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It’s Tea Time! Drink These Teas for Different Health Benefits

 

Type o’ Tea

Health Benefits

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Black Tea

  • English Breakfast
  • Earl Grey
  • English Afternoon
 Black Tea is a real booster, although it has low amounts of caffeine it has the ability to give you that pep in your step throughout the day. As a result of the low caffeine levels, black tea doesn’t over stimulate the heart as much as coffee does, yet it allows proper blood flow to the brain. It contains numerous benefits such as controlling cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart disease and improved immune system to name a few. Image result for black tea

Green Tea

  • Jasmine
  • Peppermint
  • Matcha
Green tea has numerous benefits such as improving blood flow, lowering cholesterol levels, and reducing stress. Burning the fatty cells within the body helping weight loss also makes green tea a great metabolism booster. Green tea also contains high amounts of antioxidants keeping hair and skin healthy, so try drinking a cup a day for radiant skin! Image result for green tea leaves

White Tea

  • Silver Needle
  • White Peony
  • Long Life Eyebrow
 Strengthening the immune system while lowering high blood pressure, white tea is extremely beneficial for women that are pregnant or planning to conceive. Containing small amounts of fluoride and other nutrients, drinking at least 2-3 cups per week is highly recommended for weight loss as the white tea will prevent fatty cells from forming within the body. Image result for white tea leaves

Oolong Tea

  • Iron Buddha
  • Big Red Robe
  • Ali Shan
Oolong, “black dragon tea,” is a traditional Chinese tea that helps lower cholesterol levels and can also help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. It also contains numerous properties that strengthens bones, relieve stress, and improve mental health. The caffeine levels of this tea are moderate depending on the brand and variety, so have fun and change up your tea selection this week.  Image result for oolong tea leaves

Roobios Tea

  • Blueberry Roobios
  • Peppermint Roobios
  • Ginger Lime Roobios
Roobios tea is an African Red Tea, originating from the South African Red Bush. It is a caffeine free tea that is rich in vitamins such as manganese, calcium, iron, and zinc to name a few. This tea is great for reducing cramps, gastrointestinal discomfort and aiding liver use. This is one of my personal favorite teas because roobios is typically combined with variety of other flavors that enhances the overall taste.  Image result for rooibos tea leaves
Sources:
webmd.com
organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/health-benefits-of-oolong-tea
healthnbodytips.com/benefits-of-green-tea-health-beauty
infographicjournal.com/10-teas-you-must-drink-before-you-die
zenithnutrition.com/infographic/2015/11/30/benefits-of-teas
stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-white-tea-on-your-health

Melody Olmos

Melody Olmos is a student at the University of Houston - Downtown and is currently a marketing intern at Greensheet Media. She enjoys playing with animals, listening to podcasts, attending social events, as well as traveling.