A guide to healthy TEA

We like to wake up and start the day with a trip to the kettle; it's part of our routine but it also gives a boost to start the day with. Lots of our teas have added health benefits which could be the reason you choose them or a happy coincidence.   

The origins of tea is heavily influenced by both ceremony and medical remedies; with herbal treatments being the starting point for many modern medicines. We wanted to explain in a little more about the healthy side to some of our in-fusions.

Lemon Varieties

Lemon Ginger

Both lemon and ginger have energy-boosting properties, as well as antioxidant and immune-boosting effects, whilst also being able to stimulate the metabolism. 

Ginger has a very powerful active ingredient, named zingiber, which is able to eliminate bacterial pathogens that often attack the stomach so it's used for nausea. Lemon, on the other hand, is closely linked to reducing indigestion  and heartburn. So a perfect pair to combine for this crisp tea.

Lemon Verbena

It's a shrub plant that can be grown anywhere, with a fresh lemony scent, the oil from the plant is extracted which containing a high concentration of antioxidants. It's become more fashionable to drink while on a diet as a serving contains only 2 calories and increases the rate which fat burns.

Comforting Florals

Pure Chamomille 

An oldy but a goody Chamomille is a popular variety on the market and it has powerful anti-inflammatory with antispasmodic properties. Its top health benefits include its ability to protect the skin, lower stress levels, regulate sleep, and soothe menstrual cramps. 

Making it a popular amongst women to balance out your life or just relax after a long day. 

Hibiscus

This ruby red tea has a sour taste, it's both low in calories and caffeine-free.

Drunk for relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, Hibiscus tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals and various antioxidants, while also helping in the treatment of hypertension and anxiety. 

It contains vitamins and minerals like flavonoids which have antidepressant properties. Consumption of hibiscus tea can help to calm down the nervous system, and it may reduce anxiety and depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the body and mind.

 

Get it from the root

Pure Ginseng 

Our pure varieties are simple high quality blends that come from one main ingredient. The major health benefits of Ginseng tea are due to the naturally occurring chemicals called ginsenosides present in the root.

The tea has become a popular beverage all over the world as an herbal drink; one serving of this tea contains 3g of carbohydrates and 11 calories. It also is good for lowering blood pressure and cramps but mainly it stimulates brain cells.

Improves your concentration and cognitive capabilities. It is highly recommended for students so they can have an improved brain functioning and stabilising sugar levels. So its also safe for diabetics to stabilise blood sugar as ginsenosides enhance the body's response to insulin.

Pure Echinacea

Pure Echinacea tea contains many vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B-complex and E along with magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and sodium.

In addition, the tea contains polysaccharides that are responsible for triggering the immune system and in the roots you find glycoproteins, alkamides, volatile oils and flavonoids that are helpful therapeutic compounds.

Just a few of the many known benefits of drinking a cup of warm echinacea tea daily are boosting the immune system, fighting off the common cold and reducing bronchial infections. It's also works preventatively so drinking extra cups during cold seasons means you might not get colds at all.

 

Increase the therapeutic value of your tea by adding some cinnamon and ginger.  Try making a tea, steep some ginger root and cinnamon. Allow the tea to cool and pour into a spray bottle. Shake and spray the tea into your mouth for relief when needed.

Matcha Green 

Matcha is a ground green tea that helps to safely cleanse and purge the body of harmful elements. Chlorophyll which gives green tea and other plants their signature colour is also a powerful detoxifier, helping to eliminate both chemicals and heavy metals from the body. Matcha is substantially richer in chlorophyll than other green teas, making it a superior daily detox.

One of the most unexpected health benefits of matcha is that drinkers experience a boost of energy throughout the day. It isn't due to caffeine but the natural properties of the tea giving physical endurance. 

Even if you aren’t facing a gruelling workout, matcha can help you through the everyday marathon, whether it’s that project due the next day or getting the kids to school on time.

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Suffering from Hayfever?

Drink plenty of herbal teas, such as Chamomile tea and Ginger tea both of which are reputed to relieve hay fever symptoms. Green tea also strengthens the immune system and acts as a natural antihistamine, whilst Peppermint tea relieves nasal and sinus congestion.

There are lots more health benefits to a tea drinking lifestyle, try more of our collections today by shopping here at camdentea.shop