Black tea has remarkable benefits for the skin, including reducing puffiness under the eyes and freckles on the skin. Drinking Black tea reduces body inflammation because of it has high antioxidant. also, it helps skin and hair health.
Black tea has minerals, zinc, magnesium and calcium. It also contains vitamins E, C and B2. Drinking black tea has unique benefits for the skin. Its mask also has a tremendous effect on the beauty of the skin.
Black tea makes the skin rejuvenate
black tea contains a lot of polyphenols and antioxidants, drinking it helps to relieve wrinkles and facial wrinkles, which also rejuvenates the skin.
Treatment of skin infections
Black tea contains a large amount of flavonoids that prevent and treat skin infections.
Treatment of acne and facial pimples
Drinking black tea can reduce acne or facial pimples on the skin. because it has anti -inflammatory and antimicrobial substance.
Treatment of skin brown spots
Due to its strong antioxidant ,it detoxifies the body, which can also be effective in the treatment of skin brown spots.
Use black tea as a natural sunscreen
Some dermatologists believe that black tea contains a lot of strong antioxidants that drinking it, protects the skin from UV radiation. It also reduces sunburn.
Treatment of black circle under the eyes
Black tea contains some caffeine that drinks it improves blood circulation in the skin under the eyes, which will greatly help treat black and puffiness under the eyes.
Prevention of skin cancer with black tea
As mentioned, black tea contains a lot of antioxidants, which also improves all types of cancers, especially skin cancer.
Mrs Doyle's Irish Soda Bread is one of the quickest breads to make, and it does not require any yeast. The leavening of the bread comes from baking soda and that amazing Irish buttermilk. This Irish Soda Bread recipe is dense, and soft all at the same time and has the best ever crusty exterior.
Sometimes making homemade bread feels like it could be difficult and time consuming, but it's your lucky day. Mrs Doyle's Irish soda bread can be made quickly and easily by almost anyone. Yes this is a shortcut bread but it certainly doesn’t skimp on flavor.
Irish soda bread is so easy because it only needs a few ingredients, and the one that makes it taste so good is buttermilk. The buttermilk is so important because it reacts with the baking soda and so permits the bread’s leavening, and of course it gives the bread that great flavor, so with a cup of the best Irish tea and a slice of soda bread you can relax and if you are living far away from Ireland or if you are with friends and family you will always feel at home with this great soda bread and a nice cup of Mrs Doyle's tea .
Mrs Doyle soda bread recipe gives a bread that has a golden brown crust and also a dense crumb, just lovely. Mrs Doyle's Irish bread isn’t heavy, it’s really tender and soft, the crust is perfectly crisp as soon as it comes out of the oven, and in a day or too it's even better and it is the perfect bread for an great Irish breakfast , so if you are sending a friend or relative an Irish gift for Christmas or a Irish gift hamper well why not make up Mrs Doyle's Irish soda bread and send it to them as well Go On Go
So how do you make the best Irish soda bread? The method
First whisk buttermilk and one egg together, at the same time whisk a little sugar, flour, baking soda, together in another bowl. Now cut some butter into the flour mixture, remember that cutting the butter into the flour is an important step, and this is how you get the great flaky texture. Go on use your hands and mix it up, and then using a very good knife, score the dough, so that heat gets into the center so that the bread will bake well. Also please note that Irish soda bread can be made with out an egg, it's really up to you. However an egg will add a little richness to the soda bread. Feel free to skip it to make a slightly lighter loaf. No other changes necessary, and if eggs are not for you ,simply leave out the egg. Finally bake until it's golden brown as easy as it gets .
1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoonsalt
5 Tablespoonsunsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
4 and quarter cups all-purpose flour
1 and three quarter cups buttermilk
1 large egg this is optional
3 Tablespoonsgranulated sugar
and depending on your taste 1 cup raisins, but you can leave them out if you like !
How to serve ?
This Irish soda bread has a little sugar, but not too much, and It’s a wonderful for afternoon tea and you can serve it with butter, jam, or even a nice Tipperary cheese.
Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Use a ordinary baking sheet and line it with parchment paper , grease a 9-10 inch cake pan or maybe a pie dish. Now grease or line with parchment paper. You will need to whisk the buttermilk and egg together, and then set it to one side. Next whisk the flour, the sugar, the baking soda, and salt all together in a big bowl. Next cut in the butter with your fingers, also remember to do your best to cut the butter until the butter is tiny balls sized crumbs. Stir in the raisins if you decide to use them. Now pour in the buttermilk .
Now its time to fold the dough together until dough is really stiff .Pour the crumbly dough onto a little floured surface. Finally with your hands, work the dough into a ball, then knead it until all the flour is moistened. What next ? simply transfer the dough to the prepared pan and using a very sharp knife score the dough with a X about 1/2 inch deep.
Now it's time to bake until the bread is golden brown and center appears cooked through, this will take about 45-55 minutes. Place foil over the bread if you see a heavy browning on top. Now remove the bread from the oven and let the bread cool for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a plate.
It is best to serve warm, or at least at room temperature, or toasted with desired toppings/spreads. You can store leftover bread at room temperature for up to 2 days or actually put it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Ok now its time to enjoy so Go on sit back with a nice cup of Mrs Doyle's Irish tea and jam and enjoy the best soda bread ever!
Mrs Doyle's Irish Christmas cakes are made in lots of different ways, all with lots of love and in general they are variations on the old fashioned fruitcake. They are very tasty, and they can be light, dark, a little moist, a little dry, sometimes heavy, and even sometimes spongy . Mrs Doyle's Irish Christmas cakes are made in many different shapes, sometimes with a little with frosting, or a dusting of icing sugar and of course they can be as simple and plain as you like .
So what are the special ingredients and what do they represent? well the dried fruits in the cake may represent the fantastic eastern spices which the three Wise Men brought to the newborn King! And remember just to make things a little more interesting the fruits are sometimes soaked overnight in Irish whiskey.
So what are the ingredients of Mrs Doyle's Christmas cakes ? ok here it comes , now remember , this cake only tastes great if you enjoy it with friends and family and a nice cup of decent Irish tea for everyone !
My Christmas Cake Ingredients:
100ml Irish whiskey
quarter of table spoon of ground clove
50g ground almonds
grated rind of 1 lemon & 1 orange
125g stoned dates
quarter of a block of real Irish butter
100g glace cherries
extra butter for greasing
200g soft brown sugar
grated rind of 1 lemon & 1 orange
2 table spoons of black treacle
225g plain flour
half a table spoon of salt
1 rounded table spoon of baking powder
1 table spoon of mixed spice
quarter of teaspoon of grated nutmeg
grated nutmeg and a little few teaspoons of Irish whiskey
You should Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F), around Gas mark.
Now grease a 20cm cake tin and then line it with greaseproof paper. Next wrap some newspaper around the outside of your cake tin with string. This should help the outside of the cake from going too brown during the cooking and so help it from drying out.
Now it's time to beat together in a big bowl all that lovely sugar & butter until its all very creamy. Next add the eggs, add a little flour in with each egg, and some treacle and perhaps a few grated fruit rinds and make sure you mix all for a few minutes.
it's time to stir the flour and baking powder into the bowl of all these lovely soaked fruits and add some salt, some spices and a few almonds, again stir all of these great ingredients together and mix well.
Now fold the fruit mix into the amazing egg mix, stir it all evenly. Now spoon the mix into the big cake tin, and maybe pull a little bit back in the middle of the cake , this will help as it rises, it will level itself off perfectly.
So Bake in the oven for 3 hours. If it is browning a lot , then cover it loosely with some tin foil. Now cook for another 30 minutes. You will know the cake is ready if you insert a fine skewer into the middle of the cake , and it comes out clean and really dry.
Now it's time to leave the cake to cool in the tin.
When the cake is cool, you can remove it from the tin, take off the lining paper, and wrap it first in clean greaseproof paper and then in tinfoil.
Here is the secret! do all this in November and each week leading up to Christmas, pour another little bit of your favourite drink over it. This will help the alcohol to penetrate to the Christmas cake and will make it taste so Irish Go On Go!
here's a hint for the perfect Irish gift to send to some one you love or may be a self gift ? yes go on try a Mrs Doyle's Irish Christmas breakfast hamper for everyone to enjoy with your Christmas cake , you can check out just how good Mrs Doyle's tea is vs Barry's ! no competition at all !
If you want to live a long life and a healthy life—it's very much a matter of what you eat and drink. So next time you are shopping in the supermarket or health store check out their loose leaf teas and herbal infusions or if they don't stock loose leaf tea then simply go online, infect most high end foods these days can be shipped to you by next day delivery, including loose leaf teas. .
What are the best foods for longevity for people who live in Britain and Ireland ?
Our climate can be difficult in winter but all the natural ingredients that we need for a healthy life do grow in these islands, it is just a matter of knowing how to use them. So what are the life boosting foods we should all be using .
BERRIES FOR LIFE
Yes berries are natures secrete weapon to help keep us healthy, in the UK and Ireland we are not part of the Blue Zone of countries where people commonly reach their 90's but we do have the most amazing variety of berries growing everywhere and sure today we can pick them up in the supper market and buy a pack of frozen berries, i love blueberries but what ever your tastes are go for it.. Also beans , leafy greens are all linked to giving you extra years to your life. So what are the best types of drink to help us live a long life ?
For a long time they said red wine in moderation could be beneficial but new research seems to indicate that even small amounts of any alcoholic beverage is not really that good for you ! To day almost all research indicates that the best drink for longevity is actually green tea. Tea is a super beverage that has potent phenolic compounds which can help fight cancer and protect our cardiovascular system. Green tea is by far the winner for healthy drinks, it is rich in catechins, which are some of the most powerful disease-fighting phytonutrients we can find anywhere on the plant kingdom.
So green tea protects against cancer and helps your heart stay healthy and also very importantly it can help you sleep better. The studies undertaken around the world seems to indicate that drinking green tea on a regular basis is directly linked to living a long and healthy life.
There was a 2018 study which found that regular tea drinkers have a reduced risk in age-related decreases of high-density lipoprotein , that is in ordinary English it helps with "good" cholesterol"! .Green and black tea are helpful with green tea having a slightly stronger effect than black tea. It has also been found that Green tea’s EGCGs , which is a type of good for you catechin, which is particularly prevalent in the tea and this may help inhibit tumor growth.
Green tea is also good for your gut health as within your gut there are beneficial gut bugs, these feed on foods rich in polyphenols, which include green tea. One of these beneficial gut bugs is called akkermansia muciniphila and it is this bug that supports the protective mucus layer that prevents a leaky gut , it basically keeps the gut lining strong. It has been found that low levels of this critical bacteria have been linked to diabetes, obesity, autoimmune disease, cancer, and heart disease.
It also seems that green tea is good for the brain, this is because of green tea has caffeine and catechins, and it is these Catechins that can help protect your body from free radicals, so protecting both your brain and the rest of your system.
So green tea is definitely a supper food and most definitely the winner, it is the best beverage to help you live a long and healthy life.
So how much green tea should you drink? we think two cups a day is perfect !
What if you don't like the taste of green tea ?
That is not a problem , because high end tea companies have expert blenders who add little touches of taste like vanilla which is actually our most loved , yes green tea vanilla is the most healthiest breakfast tea. Also green tea is blended with many really good ingredients like mint, check out our Mr Doyle's chillout tea , it is probably the best minty tea in the world and also you can have green tea with rose petals like our Emperors Seven Secrets tea or try a green tea blended with white tea .
The overall message is that green tea is really good for you and so we would say check out the many tastes of green tea and the many blends of green tea with other herbal infusions so that you can taste the best and most healthy drinks in the world , Go On Go.
It seems a little filtered tea into at least one of your daily glasses of water could provide you with enough wrinkle-fighting antioxidants and detoxifying botanicals to keep you looking young and also feeling fresher than when you were 21.
Our skin is the largest organ we have, the secret of great glowing skin is to be healthy. Organic green teas have lots of polyphenols which can help fight free radicals and so help prevent skin damage from UV light, which is one of the main causes of wrinkles.
When we get a little older we have more exposure to UV light, and your skin can look old and it can even change the skins colour. In some studies Oolong tea has been found to have skin lighting abilities and may decrease the amount of melanin at the cellular level.
Does green tea help your skin?
Green tea can help ease the removal of extra fluids and also help accelerate toxin elimination, adding a little hint of grapefruit to green tea gives a sweet kick to the to it , and can also help to even out your complexion.
Perhaps one of the reasons we have a little feeling of pure pleasure is because tea drinking can help lower the post stress cortisol levels. Cortisol is a common steroid hormone and has many roles like controlling blood sugar levels and can act as an anti-inflammatory and also help to influencing memory formation and help control your blood pressure. Also Teas made with cinnamon can help curb some peoples appetite? How cinnamon works is not exactly known but it is believed that it keeps blood glucose levels stable and so reduces cravings, so adding cinnamon to food can help reduce glucose levels after eating .
This month our recommended teas are Chillout tea
Chill out tea can be a great green tea, its a nice simple mixture of green tea, cucumber, mint, and is crisp and refreshing and helps at working in collagen-boosting antioxidants.
So Go On there are so many good things about enjoying a nice cup of tea,
Oolong tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, and it is totally good for you
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Can oolong tea be used to help with weight loss?
We know oolong tea has many health benefits. Oolong comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant and so it is rich in antioxidants.
If ypu want the best tea for your health , simply pick pure loose leaf tea, which is grown sustainably and grown without pesticides or herbicides.Hand grown and crafted tea will always taste better and itwill be so much better for the environment.
Oolong tea high in caffeine?
Oolong tea is usually picked later than many teas, so the leaf is lift on the bush for a longer time which increases its caffeine content. So yes the caffeine content in oolong tea is usually higher.So if youneed a hit of caffeine it does the job but you cankeep adding hot walter to thesame leaves and it still tastes great after 3 OR 4 cups of tea!
The bigquestion will oolong Tea help you loose weight?
There's is some research that may suggest that bacause there are higher caffeine levels in Oolong that it might help speed up metabolism, otherthan that theres no definite research to conclude anything else!
Can you put milk in Oolong Tea?
There is a type oolong called Milk Oolong which comes from Taiwan. It is made in a particular way to help the flavours and aromas of the hot milk.
We think itvery important to chose your oolong very carefully. Puting milk in your oolong IS REALLY A PERSONAL TASTE TYPE THING! . Milk was not added inancient times, but we love it with a dash of milk ,so Go On what ever you feel like, main think is to take your time and enjoy every cip!
Either way Mrs Doyle's Oolong tea has to be tasted it is totally amazing on the taste buds.
Mrs Doyle's tea hot toddyis great for keeping warm, and is a soothing mix with no liquor. Her recipe is a nonalcoholic version of the famous toddy drink , it's a fantastic drink and great for cold nights.
How to Make Mrs Doyle's hot tea Toddy ?
Choose yourfavorite hot tea from Mrs Doyle's tea web site, we like the happy tea which is fruity with cinnamon and watch it transform into a amazingwinter mocktail just by adding the spices and sweetener and citrus.
it 's such a great option for nondrinkers but also you can share a glass with the kids, and it's soothing and should help relief for cold symptoms, here's the ingredients .
Its almost Saint Patrick's Day and Mrs Doyle is of course Irelands most famous tea lady so here's her favorite green tea mocktail ! So go on enjoy Irelands National day and go green
Here's how you do it, make a pot of Mrs Doyle's minty tea, not too hot, add a dash of ENNIS Irish non alcoholic gin, with a dash of lemon and a little lime juice and garnish with a few little Irish shamrocks and if your Canadian , may be a little maple syrup
Going Vegan for Easter ? it can be difficult if you love your tea with milk , what to do ? find an alternative to milk or find a tea that simply tastes as good without milk , like Mrs Doyle's Irish tea !
We have had lots of questions from customers all over the world on vegan tea and lots of remarks from customers who tell us that because Mrs Doyle's tea is so smooth and rich, it simply doesn't need milk, and well it's true , and of course you don’t have to stick to black tea either as there's lots of great herbal teas .
Also to day there is a a lot of dairy-free milk alternatives out there , easily available , in health food shops and pretty much all supermarkets, too. If you do really need to have a really creamy tea here's a list of milks that go really well with black teas: almond milk, hazelnut milk, coconut milk, oat milk, rice milk, hemp milk and, of course, soya milk. They all have many health benefits but you have to try them to see what's perfect for your taste and it's definitely worth experimenting ,
So Go On try everything once ...well almost everything