FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. How many calories does a cup of tea have?

Any tea which is consumed without milk and sugar has zero (0) calories.  it is considered to be the healthiest beverage next to water. 


2. Does tea have more caffiene than coffee?

The caffeince content in tea is less than or sometime more than half of coffee.


3. Can my cup of tea be reheated?

Tea should never be reheated.  If you prepare a tea and then forget about it, it is better to put in the fridge or add a cube of ice to it, to chill it completely.  However, if your tea has been sitting for several hours, it is better just to pour it out to your garden as it has vitamins and minerals good for the plants and prepare a fresh batch, espfically if this is green or white tea. 


4. How can tea effect my weight loss?

You've probably heard many times that tea has an effect on weight loss.  Can tea really influence our kilograms? The answer is both yes and no.  Tea contains compounds that can help in weight loss, but the end result will always depend on a healthy diety and healthy and active lifestyle.  The healthiest tea is the one you enjoy drinking. 


5. What does it mean to allow the tea to steep?

to infuse or subject thoroughly to; to make thoroughly wet; saturate


6. How long does tea last, and how should I store it?

Most teas are best consumed as close as possible after harvest; peak flavor and fragrance tend to dissipate after six to 12 months.  Generally speaking, store your tea well --away from air, heat, light and strong odors -- and drink it up!


7. How much tea do I have to drink to get the full benefits?

Studies have shown that drinking 2-3 cups of tea per day may have positive effects on heart health.  Drinking 2-3 cups of tea within 11/12 hours has been shown to help improve attention and alertness.  Tea when drunk without milk or sugar is zero (o) calories - can play an excellent part in your weight management program. 


8. Are the benefits of tea reduced when I add milk and/or sugar to my cup?

Overall the majority of human studies show that the addition of milk (up to 25% volume) does not affect flavonoid bioavailabiliity but may delay uptake.  Adding sugar to tea does not influence absorption of flavonoids, but would increase its calorie content and also presents a risk for dental health. 


9. Am I allowed to drink tea when pregnant?

new guidelines advise pregnant women to limit daily caffeine intakes to 200mg.  This equates to 3-4 cups of tea in a day. 


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