Tea benefits us in many ways; it comforts us after a long, hard day, it brings people together for a chat and a laugh. But tea actually benefits our bodies in many ways. It is renowned for being a terrific form of home remedies for health improvement. But the question is “which tea does what?”.
Anyone can be a tea-lover without having to be a tea-expert, so we here at Meditation Relax Club have put together a tea guide, with types of tea and their health benefits so you’ll know which tea can work best for you!
Probably the most common kind of tea, and a personal favourite of mine. Believe it or not, black tea actually has the highest caffeine content when compared to every other kind of tea. It can even have a higher amount of caffeine than coffee!
So yes black tea may keep you awake at night if you have too many cups of it, but studies have shown that black tea may protect your lungs from exposure to secondhand smoke. Futhermore it may help reduce the risk of having a stroke.
Tea flavoured with berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are a fantastic source of antioxidants. What are antioxidants? They are chemicals which prevent or slow down cell damage. They can pick you up if you’re feeling run down, support your immune system and can even help with your eyesight and memory.
Flavoured tea also tends to be caffeine free, which means you won’t get a migrane from drinking too much of it. However, be careful of the amount of sugar in these flavoured teas, even if extra sugars aren’t added, berries contain natural sugars which can result in weight gain and can be damaging for your dental health. So try to drink this tea without adding extra sugar!
Oolong tea is pretty similar to black tea, the only difference is that it is fermented for a shorter time, giving it a richer taste. Like other teas it is a great source of antioxidants, and works as a herbal relief for anxiety.
Although Oolong tea is associated with weight-loss, science hasn’t been able to prove this, so don’t believe the hype! What science has been able to prove is that Oolong can lower your cholesterol. Which makes it the best tea if you have a sweet tooth!
Green tea is practically famous amongst health experts, lifestyle bloggers and detox diets. But what does Green tea actually do? First thing to know is that green tea isn’t fermented, it’s steamed. This gives the tea a high concentration of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate).
Being widely studied, it has been proven that green tea being another source of antioxidants, may prevent with the growth of breast, stomach, breast, bladder, pancreatic and colorectal cancers. But that’s not all: green tea can also help with preventing arteries from clogging, burn fat, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of a stroke. Not too shabby eh?
So there you have it folks, the ‘The Tea Guide: Types of Tea & Their Health Benefits’. I hope this has been helpful and you can feel better about drinking twelve cups of tea a day! Remember, although tea is one of the best home remedies for health, it also works as a herbal relief for anxiety. So if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, pop the kettle on and listen to some relaxing music!