Types of Tea and Their Properties

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Promotional tea is considered one of the most common beverages all over the world. Naturally, they come from tea plants but several types of teas are derived from herbs, spices, flowers, and fruits. Moreover, true tea varieties such as black tea and green tea all use the leaves of a plant called Camellia sinensis. This plant is abundant in countries like East Asia, parts of Africa, and India. There are different flavours and textures available for tea lovers. This article will tackle some of the most common varieties of teas and their health benefits.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding the different types of teas and their health benefits
  • Precautions when drinking tea
  • Promote Your Brand With Custom Branded Tea Bags

Tea Bag Pouch with cup of Tea

5 Common Types of Tea

There is tea for everyone, whether they favour the classic loose-leaf varieties or the practical teabags. Try exploring these five common types of tea and see which suits your taste: 

Chamomile Tea

From ancient times, chamomile tea has been used to encourage peace and relaxation. It is not only a delectable beverage, but it also works as a natural cure for a variety of illnesses. A flower that resembles a daisy called chamomile blooms all over the world. It has a sweet, apple-like scent and a mild flavour.

German chamomile and Roman chamomile are the two most popular varieties of chamomile but both types can be used to make tea. Chamomile tea may provide a variety of health advantages, including easing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality, and lowering inflammation. It may even help with digestion problems, reduce menstrual cramps, and boost your immune system.

Green Tea

Traditional Chinese medicine has particularly used green tea, an age-old beverage. Green tea contains a good amount of antioxidants that may help shield damage to our cells caused by free radicals. It also contains theanine which may helps support your overall state of alert relaxation, keeping you calm without experiencing drowsiness.

Green tea may also boost heart health because it helps lower your cholesterol. This type of tea contains a powerful antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which may be helpful in preventing the buildup of plaque in your arteries and also prevents atherosclerosis.

Peppermint Tea

A delightful and healthy way to start your day is by sipping peppermint tea! It is made from peppermint leaves that have essential oils like menthol, limonene, and menthone. These essential oils give the cooling effect of peppermint tea and its minty scent as well.

Peppermint tea is free from caffeine, calories and they are naturally sweet. It has been linked to several health benefits such as a boost in concentration, improvement in digestive issues, relieves migraines, also freshens your breath, may help relieve clogged sinuses, improves your energy, relieve menstrual cramps, and help aid weight loss.

Ginger Tea

If you love ginger tea, then you will most likely have it at a local tea shop, wherever you may be. This type of tea is also quite famous around the globe. What tea lovers like about it is its unique flavour combined with its numerous health benefits.

There are a couple of health benefits that may relief motion sickness and may alleviate nausea caused by morning sickness. It may also manage your blood pressure and blood sugar levels and may aids in weight loss. If you are experiencing pain and inflammation, this tea will may  provide you with some relief, thanks to its gingerol and shogaol content which also prevents cancer.

Black Tea

Black tea is one of the most often consumed varieties worldwide since it is a fully oxidized tea. The powerful flavour and health advantages of this tea, made from the Camellia sinensis plant leaves, make it popular. Black tea can be sweetened with sugar or honey for individuals who prefer a sweeter flavour despite its strong, robust flavour. Black tea is renowned for its flavour and may offer several health advantages, which include lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke, enhancing brain function, and bolstering the immune system. Black tea may improve your mood, increase energy, improve alertness, and may even help you in your weight loss journey. 

Precautions When Drinking Tea

Drinking tea can be an enjoyable and healthy experience, but taking some precautions is important. First, make sure you’re purchasing tea from a reputable source. This can help you avoid any health risks associated with poor-quality tea. Additionally, pay attention to the expiration date on the packaging. Tea that’s past its expiration date can be harmful to consume. When making tea, it’s important to use the right water temperature. For instance, some teas require boiling water, while others require slightly cooler water. You must also pay attention to how much tea you’re drinking. Overconsuming tea can cause negative side effects such as nausea and headaches. Taking these precautions can help ensure that your tea-drinking experience is both enjoyable and safe.

Drink Tea and Give Your Life More Flavour!

Knowing the different types of tea gives you a good understanding of which one perfectly suits your taste and lifestyle. If you need custom-branded tea bags, Australia’s largest supplier of promotional items, Cubic Promote, offers you a variety of personalised tea bags. Please call our friendly sales team to learn more about our products.

Author Profile: Jasmine Liu

Jasmine Liu

Jasmine is the head of Cubic Promote's accounts and has 14 years of experience in the promotional product industry. Because Jasmine's expertise is with the financial end of things, she is an expert on budget-friendly campaigns and large-scale promotions requiring additional logistics. Visit her on LinkedIn or email her at jasmine@cubicpromote.com.au

Resources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-ginger-tea#potential-downsides 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23803878/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/peppermint-tea#TOC_TITLE_HDR_12 

 

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