Tea seems to solve just about any problem. Stressful day at work? Curl up with a warm mug. Feeling sluggish? Perk up with a matcha latte. Under the weather? Soothe a sore throat with some tea and honey.
The medicinal benefits of tea, no matter the variety, have been known for thousands of years. And now, modern science is backing up a lot of those benefits. Here are 10 science-backed reasons to drink more tea:
- It revs up your metabolism.
- It’s anti-inflammatory.
- It reduces the risk of dying from certain chronic diseases.
- It can improve insulin sensitivity.
- It’s good for your brain.
- It may help prevent cancer.
- It’s good for your mouth.
- It may boost fertility.
- It’s hydrating.
- It’s good for your gut.
What are the different types of tea?
OK, now that you are craving a warm mug of tea, which type should you have? There are four main kinds of teas (not including herbal teas, which can be made from a wide variety of plants): black, green, oolong, and white. These four types are all made from the leaves of the evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis but are processed differently.
Here, we list you our favorite types of tea depending on their processing. Click in the images below to follow their link.
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