The clouds rolled in and there is a bit of summer drizzle. I'm wearing my first sweater of the season and that means that tea season is right around the corner! But the question looms like the clouds ... green tea or herbal tea, which is better?
We have all seen online and in the news that green tea is high in antioxidants, those free-radical killing little guys that we all need to keep our bodies healthy and free from junk. Green tea is lower in caffeine than black tea, and green tea is frequently used for weight loss. But what about herbal tea? The benefits of herbal tea also consumes areas of the news and social media. Turmeric tea is great for inflammation and arthritis, elderberry for boosting the immune system, herbal teas geared for detox and weight loss abound.
That sure is a lot of options! Let's dive in and see which tea is really better and which tea has the most health benefits.
First lets see what the benefits of green tea...
Matcha Shamrock Shortbread cookies add that little special touch to our yearly family celebration and heritage.
You see the Farmer and I both have Irish heritage in our family. We grew up celebrating St. Patrick's Day every year and when it came to picking a name for our youngest son we gave him the strong, strapping and Irish name of Patrick.
Before birthdays, Christians use to celebrate Name Days. You might call it the Christian version of a birthday. Instead of celebrating the day that God made us we celebrate the name of the saint that we were named after.
The day is spent reading about this famous saint, the miracles that they performed but also the virtues that they practiced. The idea is that we should take up the same virtues and imitate their Christ-like habits.
One of the best ways we found to do this was by turning our food into shapes on feast days. When the children were young it was easier for them to learn things by "doing" or...