Health Benefits of Tea

Health Benefits of Tea

The Camellia sinensis (tea plant) has long been known for its health benefits. The tea leaf oil extract is rich in the same bioactive compounds that are responsible for tea’s aroma, flavor, astringency, taste, and medicinal value. It is rich in catechins, L-theanine, and caffeine, and studies have linked tea to multiple beneficial effects. It may also boost your immune system, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote weight loss.


According to an article from the National Library on Medicine, the antioxidant potential of one of the catechins in tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), may protect the skin from damage from ultraviolent radiation which causes sunburn and may lead to premature skin aging and nonmelanoma skin cancer. There has also been research completed showing that applying the extract topically and taking it orally reduces scaling and increases blood flow to the skin, skin elasticity, hydration, and density. 


The catechin and L-theanine contents may help lower risk factors for heart disease including blood cholesterol and triglycerides (Bad LDL), and lower blood pressure. The L-theanine also promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety by increasing levels of dopamine and serotonin within the body. Brain cells product these two signaling molecules, and they regulate motivation and happiness. Who could be unhappy while drinking one of our blended loose leaf tea bags? We offer blended black tea, white tea, oolong tea, pu-erh tea, and green tea.


The oil’s cancer-fighting properties come mostly from its catechins. Test tube and animal studies have found that the EGCG offers a cancer-protective effect by inducing apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancerous cells. Research has found EGCG may help with several types of cancers, including prostate cancer, breast cancer, and lower the risk of lung, stomach, colorectal, and lever cancer.


L-theanine and EGCG are key compounds that help boost the body’s immune system. Studies show that L-theanine may potentially enhance T-cell production which are a type of white blood cell that fights disease.


The EGCG also promotes wight loss by inhibiting enzymes that cause the body to absorb and digest carbs and fat from the gut. This lowers energy intake. Additionally, it influences gut microbiota and induces weight loss by regulating fat metabolism and increasing fat breakdown. Our blended tea is the perfect drink choice with intermittent fasting. We are purpose driven and use cocoa, fruits, herbs, and spices within our loose leaf tea that will stimulate your taste buds.

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