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Winter Warmers with It's Tea ltd

Feeling those Winter blues? Kicking alcohol for a while? What better way to to start the new year than with a new tea? A fantastic refreshing drink that is good for you as well!

Lets face it there’s nothing nicer on a cold midwinter’s day than a soothing cup of tea. But besides being a tasty, warming, pick-me-up, tea has lots of wonderful health benefits. Here at It’s Tea all of our teas contain just natural ingredients and non of the unwelcome ingredients some detox teas include. Here are just a few of our favourites from our selection of over 250 different teas, which are available in store and online...

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It's tea- Ask the Expert

Why do we use tea infusers today and not tea strainers?

Many years ago tea was incredibly expensive and sometimes difficult to source. Tea was made by putting exactly the right amount of tea directly into the tea-pot and boiling exactly the right amount of water for the cups required. A strainer, being like a small sieve, was placed onto each cup and after the correct brewing time the tea-pot fully emptied with the leaves being caught in the strainer, the tea was then kept and re-brewed as required in exactly the same manor.

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It's Tea

Tea is the most popular drink choice, apart from water, in the world. Moreover, there are more varieties of tea than many people even knew existed. Everyone knows of staples like English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Green Tea, Orange Pekoe, and Earl Grey, but many have no idea at all why these teas are different.

Here at It’s Tea, we start to scratch the surface by having over 200 different teas for you to enjoy, but we would like to hep you understand what it is you are drinking so you can enjoy expanding your horizons. Let’s start by explaining a bit about the tea types I mentioned.

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It's Tea

Here at It’s Tea, we strive to provide you with the best quality tea, whether it be in loose leaf or tea bag form! Tea bags started in the 1950’s and these days usually contain a lower grade of tea such as “dust” or “broken” tea. They may also famously contain less pleasant additives such as bleach residue and other undesirable and unexpected things!

We do it better by ensuring that our teabags contain only what we sell to you as loose leaf tea in a contaminant-free nylon pyramid bag. This gives the tea room to steep properly making sure you get the perfect flavour we want you to enjoy.

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The Health Benefits of Tea

I don’t know about you, but a cup of tea always provides me comfort; almost like a warm hug. It may be the last thing you think of, but have you actually ever thought of the health benefits of tea? Because, according to scientific research, there are plenty, 12 of which I will list below.

Black tea has been shown in scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart attack, therefore helping to protect against cardiovascular disease (affecting the heart and/or blood vessels). Because of the antioxidants (substances that delay cell damage) in tea, this can counteract some of the effects of smoking, such as damage to the lungs. However, this is just something to bear in mind and is not a justification for smoking!

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What exactly is tea?

Tea is a very healthy drink but what is tea? Strictly speaking, anything made with Camellia Sinensis is tea, everything else is an infusion, we might call it tea but really it isn’t.

What is in the tea is also very important to take note of. We sell a lot of pure teas and they are delicious, fresh and safe because we are very careful where we get them from and want you to have only the best. This applies equally to our herbal infusions and fruit teas. In fact it took us longer to secure a supply of high quality tasty safe herbal and fruit infusions. That is because not all teas are as good and not all things you buy as tea are tea. It brings a smile to our faces when, as often happens, our customers come back from the far east with tea and when they get home they discover it isn't as tasty as the teas we sell them.

One of the biggest challenges over tea is pesticides. There is a massive world wide problem at the moment with pesticides. The huge amount of tea being drunk is meaning more areas are being brought into production and tea is being farmed more intensively than ever before. With little regulation on the use of pesticides in these countries it isn't hard to see how tea contaminated by these, potentially lethal, products that are absolutely not fit for human consumption can get into the food chain. That is why buying tea that has not been properly assayed is completely off the chart for us.

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It's Tea

Come and experience the magic at It’s Tea, and enjoy a superior drinking experience

It’s Tea is a haven for any tea and/or coffee enthusiast. As you walk through the door you will be welcomed by the fragrant smell of tea and coffee. Rows of loose tea leaves line the back wall of the shop, including traditional yet diverse ranges of Earl Grey, fermented dark Pu Her teas and fruit infused teas. A great range of oriental inspired drinking apparatuses, drinking chocolates and gift baskets occupy the front of the shop, along with flavoured sugars and chocolates.

The staff at It’s Tea are extremely knowledgeable about where each individual tea comes from, how it is produced and what flavours it incorporates. At present they stock an impressive collection that boasts 160 varieties of tea, in addition to a selection of coffee. It’s Tea’s staff firmly believe that tea is for everyone, and everyone can enjoy its many different forms and varieties. So, forget about creating a quick cuppa, and invest in a tea that suits your palate, so that you can really appreciate and experience the magic of that moment. It’s Tea’s stock regularly changes to include new flavour combinations and varieties. These new concoctions are created by their very own sommelier, who designs and develops great flavour combinations that everyone can enjoy. No tea is constantly in stock, which means that you can always experience something new when you visit this tea specialist.

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