With a staggering 100 million cups of tea drank every single day in Britain it’s not surprising to find out that tea has many health benefits, well us Brits can be very canny when we need to be!
So how exactly is tea good for you?
That’s a great question to answer, tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatories which help to improve blood pressure, circulation and supports healthy immune function.
Originates from China, Green tea is basically the Grand Daddy of healthy tea. It’s high in flavonoids which has been proven to lower bad cholesterol, reduce blood clotting and boost heart health.
Research has also proven that Green Tea has a possible impact on various cancers including breast, prostate, liver and colon.
It also gives you a healthy glow as the anti-inflammatory properties will help keep your skin clear!
Black tea or English Breakfast Tea as we call it at Trumpers Tea is made from the same plant as Green Tea so has many of the same health benefits as Green Tea as it’s high flavonoids.
Unlike Green Tea, English Breakfast Tea contains caffeine so is possibly not the best drink before bedtime.
Other black teas include; Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon, Lapsang & Earl Grey
Rooisbos tea originates from South Africa and is a herbal tea made from Aspalathus linearis. It’s caffeine free and has many healthy benefits which include boosting good cholesterol whilst lowering bad cholesterol, improving blood pressure and relieving you from allergies whilst keeping your hair strong and skin healthy, basically it’s an all round winner!
Drinking Fennel Tea gives you multiple health benefits from fighting off colds to relaxing muscles which helps with calming your digestive system helping with issues such as diarrhoea and flatulence. For centuries it’s also been used as a galactagogue, helping mothers increase breast milk production. There is also evidence of fennel tea being use as a remedy for insomnia.
Chamomile Tea is the tea that relaxes you, so great before bedtime. This amazing tea also helps reduce menstrual pain, muscle spasms and reduces stress.
Peppermint tea contains menthol which is great to soothe an upset tummy and can help with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), constipation and travel sickness. If you get tension headaches or migraines Peppermint tea may also give you pain relief.
Well this is an argument for another day or another post which I have written called – Is Loose leaf tea good for you?
Amongst other things loose leaf tea isn’t mass produced and includes so much more of the antioxidants and benefits as mentioned above PLUS it’s better for the environment, higher quality, better quality… read on
Claire Trumper is the inspiration behind the Trumpers Tea brand and has worked as a tea taster for almost 25 years, slurping and spitting on over 1,000 cups of tea a day! Claire has also worked alongside communities on location in Asia and Africa working closely with tea growers and pickers.