Drinking American Grown White, Green, and Black Tea Benefits Your Health. Here’s How.

Black, green, white tea benefits

Are you working on a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat healthier and take care of your body? Or are you just trying to stay warm? Did you know that drinking white, green, and black tea benefits your health?

January is National Hot Tea Month which makes it the perfect time to brew some American-grown tea and enjoy those health benefits.  You also want to have confidence in the quality and integrity of the ingredients. Below is a summary of some to the health benefits of  white, green, and black teas, as well as our suggestions for American grown sources.  Enjoy!

Though tea comes in many varieties, white teas, green teas and black teas are the most popular and more studied. These varieties are all derived from the same plant, the Camellia sinensis.  All make a great cup of hot tea!

How Drinking American Grown White, Green and Black Tea Benefits Your Health

White Tea

White tea comes from the young leaves and buds of the Camellia sensis plant, and is also known as “baby green tea”. Since it is picked the earliest and is the least processed (leaves are usually just steamed and dried), it is shown in studies to contain the most polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights cancer causing cells. Polyphenols help in reducing cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.  New studies show that white teas may retard the growth of the bacteria that causes Staph, Strep, and Pneumonia infections. It also contains the least amount of caffeine.  White tea is a great hot tea for unwinding at the end of a long day.

Try  White Tea  from Light of Day Organics. Light of Day Organics is the only tea farm in Michigan. Buds are hand picked and certified organic. 

Green Tea

Green tea is made from leaves picked from a more mature Camellia sensis plant. Its leaves are processed more than white tea leaves. They are steamed and scalded for several minutes and can be rolled. This seems to be the most studied tea, and it has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease. Green tea also contains a high level of polyphenols and is believed to lower the risk and spread of certain types of cancers. Studies have also shown that green tea can strengthen the immune system and help burn body fat.  Green tea is a wonderfully healthful hot tea for any time.

Try Organic Premium Green Tea by Mauna Kea Tea.  Their product is grown in Hawaii using the process of natural farming (no tilling, no weeding, no pesticides, and no fertilizers). It is hand picked and hand processed.

Black Tea

Black tea is made from more processed, fermented, green tea leaves. It carries similar benefits to the green teas. Studies show black teas can reduce the risk of oral cancer in smokers. Black teas contains the most caffeine and studies have shown it can give your memory a boost and regular drinking may help protect against Parkinson’s disease.  The caffeine in black teas can also aid in the boosting of energy. A cup of black hot tea generally contains about 1/2 the caffeine as the same size cup of coffee.

Try Ono Black Tea by Onomea Tea Company. All of their product is grown in Hawaii and is certified USDA Organic.

For more information on the health benefits of teas, check out the Science Daily website.

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Post by Tracey Hanson

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Comments

  1. I'm a huge green tea fan! been drinking it for years! love it!

  2. Lovely post. I lived for a time in South Carolina and I think I remember learning the it was the only state other than Hawaii to grow tea!

  3. Interesting! I love tea, and didn't realize it was grown in the US.

  4. md kennedy says:

    I am a HUGE green tea addict (there are worse things, yes?). And to know there is tea other than foreign is great. I am off to spend some green on some green!

  5. md kennedy says:

    LOVING my green tea from Mauna Kea Tea. Not only is it delicious, but I feel so “righteous” drinking an American Green Tea – so rare. Thanks for the lead…

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  7. I love tea so much and it is pretty exciting that I just found out tea is grown in the U.S.

  8. I love black tea, but I had never heard of the Onomea Tea Company. Thanks for sharing!
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