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Alexa Klopfenstein
How Tea Helps You Lose Weight

How Tea Helps You Lose Weight

I’m sure you’ve heard it before - drinking tea can boost your metabolism and help you shed some weight. The question I’ve always had is; how exactly does this work? It's time to explain exactly how tea can help optimize your weight loss!   1) Caffeine As you know many teas contain caffeine. Tests have shown that caffeine allows your body to burn weight faster. Caffeine also gives you energy while you work out so you work longer and work harder. Check out this article - 11 Facts About Caffeine and Weight Loss   2) Antioxidants Teas such as green tea...

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Alexa Klopfenstein
How Tea Can Improve Productivity

How Tea Can Improve Productivity

It’s amazing how much a small cup of tea in the morning can help you! I often drink a cup of Darjeelings in the mornings and I notice a great difference in my productivity. Though caffeine is the main factor that wakes me up and helps me focus, there are other benefits of tea that can help improve your productivity. Antioxidants Antioxidants in tea help you in so many ways. To start, antioxidants can help promote a healthy immune system. This means you’re less likely to wake up sick. I don’t know about you, but I get absolutely nothing done...

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Iced Honey Lemon Darjeeling Recipe

Iced Honey Lemon Darjeeling Recipe

I love keeping a big pitcher of this iced Darjeeling tea in my fridge! It's perfect to serve to guests in the summer. It's also a refreshing and energizing drink for the mornings. For this recipes, I use First Flush Darjeeling but you could also use Green Darjeeling if you prefer a little less caffeine.  Iced Honey Lemon Darjeeling Recipe  Ingredients  4 cups hot water (175F) 4 tsp loose leaf Darjeeling (Buy some HERE) 2-3 Tbs Honey 1 Lemon  Instructions Begin heating 4 cups of water to 175F Measure out 4 tsp. of loose leaf Darjeeling into a pot Steep tea in...

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10 Tea Mistakes You're Making

10 Tea Mistakes You're Making

I know that making a cup of tea seems pretty straight forward, but it is actually quite an art to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are 10 tea mistakes that you are probably making 1. Boiling Your Water Water’s boiling point is typically at 212F. You rarely need to heat your water to the point of boiling. Only strong black tea, rooibos, and certain herbal blends should be heated to the point of boiling or almost boiling. Make sure you research the correct water temperature before making your tea! 2. Over Steeping Even though you want to extract...

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