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7 Reasons to Celebrate: January is National Hot Tea Month

Posted by asad1775 on January 13, 2017 at 10:05 PM

Each January we celebrate National Hot Tea Month and invite you to join us in the month-long appreciation of the wonderful, pleasing effects of a good cup of premium hot tea.


If you love tea, I’m sure I don’t have to remind you of all the wonderful benefits: from the calming effects of a nice chamomile to the delicious, robust flavor of a good Earl Grey, there’s a tea for every mood.


In fact, there are seasonal teas as well, and if you were around the shop during the Holidays, you might have picked up some of our Chocolate Peppermint Tea. If not, no worries: it’s not too late. We plan to carry this flavor well into 2017.


Don’t forget the other reasons to celebrate hot tea this month: this ancient beverage has proven health benefits, too. Here are seven of the ways hot tea is good for the body, mind, and soul:

 

  1. Green tea has been shown to reduce chance of stroke by 35% and reduce risk of heart attack by 20%.¹
  2. Since all teas have less caffeine than coffee, you can enjoy a good hot cup more often throughout the day without so much of those annoying jittery effects that come from drinking too much coffee.
  3. Green tea may ward off periodontal disease- it’s the polyphenols, which inhibit growth of pathogens in the gums.²
  4. Tea contains a super-abundant supply of antioxidants, which help protect the body from cellular damage (and helps keep us young!).
  5. It appears that drinking tea may help ward off cancer, too. While more hard evidence is needed, anyone with a family history might want to take up drinking hot tea just in case.
  6. Tea may even help reduce cholesterol. The USDA conducted a study and found that Black Tea reduced LDL (“bad” cholesterol) in just 3 weeks.³
  7. L-theanine is an amino acid unique to tea, and may boost certain brain functions.

 

These are just 7 of the ways tea is great for you. For me, the pleasure I get from sipping hot tea and settling into a good book (when I find the time!) is reason enough to go all out celebrating National Hot Tea Month. Join me, and stop by the shop for some premium tea for your home (and your health!)


References

 

 

  1. Tea Drinking Linked to Better Heart Health. American Heart Association. Retrieved 1/12/2017 from http://www.news.heart.org/tea-drinking-linked-to-better-heart-health/
  2. Kushiyama, M. et al. Relationship between intake of green tea and periodontal disease. US National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 1/12/2017 from https//www..ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19254120
  3. Davies MJ, Judd JT, Baer DJ, Clevidence BA, Paul DR, Edwards AJ, Wiseman SA, Muesing RA, Chen SC. Black tea consumption reduces total and LDL cholesterol in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults. J Nutr 2003 Oct;133(10):3298S-3302S
  4. 8 Kelly SP, Gomez-Ramirez M, Montesi JL, Foxe JJ. L-Theanine and caffeine in combination affect human cognition as evidenced by oscillatory alpha-band activity and attention task performance. J Nutr 2008;138:1572S–7S.

 

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