One cup of tea has been the solution to of many mankind’s problems for centuries. Whether they are in problems between nations, businesses, or even within the family, between husband and wife, tea is a soothing ointment that helps them cope.
Recently, tea drinkers have renewed their interest in tea by appreciating this elegant herb’s sophistication and natural comfort. There is a strong emotion that drives the act of pouring a cup of tea. A cup of tea naturally promotes conversation between people or a calm reflection in a person.
“Tea began as a medicine and became a beverage,” wrote Japanese scholar Okakura Kakujo in his book The Book of Tea, which is part of a notorious publication. Following this quote, we have briefly described some health-beneficial teas that may be helpful for tea lovers.
Extremely healthy green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant and is prepared by steaming and pan-frying the Camellia sinensis leaves and packed for sale after the leaves have dried. An important particle of green tea is called polyphenol, which implies to be the cause of its functional benefits.
The University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland researchers revealed that healthy people who agreed to take a soft drink containing 27.5 grams of green tea had more intense activity while working.
Benefits of Green Tea
- A 2017 study by the American Chemical Society proved that the polyphenol ingredients of green tea may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
- A soft green tea helps improve your brain’s engagement with learning, memory processes, and decision-making.
- The polyphenol of green tea is also said to slow down the growth of certain types of cancerous tumor cells.
During China’s Ming dynasty(1368-1644) Jasmine tea become the most scented tea in the world. During this period, flowers like chrysanthemums, osmanthus, orchids, and jasmine also shaped their way not only as food but also as tea. Yet it was the popular and intoxicating jasmine that became the first flavored tea to be exported from China on merchant ships exported westward in the late 1800s.
The fragrant jasmine flower that tastes like jasmine tea usually arrived from one of two jasmine species: common jasmine or Sampaguita. Both belong to the olive family, Oleaceae, and produce fiercely aromatic and sweet-smelling flowers.
Benefits of Jasmine Tea
- The polyphenol and antioxidants of the jasmine flower can help you to reduce weight.
- It could enhance brain function.
- It may reduce the risk of cancer.
- It promotes good skin health.
- It improves oral health.
- Jasmine tea can diminish the imperil of type 2 diabetes.
- It may improve heart health.
- It may relieve stress.
- It fights against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
In South Africa, Aspalathus linearis, a plant found which is the exact ingredients of Rooibos Tea. Rooibos tea earned popularity as a delicious and healthy liquor and become one of the beloved drinks around the world.
It is also popular worldwide as red tea or red bush tea. Rooibos is a herbal tea and totally different from green tea or black tea. Traditional rooibos leaves are made by fermenting, which turns them reddish-brown in color.
Benefits of Rooibos Tea
- It may reduce the risk of cancer.
- It boosts the power of health.
- It improves bone health, digestive power and is beneficial for sleep problems, headaches, and allergies.
People who enjoy the fresh taste of more spicy drinks may be recognizable with the herbal infusion of hibiscus, a plant whose flowers can be used not only for making spicy drinks but also for salads or as an elegant garnish for refined foods. The most widely used variety is the Hibiscus subdariffa, also popular as “Roselle”.
The flavor of Hibiscus tea can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
Benefits of Hibiscus Tea
- It helps to regulate systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
- According to a 2015 study, the polyphenols in hibiscus leaves may help to induce tumor cells death in skincare.
- It may help lower blood fat levels.
- It may boost liver health.
- It could promote weight loss.
- It could help to fight against bacteria.
Lemon Verbena Tea
Lemon Verbena was used as medicinal properties for centuries, it is an amazing and often low-cost herb that is extremely valuable for its therapeutic. It has a unique lemony flavor and its refreshing flavor can change the taste of tea.
The Lemon Verbena is a wooden hedge shaped like a javelin with green leaves and lilac flowers. When eroded, the leaves emit a strong lemon scent, hence the name derived.
Benefits of Lemon Verbena Tea
- Doctors prescribed it as a medicine for treating colds, fever, anxiety, indigestion, spasms, and insomnia.
- It is also beneficial as an infusion for boosting the immune system.
- It reduces stress.
- It reduces muscle damage during exercise.
- It promotes digestion.