Has tea emerged as the new caffeinated elixir of choice? Coffee and tea have their diehard fans, but are more humans moving to the tea side? I could be walking into a lion’s den; Washingtonians are very protective of their coffee. We have Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Bigfoot Java, and tons of locally owned coffee shops. Luckily those places sell tea, so paws off, lioness!
Black tea is oxidized tea that holds robust flavor and caffeine. It certainly does not lack on perks either. The antioxidants in black tea can meliorate cardiovascular health, skin and hair, bone and connective tissue, digestive tract health, and the brain and nervous system. It may have decreased caffeine levels than coffee, but it admits blood flow to the brain without over stimulating the heart.
Green tea is great for weight loss. It is one of the choicest teas for boosting metabolism. Catechins polyphenol found in the tea are antioxidants that accelerate levels of fat oxidation. If weight loss isn’t a concern, there is another considerable benefit. The catechins are linked to anti-cancer activity and who doesn’t love anti-cancer activity?
Last up, we have white tea! Consider white tea a knight in shining armor. In our bodies we have free radicals roaming, and they are not an ally. Free radicals corrupt DNA and advance aging. Never fear, white tea is here! The tea’s antioxidants take the invaders and neutralize them. This tea is superior for common colds and flu. There are countless antioxidants; they care for an entire immune system.
There is no true winner in this battle, but tea is a tremendous option to include to a diet. If you’re a novice, Amazon is an agreeable starting point. Use the reviews as training wheels to help you select the appropriate tea.
For some expert advice, visit The Mad Hat Tea Company in Tacoma. It’s local and a reputable option. Their doors have been open for six years now, and they display an abundance of tea.