Which one are you?.. English, Posh, Royalty or Jedi?

Which one are you?

I suppose my answer to this is always .. it depends on where I am and what I’m drinking out of..

I have been definitely been known to hold my teacup like Royalty (and not only when my husband reprimands me for behaving like a princess!), but that would be with my Royal Albert Porcelain.

Give me a big old heavy mug and I’m probably going to revert to English builder ūüėČ

I wish I could master that Jedi trick though… that would be cool.. and would earn me a ton of Kudos with my Star Wars loving American family…

In lieu of the fact I still need practice I’ll add this cute picture to keep them happy!

Star Wars tea drinking session

How do you hold your tea?

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Do you put milk in your tea?

milk in tea

Do you put milk in your tea?

Being English milk is the first thing I reach for when making my cup of tea… (except green tea, because that’s just nasty… take note Starbucks!)

Growing up in England in the 70’s most families added milk to their tea.¬†We’ve always been a teapot house (rather than making it in the cup… peasants LOL) and we’d add milk to our cups and then the hot, brewed tea.

How milky you like your tea is up to you… depending on the tea, depends on how milky I like it.

White tea, just a touch, black tea…milk it up!

So I’m horrified that¬†scientists now say that that drop of milk can completely negate all the benefits tea can have on our health.

How is that possible?

Shocked face image

MY LIFE JUST ENDED!

Well not really, I mean I’ve always enjoyed tea because I just love to drink it, but at the back of my mind I always thought maybe I was doing myself some good!

APPARENTLY….

Tea has many active ingredients that affect our health. It is particularly rich in antioxidants and vitamins. It is found to improve our immune system, to control blood sugar levels, reduce damage to cells and prevent cardiovascular diseases. But, if you add milk to your tea, its beneficial effects on your vascular system go away.

How milk affects tea?

In a small study conducted on 16 healthy women, scientists compared the effects of tea on their vascular system, with tea, water and tea with milk. They found that tea relaxes blood vessels (improves flow-mediated dilation), but tea with milk does not.

Researchers believe that the most likely explanation is that the caseins, proteins found in milk, form complexes with catechins in tea, its most important flavonoids.

Interestingly, they found that proteins in soy milk have the same effect.

SO you crazy soy milk drinkers are not getting any better benefits…. phew!

Read more: Milk In Your Tea? Not A Good Idea РTea with milk

 

I know what…..

I’ll still be adding milk to my tea… 40 years haven’t killed me yet! what about you?