January is a time for new beginnings when it comes to work, home or health. Did you know that January also happens to be Hot Tea Month in Canada and is one of the approved themes on Health Canada’s Health Promotion Calendar? What better way to kick off the New Year than to celebrate all the virtues of enjoying tea from its taste to its powerful health benefits!
Join the Hot Tea Month Festivities!
- Instagram Contest
Share your favorite moments of enjoying tea for a chance to win! From January 5-31, 2016 we’d love to see photos of you with friends or family enjoying the benefits of tea or an original lifestyle shot that best represents your unique relationship with tea. Remember to tag the photo with the hashtags: #TeaForLife_Thepourlavie . Get creative and start sharing today! The top three shutterbugs will win some very cool tea accessories by Breville. Click here to join the Instagram fun and remember to ‘Instagram like’ your favourite submissions too. Contest rules www.tea.ca
- Join the fun Twitter Party on January 13th 9 PM [ET] with Food Bloggers of Canada & tea experts. Chat with us about tea and you’ll have a chance to win awesome prizes.
Co-Hosted by Tea Association of Canada and Food Bloggers of Canada to their 16,000 followers, Louise Roberge, President of Tea Association of Canada and Certified TAC TEA SOMMELIER® Professional & Lucia Weiler Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist will host a fun time & dish out tips on tea and health.
Date: Wednesday January 13th 9 pm (ET); 8 pm (CT); 7 pm (MT) 6 PM (PT); 10 PM (AT);
RSVP: Sign up here at Food Bloggers of Canada. #TeaForLife
- Millennials & Tea – 3 more hot tips on tea and Health.
According to a recent study completed by Nielsen, commissioned by the Tea Association of Canada, the millennial generation have a different relationship with tea than their contemporaries. Here are our top 3 tips on millennial’s take on tea and health
i. Fat burning wins over preventative health “We talked to Canadian millennials across the country and were surprised to find out that they would rather drink this hot beverage to help with the daily grind of life. Lowering stress levels, sleeping, keeping alert, staving off a cold and weight control is more important than tea’s preventative health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and maintaining overall heart health,” says Louise Roberge, President Tea Association of Canada.
ii. All tea from Camellia sinensis is created equal
“We were also surprised to uncover that millennial tea drinkers think that some tea varieties are healthier than others. In fact, all tea coming from the tea plant Camellia sinensis is created equal in terms of how good it is for your health. Black, green, white and oolong come from the tea bush called Camellia sinensis – hence have the same health benefits,” says Lucia Weiler, Tea Association Registered Dietitian.
iii. More flavours – more adventurous
Other findings from Nielsen about millennial tea drinkers include:
- A larger number of females than males like the hot beverage;
- Green is the flavor of choice on weekdays;
- Variety is the spice of life (millennials collect tea at home; enjoy more flavors than rest of the population).
See more at http://www.tea.ca/hot-tea-month-2016/