Health benefits of tea & my tea collection

 

Over the course of the past few years, I’ve really come to love drinking tea.

During the fall and winter months, I’ll usually drink a cup while cooking dinner and another cup to go along with my evening snack (which, if you’re interested, is usually plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon, flaxseed, and raw honey).

 

 

MT has even started to drink it with me too, but his mug isn’t quite as pretty as mine.

The health benefits of tea are pretty incredible.  Just check out some of these little tidbits:

  • Drinking several cups a day has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Green tea drinkers have lower rates of certain cancers, such as stomach and prostate cancer, as well as lower cholesterol and higher immunity.
  • Black tea helps to prevent cavities and bad breath.
  • Tea is loaded with antioxidants (especially white tea).
  • Tea is a good source of vitamin K, which is why it has been linked to lower rates of osteoporosis.

White, black, green, loose leaf, bagged, hot, iced…

I love it all.

I’m not an expert or anything- although I do have a super fancy tea box- but I’m going to share my little collection with you today anyway.

 

(From top left to bottom right: Twinings cold brewed iced green tea with mint, Twinings cold brewed iced mixed berries tea, Twinings decaf chai, Bigelow Eggnogg’n, Yogi Tahitian vanilla hazelnut, Yogi skin detox, Bigelow pumpkin spice, Trader Joe’s peppermint tea, & Yogi stomach ease)

(K-cup tea sampler which includes Celestial Seasonings sweet lemon black tea, Bigelow green tea, Celestial Seasonings sweet raspberry black tea, Celestial Seasonings English breakfast black tea, Celestial Seasonings sweet peach black tea, & Bigelow Earl grey tea)

(From left to right: Mighty Leaf organic African nectar, Mighty Leaf green tea tropical,
& Mighty Leaf organic Earl grey)

Teavana flavored black tea

(From top to bottom: Metropolitan wild blueberry tea & Harrods afternoon loose leaf tea)

 

Out of everything, my favorites are the peppermint tea from Trader Joe’s and the tea from Harrods- mostly because MT bought it for me in London.  🙂

My all-time favorite tea is the Tazo vanilla rooibos from Starbucks, but I’m all out of it.  I need to fix that ASAP!

Do you drink tea?  What are some of your favorites?  I’d love some new suggestions.

Have a great day!

erin

 

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2 Comments

  1. Your post reminds me that I need to stock up on my supple of tea – been drinking more lately due to the cold weather. Lover of tea and its health benefits! Have a Great One:)

  2. Really enjoyed your post!

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