BENEFITS OF DRINKING TEA

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 Are you a tea drinker, a coffee drinker, or both? I like both, as long as they are caffeine-free, but I definitely drink more tea than coffee.

In the morning I love choosing which tea I am going to drink, on cold afternoons I love snuggling up with a warm cup of tea, and at night I drink a sleepy time tea to help with sleeping. 

If I had the room I would have a tea bar where I could display pretty teacups, have an electric kettle, and display different teas in glass jars.

I guess my English heritage is showing.

vintage cottage teacup

Loving tea is great, but I often wonder what the benefits are.

Most people know that drinking tea is good for you and in many Asian countries tea is even considered a cure-all. 

Drinking tea can help heart health, brain health, and may even prevent some types of cancer.

pretty afternoon tea cup and pot

Lets Look at some of the types of teas and their benefits.

Green Tea

Green tea originates in China and Japan.

Green tea is high in flavanoids and contributes to heart health by lowering bad cholesterol and reducing blood clots. 

Researchers have studied green tea and found that it can help lower total cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides.

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Tea and cookie time


Black Tea

While both black tea and green tea originate from the same leaves, black tea leaves have been dried and fermented, which gives it its richer flavor and darker color.

Black tea is caffeinated, so if you are like me and can't tolerate caffeine, you may want to steer clear of drinking this tea. I have however, recently found some decaf Earl Grey tea and it is one of my favorites.

However, cooled black tea bags are great for relieving pain and inflammation. When I had a tooth pulled I pressed it on my gums and it worked great. 

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outdoor afternoon tea party


Herbal Tea 

Herbal teas are a favorite of mine because they don't contain caffeine. In addition to tea leaves they may contain a blend of herbs, fruits, spices, and other plants, and are known for their calming effects. A word of warning though, if you have lots of allergies like me, please read the labels before consuming. 

Here are some of the most popular herbal teas and their benefits.

Chamomile Tea is known for its calming effect, but it may also treat stomach pain, aid sleep, and promote muscle relaxation.

Ginger Tea is great for helping nausea and upset stomach, but also has anti cancer properties, and helps protect the heart and brain, while lowering blood sugar.

Rooibos Tea originates in South Africa and has potent antioxidants. It also has the potential of reducing high blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and increasing airflow to the lungs. 

Rosehip Tea is a powerful antioxidant and a great source of vitamin C. It may also help with weight loss and protect the skin and brain from aging. 

You can find much more about healing with herbal teas in the Healing Herbal Teas book.

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Are you a tea drinker? If so what are your favorite teas?

benefits of drinking tea


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Comments

  1. Hi Laura,
    I was a big tea drinker especially green and black teas. Loved them hot and cold. Unfortunately if you are prone to Kidney Stones these are the worst things you can drink. I have had to give all that up with my recent discovery that I am now susceptible to developing stones. Hell to get old and have weird things start happening lol! For you peeps that are not susceptible enjoy those wonderful benefits you get from tea drinking. Bummed I cannot do that anymore. Hope all is going well. Happy Wednesday. xoxo Kris

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  2. I'm afraid the only tea I like is iced tea. I always thought it would be so elegant to sit and sip tea with a friend. But alas, I just don't like the taste.
    Brenda

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  3. I used to be a tea drinker but list my taste for it

    My mom drank sleepy time tea every ni

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  4. I love tea. Don't drink coffee.. plus caffeine wrecks havoc with me. I can tolerate some decaf Chai teas which I love. I don't like the taste of green tea but know it is so good for you. My fave is Meyer Lemon Stash tea.. all Stash teas are non-GMO which I love. Also love rose hips tea and hibiscus tea which is good for your heart. There is a Stash Christmas tea which is chocolate lavender and is out of this world! When it comes on the shelves during the holidays, I stock up on it! I don't like black teas at all unless flavored, like orange spice, but they have to be decaf! A cup of tea every morning is my routine.. and usually have another in late afternoon. I have English heritage and my mom always had a "tea party" every afternoon with cookies or scones, etc. I still love doing that! Marilyn

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  5. I'm usually a tea drinker in the evening; coffee is my drink of choice in the morning :)

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  6. I need my cup of coffee in the morning to get started but then it's Rooibos tea all the way for me. If I really want to treat myself, then I'll add three teaspoons of condense milk as a sugar and milk replacement. Yumminess on a whole new level

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  7. I do love a nice chai tea, but not when it's soooo hot outside as it has been here! Very relaxing though!

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  8. Tea is always a tasty treat. It has always been a family tradition on Sunday evenings with a tasty teeat. Thanks for the blog post and information.

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  9. Great post but I am coffee all the way. I have never taken to the taste of tea even though it is suppose to be better for you.

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