Saturday, April 14, 2012

Review # 132: Ten Healthy Teas by Valerie B. Lull

     What does your tea do for you? Does it soothe arthritic pains and sore throats, settle nausea, aid in circulation, detoxify the liver, improve memory, calm nerves, inhibit bacteria, lower blood pressure, fight the flu, speed up weight loss, heal hemorrhoids, make birthing bearable, or fight against Cancer? If not, here are some healthy and delicious teas that can! Teas include: Ginger, Garlic, Green, Black, Chamomile, Cranberry, Peppermint, Raspberry, Goldenseal, Echinacea,and Lemon.

     Living with a British grandmother, I am quite partial to teas, both hot and cold. I have been brought up drinking Orange Pekoe, Green, English Breakfast, Peppermint, and recently, Hibiscus teas; so when I saw this book, I knew I was interested. The cover is inviting, just like Valerie B. Lull's writing style, and although the book is small, (around  forty-one pages), the content makes Ten Healthy Teas a worthwhile read. With over thirty tea recipes, their histories, and a few tea drinker's tips, this short guide is surprisingly full of great info, especially about how drinkers can benefit from the herbal properties of each tea. I never knew that Lemon and Goldenseal teas detoxified the kidneys and liver; or that Garlic tea could improve cholesterol levels. Overall, it is a great resource; I am surprised that Hibiscus tea isn't mentioned though, it is filled with antioxidants and is quite delicious! Highly recommended for tea lovers and those looking for a tasty break from the ordinary.

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

No comments:

Post a Comment