Sweeten Your Tea with Honey Instead of Sugar : 12 Reasons to say NO to Sugar

Tea is one of the most sipped beverages in the world. According to a report from the International Institute of Sustainable Development, tea ranks second as most popular beverage on earth after water. Based on the production process, tea is mainly classified into 4 types:

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1. White Tea :

Least processed floral flavored tea with low caffeine & high antioxidants. It is the most precious tea having high demand and tons of health benefits.

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2. Green Tea :

Made from non-oxidized hardly processed light yellowish green colored tea with high volume of polyphenols and antioxidants.

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3. Oolong Tea :

Traditional semi-oxidized dark colored tea with Chinese origin, processed under strong sunlight before withering and twisting.

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4. Black Tea :

Highly oxidized dark brown colored tea mostly consumed common type of tea having several health benefits.

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Benefits of having Tea:

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There are plenty of health benefits of consuming tea:-

● Tea helps in burning fat by increasing the body’s metabolic rate.
● It improves to maintain effective brain function
● Lower risk of various cancers and diseases, type II diabetes
● maintain a healthy cardiovascular system by preventing cardiovascular diseases such as Atherosclerosis and hypertension
● Fight against infection and illness as it has antiviral and antibacterial properties
● Tea’s antioxidants help to prevent aging and maintain healthy, young looking skin.

Why should you have tea with honey, not with sugar?

Tea is largely consumed for health and fitness purposes.For enhancing the taste we add sugar to the tea.
Honey and sugar are predominantly used in food to add sweetness. Honey is considered a better and more healthful option than sugar.
Both honey and sugar enrich the taste though they have unlike tastes, textures, and nutritional properties.

Reasons for replacing sugar with honey:


Women consume not more than 100 calories a day from sugar (approximately 6 teaspoons) and men have no more than 150 calories per day (9 teaspoons).
- American Heart Association

1. Nutritional Value :

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Refined sugar has zero nutritional value and only adds to fat. Honey contains more protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants than sugar.

2. Raises level of blood sugar :

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Honey has a lower glycaemic index (GI) than refined sugar. Sugar contains high fructose and glucose that are quickly assimilated in the body fluid and causes hikes in blood sugar levels.

3. Enriches Taste :

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Adding honey to your green tea will not only enrich its delicious taste but honey also brings forward quite a few health benefits.

4. More healthy Benefits :

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Honey has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help us to get rid of problems like stomach ache, bloating & obesity, sore throat and boosts immunity to fight against injuries and allergies.

5. More Calories :

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Both honey and sugar are carbohydrates, containing the two types of sugar i.e. glucose and fructose. But honey contains less fructose and glucose than what sugar does, but carries more calories.

While sugar contains 49 calories per tablespoon, honey has 64 calories per tablespoon.

6. More minerals :

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Honey has several minerals, including magnesium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, sodium, zinc and many more. These minerals are responsible for various health benefits of honey. But sugar is poor in containing minerals.

7. More sweeter, but healthier :

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Honey is sweeter than sugar, so to sweeten your tea less honey is required compared to sugar.
Honey has been used since the time immemorial as both medicine & sweetener.
To make a delicious cup of green tea, honey is a highly sought after option. Honey is the best alternative for sugar.

8. Easier to digest :

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Honey is easily digestible than sugar. As bees put enzymes while making honey, the sugar(fructose) are already partly simplified, which makes it easier to digest. But regular sugar needs to be ingested before being digested.

9. Chemical Processing :

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Sugar is derived from sugarcane or sugar beet. This method goes through a lot of Chemical processing before getting the final sugar product. So sugar has more chemical impurities added, whereas honey is collected raw with bare processing.

10. Increased risk of Diseases :

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The refined sugar does nothing but leads to fatness, which invites hundreds of diseases like blood pressure, Diabetes, Heart and Kidney disease. That’s why it is very necessary to lessen the use of sugar.

11. Dental Decay :

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Sugar must be kept away to curb the risk of cavities. Dental decay or cavities develop faster in more teeth with high sugar consumption. But honey’s antibacterial properties fight the oral infection and gum diseases.

12. Less diversity of bacteria :

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Sugar diets are having less gut bacteria diversity, which increases the risk of chronic diseases.
As gut micro biomes are undoubtedly important to maintain sound overall health. Honey is recognized as a potential prebiotic, promoting the growth of various good bacteria.

So we must use honey instead of sugar in preparing tea. Opt immediately for honey over sugar & choose dark, raw varieties, which contain more nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants.

How to make tea with honey:

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  • 1 tablespoon pure honey
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tea bag


  1. Boil cup of water in a pan
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey
  3. Stir well until honey dissolves
  4. Add tea bag
  5. Brew for 2 minutes & stir
  6. Remove the tea bag
  7. Serve hot

If you want in different flavors, you can add one tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of cardamom also.

Alternative Method (with ) :

You can mix honey and water at home to make honey tea. But Bee’s Water provides you the meticulously curated blend of honey and water with a ready-to-drink bottle so you can just pick it up and go.

Every bottle of Bee’s Water has 200% daily value of Vitamin C. The flavored varieties in addition have Vitamins A and E. These are powerful antioxidant vitamins recognised by scientists.

You have to just pour the Honey water from the bottle into a cup and then follow the following steps. That’s all and your special honey tea is ready to serve.



  1. Boil honey water
  2. Add tea bag
  3. Brew for 2 minutes & stir
  4. Remove the tea bag
  5. Serve hot

If you want to enjoy different flavors of honey tea, Bee’s Water has five different flavors namely . Pick according to your taste & preference and follow the exact same methods.

Flavored Honey Tea recipes:

These are a few of the tea recipes that can be prepared easily using Bee’s water honey and tea bag. Just choose the flavor you like, take 1 cup of that flavored honey water and follow the same steps.

● Classic Honey Tea :

Bee’s Water Classic Honey Water


● Orange Honey Tea :

Bee’s Water Orange Honey water


● Cinnamon Honey Tea :

Bee’s Water Cinnamon Honey Water


● Lemon Honey Tea:

Bee’s Water Lemon Honey water


● Blueberry Honey tea:

Bee’s Water Blueberry Honey water




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