Tea Blend Benefits
Tea drinking has a long history, dating all the way back to Ancient China, around 5,000 years ago. Over this long time period, humanity has found so many wonderful benefits that tea brings to our overall health and well-being by simply adding tea into our daily routine. To learn more about our tea and the ingredients we use for our blends, we have provided a blend by blend summary below.
Blend by Blend Benefits
- True for most teas, chai is excellent for regulating the digestive system and maintaining a healthy gut environment, the spice in chai teas responsible for the digestive health benefits is ginger. Ginger is known to improve circulation and deliver oxygen to tissues, promoting optimal function.
- Ginger is also known for its ability to reduce nausea and is used throughout history as a treatment for sea sickness and nausea during pregnancy. Another spice in chai that aids with digestion is black pepper, it stimulates the pancreas to produce vital digestive enzymes, speeding up the digestive processes of breaking down fats and proteins.
- Chai teas also contain a high number of powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols which help to eliminate free radicles. Free radicals are compounds known to be caused by various pollutants in foods and the environment which then lead to cellular damage. Drinking teas daily can help protect overall cellular health, and slow the aging process caused by free radicals and cellular damage.
- Cinnamon is one of the main ingredients in chai and has been known to help lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Earl grey tea contains caffeine in safe quantities, providing a nice jittery free perk and maintained energy throughout the day. It also keeps you hydrated, in comparison to coffee with can be dehydrating, causing a loss of essential vitamins and water-soluble minerals.
- Earl Grey tea aids in digestion and is known to relieve constipation, acid reflux and promote the clearing of intestinal infections.
- Earl Grey is rich in an antioxidant called “catechin” which has the potential to fight oral infections. It also contains a natural fluoride which is known to fight decay and protect teeth against formation of cavities.
- Bergamot oil present in Earl Grey tea is known to be an effective immune system booster. Earl Grey also contains a high number of antioxidants capable of destroying free radicals, thus reducing oxidative stress and cellular damage.
- Bergamot also has properties to reduce bad cholesterol levels, promoting a healthy heart with reduction in plaque formation and improvement in blood flow.
- Many dietitians recommend chamomile teas for its ability to relax nerves and soothe the nervous system, aiding in improvement in sleep. It lacks the addition of caffeine and is best enjoyed before sleep.
- Many studies have shown that Chamomile tea promotes a healthy and efficient immune system, fighting off harmful bacterial and boosting the immune system as a probable preventive measure.
- A 2008 study showed that consistent daily consumption of chamomile tea might prevent the progression of elevated blood sugar levels and could help ease diabetic complications.
- Chamomile teas can help to ease nasal congestion and can soothe the throat, pushing you through symptoms of the common cold.
- Chamomile tea, like most teas contain powerful antioxidants which can protect cells from oxidative stress and damage.
Aids in digestion- Lemongrass is known for its cooling energy, which soothes the stomach and contains citral which helps break down food. It has been utilized through out history as an ancient Chinese remedy for bloating, constipation or indigestion.
Lemongrass tea is perfect for detox as it is packed with antioxidants that aid in detoxing and cleaning the system, via liver purification. It helps remove harmful toxins by relieving fluid retention, stimulating blood circulation promoting a decrease in blood pressure. Lemon grass is also known to help limit cholesterol absorption from the intestines, thus promoting a healthy heart.
Lemongrass tea can be a great option to assist with weight loss, as it has the potential to boost metabolism. A report published in the American Journal of Clinical nutrition in 2013 showed that polyphenols found in natural plant compounds along with the caffeine content in tea can increase the use of energy and enhance the oxidation of fatty acids in the body.
Lemongrass is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C which are essential nutrients for promoting beautiful hair and skin.
Lemongrass is fortified with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that aid in fighting infections, thus strengthening the immune system and combating colds. Lemongrass is a known Ayurvedic cure for the common cold, it helps break down mucus and phlegm build up caused by congestion.