When you talk about tea, you can rest assured there will always be a new variety for whatever case you desire, and that’s just the base varieties we are talking about, not the way they are prepared. So, when it comes to preparation, it can leave your head scratching.
However, did you know that there are specific ways to drink tea?
Most teas follow the same pattern, i.e., what to add to these teas or when you can drink them. Also, there is another factor that comes into play for others, which is how much you should drink.
It brings us to our ballerina tea, which is considered to have magical properties of making you lose weight fast. Yeah, you read that right!
So, if such a tea exists, the first question that pops into the mind is, you guessed it, how to drink it?
To drink ballerina tea, for what it’s worth, start with one tea bag of this tea, and plenty of water (at least three cups) to curb the bitter taste. Reduce the amount as you get used to it. Also, adding honey, lemon, cinnamon, and milk (not best if you want to lose weight) can help to reduce bitterness.
Here, we will discuss different ways you can enjoy this specific blend of tea and why this magic tea may not be as healthy for you as it is presented.
Different Ways to Drink Ballerina Tea
There are not that many preparation methods and drinking ways for ballerina tea that you have to remember, but the most common ones are as follows:
1. Drink It Plain
The most common practice is to prepare and drink it without any additives and with just the right amount of water. However, that is not an option if you are drinking it for the first time.
The reason is simple, ballerina tea, in itself, is very bitter. It will give you a tough time getting used to the taste when you drink it plain.
To enjoy ballerina tea with its full benefits, start as follows:
- Ballerina tea bags
To prepare ballerina tea, follow the generic process:
- Add a cup of water to the kettle and bring it to boiling.
- Add a ballerina tea bag to boiling water after pouring it into a cup.
- Let it steep for 5-10 minutes for a punchier taste and effect, and Enjoy!
Also, if you want a strong effect, you can always choose between 1 or more tea bags.
But that is the case for people who know of the taste and are used to drinking it. If you are a newbie, at least three cups of water with one tea bag should be your starter pack in the plain category.
2. By Adding Additives
The second option comes into play if you don’t want to add plenty of water to your ballerina tea but still don’t want it to taste bitter.
Here the process of preparation and drinking stays the same, and the only difference is the addition of either one of these products, i.e., honey, lemon, cinnamon, and milk.
The following four ingredients can be added to your ballerina tea:
Use it as a replacement for sugar, and it is sweeter, so you can use less of it to achieve the same effect (saving calories and dampening the bitter taste).
On the other hand, lemon is rich in Vitamin-C and has the optional effect of aiding in weight loss, so it’s a bonus to the properties of your ballerina tea. But remember to steer clear of lemon if you can’t handle citrus taste well.
You can always add both lemon and honey to your ballerina tea to achieve a perfect balance between bitter, sweet, and sour tastes.
Cinnamon has gained popularity because of its health effects, and even cinnamon tea has become popular over the last few years. You can also use cinnamon in your ballerina tea. It will add a fragrant aroma and make your tea bitter-sweet yet spicy.
The last option at your disposal is to use milk to cover up the bitter taste, but is it alright to use milk with ballerina tea? It depends on your reasons of why you drink ballerina tea.
Remember that milk contains a lot of fats, so if you are considering ballerina tea as a quick way to lose weight, milk is not an option to be considered.
You should, at any cost, avoid adding milk because it will make you gain more calories and, in turn, will do the opposite of what you intend.
But if you’re drinking ballerina for other reasons, then yes, you can add a little bit of milk to make the tea less bitter and smoother on your tongue.
Why Ballerina Tea May Not Be Healthy
The mechanism behind the weight loss associated with ballerina tea is the presence of natural laxative characteristics.
The weight that you lose immediately after drinking this tea is the water weight, not the weight associated with the fat content. This is because the natural laxative properties in the tea flush out water and electrolytes from your body.
The long-term effects of ballerina tea are unknown, and that makes drinking it regularly dangerous.
But one thing is clear, using too much or having too much of an active ingredient in the tea can cause dehydration, which can lead to dizziness, headaches, and even kidney damage.
Additionally, having too much natural laxatives in the body can interfere with the absorption of vitamins and minerals essential for good health.
So, you may feel somewhat lighter or see a change in weight scale immediately, but ballerina tea is definitely not a long-term solution and should be drunk with caution.
Lastly, you can drink ballerina tea in whatever way you prefer, but the thing to be mindful of is that moderation is the key. Also, it is best if you don’t drink it every day for more than 1-2 weeks (at most).
So, drink your ballerina tea plain, add honey to sweeten the bitter taste, lemon for a sour twist, a combination of lemon and honey to achieve a harmony of flavors, or add cinnamon to get the rich aroma. Also, milk is an option but not your go-to one for this tea if your goal is weight loss.