The Benefits of Drinking Tea

As some of you may know, I am obsessed with drinking tea. I drink tea pretty much everyday and I enjoy drinking several different types of tea, such as matcha and jasmine. But did you know that there are several benefits regarding drinking tea? Yes, there sure are benefits towards drinking tea that isn’t mixed with tons of sugar!

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Black Tea

“Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, yellow, white and green teas. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than other teas. All four types are made from leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis.”

➩ Black tea may improve focus, boost heart health, and may even help reduce blood pressure. Here is an article about all of the many positive effects drinking black tea can bring to your body: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/black-tea-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_6

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Green Tea

“Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to other countries in East Asia.”

➩ Drinking green tea can help you improve brain function and could potentially prevent bad breath. There are many other positive effects, such as potentially preventing type 2 diabetes and helping you lose weight. Here is another article: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-green-tea#1.-Contains-healthy-bioactive-compounds

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White Tea

“White tea may refer to one of several styles of tea which generally feature young or minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.”

➩ White tea contains polyphenols and according to many studies, polyphenols like the ones found in white tea can decrease your risk of insulin resistance. White tea may also help your skin “fight” the aging process. https://www.cupandleaf.com/blog/white-tea-benefits

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Oolong Tea

“Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It’s made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make green tea and black tea. The difference is in how the tea is processed.” – Healthline

➩ Boosts energy, may relieve ezcema, and can help your bones become strong. Oolong tea https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/oolong-tea-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2

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Earl Grey Tea

“Earl Grey tea is a tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of oil of bergamot. The rind’s fragrant oil is added to black tea to give Earl Grey its unique taste. Traditionally, Earl Grey was made from black teas such as China keemun and therefore intended to be drunk without milk.”

➩ Can help fight off colds and may potentially help you with your stress.

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/8-surprising-health-benefits-of-earl-grey-tea-1670071

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Even though these were only a select few out of many different types of tea blends, you can definitely tell tea is amazing! I drink black tea the most out of any other kind of tea, it’s incredibly good.

Tea in general is beneficial towards the human body but drinking tea with tons of sugar is unhealthy. Drinking your cup of tea with only a few things of sugar is better than getting a sweet tea from McDonald’s.

What is your favorite type of tea to drink on a regular/occasional basis?

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