delicious as this one. The zesty taste of this infusion is ideal when your senses need a lift. The tea smells invitingly of raspberries,  when poured is a lovely red color. Thank you so much for making the most delicious teas.

Cranberry and Sanguinello Orange; I love this tea, for me it has perfect citrusy scent. I love to eat sanguinello oranges, so yes this is one of my favorites! All I have to say is buy it, you will like it! Yum yum yum

Blackcurrant, Ginseng and Vanilla; this is the first tea I tried from Twinings, at first I didn’t like it I blame it on ginseng root. But as I love vanilla and blackcurrant I decided not to give up on this tea. And now I can say I’m addicted, I bought another box.

Blueberry and Apple; Autumn. A time for kicking through the leaves and watching the world change color. And for those days when night time comes too soon you will need this tea. It is tasty, sweet and refreshing perfect combination.

Strawberry and Mango; Each sip is refreshing, satisfying and bursting with sunshine. It’s English summertime with a tropical twist.  If you love mango you will love this tea!

Echinacea and Raspberry; do I need to say this is my favorite fruit tea ? I love it, not only echinacea has ability to boost immune systems and keep them healthy, but raspberries are my favorite fruit! Buy it!!

Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry;  great smell, great taste, great berries! Love it, I love to drink it with ice and fresh raspberries mmm, it’s heaven!

Cranberry and Pomegranate; I like other teas more, its ok. Nothing new, but If you love cranberry and pomegranate you will love this tea!


2. Green tea heaven

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Pure Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Cranberry Green Tea, Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea, Pineapple and Grapefruit Green Tea, Citrus Green Tea, Apple and Pear Green Tea



Pure Green Tea; I think we all know that pure green tea is great for your health. I love Twinings pure green tea because you can taste real green tea flavor.

Jasmine Green Tea; Layering the white jasmine flowers between green tea leaves allows them to release their perfumed, floral fragrance into the tea.  Great refreshing and calming tea. The jasmine tends to sweeten the green tea taste and the aroma is certainly an inducement to drink the tea.

Cranberry Green Tea; Powerful anti-oxidant properties, considered a superfood, cranberries, and the tea derived from them, have an amazing array of healthy side effects when ingested and used on a consistent basis.

Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea; Lotus flowers are a symbol of the sun. Their beautiful, fragrant petals unfurl each day at the break of dawn to reveal a pure and inner glow.  Lotus flower is one of my favorite flowers, so you can guess this is one of my favorites. 

Pineapple and Grapefruit Green Tea; Sweet, delicious and refreshing tea. You will love this, the fruit flavor with green is just right.

Citrus Green Tea; I love this tea, it helps me to wake up and gives me energy. The polyphenols present in green tea provide antioxidant protection that may be enhanced by the vitamins in lemon and other citrus.

Apple and Pear Green Tea; English apple and sweet pear and blended them together with this light tasting, golden Chinese green tea, which will transport you to the tea gardens in an instance. It is yummy , if we can say that for a tea.



3. Lady in black

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Lady Grey, Earl Grey, Mulled Spiced Tea Caddy, Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon, English Breakfast


Lady Grey; Light and delicate taste of bergamot, but with added hints of oranges and lemons.With green tea, lady grey is my second favorite tea!! I think I drink this tea every day.  I love this tea, it makes me happy!!

Earl Grey; Light, fragrant and with a distinctive bergamot and lemon flavor. I love it, I don’t know why but for me it tastes same as Lady Grey.

Mulled Spiced Tea Caddy; This tea is best served with milk and sugar, to bring out the spicy flavor perfect for a Winter Tea. It has a taste of orange which is gorgeous.

Assam; it is tea you will love a rich and strong, deep-amber tea that goes perfectly with brunch or after dinner instead of coffee. It smells amazing.

Darjeeling; The altitude gives Darjeeling its light, delicate taste and shimmering gold color.  Take a sip and escape the world on a journey of your own. The flavor was rich and wonderfully nuanced: musky, Darjeeling flowery, toasty, nutty, spicy, a little smoky, with a splendid honey and floral finish.

Ceylon; Ceylon black tea is the most widely produced and recognized and has citrus overtones. Ceylon black tea is also useful at keeping viruses and bacteria at bay. Drinking black tea can reduce your chance of catching influenza, as well as boost your immune system to help prevent other illnesses. I love it, something new to try if you love black tea.

English Breakfast; Bright, full-bodied and full of flavor, English Breakfast is perfect for clearing away your cobwebs at any time of day. I don’t drink it with milk, but if you want you can drink it with a splash of milk. An ingredient present in English breakfast tea, the amino acid L-theanine, boosts the brain’s levels of alpha waves, which reduces anxiety and boosts relaxation.


4. Calm yourself

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Camomile, Lemon and Ginger, Pure Peppermint, Orange, Mango and Cinnamon


Pure Camomile; I love camomile tea, I drink it every time I want to calm down and when I have insomnia.

Lemon and Ginger; I have to say this is one of my favorites. Amazing tea, it is a little bit bitter, but it is healthy and really great tea to drink on cold winter nights. The spiciness of the ginger complements the zesty.

Pure Peppermint; I think we all know and love peppermint tea. I love Twinings because you taste pure peppermint and it’s light and refreshing with a cooling minty taste.

Orange, Mango and Cinnamon; Just as winter balances summer, the spicy, comforting taste of cinnamon perfectly balances the bright, sweet flavors of orange and mango. I love this tea. You should try it, spicy and fruity love it!


My top 5:

1. Echinacea and Raspberry
2. Lady Grey
3. Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea
4. Mulled Spiced Tea Caddy
5. Lemon and Ginger

I will buy Cherry and Cinnamon tea, Almond Chai Tea, Comforting Liquorice tea in next few weeks. 

* All teas were bought by myself, I don’t have any contact with company!

(Source: health-heaven)

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Spices With Huge Health Benefits

Chili Peppers




Health Boost: Chili peppers contain capsaicin, a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been proven to reduce inflammation associated with arthritis. External application of capsaicin is also thought to relieve pain in cases of psoriasis. Some progress still needs to be made on this condition as applying capsaicin to the skin is also accompanied by a burning sensation. Chili peppers help lower blood cholesterol and reduce blood clots, the main causes of heart attacks and strokes, so a little spice is good for your heart’s health. Chili peppers are high in vitamins A and C, the antioxidants that protect the body against infections and viruses.

Get Cooking: Chilies play an integral role in many recipes, especially certain ethnic dishes. In Mexican cooking, for example, chilies are pretty much a necessity. While known for their spicy heat, chilies can also add mild and subtle flavor to dishes, depending upon the variety chosen. With chilies, possibilities are only limited by your creativity.


Cinnamon



Health Boost: Can lower blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. Aim for one-fourth to one-half teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day.

Get Cooking: Dip berries or bananas in low-fat sour cream, then in a mix of 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar.


Turmeric



Health Boost: Contains curcumin, which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Try to have 500 to 800 milligrams a day, says Bharat Aggarwal, PhD, a professor of cancer medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Get Cooking: For an Indian flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric to water when cooking 1 cup rice.

Parsley



Health Boost: Parsley is an excellent breath freshener, eliminating strong mouth odours such as garlic or onion. It cleanses and strengthens the kidney and can even help break up kidney stones. Helps with bladder or urinary tract infections. Parsley aids digestion and promotes a faster elimination of waste materials from the body. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing joint pain and stiffness. It boosts the immune system and protects against colds and infections. Parsley can help with water retention, bloating, indigestion and flatulence. It is helpful in pregnancy and fertility. The calcium and fluorine that is present in parsley can strengthen bones and teeth.

Get Cooking: Sprinkle raw chopped parsley over your favourite salad. Add chopped parsley to salad dressings such as vinaigrette, to mayonnaise, to an omelette before cooking,rice dishes, stocks and gravies, to clear or creamy soups. Add to mashed potato and homemade meatballs or beef burgers. Add to all homemade dishes such as spaghetti bolognaise, shepherds pie etc. Stuff the inside of fish, chicken or other poultry with parsley before roasting or grilling. Sprinkle over seafood and use when cooking mussels. Mix some chopped parsley with butter or olive oil and spread on toasted crusty bread. Add to homemade sauces like pesto and herby sauces.

Oregano



Health Boost: A USDA study found that, gram for gram, oregano has the highest antioxidant activity of 27 fresh culinary herbs.

Get Cooking: To spice up tomato soup, add 3/4 teaspoon oregano to 1 can; add 1/2 teaspoon to 2 cups pasta or pizza sauce. Substitute 1 teaspoon dried oregano for 2 teaspoons fresh.

Garlic




Health Boost: Destroys cancer cells and may disrupt the metabolism of tumor cells, says Karen Collins, RD, nutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research. “Studies suggest that one or two cloves weekly provide cancer-protective benefits.”

Get Cooking: “Let garlic sit for 10 to 15 minutes after chopping and before cooking so the active form of the protective phytochemicals develops,” says Collins. Saute fresh garlic over low heat and mix with pasta, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan cheese.


Thyme



Health Boost: Thyme is packed with minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
The herb is also a rich source of many important vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C and folic acid.

Get Cooking: The fresh or dried leaves of thyme as well as the flowering tops are widely used to flavor soups, stews, baked or sauteed vegetables, casseroles, and custards. Thyme provides a warm tangy flavor, somewhat like camphor, and can retain its flavor in slowly cooked dishes. Thyme is also used in marinades (especially for olives), and in stuffings. The leaves can also be used in potpourris and moth-repellent sachets. The essential oil of thyme can be used not only to flavor foods, but is also added to soaps, toothpastes, cosmetics, perfumes, and antiseptic ointments. The oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve pain and elevate mood. In addition, it may have a calming effect in stress-related conditions. Thyme baths have been used to help relieve aches and joint pains. 

(Source: health-heaven)

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Macadamia nuts provide multiple health benefits including those related to heart health. Valuable vitamins and minerals within the small food item provide essential nutrients that help your body maintain regular functions.
Nutritional Content and BenefitsA one ounce serving size of macadamia nuts provides a high amount of healthy fats, a low amount of carbohydrates, moderate protein and no cholesterol or sodium. Essential vitamins and minerals including manganese, potassium, thiamin and fiber found within macadamias help your body defend disease and increase overall well being.
Protein SourceAlthough the small nut contains lower amounts of protein per one ounce serving than other snack nut choices, macadamias have the ability to add more protein to meals, such as salads, that lack amino acid content. Protein helps overall muscle function and maintenance.
No SodiumToo much sodium will ultimately increase your blood pressure. Since salt acts as a preservative when excess amounts get consumed, the nutrient holds extra water in the body, causing the heart to pump extra blood in order to help in the retention process
Healthy Fats with No CholesterolMacadamia nuts have high levels of the healthy fat known as monounsaturated fat. The unsaturated variety of fat promotes heart health, possibly reduces the risks of certain cancers, promotes healthy cell formation in both internal tissue and skin, plus helps boost immunity.Although the fat differs from unsaturated or unhealthy fat, you ought to eat any type of fat in moderation due to the high calorie content found in all fats.
FiberThe high amount of fiber found in macadamia nuts not only helps regulate the digestive system, it also acts by preventing problems such as diabetes and heart diseases from hindering your health. Fiber has also showed signs of reducing the risk of cancers, colon complications such as diverticular disease, plus kidney stones or gallstones.Fiber also aids in appetite regulation by making you feel fuller and satisfied for longer periods of time.
Vitamin B ContentMacadamia nuts contain high levels of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B1, or Thiamin. This unique nutrient offers such health benefits as effective carbohydrate metabolism, the promotion of growth, decreases stress and slows the aging process in cells. Vitamin B1 also helps with heart health and immunity.
Mineral ContentMacadamias contain the essential mineral, potassium. Potassium helps reduce stroke, low blood sugar conditions, and both kidney and heart issues. The helpful nutrient also works to ensure muscle strength, brain function and metabolism. Potassium has connections with stress and cramp reduction, plus a possible fix for some muscle disorders. A few other functions of the potassium found in macadamia nuts include the regulation of the nervous system and water retention in your body.You will find an abundant source of manganese in macadamia nuts too. This important mineral helps largely with metabolic functions while also helping in the healthy formation of bones. Manganese also guides other minerals and vitamins in the process of developing connective tissues, helps lower blood sugar and also aids in the absorption of calcium. Those who have manganese deficiencies often encounter health problems related to bone disease and even permanent blindness. 

Macadamia nuts provide multiple health benefits including those related to heart health. Valuable vitamins and minerals within the small food item provide essential nutrients that help your body maintain regular functions.


Nutritional Content and Benefits

A one ounce serving size of macadamia nuts provides a high amount of healthy fats, a low amount of carbohydrates, moderate protein and no cholesterol or sodium. Essential vitamins and minerals including manganese, potassium, thiamin and fiber found within macadamias help your body defend disease and increase overall well being.


Protein Source

Although the small nut contains lower amounts of protein per one ounce serving than other snack nut choices, macadamias have the ability to add more protein to meals, such as salads, that lack amino acid content. Protein helps overall muscle function and maintenance.


No Sodium

Too much sodium will ultimately increase your blood pressure. Since salt acts as a preservative when excess amounts get consumed, the nutrient holds extra water in the body, causing the heart to pump extra blood in order to help in the retention process


Healthy Fats with No Cholesterol

Macadamia nuts have high levels of the healthy fat known as monounsaturated fat. The unsaturated variety of fat promotes heart health, possibly reduces the risks of certain cancers, promotes healthy cell formation in both internal tissue and skin, plus helps boost immunity.

Although the fat differs from unsaturated or unhealthy fat, you ought to eat any type of fat in moderation due to the high calorie content found in all fats.


Fiber

The high amount of fiber found in macadamia nuts not only helps regulate the digestive system, it also acts by preventing problems such as diabetes and heart diseases from hindering your health. Fiber has also showed signs of reducing the risk of cancers, colon complications such as diverticular disease, plus kidney stones or gallstones.

Fiber also aids in appetite regulation by making you feel fuller and satisfied for longer periods of time.


Vitamin B Content

Macadamia nuts contain high levels of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B1, or Thiamin. This unique nutrient offers such health benefits as effective carbohydrate metabolism, the promotion of growth, decreases stress and slows the aging process in cells. Vitamin B1 also helps with heart health and immunity.


Mineral Content

Macadamias contain the essential mineral, potassium. Potassium helps reduce stroke, low blood sugar conditions, and both kidney and heart issues. The helpful nutrient also works to ensure muscle strength, brain function and metabolism. Potassium has connections with stress and cramp reduction, plus a possible fix for some muscle disorders. A few other functions of the potassium found in macadamia nuts include the regulation of the nervous system and water retention in your body.

You will find an abundant source of manganese in macadamia nuts too. This important mineral helps largely with metabolic functions while also helping in the healthy formation of bones. Manganese also guides other minerals and vitamins in the process of developing connective tissues, helps lower blood sugar and also aids in the absorption of calcium. Those who have manganese deficiencies often encounter health problems related to bone disease and even permanent blindness. 

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