Benefits of Tea

Tea seems to solve every problem. Tough day at work? Relax with a warm mug. Need a pick-me-up? Recharge with a chai latte. Under the weather? Soothe your throat with chamomile and honey.

Tea is one of the most frequently consumed beverages in the world for a reason: not only can it lift our spirits and send us to bed, but there’s a blend for almost any ailment. The medicinal benefits of tea have been known for centuries, and now scientists are breaking down the secrets behind your favorite brews. Here are some of the amazing health benefits of tea.

No matter what tea blend you’re looking for, we have it here at The Cottage. We’re proud to serve the largest selection of teas in South Carolina. Call us to reserve a table for afternoon tea.

Tea seems to solve every problem. Tough day at work? Relax with a warm mug. Need a pick-me-up? Recharge with a chai latte. Under the weather? Soothe your throat with chamomile and honey.

Tea is one of the most frequently consumed beverages in the world for a reason: not only can it lift our spirits and send us to bed, but there’s a blend for almost any ailment. The medicinal benefits of tea have been known for centuries, and now scientists are breaking down the secrets behind your favorite brews. Here are some of the amazing health benefits of tea.

  1. Anti-Inflammatory properties. Because green tea and other antioxidant blends relax tissue in the arteries, they help reduce inflammation that can restrict blood circulation. Green tea has also been used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and other inflammation-driven illnesses.
  2. Metabolic boost. Green, oolong, and black tea are all great choices for people who are trying to cut back on caffeine but could still use a little kickstart in the morning. What’s more is they have polyphenols that increase calorie expenditure and reduce body fat.
  3. Aids digestion. Tea streamlines the digestive process and is able to soothe an upset stomach. Ginger and peppermint tea are known to ease nausea, cramps, and bloating.
  4. Regulates blood sugar. Black tea has been shown to reduce blood sugar for up to 120 minutes after eating a meal.
  5. Promotes oral health. Many blends contain fluoride which can keep cavities and gum disease at bay.
  6. Hydrates your body. Although caffeinated drinks were thought to cause dehydration by acting like a diuretic, research shows that drinking six to eight cups of tea a day is just as hydrating as the same amount of water.
  7. Supports mental health. Regular tea drinking has been linked to reduced risk for neurological diseases and lower stress levels. The antioxidants found in tea can help cleanse the body of toxins that cause mental health problems. 

No matter what tea blend you’re looking for, we have it here at The Cottage. We’re proud to serve the largest selection of teas in South Carolina. Call us to reserve a table for afternoon tea.