Your Kettle Has The ‘teas’ To Your Heart This Valentine’s Day
Pandemic living brings 1 million back to heart-healthy tea but what does your favourite tea reveal about your love life
Lovers can always turn to tea this Valentine’s Day. Studies show that drinking two to three cups of hibiscus tea each day is good for the heart wellness. Not only this, but regular black tea also works just as well. The comfort of sitting down with a warming cuppa prompted an extra one million Brits to turn to tea during the pandemic, according to a national survey commissioned by the UKTIA (the UK Tea and Infusions Association).
Dr Sharon Hall from the UKTIA commented: “At times of stress, tea is the go-to drink for most of us. The survey found that numbers of regular tea drinkers jumped by nine percentage points compared with two decades ago – so now nearly nine out of ten adults drink tea.
“The biggest change is in the 18–34-year-olds who might have gone out for coffee or drinks prior to lockdown. They are also the most adventurous when trying new teas – including herbal infusions for immunity, teas with added vitamins and different flavours of teas.
“While tea can never replace a romantic Valentine’s Day date, it’s good for the heart in so many ways – for comfort and for taking care of yourself”. What kind of lover are you? Your favourite tea reveals the answer … Regular black tea Steady, reliable, and strong with hidden depths. You love in a bold, confident way with a hint of maturity.
Ginger tea Fiery and hot, leaving a warm glow wherever you touch. Sometimes, too much for people to handle, you make up for this by being fiercely loyal.
Chamomile tea Most people would describe you as chilled and laid back with an inner calm. Able to bring peace and tranquillity to any situation, you are the ideal partner for stress bunnies.
Darjeeling tea Refined and sophisticated with impeccable taste. You have beautiful, old-fashioned manners that inspire confidence and respect.
Green tea Refreshingly different and apt to go against the flow. You can surprise and amaze people when you put your mind to it.
Rosehip tea Deeply passionate and sweet, when you decide to love, it’s forever. But let this be a warning to anyone who takes your love for granted – you have an astringent side too.