The morning chai has been the staple beverage at Indian households, however other than black tea and green tea there are scores of other teas that we still don’t know about.
Teas have immense health benefits. There are teas that do not have any caffeine content. It is always advised to go for the teas that are organic and have gone through minimal processing. Here are five teas that you need to know about:
1. CHAMOMILE TEA
Chamomile tea (a tisane) is a herb infusion of daisy-like plants that are consumed as a tea. The best time to have this tea is right before you sleep at night.
Health benefits: De-stresses, calms anxiety, detoxifies the body, cures an upset stomach, gives good sleep, helps with cramps, is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and good for skin.
2. WHITE TEA
White tea comes from the same plant (Camellia Sinensis) as black tea and green tea.
Since it is processed to a lesser degree than green tea it is known to contain a large number of antioxidants.
Health benefits: Reduced risk of cancer, improvement in oral health, helps in weight loss, contains anti-ageing properties, minimises the risk of cardiovascular disease, helps improve skin and contains antioxidants.
3. OOLONG TEA
Oolong tea is partially fermented and is related to green and black tea, coming from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis.
It is known to have a number of health benefits.
Health benefits: Helps in weight loss, helps in treating eczema, helps in prevention of ovarian cancer, boosts immunity. Helps in the building of healthy bones and regulates blood sugar levels.
4. PEPPERMINT TEA
Peppermint tea is a hybrid mint of spearmint and watermint. It does not contain caffeine.
This one is extremely popular among tea enthusiasts.
Health benefits: Cures bad breath, helps in treating irritable bowel syndrome, cools down the body, reduces inflammation, helps in improving digestive health, aids in curing nausea and vomiting and helps in weight loss.
5. JASMINE TEA
This is one tea that you not only taste but also smell.
The fragrance of this tea will instantly calm your soul. It is known to relax the mind and body and is ideal to de-stress the mind after a tiring, long day.
Health benefits: Relaxes the mind and body, improves digestion, lowers cholesterol, helps in weight loss, helps in reducing chances of strokes and helps in cancer prevention.
WORD OF CAUTION: This article is not a claim or a medicinal advice. Some of the teas might have some side effects in allergic people.
These teas are worth giving a try! The teas are tried and tested by various people across the globe.