After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. And for good reason; a simple cup of hot water brewed with The Palace Tea Room’s finest tea leaves provides an easy respite from the stresses of everyday life. It is aromatic, fragrant and especially delectable to drink when paired with one of The Palace Tea Room’s high tea options. Moreover, drinking tea possesses a myriad of health benefits. Different brews of tea (black, green, white, oolong or herbal) heal different areas of the body.
Black teas include mellow teas from China to full-bodied teas from Assam, India. They are withered, rolled, fully oxidised and fired in an oven, which creates the warm toasty flavours. When you pour yourself a cup of The Palace Tea Room’s English Breakfast or Paris Vanilla, it is loaded with antioxidants, leading to decreased cell damage, reduced cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improved focus and much more.
Green tea is widely recognised as one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. It is rich in antioxidants which help boost brain function, increases fat burning by boosting the metabolic rate and even thought to lower the risk for some cancers! To make the most of the numerous advantages of green tea, we recommend sampling our Jasmine Fairy Maiden or Japanese Sencha brews.
White teas are among the rarest in the world. They are also the least processed. White tea is hand plucked, unopened buds, and brews up a subtle blend of sweetness and vegetal flavours. Some of our favourites are the White Vanilla Grapefruit and Dragon Pearls infusions. Moreover, research shows that it may be the most effective tea in fighting various forms of cancer, combating skin aging and protecting your teeth from bacteria.
Oolong teas are very fragrant teas that are light in body with flavours reminiscent of peaches or tropical flowers. Try our Superior Oolong or Pomegrante Oolong next time you’re at The Palace or order online. They combine the qualities of dark and green teas, giving it several interesting health benefits. Research shows that regularly consuming tea antioxidants may improve heart health, improve brain function and promote tooth and bone strength.
Traditionally, herbals have been used to calm or stimulate or treat minor ailments. Flowers, seeds, bark and special flavouring are used to make the best herbal blends. Teas such as our Organic Rooibos or Detox – Liquorice & Spicy Ginger are great for helping fight disease and infections, protecting against oxidative stress and lowering the risk of chronic disease.
Speciality loose leaf tea serves as both a health benefit and a great excuse to sip and unwind. We think of it as a full experience - a ritual to perk up the every day.