Tea has always been a part of our diet. Masala Chai has been part of the Indian household from time memorial and not only does it taste great but also comes with a lot of health benefits. A number of scientific researchers have been investigating the possible health benefits contained within tea. The main health-promoting substances in tea are polyphenols, in particular catechins and epicatechins. These molecules have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make drinking tea a healthy habit. It appears there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that drinking tea could actually ward off some very serious conditions, including cancer, obesity and dehydration.Studies have suggested that drinking three or more cups of tea a day could actually be better for you than drinking the same amount of water, with the antioxidants contained within tea boosting the body’s health, at the same time as rehydrating it.
A timeless, zero caffeine brew from the Himalayan valley, Kashmiri Kahwa celebrates the spices of India in all their glory. Best had hot, this green tea blend is infused with a range of spices including cinnamon and cardamom. To savour traditionally, serve kahwa with a touch of saffron and a garnish of chopped almonds. Best known for its role in aiding digestion, Kashmiri Kahwa increases the body’s metabolism and also plays a role in enhancing immunity levels and it is best to have a cup of hot kahwa after a meal or in between meal times to keep unhealthy cravings at bay. Get your immunity boost and ward off nasal and throat congestion with a regular intake of kahwa. Spices in the blend aid in replenishing the gut microbiome, thereby keeping your system in check and healthy.
Blissful Blue – A Sublime Signature
Blue tea, or butterfly pea flower tea, is a zero caffeine herbal concoction made by steeping leaves of the Clitoria Ternatea plant. Packed with antioxidants, blue tea is a diuretic and is said to have flavonoids that may also stimulate collagen production to help improve the quality of your skin. A powerhouse of nutrients, blue tea contains significant amounts of the catechin EGCG – epigallocatechin gallate, as well as a host of anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting flavonoids, tannins and polyphenols. This brew is said to be a mood enhancer and have stress busting effects that may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety. Being a natural diuretic, this brew is highly recommended for weight management.
Rose in Bloom
An organic black tea from the Nilgiris blend infused with the goodness of rose buds and petals, add Rose in Bloom to your wellness routine. This blend is characterised by the flavour of delicate, young rose buds and petals infused with the full bodiness of black tea. Naturally sweet, this brew is most versatile and can be had hot, cold and with a dash of milk as well. The theaflavins present in this brew contribute immensely to boosted blood circulation and ensure that your skin remains hydrated and free from blemishes. A cup of rose tea is an effective and soothing treatment for sore throats and symptoms of the common cold and flu. The tea’s Vitamin C content aids in fighting infection and eases pain.
A medium level caffeine brew with semi- oxidised tea leaves, minimally processed, from the Nilgiris – Oolong Oxidised is a perfect tea to add to your wellness regime. Oolong is a medium level caffeine brew, semi-oxidized tea made from mature tea leaves, which can withstand the rolling and oxidizing process. After being harvested, the leaves are subject to heat to remove some moisture. The nutrients in oolong may reduce the risk of several cancers, protect the heart against atherosclerosis, and help maintain healthy blood pressure. Best brewed hot for the perfect cuppa. There is evidence that suggests regular consumption of oolong may boost your metabolism, decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and protect against certain types of cancer. Oolong tea is one of the most popular weight management teas; studies have shown that drinking full-strength oolong tea may increase energy expenditure.
Green Tea Hyson
Green Tea Hyson, also called Lucky Dragon Tea, Green Tea Hyson is of Chinese origin grown in the Anhui province of China. It is made from young leaves that are thinly rolled to have a long, twisted appearance that unfurls when brewed. A full bodied, low caffeine beverage with a beautiful golden color and a sweet fresh taste, this blend is every connoisseur’s delight. Have a cup to increase your metabolism and for the energy needed to be more active. The benefits of green tea in lowering cholesterol levels are widely known and apply to Hyson as well. It aids in increasing metabolism, owing to the high concentration of polyphenols in the leaves.
A zero caffeine infusion that is best known for calming anxiety and settling your stomach, the benefits of chamomile are widely known. Commonly had to soothe menstrual cramps or to unwind from a long day’s tiredness, chamomile tea is the perfect cup to pick up your body and mind. The consumption of chamomile tea is known to boost the immune system and helps fight infections associated with colds. Studies suggest that chamomile tea inhibits diabetic complications by suppressing blood sugar levels and inducing satiety, therefore curbing the need to eat beyond one’s hunger. Acclaimed for its anti-inflammatory properties due to the concentration of flavonoids, chamomile tea helps manage menstrual cramps, bloating and related disorders effectively.
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