Here’s the Tea on the Benefits of Tea
Updated: Oct 17
By Jordan Schmitt, Head of PR
Illustration and photos by Jordan Schmitt
One of the most soothing beverages — whether you’re sick or just curling up with a book — is a hot cup of tea. The flavorful, herbal drink is known for its calming effects, but also has a wide range of health benefits.
There are many types of tea with their own unique flavor profiles. Whether you’re looking for a jolt of caffeine, or need help winding down from a busy day, there is certainly a type of tea for you. Incorporating tea into your lifestyle can promote overall wellness.
Rich in antioxidants
High source of fluoride, catechins, and tannins
Very low amount of caffeine
Consist of a combination of herbs, spices and fruits that cause for many different flavors
Made with the roots, leaves and flowers of different herbal plants
Most variations contain no caffeine
Different variations of herbal tea have their own benefits. Consulting the right herbal tea can help minimize symptoms.
Reduces menstrual pain
Helps with muscle spasms
Improves blood pressure and circulation
Boosts good cholesterol
Keeps hair and skin healthy
Soothes upset stomach
Helps motion sickness
Pain relief for tension, migraines and headaches
Fights morning sickness
Can be used as a treatment for chronic indigestion
Helps joint pain
Lowers blood pressure and fat levels
Good for liver health
The next three types of tea share a common plant, Camellia sinensis, but are made with different methods.
The practice of drinking green tea originated in China and remains extremely popular in Asia today. To produce green tea, leaves are steamed, pan fried and dried. There are a multitude of benefits to drinking green tea. According to Healthline, it may even be one of the healthiest drinks on the planet.
Good for heart health
Lowers blood pressure
Anti-inflammatory: helps to maintain healthy skin
Protection against certain cancers
Boosts brain function and protects from aging effects
These are just a few of the endless health impacts of green tea. It has been enjoyed over centuries while keeping people healthy.
This traditional Chinese type of tea is oxidized at a median amount between green and black tea. The partial oxidation gives it a unique color and taste that is highly enjoyed.
Contains I-theanine, which is an amino acid that can improve anxiety and alertness
Has polyphenols that lower inflammation
Drying and fermenting the leaves of Camellia sinensis results in a bold, black tea rich in color and flavor.
If you experience midday tiredness, black tea is a great alternative to coffee because it contains caffeine, while also supporting the immune system.
If any of these teas have relevant benefits to your life, start the kettle! Enjoy with some honey and sugar or drink alone to taste the rich flavors that are present in each cup.