When I was a young girl, my Grandma made me black tea that we would enjoy together. That started me on a love affair that continues to this day.
I personally like the robust flavor black tea offers. As fall makes its appearance, my tastebuds definitely kick back into black tea mode.
If you’re more of a purist who prefers the natural flavor of tea with nothing else added, I also have you covered with an excellent selection of traditional teas like Breakfast Blend, English Breakfast, Imperial Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Organic Assam, and Scottish Breakfast.
I also love that I carry over 60 flavors of black tea, so I have something for everyone.
Besides tasting great, did you know black tea has many health benefits? Here are a few reasons to continue drinking black tea or increasing or adding it to your tea choices.
- Antioxidants. Black tea contains polyphenols that have antioxidant properties. Drinking black tea with antioxidants may boost your immune system, which can help decrease the risk of chronic disease and improve your overall health.
- Flavonoids. Black tea contains flavonoids, which are very beneficial for heart health. Studies have found that regularly drinking black tea may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- May lower cholesterol. Studies have found that black tea may help reduce LDL levels. LDL (the bad kind of cholesterol) can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Improve gut health and immune system. Your gut and immune system are directly linked. You can strengthen your immune system if you improve your gut health and feed the good bacteria that live there. Since black tea has polyphenols and antimicrobial properties, it may help improve your gut health and immunity.
- Reduce high blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause many health complications. Drinking black tea regularly may help decrease your blood pressure.
- Reduce the risk of strokes. Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide. Fortunately, in many cases, it can be prevented. Studies have found that black tea may help reduce the risk of stroke.
- May lower blood sugar levels. Black tea is a tremendous non-sweetened beverage that may help improve the use of insulin and reduce blood sugar.
- May reduce the risk of cancer. Black tea contains polyphenols, which help boost our immune system. This may help fight against cancer cells in the body and possibly reduce the risk of certain types of cancers.
- Improves focus. Black tea can help increase focus because it contains caffeine (not nearly as much as coffee) and has an amino acid called L-theanine that can make you more concentrated and alert. So, when you need to be on top of your game, black tea is your ace in the hole.
- It’s easy to make. Making black tea is simple and takes only a couple minutes, and you can adjust the taste to your preference.
I also love that black tea is a great option if you are looking for a low-calorie or no-calorie, non-sweetened beverage with way less caffeine than coffee or energy drinks. It’s a guilt-free beverage that plays an essential part in my day.
If you haven’t done so before, I highly recommend trying black tea so you can reap its numerous health benefits and enjoy its wonderful flavor.
Disclaimer: This newsletter is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is not to replace the advice of a qualified healthcare or medical professional.