5 Reasons To Drink Tea During Hot Summer Days

5 Reasons To Drink Tea During Hot Summer Days​

From cooling down to hydration, discover the surprising benefits of drinking tea in summer

Door Niels

Summary​

In this article, we explore the many benefits of drinking tea during the hot summer days. We discuss how tea can help cool your body, protect your skin from UV rays, improve your digestion and metabolism, hydrate your body, and even improve your workout. Here's a quick overview of what to expect:

  1. Hot Tea Cools You Down: Find out how drinking hot tea can help cool you down in the summer.
  2. Tea as UV Protection: Learn how the antioxidants in tea can help protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.
  3. Tea for Better Digestion and Metabolism: Discover how hot tea can aid your digestion and boost your metabolism.
  4. Tea for Hydration: Learn how tea can contribute to your daily fluid intake and help you stay hydrated during the hot summer months.
  5. Tea for a Better Workout: Find out how tea can improve your workout and promote post-workout recovery.

Whether you are a seasoned tea lover or new to the world of tea, this article will help you discover the many benefits of tea in summer.

Introduction

As soon as the sun's rays get stronger and the days get longer, we know that summer has arrived. It's the season of sunshine, holidays and of course, refreshing drinks. But while many of us may be tempted to reach for a cold glass of lemonade or an ice-cold beer, there's another beverage that just might be the perfect summer thirst quencher: tea.

Yes, you read that right. Tea isn't just for the cold winter months. Whether hot or icy, tea is an excellent choice for summer. Not only is it refreshing, but it also offers a range of health benefits that make it the ideal drink to get you through the heat of summer.

In this article, we will explore five reasons why you should consider drinking tea during the hot summer days. From cooling your body to protecting against UV rays, improving your digestion and metabolism, providing hydration, and even improving your workout, tea is truly a wonder drink for summer.

So grab your favorite mug or glass, pour yourself a delicious cup of tea, and read on to find out why tea can be your best friend this summer.

"Tea isn't just for the cold winter months. Whether it's hot or iced, tea is an excellent choice for the summer. Not only is it refreshing, but it also offers a range of health benefits that make it the ideal drink to get you through the heat of summer."

1. Hot Tea Cools You Down

It may sound counterintuitive, but drinking hot tea can actually help cool you down in the summer. How does that work exactly? The answer lies in the way our bodies respond to heat.

When we consume hot drinks like tea, our body responds by increasing the production of sweat. This is a natural cooling mechanism that our body uses to regulate internal temperature. When the sweat on our skin evaporates, it helps to remove excess heat and cool our body (Source: Acta Physiologica).

In addition, unlike cold drinks that tend to lower the heart rate, drinking hot tea can promote blood circulation. This can help maintain healthy blood flow, which is especially important during the hot summer months when our bodies have to work harder to cool down.

So the next time you feel overheated, try a cup of hot tea. Whether you opt for a traditional black tea, a refreshing green tea, or one of the many other teas offered by The Smallest House, you'll find it helps you feel cool and refreshed even on the hottest summer day.

The Green Ginkgo Tea is a carefully crafted blend designed to provide a unique and enjoyable tea drinking experience. This tea combines the light and refreshing taste of sencha green tea with the unique notes of yellow rosebuds, lemongrass and cornflower blossom. The main feature, the ginkgo, not only adds an interesting flavor dimension, but also brings various health benefits. If you are looking for a tea blend that is both tasty and beneficial to your health, Ginkgo Green Tea is an excellent choice. Ingredients: Green tea, yellow rose buds, aroma, ginko (5%), lemongrass and cornflower blossom.

"When we consume hot drinks like tea, our body responds by increasing the production of sweat. This is a natural cooling mechanism our body uses to regulate internal temperature."

2. Tea as Protection against UV radiation​

Summer is the season of sunshine and outdoor activities. But while we enjoy the warm rays of the sun, we should not forget that they also bring harmful UV rays. Fortunately, tea can play a role here.

Tea, especially green tea, is rich in powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. These compounds are known for their ability to neutralize free radicals - harmful molecules that can cause cellular damage and contribute to skin aging and diseases such as skin cancer. By drinking tea regularly, we can help protect our skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology).

In addition, studies have shown that drinking green tea can help protect the skin from sunburn and other forms of skin damage caused by sun exposure. This is because the polyphenols in green tea have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

At Tea Shop The Smallest House we have a wide range of teas that are rich in antioxidants, including various types of green tea. So whether you're enjoying a sunny day at the beach or an afternoon in the garden, don't forget to top up your sunscreen with a refreshing cup of tea.

Let yourself be carried away by the summery taste of Sweet Peaches tea, a carefully composed blend of refreshing green and white tea, enriched with juicy peach pieces and delicate flowers. This balanced combination creates a unique taste experience that is both invigorating and relaxing. Sweet Peaches tea is ideal for lovers of fruity tea blends and is ideal to serve during a sunny picnic, a pleasant afternoon with friends on the terrace or to enjoy yourself during a moment of peace in the garden. Ingredients: Green tea (50%), white tea (30%), peach pieces, rice flower (release agent), aroma, tea blossoms, mullein flowers.

"Tea, especially green tea, is rich in powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. These compounds are known for their ability to neutralize free radicals - harmful molecules that can cause cellular damage and contribute to skin aging and diseases such as skin cancer."

3. Tea For Better Digestion And Metabolism​

Summer barbecues and picnics can be delicious, but they can also be tough on our digestive system. This is where tea comes into the picture again. Drinking warm tea during and after meals can help keep your digestive organs fully functional. This is because the heat from the tea stimulates digestive enzymes, which aid in the breakdown of food and the absorption of nutrients.

In addition, tea, especially green tea, can also help boost your metabolism. Research has shown that drinking 3-5 cups of green tea per day can inhibit glucose uptake into fat cells and stabilize glucose levels, reducing overall appetite. This can be particularly helpful during the summer months when many of us are looking for ways to maintain a healthy weight (Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).

At Tea Shop The Smallest House we have a wide range of teas that can contribute to better digestion and metabolism. Whether you choose our classic green tea, or one of our special blends, you can be sure that you are not only enjoying a delicious cup of tea, but also helping your body to function optimally.

Also known as Red Tea, this tea has been produced in the Chinese province of Yunnan for 1700 years. Fermentation gives this tea its dark red color and earthy taste. Pu-Erh tea will become tastier with age.

“Hydration is essential in any season, but it is especially important during the hot summer months. As we sweat to cool our bodies, we also lose fluids that need to be replenished. While water is the most obvious choice to stay hydrated, stay, tea can be a tasty alternative that also offers a range of health benefits."

4. Tea for Hydration​

Hydration is essential in any season, but it is especially important during the hot summer months. As we sweat to cool our bodies, we also lose fluid that needs to be replenished. While water is the obvious choice for staying hydrated, tea can be a tasty alternative that also offers a range of health benefits.

Tea, even the caffeinated varieties, can contribute to your daily fluid intake. Despite the fact that caffeine is a mild diuretic, the amount of fluid you gain from drinking tea exceeds the amount you lose through the diuretic effect. Plus, if you opt for herbal teas or other caffeine-free options, you can enjoy a refreshing drink that helps you stay hydrated without the potential side effects of caffeine (Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition).

At Tea Shop The Smallest House we have a wide range of teas that are perfect for hydration. From our classic black and green teas to our decaffeinated herbal teas, there's something for everyone. So the next time you feel thirsty, consider brewing a cup of tea instead of reaching for a glass of water. Your body will thank you.

Discover the refreshing taste sensation of our "Organic Ginger - Pear" tea. This unique blend combines the spicy warmth of ginger with the soft, fruity notes of pear, resulting in an unforgettable tea classic. Our carefully selected organic ingredients promise a pure, natural pleasure for the true tea lover. Rich in natural aromas and enriched with elements such as hibiscus and rosehip peel, this Ayurvedic herbal tea offers an intriguing taste that is both calming and stimulating. Each cup of this fruit tea takes you on a flavorful journey, perfect for any time of the day.

5. Thee voor een Betere Workout

Summer is a great time to exercise and be active outdoors. Whether you like to swim, cycle, run or do yoga in the park, it is important to nourish and hydrate your body properly. And here tea can play an important role.

Tea, especially green tea, contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which is known for its ability to improve mental focus and alertness. This can be particularly useful during an intense workout, where concentration and attention are essential. Plus, drinking tea before a workout can increase muscle strength and reduce the risk of injury, thanks to tea's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

But the benefits of tea don't stop after your workout. Drinking tea after exercise can aid in the recovery process. The antioxidants in tea can help reduce the muscle damage that can occur during intense exercise, while the hydrating properties of tea can help replenish fluids lost during exercise (Source: Journal of Nutrition).

At Tea Shop The Smallest House we have a wide range of teas that are perfect for both before and after your workout. Whether you're looking for an energy boost for your workout or a soothing blend for your recovery, you'll find it in our store.

This traditional green Matcha tea is grown in the fields of Uji, near Tokyo. Four weeks before harvest, the tea plants are covered by mats and blankets in the sun. This increases the production of leaf green in the plant, which enhances the taste of the tea.

"So what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of tea this summer and discover for yourself the many benefits it has to offer. Visit The Smallest House today and find your new favorite summer drink."

Conclusion

As you can see, tea is much more than just a hot drink for the cold winter months. Whether hot or iced, tea offers a range of benefits that make it the ideal drink for summer. From helping to cool your body down and protecting it from UV rays, to improving your digestion and metabolism, providing hydration, and even improving your workout, tea really is a wonder drink for summer.

At Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis we are passionate about tea and the many benefits it offers. We have a wide variety of teas, from classic black and green teas to specialty blends and decaffeinated options. So whether you're looking for a refreshing drink to keep you cool on a hot summer day, a healthy boost for your workout, or just a delicious way to stay hydrated, we've got the perfect tea for you.

So what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of tea this summer and discover for yourself the many benefits it has to offer. Visit Tea Shop The Smallest House today and find your new favorite summer drink.

- Niels -

Why Buy Tea at The Smallest House for the Summer? ​

If you're looking for the perfect summer drink, look no further than Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis. We have a wide variety of teas that not only taste great, but also offer a range of health benefits that will help you experience summer at its best.

Exceptional Quality​

At Tea Shop The Smallest House we strive to offer only the best quality tea. Our teas are carefully selected from reputable suppliers and we ensure that each blend meets our high quality standards. Whether you choose our classic black tea, refreshing green tea, or one of our special blends, you can be sure that you are getting a tea of exceptional quality.

Extensive Assortment​

We understand that everyone is unique and so are taste preferences. That is why we offer an extensive range of teas at Tea Shop The Smallest House. Whether you like the strong taste of black tea, the subtle freshness of green tea, or the calming properties of herbal teas, you are sure to find something that suits you in our store.

Easy Online Ordering

At Tea Shop The Smallest House we make it easy for you to order your favorite tea. With just a few clicks you can select your tea, place your order and have your tea delivered directly to your home. So you can enjoy a delicious cup of tea without leaving the comfort of your home.

Expert Advice​

If you're not sure which tea to choose, or if you have any questions about our products, we're here to help. Our expert team has an in-depth knowledge of tea and can advise you on the best choices based on your taste preferences and health needs.

Tea Shop The Smallest House

At Tea Shop The Smallest House we are passionate about tea and we are proud to offer a wide range of high quality teas. Whether you are a seasoned tea lover or new to the world of tea, we invite you to visit our store and discover the many benefits of tea.

Hi, I'm Niels and a passionate tea lover. Since 2014 I share my love for tea in my own shop, Het Kleinste Huis, and on my blog. Here I share my knowledge and experiences to inspire and inform others about the fascinating world of tea. Follow my blog and discover new flavors, teas and adventures with me.

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