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Types of Teas and Their Benefits

Updated on January 24, 2018

For some people tea is a favorite drink, the soothing feeling and variety of flavors and mixes can create a wide spectrum of tastes. Depending on your taste buds you might like one tea but not another, here are some teas with some helpful health benefits.

Lemongrass Tea: Lemongrass Tea is a rather unique blend, it is known to help with the digesting of food so many people will have a cup of this stuff after their meal. It also helps as a sleeping aid, many people with sleeping problems have taken this and has said it helps calm the nerves and relax them. Even if you aren't looking for the health benefits many have said its flavor is tasty and any tea lover should try a bag.

Ginger Tea: Not exactly my cup of tea, bad pun aside this has alot of good benefits like helping decrease nausea and also helping with digesting food. Also helping with inflammation this tea has quite a few health benefits. It is also said to help with strengthen immunity thanks to the loads of antioxidants in the tea, it also helps with relieving stress.

Peppermint Tea: Peppermint Tea is sure to give you that cooling sensation, as well as helping with the digestive problems and helps reducing a fever. Since drinking a hot cup of tea can make you sweat the menthol in the tea cools down the body internally to help get rid of a fever. It can also help with boosting an immune system and prevents nausea and vomiting, since Peppermint Tea is antispasmodic it helps with the feeling of motion sickness and with the boat sickness some people get. Couple this with a nice chocolate cookie or maybe a small mint candy and you'll have yourself a jolly old time.

Chamomile Tea: If you were young and had problems sleeping your mother might have given you this, either that or just have told you to shut up and go to bed. This tea is well known for its helpfulness with getting a person to sleep, even with helping decrease the problems of insomnia. This herb is so popular it is used around the world for a variety of things.

RoseHip Tea: This tea is helpful for boosting your immune system a bit if drank daily, it has alot of anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects. It also is rather good for getting some good vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Also with that it helps with relieving some small pains caused by inflammatory problems and arthritis.

Lavender Tea: Ah the smell of lavender brings me back to chilling with my grandma, this tea is quite helpful like her too. It helps with alot of breathing problems and helps reduce things like asthma, bronchitis, cough and respiratory problems. It also helps to heal ulcers, cuts, sores and wounds. JUST LIKE GRANDMA USED TOO!

Lemon Balm Tea: Here is another lemon tea that can help out,this tea helps out with things such as: Lowing anxiety and insomnia, helping in calming nerves, helps with thyroids, it increases room for memory and helps the mood, it even lowers the chance of you farting at your wedding. Seriously it helps with flatulence, problems with the digestive system and the stomach.

Milk Thistle Tea: Well if you like to spend your nights drinking your liquor of choice, maybe you should spend your mornings drinking this tea.This tea helps in cleaning out the liver, helps improve liver functions and even helps improve the digestive system through the production of bile. It also sounds really good, pair this with a nice cookie, maybe a wafer and you will be good to go.

Echinacea Tea: This here cup of Echidna tea, I mean Echinacea tea helps with stuff like increasing the power of the immune system, reducing pain and helping with fighting that nasty common cold. So when you are sniffling, sneezing, coughing and hacking try a spot of this here tea and you should be good soon enough.

Cinnamon Tea: If you have been thinking about losing some weight then here you go, cinnamon tea helps with losing weight and strengthening the body to help fight against viruses and helps to control blood sugar. It also says that it apparently works even better when mixed with some honey.

Red Clover Tea: For you ladies going through that dreaded time of menopause here is something that should help, Red Clover Tea. This tea helps with the discomfort and problems that come with menopause, it also helps with reducing stress and by helping you get a nice night of sleep. It also strengthens bones and helps improve memory, a little bit of everything for you.

Rooibos Tea: Apparantley it is one of the most popular teas in the world, but what do I know? Very good for are health since this tea comes packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Basically its what would happen if you hired Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Johnson to do some body patrol. Not only that but it also helps with relieving the problems of insomnia and stress.

Nettle Tea: This tea can help with lowering high blood pressure, relieving pain of rheumatism and arthritis, strengthens the immune system and fights against the common cold. It even goes so far as to help with lowering problems like urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder problems as well as congestion. This kind of tea will be very helpful when out and about with a cold or any other kind of sickness.

Green Tea: This tea is one of the powerhouses when it comes to health benefits, here is why. Green tea can help with fat burning and physical performance, it can help improve brain function and with making you smarter, it has benefits to help with killing bacteria and helping with dental, it has so many benefits as well as having plenty of antioxidants. Green tea can be used as hot tea, cold tea, iced tea, sweet tea, tea tea, it doesn't matter.

Black Tea: One of my personal favorites black tea can help with preventing diabetes, it can help protect the heart, it can help with losing weight and stress, it is also jam packed with all sorts of antioxidants to help fight whatever viruses are trying to get all cozy in you. Add a small bit of sugar and kick on your favorite pair of slippers and relax.

Earl Grey Tea: Earl Grey Tea can help with cleaning your teeth thanks to some antioxidants that help fight against tooth decay and helping to prevent some cavities. It helps with digestion issues, with reducing anxiety and stress, helps with preventing cancer and gives you some good energy. Not as much as my beloved coffee but it still helps out alot. Mix this with a bit of honey and you have yourself a calming afternoon.

White Tea: White Tea seems to be the go to thing for body care, it helps with oral care and even has some anti-aging properties. It can also help prevent cancer, help with diabetes and even with improving cardiovascular disorders. Not only that but it can also help with weight loss, relieving a cold and more.

Gotta love a good cup of tea.

What is your favorite kind of tea out of these four?

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