What Are the Best Teas for Health?

It's likely that we all enjoy a hot cup of tea — or herbal infusion — at least from time to time, if not on a daily basis. But what are the most important health benefits that some of these soothing teas can bring us? "Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage," … Continue reading What Are the Best Teas for Health?

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Green Tea: Health Benefits

Green tea, native to China and India, has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries globally but has only recently gained popularity in the United States.Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world behind water. However, 78 percent of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20 percent is green. … Continue reading Green Tea: Health Benefits

Thyme to Drink Your Tea

Thyme, botanically known as Thymus vulgaris, is a perennial garden herb that has been employed since ancient times for medicinal and culinary uses. The World's Healthiest Foods notes that thyme has traditionally been associated with courage, with medieval women giving sprigs of thyme to knights going into battle; it has also been used as a … Continue reading Thyme to Drink Your Tea

Hibiscus 101

When you brew a cup of Hibiscus Tea, you’ll witness its rich red herbal goodness infusing into your cup almost instantly. This deep red hue is a unique characteristic of hibiscus, and it’s a trait that’s beneficial beyond tea. In fact, in the West Indies, this plant is used to color and flavor rum. It has … Continue reading Hibiscus 101

Tea Chemistry: Health & Caffeine

Throughout tea's history, it has been associated with significant health benefits beyond its delicious taste and aroma. Modern studies indicate that these healing properties may have a scientific basis, as consumption of tea appears to: Enhancing immune function Decrease LDL cholesterol levels/increase HDL cholesterol levels Lower blood pressure Lessen risk of heart attack Lower risk … Continue reading Tea Chemistry: Health & Caffeine

Hibiscus Tea: Health Benefits

Hibiscus tea, made from dried parts of the hibiscus plant, is deep red in color. It has sweet and tart flavors, similar to cranberry, and may be consumed hot or iced. But does drinking it offer people any health benefits?Many people are familiar with the beautiful flowers of the hibiscus plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). It originated … Continue reading Hibiscus Tea: Health Benefits

Tea Time: 10 Herbal Teas for Health

Try these easy-to-find and delicious herbal teas for 10 common health problems. Steaming, delicious herbal tea can do more for us than act as an afternoon pick-me-up. A wide variety of herbs have healing applications, and they can be administered as a lovely cup of tea. From classic calming herbs such as lavender and chamomile … Continue reading Tea Time: 10 Herbal Teas for Health