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Health Benefits of Green Tea | Biscotts

The benefits of green tea include a healthy heart

The health benefits of green tea are almost countless. From preventing disease-developing cell damage to giving your brain a boost, research shows that green tea is good for your entire body. Here are just a few of the ways that the substance benefits your health.

There are many health benefits to green tea

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea May Ward Off Cancer

Research on green tea and its ability to prevent cancer is just getting started, but the results of the research is looking good. The smarties who study these things believe that the polyphenols in green tea is what wards off cancer by killing cancer cells and stopping it from progressing.

Green Tea Makes Your Heart Happy

Green tea contains large amounts of flavonoids. These are antioxidants that make your heart happy by protecting it against heart disease. Flavonoids improve blood vessel function, reduce the breakdown of LDL cholesterol and prevent blood clots from forming. The health benefits of green tea include its association with lower artery blockage rates and lower cholesterol.

The benefits of green tea include a healthy heart

Boosting Brain Function

A research team from the Netherlands released a report confirming that green tea contains two compounds, which are caffeine and L-theanine, that have a significant impact on a person’s alertness and attention. Not only do these compounds boost brain function, but they also do so without making you feel anxious and jittery like other energy-boosting drinks.

The health benefits of green tea include boosting brain activity

The health benefits of green tea include making you more alert

Prevents Urinary Tract Infections

The health benefits of green tea include its ability to prevent urinary tract infections. How does it do this? The tea has antioxidants that reduce bladder inflammation. There are studies showing that people who drink green tea regularly have a 40 percent lower occurrence of urinary tract infections than people who don’t drink it.

The health benefits of green tea include the prevention of urinary tract infections

Slow Down and Relax

Green tea contains a natural chemical called theanine that provides a calming effect. Sipping a warm cup of green tea helps you settle down and relax. For a lot of people, just the act of holding a warm beverage in their hands is calming. When drinks are warm, it’s almost automatic to drink them a little more slowly.

The benefits of green tea include helping you slow down and relax

So Many Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is a beverage that is not only tasty, but it can also improve your health. To enjoy the many health benefits of green tea, consider drinking it regularly. Try to drink two to three cups a day. Don’t drink it just before bedtime because it could keep you up. Instead, sip on it throughout the morning and the midday following a snack or a meal. Green tea is a healthy addition to your everyday life.

The health benefits of green tea last a lifetime

Next time you are are in South Jordan, stop by one of our two Biscotts locations and try a cup. It is especially lovely with a good book or free wi-fi.

 

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz | A Trip to London

Afternoon biscuits at The Ritz London

Biscott’s founder Lavanya Mahate has a vision for her South Jordan restaurants: a true international bakery experience. And there are no lengths she won’t go to. Last month, Lavanya took off to London for 2 weeks of very delicious research. The culminating culinary event of her trip was fulfilling a lifelong dream of attending Afternoon Tea at The Ritz in London.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz | A Trip to London

Tea at the Ritz London

The esteemed restaurant coins “Afternoon Tea at The Ritz a quintessential British experience.” With over 18 different types of loose-leaf tea and finally cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with jam and clotted cream, and an impressive assortment of pastries, we have to agree.

Lavanya and family at The Ritz for afternoon tea

The dress code for Afternoon Tea is no joke. In order to maintain the elegant nature of the hotel’s architecture, Gentlemen must wear a dinner jacket and tie. And if you were thinking of sporting your jeans, tennis shows, or Lululemon, think again.

afternoon tea at The Ritz London

As Afternoon Tea begins, guests are delighted by the talents of The Ritz resident pianist, Ian Gomes. The delightful ambiance is perfect as tea is served. Of course, we favor The Ritz Chai, but it was fun and educational to try many different loose-leaf teas.

On to the food…you may have noticed that Biscott’s now carries English scones. This is no coincidence. Lavanya knew her international bakery and cafe had to include them on their menu…and of course, they pair beautifully with a Biscott’s signature chai.

The scones at The Ritz for Afternoon Tea are served with Cornish Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserves. Choose from freshly baked Raisin or plain. Or, try one of both!

The expertly-cut sandwiches are almost too beautiful to eat…almost! From the ham with mustard mayonnaise served on brioche bread to Scottish smoked salmon with lemon butter on sourdough, there is something for everyone!

Afternoon biscuits at The Ritz London

So don’t be surprised if you feel a bit of a British flair coming from behind the counter at Biscotts during your next visit. We have been inspired and can’t wait to bring a little taste of Lavanya’s experience at Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London home to you!