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Miles Tea

Tea bags are definitely the most popular way to enjoy a cups of Miles tea. The pure convenience of being able to brew a cup just by dropping a tea bag into a cup of boiling water makes them a must have in your kitchen cupboard! The best tea bags, in our opinion at least, are ones that use only the highest quality tea leaves. In addition to using the best tea, it is important that the tea bags allow enough room for the tea leaves to expand in the water so they can infuse in the water. Choosing the best tea bags UK wide, whether it be black, green, herbal or any other style of tea we believe we’ve created the best blends of tea that money can buy. So why not give us a go and enjoy ‘A Moment with Miles!’

How to make the perfect cup of tea?

To make the perfect cup of tea it is important to follow a few simple steps. Firstly, you MUST use Miles’ tea! Secondly, heat some fresh water but remember to check the packaging as some teas do not require the water to hit boiling point. Use some of the extra water to pre-heat your chosen cup as this will help keep the tea warm! Once the water is at the desired temperature place your tea in the water and allow it to infuse for the specified length of time. This usually ranges from 2-5 minutes. Remove the tea bag, or if you are using loose tea, strain the leaves or remove your infuser. Add milk, sugar, honey/lemon or anything else you would like to enhance the flavour to your own personal taste. Finally, sit back and enjoy your freshly brewed cup!

Is tea healthy for you?

The main consensus is that drinking tea as a part of your diet is a good part of a healthy lifestyle due to its numerous amounts of health benefit. Tea contains antioxidants which aid the body in reducing many different chronic illnesses like heart disease and also some cancers. In addition to antioxidants, tea also contains things called catechins which help boost your immune system, whilst also holding anti-inflammatory properties. Certain teas have been said to help with weight loss, sleep, better metabolism and improved brain functionality. As with anything, consumed in moderation, tea can be a great part of a balanced diet, however the type of tea used can further enhance or reduce the aforementioned benefits. It is important to seek professional advice if you have any questions or concerns.

What are the different types of tea?

Tea is a beloved beverage enjoyed by people all around the world, and there are many different ways you can choose to serve from or brew. Loose tea is made up of whole or partially broken tea leaves, allowing for a more customizable and flavourful cup of tea. Normal tea bags contain pre-packaged tea leaves that are typically made from smaller pieces of the tea leaves, resulting in a quicker infusion process but potentially sacrificing some flavour. Envelope tea bags are similar to normal tea bags but are individually packaged in sealed envelopes to maintain freshness. These different types of tea offer varying levels of convenience and taste, allowing individuals to choose the option that best suits their preferences and brewing needs.

There are several different types of tea, each with its own distinct characteristics and flavours. Some of the most popular types include black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong tea, and herbal tea. Black tea is fully oxidized and has a bold, robust flavours, while green tea is unoxidized and has a more delicate and vegetal taste. White tea is the least processed type of tea and has a subtle and sweet flavour. Oolong tea falls somewhere between black and green tea in terms of oxidation, offering a range of flavours from floral to fruity. Herbal teas are not technically "tea" as they are not made from the Camellia sinensis plant, but instead are made from herbs, fruits, flowers, or other botanicals. These teas often have unique flavours and can be enjoyed for their calming or medicinal properties. With such a wide variety of teas available, there is sure to be a type that suits every palate and preference. For further information please see below:

  1. Black Tea:

Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than green, white, and oolong teas. It is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and undergoes a unique process of withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying. This process gives black tea its distinct flavour and dark colour. The taste of black tea can vary depending on the region where it is grown, and the specific processing methods used. Common flavours found in black tea include malty, floral, fruity, and smoky notes. Black tea is often enjoyed plain or with the addition of milk, sugar, or other flavourings. It is also a popular base for iced tea and is consumed worldwide for its rich taste and various health benefits.

  1. Green Tea:

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It originated in China and has been consumed for centuries due to its numerous health benefits. The leaves are harvested and then quickly heated to prevent oxidation, which gives green tea its characteristic colour and flavour. Green tea is known for its high concentration of antioxidants, which help protect the body against damage from harmful free radicals. It also contains caffeine, which can provide a mild energy boost. Green tea has been associated with a range of health benefits, including improved brain function, weight loss, and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain types of cancer. It is typically brewed by steeping the leaves in hot water for a few minutes before being enjoyed hot or cold.

  1. White Tea:

White tea is a delicate and highly sought-after type of tea that is known for its subtle flavour and numerous health benefits. It is made from the young leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are carefully harvested and then gently dried or steamed to preserve their natural properties. Unlike black or green tea, white tea undergoes minimal processing, allowing it to retain a higher concentration of antioxidants and beneficial compounds. The resulting brew has a light colour and a mild, slightly sweet taste. White tea is often praised for its potential health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, enhanced immune function, and potential cancer-fighting properties. Additionally, its low caffeine content makes it a popular choice for those seeking a gentler alternative to traditional teas. Overall, white tea offers a unique and enjoyable drinking experience coupled with potential wellness advantages.

  1. Oolong Tea:

Oolong tea is a type of traditional Chinese tea that falls between green tea and black tea in terms of oxidation. It is known for its unique flavour profile, which can range from floral and fruity to woody and nutty, depending on the specific variety. The leaves of oolong tea are partially oxidized, giving them a characteristic curled shape. This oxidation process also contributes to the distinctive taste and aroma of oolong tea. In addition to its delicious flavour, oolong tea is often praised for its potential health benefits. It is believed to help boost metabolism, aid in weight loss, promote heart health, and improve mental alertness. Whether you're a tea enthusiast or simply looking to expand your palate, oolong tea offers a delightful and invigorating experience.

  1. Herbal Tea:

Herbal tea, also known as tisane, is a beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, flowers, or other plant materials. Unlike traditional tea, which is derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, herbal tea does not contain any leaves from this specific plant. Instead, it is comprised of a variety of botanical ingredients that are known for their medicinal properties and aromatic flavours. Herbal teas have been consumed for centuries for their potential health benefits and therapeutic effects. They can be enjoyed hot or cold and are often used as a natural remedy to promote relaxation, improve digestion, boost immunity, and alleviate certain ailments. With a wide range of flavours and blends available, herbal tea offers a refreshing and flavourful alternative to traditional tea for those seeking a caffeine-free option.

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