Tea Spotlight: Lady Lavender
Sip, sip, hooray! Lady Lavender is one of our most popular teas and it is easy to see why! The sweet, floral fragrance is notably soothing, invoking relaxation. A twist on Earl Grey with citrus and a hint of cream, this black tea blend will easily become your new quiet-time favorite. Let’s explore some of the ingredients that make up such a wonderful blend!
Did you know black tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world? The antioxidants are great for removing free radicals and decreasing cell damage in the body which can decrease your risk of chronic disease and improve overall health. One of the antioxidants present is called “flavonoids” which benefit heart health by reducing risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and obesity. Black tea also helps maintain a healthy gut by promoting the growth of good bacteria and inhibiting the growth of bad bacteria. In addition, it is known to help prevent cancer cell survival. Wow! Though it is not a cure for cancer, drinking black tea can prevent cancer from growing...how cool is that? It is also known to help lower blood sugar as a non-sweetened beverage that can actually enhance the use of insulin in the body. The caffeine in black tea is widely known to improve alertness and increase focus without the excessive amounts of caffeine found in coffee. Many people report more stable energy after drinking tea without the crash that drinking coffee can cause.
Lavender is a staple in many kitchens around the world and we’ve all heard of lavender’s benefits in creating calm, but it actually goes much deeper than that! For hundreds of years, lavender has been known to treat a variety of ailments such as mental health issues, anxiety, insomnia, depression, headaches, hair loss, nausea, acne, toothaches, and skin irritations and cuts. It can be consumed, used as aromatherapy, and even used directly in contact with the skin. Drinking lavender tea is a delicious way to reap these benefits. Drink a cup in the morning for clearer skin and a clear mind. Indulge in the sweetness during the evening for a restful night of sleep.
Not only is the citrusy element added by oranges delicious, but the vitamin C they contain is also incredibly beneficial for the body. It helps protect your cells from damage, assists the body in creating collagen (a protein essential for healing wounds and giving you smooth skin), aids in the absorption of iron to fight anemia, boosts immunity, and helps fight cancer-causing free radicals! Vitamin C also lowers levels of stress and anxiety and contains anti-inflammatory properties. If that wasn’t enough, oranges also contain calcium which is good for your bones, fiber which assists gut health, absorption of sugar, and cholesterol levels, and folate which is very important for pregnant women and babies! No wonder it is a powerhouse ingredient in this delicious tea!
Round out the ingredients with blue cornflowers, natural vanilla flavor, natural bergamot flavor, and natural creme flavor and you have our oh-so-delicious combination that only be called Lady Lavender. Brew a cup and discover your favorite way to unwind and know you are benefiting from the perfect blend of loose-leaf wellness tea.