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Valerie B. Lull’s introduction to the adventure of tea is a primer to the pleasures of tea and an informative overview of the benefits to the body and the soul of a perfect cup of tea, quietly sipped, by oneself or with family and friends.
January 28, 2012 – Author and herbalist Valerie B. Lull announced today the release of Ten Healthy Teas, published by Outskirts Press. Lull’s simple introduction to ten tantalizing teas and simple recipes from them is a perfect guide to people on the go who want to reap the benefits to their health and to gain the instant, calming peace of mind that these teas can provide.
“If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.” So says an anonymous Japanese proverb, and it seems true, too, that the man with no tea in him will also have more colds, a weaker heart and a little more nervousness than is comfortable while getting through his day.
Lull’s introduction to these ten easy-to-find and easy-to-brew teas remedies those things. The author covers such conventional brews as green tea and black tea as well as the generally familiar chamomile and peppermint herbal teas, and she lists the potential health benefits to each, some of which are known, some of which are surprises.
Lull also covers the advantages of less familiar herbal drinks such as garlic tea, which was called “Russian penicillin” in World Wars I and II because of its apparent prevention of gangrene. Goldenseal tea is another new recommendation for most people. It was a favorite tea of the Iroquois and Cherokee, among whom it achieved a reputation for stellar antibiotic properties.
The author herself learned of the pleasures of tea time when as a young child she visited relatives in Canada who celebrated the leafy brew. Later on she and her mother would put a kettle on the old wood stove in their Vermont country home and sip tea through an afternoon of Scrabble or checkers. Now Lull is studying to be a Master Herbalist, but the information she provides in this concise volume is more than sufficient for anyone who wishes to simply enjoy a cup of hot, healthy tea.
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Genre: Cooking/beverages/coffee and tea/health and fitness
About the author:
Valerie B. Lull studied herbalism at the American College of Health Sciences. She has always had a passion for staying healthy and for the health benefits of teas and the various ways they can be prepared.
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Have Your Health and Eat Well Too
In her new book ‘Ten Spices for Health and Longevity,’ author Valerie Lull explores the many uses and benefits behind the most traditional and useful pantry spices.
United States - August 9 2015: The Master Herbalist and noted author of Ten Healthy Teas, Valerie Lull is pleased to announce the recent publishing of her second book entitled ‘Ten Spices for Health and Longevity.’
For thousands of years, humans have harnessed the natural power of spices in order to restore their bodies and minds. Through her straightforward and easy-to-understand writing, Valerie Lull effectively translates the scientific aspects of using these spices into helpful tips that anyone can utilize. Readers will gain valuable insight as to how these pantry staple spices can reduce inflammation, soothe digestive disorders, relieve arthritis, improve mood or memory, and rejuvenate skin.
In ‘Ten Spices for Health and Longevity,’ Valerie Lull writes about the ten essential spices that have been used throughout medical and culinary history. She discusses the many medical and therapeutic benefits behind each spice as well as their potential side effects. She suggests multiple recipes and uses of each spice that help maximize the flavor, such as Rice with Lemon Thyme, Potatoes with Rosemary, and Pumpkin Cookies with Clove.
‘Ten Spices for Health and Longevity’ is currently available in digital format online through Amazon. Find out more information about the book by visiting the page directly at www.amazon.com/dp/B011ETAKM8.
To contact Valerie Lull directly for an interview, visit her website at www.valerielull.com.
Testimonials for Ten Healthy Teas
What a wonderful and healthy look at Teas!! I know that I am always on the go in this 24/7 society and what I LOVE the most about this book is that it provides wonderful recipes that are short and to the point with only a few ingredients. I can make a quick cup of tea and unwind and feel like I am reaping the rewards of a healthy lifestyle. I am a novice in the tea world but this book makes it so easy to enjoy a simple pleasure for the 10 peaceful minutes I get to relax. I would certainly recommend this book. A+++ -- S.S. Florida
I'm new to teas. I know they are healthy for you, but the teas you buy in the grocery stores are just repackaged teas by another company with a new box. I am also not interested in going to a herb shop and mixing my own concoctions. I wanted something tasty and easy. I have wanted to replace my coffee habit and my diet soda habit due to health reasons and drinking water is getting old. Val Lull's book has opened my horizon to new, better ways of attending my health. GREAT -- M.Y. Oregon
Valerie Lull's approach to healthy tea is simplistic and engaging. I personally can't wait to try all of these different fascinating healthful teas. – Se. S. Florida
Ten Healthy Teas is a wonderful resource for the current or potential tea lover. What makes the book different is its simplicity. It includes basic easy recipes with no more than two or three ingredients using tea bags instead of loose tea. It’s a good read for people that are new to herbal teas, and for busy people that would like to know more about teas, but don't have a lot of time to spend. G.S. – Florida
What a refreshing and simple approach Valerie Lull used in creating her book, Ten Healthy Teas. Although I'm a novice when it comes to tea, the recipes contained within are simple, thoughtful, and comforting. She used a variety of tried and true favorite combinations along with personal insights about the medicinal value of tea. Sprinkled throughout are 'Tea Tips' to help you brew and enjoy the perfect cup of tea. A delightful read. – S.A. Oregon
Start the water boiling because once you begin reading this book you’ll want to make a cup of tea to savor along with learning the medicinal qualities of many popular tea varieties. Valerie B. Lull has assembled her list in her terse book Ten Healthy Teas, presenting each with a brief description of flavor, what ailments it is known to countermeasure, and the proper way to mix the blend. Each is accompanied by a quality photograph appropriate for exciting the visionary sense, albeit only a black and white photo. The richness of the cover art suggests a stimulating galley of information within, of which Valerie Lull gently describes each tea as she would to a friend.
Green and black tea, lemon, ginger, chamomile, goldenseal, Echinacea and even cranberry, peppermint and raspberry are all brought to simmer in your mind. One tea I found quite different is garlic – known for ages as being a healthy herb for just about any condition of the cardiovascular system, it is also known for antibiotic prevention of gangrene; called “Russian Penicillin” during the two World Wars. Many of the teas have been medically proven to fight cancer and heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. One tip Valerie Lull mentions is for those that do not like caffeine in their tea, to discard the first pour, and drink the second cup, as most of the caffeine is gone by then. Detoxification of the liver and overall health improvements are the by-products of having a tasty, sole warming hot drink ~ sounds too good to be true!
I have found much of the material to be known already as I would believe most readers also have gained experiences with teas. Tea has been and still is a very popular drink and most everyone has experienced a wide variety of types in their lives. However, it never hurts to once again refresh your mind, as you refill your cup. I believe this book is an excellent gift to be given to a friend along with an assortment of tea bags bought from either a health food store or online on the Internet. If packaged up and given as a gift, the synergetic effect of stimulating the mind, body and senses would all come together as a memorable, thoughtful present. So now I hear the teapot whistling, and it’s time to go have a soothing cup of one of life’s little pleasures. – Pacific Book Reviews