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President Ruto’s tea time ingredient: 6 benefits of honey in your chai

As President William Ruto concludes his four-day tour in the Western region, his engagement in the heart of Kakamega offers a glimpse into his tea time preferences, highlighting the use of honey as a sweetener – a choice that goes beyond personal taste and holds potential health benefits.

During his extensive visit across Bungoma, Kakamega, and Vihiga counties, President Ruto embarked on a mission to launch various development projects, aiming to strengthen his connection with the local communities and secure their support in the upcoming elections.

On February 3, at the Kakamega State Lodge, the President engaged in fruitful discussions with Western leaders, exchanging ideas and listening to their concerns.

However, it was a more casual moment that caught the eye of onlookers – President Ruto enjoying a cup of tea with a tin of honey at his side.

For the Western Kenyan community, tea holds a special place as a beloved beverage, and the addition of honey brings a unique twist to this daily ritual.

Also read: A look at President Ruto’s favourite meal in State House

Here are some of the benefits that come with choosing honey as a sweetener for your tea:

1. Natural sweetness: Honey provides a natural and delightful sweetness to your tea without the need for refined sugars.
2. Health boost: Honey is known for its potential health benefits, including antioxidant properties that may contribute to overall well-being.
3. Flavor enhancement: The distinct flavour profile of honey can enhance the taste of your tea, creating a harmonious and enjoyable experience.
4. Cough relief: Honey has been traditionally used to soothe sore throats and alleviate coughs, making it a comforting addition during the cold season.
5. Energy source: The natural sugars in honey can provide a quick energy boost, making it an excellent choice for a revitalizing cup of tea.
6. Digestive aid: Honey may aid in digestion and promote gut health, offering a gentle and natural remedy for common digestive discomforts.