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With the cooler weather coming, our issue this month features some exotic tea recipes for you to enjoy. Even though coffee is probably more popular in the West, tea is the most consumed beverage worldwide when you consider all the tea drinkers in Asia. If you’re going to brew tea at home, you may as well get the most from your tea leaf, especially if it’s of premium quality. Zojirushi Water Boilers have taken the heating of water to the next level—with one of our state-of-the-art boilers, you can have hot water at precise temperatures; which is the secret to the perfect cup of tea.
These tea recipes have been specially formulated to take advantage of being able to control the exact temperature of the water. Every tea should be brewed according to the ideal hot water temperature suited to it, lower for delicate leaves but hotter for the hardier varieties, to get the most from your tea. Try these teas at any time of day, but use the correct hot water temperature because they are all different.
A peppy, non-alcoholic green tea cocktail with the zest of grapefruit. Adjust the sweetness level to pair with your food, and garnish with a sprig of mint to add another dimension. Doesn’t this sound spectacular?
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Blend mild oolong tea with the mellow flavor of coconut milk—this match is ideal for a lazy afternoon or a late night cozy companion. You get the healthy benefits of coconut milk too, in a warm drink that can calm your spirit.
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This hardy herbal tea is caffeine-free and loaded with anti-oxidants. Versatile enough to drink like any black tea, you can add spices to it like our recipe, and enjoy a robust flavor unlike other tea you might have had up to now. Try it and see!
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Do you drink tea to unwind, to relax, to relieve stress? Many people do, but how effective is it, and is it for real? There has been a lot of research done on the benefits of tea, so if you are a believer, you’re not alone. Scientists at the University College of London, for example, did a study with volunteers who were tea drinkers. They did not know whether they were drinking real tea, or a beverage made to taste and smell like black tea. After being given a stress test, it was found that those who had been given the real tea, were better able to handle the anxiety that the test caused.
Levels of the stress hormone Cortisol were measured to prove that the subjects were really feeling pressure during the test, and in the subjects that drank the real tea, the levels went down soon after they finished the test. When interviewed, they reported a “greater degree of relaxation”.
Herbal teas are often credited with being able to control tension and help relax the mind. If you are a connoisseur of herbal teas, you probably know all about the popular ones, like Peppermint, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, or Rose Tea. These and other herbal teas are said to have calming effects and help you to sleep better. Some are said to reduce irritability without causing drowsiness. They should all be used with caution, however, when used while pregnant or when under medication; and not all of them are safe for young children.
Green tea has been researched for its positive influence in reducing psychological stress. Some studies even claim it makes you smarter because the less stressed you are, the better your decisions! The primary helpful ingredient in green tea is L-theanine, an amino acid that is being studied for its potential ability to reduce mental and physical stress, and also for being able to improve cognitive thinking when it works together with caffeine.
Green tea is also widely known for its health benefits too, with its higher degree of antioxidants when compared to black tea. Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit oxidation, a chemical reaction that produces harmful cell damage in the body—that has been linked to heart disease and other ailments.
Tea is just good for you
Could it be that tea is just good for you for some very simple, non-medicinal reasons? Think about this:
Hydration. Tea is a liquid and your body needs liquids. Most of us don’t get enough water, so any beverage is a good thing. And tea at least doesn’t have any additives or sugar; as long as you don’t add any.
Quiet time. Just drinking tea is a quiet, calm activity. You really wouldn’t run around with your tea—you have to sit back and relax to drink it.
Easy routine. You can make a regular ritual of drinking your tea when you’re ready to relax—the brewing, the pouring, the sipping. Enjoy your tea and enjoy your life!
Sources: The Telegraph, The Daily Tea, Huffpost Healthy Living, The Adrenal Fatigue Solution, Calm Clinic
For every type of tea, there is an ideal water temperature that can get the best from your brew. Zojirushi Water Boilers can offer precise hot water control and multiple features that make our boilers superior in every way.
Best for black and herbal teas, pour over coffee, instant noodles.   Best for oolong teas; up to 20% energy savings vs. 208°F.   Best for green teas like sencha, genmaicha, matcha. Also white teas.   Best for delicate, high quality green teas like gyokuro.
Quick Temp Mode:
Optional mode that heats water to a desired temperature without needing to reach boiling first--saving time and energy.
Room temperature of 73˚F / 23˚C with the Inner Container filled to the Maximum Water Level Line
One-Touch Electric Dispensing System:
No pumping required with electronic dispensing.

Energy Saving Timer Function:
With timer on, boiling starts so that it completes the boiling process at the set time, which eliminates unnecessary waiting and energy usage.

Swivel Base:
For serving convenience.
Magnetic Power Cord:
Power cord detaches instantly if pulled, preventing possible injury or damage to the unit.
Automatic Shut-Off Function:
Power shuts down when boiler is empty or lid is left open.
Automatic Dispense-Lock:
Dispense button defaults to LOCKED until UNLOCK button is pressed.
Spout Spill Protection:
Built-in safety valve prevents leakage even when tilted.
Safety Lid:
Special lid design works with spout safety valve to minimize water spill--even if boiler tips over completely.
Low Water Alert:
Low water warning chime.
Keep Warm Temperature Settings and features differ according to model--refer to product details.
Ready or not, the holidays are coming! Zojirushi will give you some excellent gift ideas next month!