Tea Benefits 101

Tea Benefits 101

Traditional Tea is produced by steeping the young leaves and leaf buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis into boiled water. There are many types of tea leaves and plants including black, green, white, etc. While there are many health benefits to traditional tea, the majority of traditional tea has Caffeine in it.

At Leaves of Leisure, we focus on herbal tea, and many of our blends do not even contain traditional tea leaves. Herbal teas are made from tisanes, which are blends or infusions of dried fruits, flowers, spices or herbs in water. Tisanes have been shown to offer many medicinal effects. In fact, some herbal teas offer health-promoting properties and have been used as natural remedies for centuries.

Ginger tea has proven to be an all natural nausea remedy, has antioxidants and contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B3 and B6, iron, potassium and vitamin C.

Hibiscus tea offers antiviral and cardiovascular benefits, mainly due to the antioxidant "anthocyanins." A study showed hibiscus tea may help lower blood pressure. A meta-analysis of studies on the topic echo these benefits. Another interesting cardiovascular benefit of this herbal tea is its ability to help decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. A research review showed that consuming hibiscus tea or extract decreases bad LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Rosemary Tea has supposed health benefits including reducing inflammation, improving digestion, memory enhancement, preventing brain aging and reducing risk of cancer.