Tea, tea and more tea.

by James Kerrison on July 20, 2009

It would be no surprise to you that I am a big fan of green tea for its health and fat burning benefits.

I would drink somewhere between six and nine cups per day on average. I find this a great way to keep hydrated and also find that I am not reaching for snack food between meals when I am regularly drinking a cup. tea

But there is a time when enough is enough. There is only so much green tea you can drink before you go crazy!

As they say, ‘Variety is the spice of life.’ One look into my kitchen pantry will be evidence of this.

Currently I have the following teas at my disposal:

Plain Green Tea
Peppermint Green Tea
Vanilla Green Tea
Lemon Green Tea
White Tea (not to be confused with black tea and milk)
Black Tea

One of my goals at the moment is to try a new, zero calorie, drink every week. A quick trip to the tea section of your local supermarket will make this very easy. ‘New’ products are coming out regularly and given that you can get anywhere between 10 and 50 serves of tea (leaf or bagged) for the cost of a cafe made coffee it is a very cheap alternative.

I like the idea of a tea swap meet at work. When I get a new tea to try I will bring some into the gym and give a sample to my colleagues and clients and they will often reciprocate.

This is a great way to keep things interesting and perhaps try something that you wouldn’t have chosen yourself.

This week I want you to get out there and try something different with a positive impact on your health.

It may be trying a different tea. It may be swapping a coffee for a tea. It might be to have your favourite tea without milk. It might be to have your tea or coffee without (or even with less) sugar.

All of these are easy to try and you might surprise yourself with what you like. Many of these are habits rather than choices. There is no real reason why you do it other than that’s just the way you do it.

Let me know what your favourite tea is if it’s one I haven’t mentioned.

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