If you’re looking for things to do with kids in your local area, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is currently enjoying a smash-hit tour of the UK. Based on the storybook by Judith Kerr, the show beautifully tells the tale of a very cheeky tiger who eats and drinks everything in little Sophie’s family home. Full of laughs, songs, adventure and interactive moments, it’ll have your little ones smiling from ear to ear, so when it comes to kids activities near me, this is one of the best.
To celebrate the show and to acknowledge the tiger’s very healthy appetite for an afternoon drink and snack, let’s take a look at ten top flavours of tea.
Made from the leaves of a peppermint plant, peppermint tea is thought to offer a host of health benefits, lowering the risk of premature ageing and chronic diseases. It can also freshen breath in the morning and aid sleeping at night making it a great all-rounder.
Chamomile has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years, with chamomile tea believed to contain anti-inflammatory properties. It’s good for your heart and can soothe cold symptoms such as a sore throat.
Jasmine scented green teas are highly popular and are enjoyed across the globe. Tea leaves are blended with fresh jasmine flowers which then soak up the scent. This process is repeated until the ultimate flavour is achieved.
A favourite among herbal tea lovers, hibiscus tea offers a unique sourness that’s often accompanied by a beautiful red colour. The hibiscus plant is used to make this tea.
Chai is the Hindi word for tea. Recipes for chai vary considerably, but all contain a unique spice blend which makes up the essence of this tea. Popular blends usually include black tea mixed with strong spices such as cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. The flavour can be enhanced by adding milk.
Originating in China, green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong and black teas. Loaded with antioxidants, green tea is believed to aid brain function and fat loss.
If you’ve ever tried peach tea you’ll know that it offers a subtle yet delicious taste. This drink is hugely popular in South America and is made using dried peach leaves.
Lemon tea can be made at home by infusing water, lemon and honey. In branded tea bags, you’ll find a wide range of ingredients including ginger, liquorice root, elderflower, fennel seeds, lemon verbena leaf, turmeric and lemon oil flavouring.
Cinnamon tea is another popular herbal tea option which is made using cinnamon powder or cinnamon extract. This tea is thought to improve immunity, prevent disease and help with weight loss.
Early Grey is one of the most recognised tea flavours across the globe and is extremely popular in Britain. But did you know that black tea is flavoured with oil from the rind of the bergamot orange to make this delicious drink? The oil-to-tea ratio is up to each manufacturer, which is why Earl Grey can have many different tastes.
When looking for kids activities near me, don’t forget to book The Tiger Who Came to Tea show tickets for a fun-filled day out with the whole family.