Many tea drinkers, myself included, occasionally add honey to our tea. Yes, honey is sweet and, oh, so delicious!
Some favorite teas that my customers add honey to are
- Breakfast Cuppa Black Tea,
- Chocolate Mint Black Tea,
- Scottish Breakfast Black Tea,
- Irish Breakfast Black Tea,
- Organic Assam Tea,
- Organic Lemon Splash Black Tea,
- Organic Rise & Shine Black Tea,
- Chamomile Herbal Tea,
- Grandma's Garden Fruit Tea,
- Organic Hibiscus Tea, to name a few.
You can also add honey to green and white teas.
I have been carrying local honey for several years in my shop. My honey comes from Dancing Bees Farm and is raw and unpasteurized, so it still has all the good stuff. My local beekeepers have hives between Waxhaw and Monroe, NC, and supply me with what I think is the best-tasting local honey that contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals we can all use.
Using local honey can also help with seasonal allergies, so feel free to add a generous amount to your tea every day.
Did you also know that honey is a food that is good for you and offers many health benefits?
I came across this info and thought I'd share it with you. The first part is just cool bee and honey facts. The second part is actually myths debunked, so I'm going to split this into two newsletters.
- Did you know that one of the world's first coins had a bee symbol?
- Did you know a bee lives less than 40 days, visits at least 1000 flowers, and produces less than a teaspoon of honey?
- A pound of honey is made by 2 million flower visits.
- A honey bee can fly up to 15 miles per hour.
- One ounce of honey would fuel a bee's flight around the world.
- Bees have 5 eyes and 6 legs.
- Did you know that a wooden spoon is the best way to eat honey? If you can't find one, use a plastic spoon.
- Did you know that honey contains live enzymes?
- Did you know that honey contains a substance that helps the brain work better?
- Did you know that honey is one of the few foods on earth that can sustain human life?
- Did you know that bees saved people from starvation in Africa? A spoonful of honey is enough to keep a person alive for 24 hours.
- Did you know that propolis produced by bees is one of the most potent natural antibiotics?
- Did you know that while collecting pollen to make honey, bees pollinate flowers and crops that produce nearly one-third of all food eaten in America? Without the pollination by bees, our source of food would suffer greatly.
- Did you know that honey has no expiration date because it's already been digested?
- Did you know any benefits of honey are eliminated during the pasteurization process? Unpasteurized honey is what we are after.
- Did you know that eating local honey can help relieve allergy symptoms? The trick is that it must be local honey from where you live. So get your honey from a local farmer's market or local beekeeper.
- Did you know that the bodies of the world's greatest emperors were buried in gold coffins, then covered in honey to prevent putrefaction?
- Did you know that the term "Honeymoon" comes from the bride and groom consuming honey for fertility after marriage?
Thank you to our precious bees for our wonderful honey!
Disclaimer: This newsletter is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is not to replace the advice of a qualified healthcare or medical professional.