For thousands of years the Eastern cultures have regarded tea as the key to health, happiness and wisdom.
Clearly, tea affords many benefits and has now been researched more in-depth by western scientists to reveal the spectacular health qualities found in tea. Drinking calming tea is one of the recommendations. Here are other benefits:
1. Social aspect
Tea lovers have a special bond. Whether differing widely in age or nationalities or speak different languages, we treasure our magical tea ceremonies and enjoy sharing the experiences with other appreciative tea drinkers. It is especially beneficial when friends assemble to converse, share ideas and exchange niceties. Such socialization contributes to a feeling of connectedness and adds to our longevity. Of course purists identify black, white, green or oolong teas as the “real” teas but while herbal teas may not have the same extent of healing compounds, they do offer many advantages.
A stress interrupter can be as simple as taking a time-out to drink a hot cup of tea. The experience is nurturing and serves as an important investment in your own well being. Certain teas have particularly calming effect. it’s good for relieving stress and, when taken in the evening, helps encourage a good night’s sleep.
3. Increasing memory and focus
The type of caffeine and a naturally-occurring amino acid found in black and green teas, improves memory, concentration and reaction times. It may lower the risk of dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders as studies have shown that tea acts on brain theta waves to increase attention span and stimulate neural pathways.
4. Lowering cholesterol
Trendy green tea gets a positive nod for its ability to lower both types of cholesterol—serum and LDL. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition cited that five cups per day were required to provide results.
For most black and oolong teas, steep 3-5 minutes. For green teas, steep 2-3 minutes. You can do this to get good health and maintain the benefit within yourself. Thanks to teas, it helps to reduce risk of health issues that can stop us from our daily activities. Grab a cup of tea, be it herbal or otherwise.. You are good to go!