One of the first things you’ll hear about during a visit to Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan is how amazing their special tea is. I recall thinking it’s a bluff since all green tea’s almost taste the same. Oh, how wrong I was!
Hunza tea really is special and has numerous health advantages. Unfortunately, you won’t find the tea anywhere else in Pakistan. Tip: just fill up your bags with Hunza tea the next time you visit the province.
This tea has gained popularity abroad too and many foreign websites can be seen selling this beverage for a high price. So what makes Hunza tea different from the rest? According to the locals, it can slim you down in days and restores your youth!
Here are some benefits of Hunza tea:
Anti-aging: The people of Hunza are known for their youth and fresh skin. While many assume this has something to do with the mountain air, the locals hold the water from the glaciers and this special tea accountable.
Weight loss: As advised by one of the shop keepers selling Hunza tea, have one cup when you wake up in the morning and wait half an hour before you eat anything. Voila, you will burn more calories than you can imagine.
Since this beverage is similar to green tea, it’s no surprise it has digestive properties too. Don’t believe us? Well, the locals have at least three cups of Hunza tea a day and they seem pretty fit!
Controls blood sugar: The polyphenols and polysaccharides in the tea helps to control blood sugar. Hence, it’s perfect for those who have diabetes, as well as those who want to calm down their sweet tooth.
Suppresses the appetite: Apart from slimming you down, Hunza tea also serves the role of an appetite suppressant. You will notice your hunger pangs go down in the first week of consuming the tea.
Boosts immunity: The weather in the Gilgit-Baltistan region is quite unpredictable and it often gets extra cold during winter. However, the locals turn to Hunza tea to combat any flu or fever that may arise because of the weather.