Tea Time, Any Time: The 10 Biggest Health Benefits of Tea

Whether you like it black, white, green or even oolong, there is one thing all tea has in common—tea makes our bodies healthier!  All teas come from Camellia Sinensis, a species of plant that is extremely beneficial and healthy.  And although we can’t help but obsess over our delicious coffee, once and awhile, we enjoy treating our bodies to one of our many luxury Roasterie teas.  After all, like roasting coffee, the longer the processing time of the leaves, the darker and more rich the liquefied result is.  And we like our tea just like our coffee—we like it absolutely delicious.

But let’s face it: tea doesn’t just taste good…it makes us feel good too!  Is there anything better than a hot cup of tea when you have a sore throat?  Or a delicious iced tea for a mid-afternoon snack?  Tea is a feel-good liquid.  Don’t believe us?  Check out the 10 proven health benefits of tea…and then it might be time to fire up the tea kettle!

Tea might thwart diabetes: Scientific research has given evidence that green tea can potentially lower an individual’s risk of type 2 diabetes.

Tea can lower your blood pressure: A cup of green tea a day can cut a person’s risk of hypertension in half!

Tea is full of antioxidants: Antioxidants excite us…and they should excite you too! Antioxidants slow the aging process and help cells regenerate and repair. New studies are even suggesting that antioxidants can help prevent cancer.  What’s not to love?

Tea keeps your stress hormone levels in check:  This is a benefit everyone can (and should) enjoy. Drinking black tea can reduce the effects of cortisol which is a stress hormone in the body that causes… well…stress.  And let’s face it—we all could use less of that.

Tea reduces your risk of dentures: Believe it or not, there are certain compounds in tea that can either eliminate or suppress the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.  We wonder if the Boston Tea Party Colonists regret throwing all of that free dental work overboard…

Tea hydrates the body:  Doctors recommend we consume 8 cups of water a day.  That’s a lot of bland, boring water.  Great news—tea can count as a cup (well, at least teas with low or no caffeine)!

Tea reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke: Tea prevents the formation of dangerous blood clots that cause these life-threatening attacks.

Tea regulates your digestive system: For thousands of years, tea has been a post-meal staple to aid in digestion. Tea is also great for relief of stomach cramps.

Tea boosts your immune system:  A recent study shows that those who drink tea also have immune systems that are 5 times stronger than non tea drinkers.

Tea is the perfect sidekick for antibiotics: In a study conducting the effects of green tea on antibiotics, research found that tea actually boosts the antibiotic’s ability to kill bacteria.

Believe it or not, these 10 points only scratch the surface of tea’s overwhelming benefits.  Check out other articles like How Tea Works to learn even more about the magic of tea.  Now, don’t just wait for “the clock to strike four”—tea time is perfect anytime!

Check out some of our delicious tea sachets.  You’ll be sure to love this Roasterie product—especially if you’re a tea lover!