Iced Tea: taste and health on the rocks.
We are in London. The city that has witnessed the performances of the best bands in the whole world. The city of great museums. The city of the Queen. And what else? London, being the capital of the UK, must be one of the busiest cities for having tea at 5pm. If not, it doesn’t matter, we just needed an effective introduction for our article =D.
Well, today’s topic isn’t the traditional afternoon tea, but its young, summery version: iced tea. Before going on and enumerating all the benefits of tea, it is essential to say that iced tea isn’t the healthiest beverage in the world. However, in comparison with the carbonated alternatives, it surely represents a healthier option.
Tea is generally considered healthier than iced tea. The obvious reason is that iced tea is more likely to be full of sweeteners that balance out the benefits of tea. Though, if you prefer a cold drink rather than a mug of steaming tea, an unsweetened, decaf version of it, might help you maintain the benefits of tea and dramatically reduce its downsides. Let’s not dawdle and let’s get on with the list! Are you interested in knowing some of its benefits? Keep reading!
- Tea is full of antioxidants, which mean drinking tea might be beneficial for your skin.
- It increases your level of alertness.
- It can help you lose weight if unsweetened – and in moderation.
- Among the reasons why it differs from other beverages is the fact that tea lacks sodium.
What we listed above are just few of the reasons why iced tea and tea are so popular with the population. Moreover, whether or not people are aware of tea’s positive effects, what is undeniable is that its particular taste can satisfy its drinkers’ deepest needs, and on request, can be steaming and cosy during winter or on the rocks and refreshing during the hottest months of the year. Therefore people, fill your cups, drink tea with moderation, and enjoy its positive effects.
Maria Chiara Strano