Great Britain is a nation of tea drinkers, whether you prefer a mug of builders tea in your 'tea break' at work or 'afternoon tea' dinning with a vintage tea-set in a prestigious atmosphere. It makes us feel good inside; it's warming, therapeutic and nurturing elements calm our busy lifestyle.
Organic lattes are perfect for tea lovers that want to lead a healthy lifestyle, they capture exotic favors with wellbeing nutrients. Many different ingredients are being discovered regularly, the more we travel and explore the more we are recognising the benefits of organic attributes such as full range of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, that can be made into wonderful recipes. From matcha to charcoal these lattes are filled with natural ingredients that make you feel healthy and active.
With the rise in organic coffee shops in Britain these drinks are becoming more accessible. The wellbeing benefits are being acknowledge and people are opting to drink them for health reasons. The organic substance seems more appealing than pharmaceutical drugs. So what benefits can organic lattes provide and where do they originate from?
Four organic lattes you should try and why...
Activated Charcoal - Is a form of activated carbon sourced from the earth, a chemical reaction made from small pores/pockets in the ground. It has detoxifying properties and is commonly used medically to counteract some cases of poisoning and overdose. But it also has health benefits such as the ability to reduce bloating and flatulence, cleanse your system and even whiten your teeth! Many people use this to detoxicate their bodies, flushing through with water. So making it into a appealing latte is the perfect way to consume this super organic carbon source
Matcha - Matcha originates from Japan and is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It is special in two aspects of farming and processing: the green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest and the stems and veins are removed in processing. During shaded growth, the plant produces theanine and caffeine. To give you a slow burning healthy energy and a full range of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The powdered form of matcha is consumed differently from tea leaves or tea bags, and is dissolved in a liquid, typically made with milk to produce latte.
Turmeric - Turmeric is from Indonisia and Asia (normally whats gives Asian food the yellow colorant), grown from the rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is known to have the ability to stop swelling, kill bacteria and viruses. Which can be used to help arthritis, combat cancer cells, reduce cholesterol levels, improves digestion and generally boosts your immune system. It is often found in a powder format and can be added to food or dissolved into a liquid and mixed into a milk latte.
Hydrolysed Pearl - Pearl powder is crushed freshwater pearls and mineral salts pearls, originating from China. The powder is normally used for skin care as the protein it produces is known to stimulate the regeneration of collagen, rebuilding and replenishing the cells. It contains an antioxidant that boosts the efficacy of superoxide dismutase, one of the strongest antioxidant enzymes in the body. So drinking pearl can actually have a physical effect on your appearance, leaving you glowing inside and out (it also tastes beautiful).
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