Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Afternoon Tea | A little January Detox with Newby Tea

When I was contacted about the possibility of sharing Newby Tea - I was very keen to do so. Mainly because I love tea and I thought it was interesting to find out more about the certain qualities.
I'm currently doing my own sort of detox (Run by my bootcamp - it kick started today and is a 12 day programme of healthy eating and increased exercise).  I'm not usually the diet sort of person, but with a wedding dress fitting in just a few weeks I'm doing my very best to tone and trim over the next few weeks. 
You'll probably remember I'm also a huge fan of Afternoon Tea, which is also featured. I'm very fond of treating myself for my hard work - I do work hard fitness wise and I'm not about to stop enjoying food - the experience of indulging in Afternoon Tea or dining with friends.
I also feel that after the busy festive season, January is the perfect time to book a weekend away and just relax. Sopwell House could just be the perfect option. Let's find out more...
Detox January: Health Benefits of Newby Tea
Everyone is guilty of overindulging during the festive period so it is no wonder that many feel the need to detox.
Sopwell House is on hand to help with this as they have recently launched their large selection of Newby loose leaf teas. Newby’s garden to cup philosophy ensures that their tea is renowned for having a number of health benefits. What better way to start 2017 than with a cup of tea?

Below, the team at Sopwell House outline the different advantages of drinking each of the five tea types – white, green, oolong, black and puerh.
White Tea
Of all the tea types, white tea is the least processed as it is allowed to wither in natural sunlight. The tea possesses a number of antioxidants and anti-aging properties, which give protection against harmful UV light to help maintain healthy skin.
Green Tea
Green tea is said to hugely improve brain function and help concentration, which means it can be the perfect remedy to get back into the swing of school or work after the Christmas break. Varieties include Hunan Green and Jasmine Pearls, both of which are available at Sopwell House.
Oolong Tea
This tea is a fusion of the fruity flavour of green tea and the rich taste of black tea. It is believed to remove harmful free radicals from the body, which can contribute to cancer, arthritis, and diabetes. Sopwell House offers Fujian Oolong.
Black Tea
Black tea, one of the most popular tea types, is completely oxidised. It includes English Breakfast, Darjeeling and Earl Grey, which guests can sample at Sopwell House. It is low in caffeine meaning it is good for circulation. It also balances hormone levels, reducing stress in the process.
Puerh Tea
Puerh tea has been used for centuries by alternative medicine practitioners due to its health benefits. It is especially renowned for its digestive and cleansing properties.
So where can you drink Newby Tea?

Sopwell House is a stunning Georgian manor house located in the city of St. Albans deep within the Hertfordshire countryside. Located only 20 minutes from London St. Pancras, the hotel is the idyllic getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of the capital. The hotel is the perfect place to dine boasting two restaurants, elegant cocktail lounge, and conservatory bar, all of which look out on 12-acres of beautiful gardens. 
It looks like the perfect weekend retreat to me, what do you think?

Can you imagine cosying up by the open fire? I may just have to book us a weekend away before the Wedding!
Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2HQFor reservations, please call: 01727  


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