Posts tagged ‘making tea’

Lose 10kg a Day by Drinking Tea! I am kidding of course =D

Happy New Year Tea Lovers!

Yep it’s that time of the year when we have increased a notch or three on our belts; we can’t see our feet for our tum tums, and our TV screens and our Facebook and Google Ads are inundated with advertisements telling us of the latest fad that will help us to lose 10kgs in a day.  The thing is, what I am here to tell you is that Tea is not the miracle cure that will help us to lose weight immediately.  With the amount of tea that I drink on a daily basis, I ought to be Victoria Beckham sized, but I’m not because I love my tea, I love my food but I just don’t like exercise so much!!

Tea does have a whole host of health benefits, but tea has to be consumed as part of a healthier lifestyle. Drinking tea alone and nothing else might help you to lose weight in the short term, but your body needs other nutrients, vitamins and minerals that it cannot gain from tea alone.  Besides, just drinking tea alone and not eating any food, will make you extremely ill.  I do not recommend it.

So what are the health benefits of tea?  I have delivered several tea note speaking gigs where I help to explain the various health benefits and I wanted to start by telling you about Antioxidants.  Or rather, this video will help to explain what they are and how they can help you if you incorporate tea as part of a healthier lifestyle.

May King Tsang - MayKing Tea Video

But what about the other health benefits of tea?  I created a slide presentation when I first arrived in Australia to explain the health benefits and I continue to use the slides to this day.  If you click on the picture below and then click on save to download this presentation, take a look at the notes underneath each slide, this will give you more information about antioxidants and the other health benefits that you can find in tea.

One of these days I will convert the presentation into a video series but until then, pop the kettle on, make a cup of tea, sit back, relax and read through the notes as you go through the slides.  I am sure that you will find them exTEAmely informaTEAve 😀

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As you can see, if you take the first letter of each of my top 10 tips, what do you get?  Why! MayKing Tea of course!!  Enjoy and Happy New Year tea lovers!

Many thanks to Kerrin Smith for the production of this video and others.

 

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Queensland Tea Meetup launch

Hello, and welcome to the first post about my Queensland Tea Meetup.  I created the meetup group as I wanted to showcase the wonderful tea-rooms, cafés, boutiques and restaurants around Queensland that have just a strong a passion for good tea as I do.  I wasn’t disappointed because three days into creating the meetup, I had over twenty members who had joined and expressed a desire to meet with like-minded tea enthusiasts to sip and talk tea.  Tea-tastic!

For the launch, I created an event at The Hawthorne Pantry and shared a cup with 7 tea lovers.  It was fabulous.  One of my articles was recently published in the Australian Tea Guide and so we started there, sharing our experiences of Tea Cultures from around the world.  One of the meetup members (whom I affectionately refer to as Tea Lovers) shared her story of how she was invited to a Japanese Tea Ceremony here in Brisbane and shared the link to her blog which is an intimate description with accompanying pictures of how the Japanese Tea Ceremony was performed.  Lots of nodding of heads occurred when I talked about masala chai and the Indian tea culture and of course, no tea talk would be complete without talking about the differences between High Tea and Afternoon Tea.

Another Tea Lover did a show and tell with the wonderful jasmine pearls he brought with him and so we talked about the differing qualities of jasmine teas found in restaurants, Chinese supermarkets and online boutiques.  There were lots of great questions and discussions to come out of the meetup such as why is white tea so-called, we went around the group to ask what each other’s favourite tea was, whether we drank tea with or without milk.  It was a really interesting mix of Tea Lovers from one coffee lover, to seasoned tea drinkers who brought their own personal collection of teas to show us.

My husband pointed out the irony of the Queensland Tea Meetup launch where we were sipping a Ashitaba Herbal Info :o) but tea or herbal, loose leaf or tea bag, it was a great first meetup and I thoroughly enjoyed sipping tea with others and hope that others enjoyed the experience too.