Expand Your Tea Palette – 5 Different Types of Tea You Can Try
Tea is one of the most common types of beverages that are consumed across the world. However, there are still types of teas that are being less consumed or less heard of. Apart from the traditional black tea, there are many other types of teas that you can try. Take a look at the following to see what are some of the types that you can easily find and the benefits of drinking them.
1. Chamomile Tea
Even if you have never drunk this, you might have heard this at least once in your life. Chamomile is well known for its calming properties and is consumed not only for its taste but also as a stress reliever. It is also good to help you with sleeping issues and diabetes. Chamomile also comes with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Ginger Tea
This is another type of tea that is known for its health properties. Ginger is known for its many health benefits. Therefore, ginger tea comes with properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and remedy for nausea, reliving indigestion, menstrual pains, and constipation. The spicy flavour it comes with also makes it a tasty beverage that you can enjoy.
3. Malawi White Tea
This is one of the rarest and most unique types of tea in the world. This tea is only produced in Satemwa Estate from Thyolo, Malawi. The tea is known for its floral aroma and its sweet flavour which makes it popular among local tea lovers. The tea can be steeped up to five times without it losing its smell or flavour. It is also a blend of antioxidants which makes it another one of teas with highly beneficial health properties.
4. Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea comes from the leaves of rooibos or red bush plant and is another type of unique ta. This tea comes from South Africa. Although there are not much scientific records of the herbal value of this tea, it has been historically used by South Africans as a medicinal tea. However, limited studies have shown that this tea is effective against inflammation and cell toxicity. It is also considered good for bone health.
5. Kava Tea
Made from the root of Piper methysticum plant, the effects of kava tea are a little different than your everyday tea. Although traditionally it is made by grinding the plant root and boiling it into a tea, you can also buy kava online, even those premade as tea. It is an herbal remedy that can be used against stress and anxiety as well as to improve sleep. The tea can also have a calming and euphoric effect.
Most of these teas you can find in your local market. You will also be able to purchase them online, as most sellers have their online stores as well. Especially, more unique and rare types of teas are easy to purchase via online stores.
However, if you are someone who is easily prone to allergies or your body tend to react badly to new food items, it is always advisable to contact your doctor before trying a new type of tea; especially if you are trying it for its medicinal value.
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