Tea has been prominent in the East for thousands of years because of its awesome effects on the body, mind and soul. Today, this tasty beverage is becoming more and more popular in the West due to its awesome health benefits.
At Coffee Mill, we offer a variety of traditional and exotic tea options for your office breakroom. Offering both coffee and tea gives your employees choices, resulting in a happier, more productive office environment.
Researchers have discovered that tea contains polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that contributes to our overall health by seeking out harmful free radicals in our bodies and detoxifying them. In addition, tea is packed full of phytochemicals which are thought to help prevent cancer and even slow down the aging process.
But, not all teas are created equal. Herbal teas have less antioxidants than green, black, white, and oolong teas. However, they still offer some great benefits. For example, Chamomile tea may help prevent issues related to diabetes such as kidney and nerve damage as well as vision loss, while Hibiscus tea has been found to help lower blood pressure.
Teas that come from the Camellie sinesis plant are often referred to as “true tea.” These non-herbal teas include green, white, oolong and black tea, which are determined by the length of time the leaves are processed.
Overall, green teas take home the prize for offering the most health benefits. They are processed for the least amount of time and often contain the most polyphenols, including catechin, a powerful flavonoid that is rich in antioxidants. Green tea has been shown to help prevent certain cancers, burn fat, improve cholesterol levels, and lower the risks of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
Black tea has the most caffeine and research shows it may lower the risk of stroke and protect the lungs from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke. Studies also show that white tea may have the strongest anticancer properties while oolong tea may be the best candidate to lower bad cholesterol levels.
Regardless of whether you enjoy herbal or non-herbal tea, you are reaping the health benefits of this ancient drink. Ready to bring this healing beverage to your office breakroom? Contact Coffee Mill today to get started!