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Tea may be one of the most versatile drinks in the world. It can be served piping hot for a comforting cup, or ice cold for a refreshing midday pick-me-up. There are countless varieties and flavors to choose from -- black, green, white, herbal, floral, fruit-infused, and more. There are tea blends that are designed to relieve stress, aid digestion, boost weight loss, and help you sleep.
In short, there’s a reason the British always make time for their “afternoon tea.”
You may have also heard that tea can be good for your health. Depending on the type you drink and how you take your tea, this is absolutely true. Here are a few good reasons to turn to tea when you’re in the mood for a hot (or iced) beverage.
Health Benefits of Drinking Tea
Because tea is just infused water, it’s a great way to stay hydrated without consuming a full eight glasses of water per day. However, there are plenty of other health reasons to drink your daily cup of tea.
It’s good for your heart.
There have been quite a few studies connecting daily consumption of tea (specifically, green tea) with heart health. Research suggests that people who drink one to three cups of green tea per day have a a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke, and lower LDL cholesterol levels.
It contains antioxidants.
Tea contains antioxidants, which help fight cellular damage caused by molecules called free radicals. Antioxidants are often associated with reducing the risk of cancer and certain infections, so drink up! White teas contain the highest antioxidant content, but black and green teas also provide antioxidant benefits.
It may keep your teeth healthier.
Your dentist may tell you that drinking tea stains your teeth, but it may also lower your risk of tooth decay. One study suggests that tea can change the pH balance in your mouth as you swish each sip, which may prevent cavities from forming. Best of all, when consumed unsweetened, tea doesn’t erode your enamel like soda or juices.
Get your tea fix at The Cookie Cups
At The Cookie Cups, we offer five flavorful varieties of perfectly-steeped Rishi Organic Teas to accompany our menu items. Some of them even have some additional health benefits!
Skip the coffee and take this classic tea for your early morning beverage. You’ll still get your caffeine fix, but if you tend to get jittery, there’s a little less of the stimulant here than in a cup of joe.
Peach Green Tea
As mentioned above, green tea offers a host of health benefits, including a healthier heart. Plus, our peach green tea has so much flavor, you may not even need sugar to sweeten it!
For the prettiest tea you’ve ever seen, with flavor to match, try blueberry hibiscus. Its lovely purple hue makes it a treat for your eyes and your mouth.
A minty refreshing cup or glass of peppermint tea can do more than fight thirst. Its cooling herbs can help aid in digestion, and it’s been known to help battle nausea.
Not only is strawberry tulsi tea delicious with its forward red berry flavor, it’s also low in caffeine, so you can drink it any time of day. Tulsi, also known as holy basil, lends an herbaceous flavor, as well as potentially boosting your immune system.
Tea is a tasty drink all on its own, but it also pairs well with all of The Cookies Cups bites — savory or sweet. Stop in today and enjoy a cup with your “cups!”