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5 Teas You Need to Try (And Why)

Fall is here! For many, that means the leaves are falling and the temperature is starting to drop. The perfect weather for a hot cup of tea…

If you’re looking for the perfect new tea, you’re in luck! In this post, we’re sharing five teas you need to try and why you should incorporate them in your daily routine; These teas don’t just taste delicious, but the overall health benefits will leave mind, body and spirit looking and feeling recharged; rich in vital vitamins & antioxidants providing our bodies with some serious anti-aging benefits we can get behind!

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1. Pu-Erh

A tea that is deemed to be “pu-erh” is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis var. assamica plant. It’s grown in southwest China, in the Yunnan Province. There are three main categories of pu-erh tea, which are: Young “Raw,” Aged “Raw,” and “Ripe.”

Pu-Erh is rich in phyto polyphenols (flavonoids, catechins and theaflavin), these potent phyto-chemicals help to boost cell repair. Theanine and flavonoids aid in digestion by increasing fat burning properties, which has been associated with the promotion of weight loss, as well as a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. Drinking pu-erh has even been linked to a decrease in cholesterol levels.

2. Matcha Green Tea

One cup of Matcha Green Tea has the nutritional equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea. This tea powerhouse , made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are rich in nutrients, providing a variety of health benefits to the drinker.

Matcha is loaded with one of the most powerful antioxidants, catechins. Counterbalancing the devastating effects of free radicals, catechins, have an anti-carcinogen effect, combating pollution and UV radiation which lead to cellular fatigue and DNA damage. Naturally detoxifying, rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and chlorophyll, Matcha aids in boosting metabolism & lowering blood sugar leaving the body rejuvenated and a better version of itself.

3. Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is referred to as “the tea of gods” by those in South America, and for good reason. Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, it’s been shown to fight various inflammatory diseases, as well as cancer.

The saponins that yerba mate contains stimulate your immune system  assisting our body in battling the onslaught of pathogens. These phyto-chemicals can contribute to overall bone health and stabilize your blood cholesterol levels. Yerba mate is also a great option for those who want to make sure they’re getting plenty of nutrients, loaded with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, niacin (B3), B5, and B complex.

4. White Tea

If you’re looking for healthy, youthful skin, free of wrinkles, white tea can help do the job from the inside out. White tea works by protecting your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays, found in the Yon-Ka SPF 50.  Rich in phyto polyphenols that reduce the devastating cellular destruction of free radicals, white tea, delicious and nutritious.

Besides the skin benefits, there are other nutrients within white tea that can be powerful for your overall health. White tea contains tannins, fluoride, and flavonoids. These can help improve your oral health by preventing the growth of bacteria that leads to plaque.

5. Oolong Tea

Originating in China, people all over the world are now reaping the benefits of oolong tea. Oolong is a beautiful blend of black and green tea made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. In One study, the benefits of Oolong showed that a after a month, patients with coronary heart disease saw a significant decrease in the hardening and narrowing of their arteries. Rich in potent anti-oxidants and  anti-inflammatory properties, Oolong can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Whether you’re just looking for a new tea to sip on those brisk Fall days or you want something that’s going to give your health a boost, these teas are worth trying. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Moffett
Rachel Moffett

Rachel is the blogger behind the lifestyle site, The Haute Notes. She has been blogging since 2009 and loves to use her passion for writing to share fashion advice, beauty tips, and glittery DIYs. Her site aims to help women live fabulous lives, no matter what their budget may be. When she’s not blogging, you will likely find her reading for her book club or having movie marathons with friends.

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