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How to find a tea for every occasion

Madeline Glasser is an Army wife and toddler mom with her Bachelors of Health Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona. She lives in Savannah, GA and enjoys good food, sweaty workouts and the adventures life as a family of th...

Tea for every occasion

Tea has been around for ages and is a staple in many different cultures, where drinking tea in social settings has been used as a way of establishing relationships and friendships. Especially in the Far East, drinking tea is regarded as a key to good health, happiness and wisdom. But the huge variety of teas to choose from can be overwhelming, so here is a quick guide to teas for different occasions.
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Tea for every occasion

Tea has been around for ages and is a staple in many different cultures, where drinking tea in social settings has been used as a way of establishing relationships and friendships. Especially in the Far East, drinking tea is regarded as a key to good health, happiness and wisdom. But the huge variety of teas to choose from can be overwhelming, so here is a quick guide to teas for different occasions.

Drinking tea is an important facet of many cultures — it's used to help bring people together socially and for other reasons as well. Finding a tea to suit every occasion can be hard due to the vast variety of teas available. This quick guide can help make finding the perfect tea a little easier.

For breakfast

A nice English breakfast tea can go a long way toward starting your morning off right. Breakfast teas tend to have a bold and robust flavor that goes nicely with milk and sugar. Most breakfast teas consist of a blend of various black teas, and the ones used in English breakfast tea give it its distinctive flavor.

For tea parties

When having friends over for a tea party or afternoon tea, it's best to choose a well-liked tea variety. A good one to have at a party is Earl Grey. Like breakfast teas, Earl Grey is a black tea, and it pairs well with treats typically found at afternoon tea — like scones, shortbread cakes and other sweets.

For a pick-me-up

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White tea is a great "go-to" choice when you need a caffeine boost. White tea is made using immature leaves, and since it is less processed than other types of tea, its caffeine content one of the highest.

A nice green tea can also help you feel more energized, especially when mixed with citrus.

To relax

If you've had a stressful day at the office or just need to relax before bedtime, a nice chamomile tea is perfect. Chamomile is made using the flowers of chamomile plants, and it has a soothing and slightly sedative effect. Lavender tea is another great choice that can help reduce your stress levels and relax your body enough to fall asleep. Sipping a warm cup of tea before bed is a great way to unwind.

For drinking every day

A good mix of a black and green tea is a perfect tea for everyday consumption. The black tea adds a flavorful component to the goodness of the green tea. A good one to try is Tetley Black & Green.

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