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Healthy Helping: 6 Teas to Know

Is tea really the new coffee? You can decide that on your own. But for those of you who are tea fans like myself, let’s take a look at how our bodies benefit from drinking different types of teas. Not a tea drinker? Then it might be time to convert! With the six different types of tea below, you’ll have no problem finding one that’s right for you!


1. Black Tea

Compared to other teas, black tea has the highest caffeine content and helps to maintain cholesterol levels, cardiovascular function and a healthy circulatory system.

 

2. Green Tea

Green tea is often popularized as one of the healthiest teas and with good reason too! Green tea has shown to prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of stroke and neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

 

3. Oolong Tea

Often served in Chinese restaurants, oolong tea can be a healthy part of your weight loss plan. When it comes to skin disease like eczema, a study revealed that if drinking one liter of oolong tea can provide moderate improvement in your skin after a month.

 

Add a little glamour to your cup of tea with this Sparkling Tea made from black tea

 

4. White Tea

White teas are full of healthy antioxidants and are the best tea for your skin and complexion. As white teas are the purest and least processed of all teas, they have the most potent anticancer properties and need to be brewed carefully.

 

5.Herbal Tea

Herbal teas such as peppermint, ginger and lemongrass are rich in vitamin C. In addition, they help relieve stress, aid with stomach and digestive problems and strengthen your immune system.

 

6. Chamomille Tea

Chamomille tea comes from a flowering plant like a daisy and can reduce menstrual cramps, control your cold and help with sleep.

 

After a stressful day at work, try out this Relax Already Apple Tea made from chamomille

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Source: teavana.com and healthmeup.com

 

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Cheers to Iced Tea

June is National Iced Tea Month, but today is the day to make your own! Sweetened, sparkling, or frozen, the decision’s yours! It’s summer, and it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a good ole glass of iced tea. Below are our top five suggestions to making your glass extra special!  -Nicole Witko

 

Fun Facts About Iced Tea:

  • The oldest known recipe for sweet ice tea was published in 1879 in a community cookbook called Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree.
  • Attempting to salvage the hot summer day in St. Louis in 1904, Richard Blechynden poured his brewed tea over ice, and the quintessential English tradition of taking tea was forever changed.
  • In 2003, Georgia state representative, John Noel, tried to pass a house bill making it mandatory for all restaurants to serve sweet tea. Mr. Noel insists it was an April Fools’ Day joke but admits he wouldn’t mind if it became law.
  • Americans consumed over 55 billion servings of tea (over 2.5 billion gallons) in 2007 with approximately 85% of the tea consumed as iced, according to the Tea Association of the USA.

 

Get the recipes:

Sweet Tea


Sweet Tea

You can’t go wrong with the classic Southern recipe! Try out this sweet and tasty delight.

Rosy Iced Tea

Rosy Iced Tea

Lighten up your tea with a hint of floral flavor from rose water and our secret ingredient.

Peach Iced Tea Pop

Peach Iced Tea Ice Pop

When it’s really hot outside and you’re hungry for a frozen treat, try out this cool way to make your next bite pop!

Bourbon and Peach Sweet Tea

Bourbon and Peach Sweet Tea

Need a new drink for your next barbecue bash? Make Southern sweet even more Southern by adding bourbon from Kentucky or Tennessee and peaches from Georgia or South Carolina.

 Green Tea Champagne

Green Tea Champagne

Add a little bubbly to your glass with this fun and festive cocktail!

 

More Food Holidays:

National Doughnut Day

National Egg Day

National Chocolate Chip Day