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July 26, 2017

5 Types of Tea you Should Try

5 Types of Tea You Should Try + Their Health Benefits | Beauty Bets

I know summer is a weird time to talk tea, but even when it’s hot I find a cuppa so soothing. Especially under the covers with a good book and the AC on! Whether hot or iced, caffeinated or herbal, I always feel like I’m doing something good for my body and spirit when I reach for tea over another cup of coffee or alcohol. Our tea drawer is full of tea I’ve collected from the tea aisle at Whole Foods and from all over the world . . .  black, white, green, oolong, rooibos, loose and bagged….I guess you could say it’s become a bit of a hobby! Here are five of my favorite varietal and their benefits to get you started:

  1. Nettle Tea – Nettle is a fantastic natural remedy for allergies. It also is high in iron, calcium and magnesium so it is great for those with anemia or who want a huge amount of nutrient value in their cup of tea.
  2. Dandelion Root Tea – The closest tasting tea to coffee, roasted dandelion root tea is a great option if you’re detoxing from caffeine or due for a liver flush. It’s also a diuretic that can help flush excess yeast from the body which helps to control Candida. 
  3. Green Tea – Ubiquitous with antioxidants, green tea contains a compound called EGCG which supports the heart and can help fight both cancer and obesity. It’s a metabolic booster, to be sure. I didn’t fall in love with green tea until I found toastier tasting varieties like Numi. It’s so much more satisfying than the popular grassier versions. 
  4. White Tea – White Tea is also full of heart healthy antioxidants but has a lighter, more sophisticated flavor than green. It can also help to boost the immune system and even lower high blood pressure.
  5. Kombucha – Kombucha is my crack, it’s no wonder I have started growing it in the basement. Fermented and full of probiotics and digestive aids, it’s like the healthiest cocktail you’ve ever had—without the hangover. If you’re turned off by the pungent taste, the dried version of kombucha is made for you!

5 Types of Tea You Should Try + Their Health Benefits | Beauty Bets

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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