Talkin’ ‘Bout Tea

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So you want to know about tea, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve collected everything you would ever want to know about tea and compiled it in one place for your convenience. You’re welcome.

Green Tea

What’s the big deal? Is it really just a #fitspo drink? No! According to Healthline.com, green tea has endless health benefits, from burning fat to improving brain function to killing bacteria. It may be able to keep cancers at bay, reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes, and even help you live longer. Win, win, win!

 

Black Tea

What about black tea? Organicfacts.net tells us the only difference between green and black tea is the way they are processed. Black tea is fermented and oxidized, which makes the taste slightly stronger than that of green tea. Like its green counterpart, black tea has endless health benefits as well! It aids in digestion, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, reduces stress, and may even help in preventing breast cancer.

 

Earl Grey Tea

“Talk to me about Earl Grey.” You got it! Essentially, it’s just a black tea flavored with bergamot (a European variety of orange. How fancy!) to give it a citrusy undertone and aroma. It has several benefits including improved dental health, fighting anxiety and depression, aiding in digestion, and boosting energy. It also helps fight against the common cold, and that’s enough of a reason for me!

 

Oolong Tea

And oolong? Besides being fun to say, it’s actually quite an interesting tea! It is categorized somewhere between green and black tea but isn’t either one entirely. Oolong tea improves bone health, aids in skin care, manages weight, and controls diabetes. Beware though- it’s high in caffeine which can cause headaches, high blood pressure, and heartburn to name a few. (organicfacts.com)

 

Rooibos

What on earth is Rooibos? Your guess was as good as mine until I checked Organicfacts! Rooibos is a red tea that seems to be a magic cure for everything. It alleviates headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, allergies, and stomach cramps just for starters. It has no caffeine, so no worry there! Overall, it’s an herbal, medicinal tea that has endless benefits.

 

Sweet tea

The only benefit to sweet tea is that you can get one at McDonald’s for $1. Honestly, do you really expect anything on the Micky D’s menu to offer any sort of health benefit? Heck, their salads have more calories than their burgers! Sweet tea may not do anything good for our bodies, but boy does it do something good for the soul.

 

By the looks of it, you can’t really go wrong with any of the aforementioned hot teas. (Sorry, sweet tea. We still love you!). Aside from their natural flavors, there are an abundant amount of added flavors to the base teas to give you whatever taste you may want. If you’re looking for a drink that is as flavorful as it is health savvy, look no further. Tea has got you covered!