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The Persimmon Tree's Fun Tea Facts

If a man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. JAPANESE PROVERB

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Fun Fact # 2 – Did you know? Masala chai originated from India around 5000 years ago (or 9000 depending on who you ask) when an ancient king was said to have created this beverage in order to cleanse and cure illnesses. The original Masala chai actually didn’t have any tea leaves and it wasn’t until the British came along when the locals started blending black tea with Masala chai to create that delicious chai tea we drink today.

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Azzrian said

Good info thanks! :) Love these little facts!

Great, thanks! I was almost beginning to think that no body really cared :(

Azzrian said

Aweeeeee we care. :)
I promise!

lol… thanks!

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Did you know? Herbal tea isn’t actually a tea. Unlike black, white, and green tea, herbal tea doesn’t come from the Camellia sinensis plant. So where does it come from? Anything really. Any safe herb, root, leaf, or fruit can be brewed into its own blend of herbal tea.

Happy Friday everyone!

Sil select said

Interesting :) I second Azzrian’s comments! Love the fun facts! Also love the package that finally arrived in the mail from you guys! it’s Persimmon tea tree day!

Good news indeed! no better way to start a Friday than by getting a nice package in the mail. Enjoy Sil!

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Did you know? Earl Grey tea is named after a prime minister of England. Stories tell of the prime minister coming across the recipe for the tea while in China and by chance, coming across a boy drowning. When he saved the boy’s life, the boy father’s taught the prime minister how to brew the tea which bears his name: the Earl Grey tea. Of course, this is only a story.

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Iced tea is exactly what it sounds like: tea that has been iced to be cold. While iced tea still gets its flavor from tea leaves, it has a longer steeping time to form a distinctive flavor. And of course, you can always pair iced tea with a lemon or lime for maximum flavor.

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Loose Leaf White Tea is Delicious on the Skin

Smooth and healthy is the way we like our skin, just like our tea. But let’s face the facts: we aren’t getting any younger. And our busy lives sure won’t help. Whether it’s from relaxing in the sun for long periods of time to stressing out about your next big meeting, loose and wrinkled skin can and will start to appear.

How can we prevent or slow down this unwanted sagging of the skin?

To read more visit our blog: http://www.persimmontreeblog.com/

Azzrian said

Bonnie told me about this for my skin problems – great post!

That is awesome- Thanks!

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Chamomile Cooler

1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers
2 tablespoons dried lemon verbena leaves
1/3 cup raw honey

In a large pot bring 6 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Remove pot from heat and stir in the chamomile and lemon verbena. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, place a large strainer lined with cheesecloth over another heat-proof bowl. Strain tea, pressing to extract all liquid. Stir in honey until it dissolves, and let the tea cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill four tall glasses with ice. Pour tea over ice and serve immediately.

For more recipes like this you can visit our blog: http://www.persimmontreeblog.com/

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Azzrian said

Love the recipe! Will check your blog! Thanks I didn’t realize you had recipes there.

Azzrian, you’re the best. Thank you for all your support and all your positive comments, they are all appreciated. :)

Azzrian said

Most welcome :)

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Benefits of Yerba Maté Tea:

This tea has many benefits that other teas do not. You can reduce the chance of cardiovascular diseases by drinking yerba maté infusions. It has been seen that this tea decreases the amount of low-density lipoprotein, which are “bad cholesterol” particles. In addition, it increases high-density lipoprotein that can remove cholesterol from the blood stream. The amino acids and antioxidants in this tea help this cholesterol and fat move through the system therefore not connecting to the artery walls.

Check out even more benefits: http://www.persimmontreeblog.com/benefits-of-yerba-mate-tea/

Stay healthy my friends :) 

This might be another one of those tea rumors that I just tend to believe, but I read somewhere that mate had the possibility of releasing carcinogens the more times it’s steeped? They were more referring to the traditional mate in the gourds, I believe, but I was still curious if it seems to be more beneficial than not… :)

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Azzrian said

Citron Mate from Persimmon Tree:

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