We all have our own unique way of drinking our favourite tea. Some prefer to pour milk prior to pouring tea, others prefer to brew in a pot as opposed to in their teacup, and some reuse their teabags as many times as humanly possible! However, no matter how you take your tea, do you know that each cup can have a vast number of beneficial effects to your emotional and physical wellbeing? Below are just a handful of some of it’s amazing qualities.
Tea is full of antioxidants called polyphenols that work to help clean out your system to ensure it continues to work and function at its best. These antioxidants can lower cholesterol, lower the chance of heart disease and stroke and can even aid heart attack recovery.
With traditional teas containing 50% less caffeine than coffee, and with most herbal teas containing none at all, you consume a lot less caffeine which makes your nervous system very grateful! It also means you aren’t experiencing caffeine crashes, jitters or sleepless nights.
Herbal teas, such as green tea, release active components when brewed that can aid in boosting your metabolism. Green tea also contains Theanine which contributes to reducing stress and fatigue, improves mood and brain function, and even assists with relieving anxiety.
Studies have revealed that black tea contains healthy plant chemicals called flavonoids that can help ward off bone-weakening illnesses. It also contains fluoride that contributes to strengthening your teeth.
Tea can help to heal your body, with ginger tea relieving nausea, peppermint tea soothing a sore throat and chamomile, which is an antispasmodic, can assist calming the bowels as well as with insomnia.
Other than water, tea is the healthiest drink on offer, containing zero calories and as much as 10 times the antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables!
So as you sit down after a long day, drinking your tea out of your favourite Cristina Re teacup, you can rest assured that it not only looks, smells and tastes amazing, but it is also doing your body and mind a world of wonder. No matter what you seek to aid, comfort or heal, there is a tea for you!