Hi everyone 😺 Just a quick post – I didn’t want to leave you hanging for more than three days without a post, but I’m swamped with two essays due in at the end of this week. I might end up telling you a bit about those, if I’m not sick of the subjects by the time they’re handed in!
As for today, it’s just gone 6 o’clock here in my corner of the world and I think I’ve had as many mugs of green tea today. Let’s talk about green tea. I can’t recommend it enough.
A quick Google search tells me green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. It’s the same plant our traditional black tea comes from, but for green tea the leaves go through minimal oxidation while processing. (Black tea goes through 100% oxidation which, thinking about it, probably explains why it’s black.) Green tea tastes so different to the tea we’re all used to because it’s tea in its closest form to the original plant, and black tea is its furthest. When I was first getting into green tea, I used to say it tasted like a garden. This all explains so much!
I suppose that’s a bit of an off-putting – but still kind of accurate – first impression to have. It’s not the same as regular tea at all. But green tea was one of those things I’d seen and heard a lot about before I tried it, mostly in the media where it’s been claimed to be this ‘miracle’ drink. I’ve read in various places that green tea speeds up your metabolism, can lower cholestrol and even prevent cancer to a certain extent.
The NHS has a pretty informative page on all of that. Click here to give it a read.
Regardless of all that, though, I just drink green tea because I like it. I feel better in myself for having chosen it over regular tea or coffee. There’s less caffiene in green tea, and with green tea you’re dodging sugar and milk. They make me so sleepy, which is such a bad call when I’m trying to motivate myself to work. Plus, you can buy green tea in so many different flavours. I think that’s my favourite part! Today I’ve been alternating between lemon and peach with cherry blossom. I had peppermint last week. SO good.
If this post hasn’t convinced you that (a) I have a lot of work to do and (b) I’m brilliant at putting things off, I don’t know what will. I should probably go and get on with these essays, and put the kettle back on…
Until next time,
Emma ✨ x