The health benefits of tea are not newly discovered. Their origins can be traced as far back as the first infusion several thousand years ago in China, the birthplace of tea. History points to one of the earliest credible records of tea being consumed as a medicinal beverage, its properties used to counter numerous ailments and conditions. Today, the health benefits of tea continue to be celebrated and studied across the world. With so many types of tea in the market, it pays to know which properties are found in different types and blends. Common to all teas are a rich source of antioxidants (catechins); fluoride and magnesium for bone strength; potassium for maintaining body fluids; and zinc and folic acid for nutritional absorption. However, not all teas are created the same, and the following provides a guide to the benefits of some of the more popular varieties:
With long term use in traditional Chinese and Indian medicines to control bleeding, heal wounds, aid digestion, control blood sugar, and improve heart and mental health; green tea has earned its reputation as one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Loaded with powerful antioxidants and trace minerals, recent evidence-based studies also indicate that green tea not only increases fat burning and physical performance, but it may lower the risk of various types of cancer.
Recent scientific studies confirm black tea is a true tonic, with one study showing just three cups of tea daily not only lowers blood pressure but could cut the risk of bone fractures in the elderly by almost a third. Black tea is also believed to reduce the risk of stroke, high cholesterol, kidney stones, and Parkinson’s disease.
Naturopaths and herbalists have long prescribed herbal teas to alleviate a myriad of complaints and conditions. Besides being a caffeine-free pick-me-up, the health benefits of herbal teas are widely recognised and can help relieve the symptoms of many common ailments. Popular blends include chamomile to aid sleep, reduce anxiety and soothe the stomach; peppermint tea for combating nausea and digestive problems; lemon myrtle as a natural cold and flu fighter; and ginger as the perfect all-rounder for indigestion, cramping, circulation and reducing stress and anxiety.
A powerful blend of black tea, herbs and spices, Chai has been consumed for centuries among Eastern cultures for its ability to improve digestion, calm the mind, fight inflammation and enhance the immune system.
Madura Tea – Quality and Purity
With a keen understanding of the partnership between tea and health, Madura Tea - an award-winning Australian tea plantation and producer of over twenty blends – ensure they remain at the forefront of the latest research and developments of tea, including global trends and health studies. With a skilled production team headed by our experienced Naturopath and Herbalist, Madura Tea actively identifies and evaluates new and emerging products from around the world for alignment with the company's motto: Excellence in Tea. Uncompromising on quality, Madura Tea responds to consumer trends with their holistic philosophy of ensuring excellence from plantation to cup. Recognising the clear shift to a healthier lifestyle in nutritional matters and lifestyle routines; people are now focusing on what makes them feel good, so our teas must complement this. We have expanded our range to include black, white, herbal tisanes and green organic teas in loose-leaf, leaf infusers and tea bag form. All our organic teas have passed strict independent certification. Supplementing our organic products, Madura Tea boasts a wide range of herbal infusions designed to refresh, relax and deliver the range of health benefits for which they are renowned. With each cup of Madura Tea you can be assured that every time you sit down for a well-earned cuppa you're not only drinking a delicious brew, you're enjoying the many health benefits of tea that have stood the test of time since the first pour in China thousands of years ago.
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