Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea

There are a number of benefits to choosing loose leaf tea vs. the bagged variety. One of the biggest is that the quality of the tea is generally higher. Most tea bags are filled with tea dust and fanning, which are tiny pieces left over from the production of higher-quality loose teas. As such, when you buy bagged teas, you are literally getting the leftover/less desirable parts. Loose tea also tends to be fresher, as keeping the dried leaves whole allows more of the essential oils to remain intact. This also means loose teas tend to retain more vitamins and minerals than tea bags. There are even more tangible reasons to use loose leaf tea, but one of our favorites is that it just makes the whole ritual feel so much fancier!

What is the best way to store spices?

Where to store Spices? - Spices and herbs should be kept in airtight containers in dark, cool places. Glass jars with tight fitting lids are perfect if you plan to store your spices in a cupboard. However, if the layout of your home doesn’t allow for this use tins to ensure that sunlight can’t reach the spices.

Can I store spices in a refrigerator or freezer?

Some people insist that a refrigerator provides an ideal environment to store spices due to its dark and cold nature. Unfortunately, humidity can cause the flavor of various spices to alter or for the spices to even grow mold or bacteria. For this reason we do not encourage storing spices in a freezer or refrigerator unless they have been vacuum sealed.

In addition, avoid storing spices in cupboards above heating elements as ambient heat can cause spices to spoil more quickly.

Here’s a look at spices and herbs with proven cardiovascular benefits.

Cinnamon - Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar.

Chili peppers - May lengthen life and lower heart attack and stroke risk.

Turmeric - Fights inflammation, gum disease and depression.

Garlic - Lowers blood pressure and boosts heart health.

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