Sipping a hot cup of tea on a cold morning sounds like the perfect start to any day, not only does it warm the soul and taste tremendous, but drinking tea also has lots of health benefits. So if you are sipping a steaming cup of tea right now, you are helping every organ in your body. Teas are filled with antioxidants that help repair cells in your body, and many studies show that drinking tea daily helps reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It is also said that drinking tea helps you sleep better which helps you concentrate better, so steep away!
New on Spud.ca are Be Fresh Teas. We have 7 different teas that can be steeped on their own or combined to make a blend.
These Rosehips grow in the south of Chile high in the Andes, near the ocean where temperatures are lower. The bright red rosehip fruit ripens from March through to June. Harvesters leave around 30% of the fruit on a bush to allow natural proliferation. Rosehip grows best in wild and remote areas and are harvested by hand and then dried in a heat air dryer. As a result of this process it employs around 12,000 locals per day during the harvesting months!
Health Benefits: Rosehip has high levels of antioxidants, can boost your immune system, aid weight loss, reduce joint pain, support healthy-looking skin, and protect against heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Read more about Rosehip benefits here.
Rose has always been the favourite flower in Pakistan and has a special place in their culture as there is hardly any event where roses are not displayed. In Pakistan, rose growing is used for jam, rose water, herbal teas and flavouring traditional dishes. The roses are produced using traditional farming methods and they harvest flowers from January to March. The flowers are picked by hand immediately after blooming.
Health Benefits: It’s naturally caffeine-free, a good source of hydration, rich in antioxidants, and may help relieve menstrual pain.
Organic Hibiscus Flower:
These hibiscus flowers are grown on organic farms in Egypt, where the heat-loving plant flourishes. Farmers harvest the flowers’ red centers called calyces which are used for tea, and the flowers are sun-dried. Hibiscus can also be cultivated in dry areas and does not require large amounts of water, making it perfectly suited to the Egyptian environment. This hibiscus may be intercropped with peanuts and should be avoided by people with peanut allergies.
Health Benefits: Hibiscus tea has been said to help fight bacterial infections, although it is not proven, scientific tests are still occurring. Like other tea, it is rich in antioxidants, helps reduce health risks like cancer and heart disease and helps promote weight loss.
Organic Chamomile Flower:
Chamomile Flowers are grown along the Nile in Egypt. The hot climate, sandy landscape and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions. These flowers are hand planted, hand-harvested, and hand-processed, prior to being sun-dried to keep the fragrance and taste.
Health Benefits: Chamomile tea helps improve the quality of sleep. It also helps with your digestion, and one study says it can even help prevent ulcers!
So many health benefits for all these delicious teas, shop now and add the new Be Fresh loose-leaf teas to your next Spud delivery.
We know drinking tea is beneficial to your health, so why not have fun with different tea blends. Our new Be Fresh tea blends are the perfect way to play around and create your own fusions.