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19
JAN

10 Benefits of Oolong Tea

Filed Under: Nutrition,Teas at 4:17 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
oolongOolong tea, also known as Wulong, is a traditional Chinese tea with an earthy, full-body flavor and fruity aroma. Oolong is a slightly fermented black and green tea hybrid that boasts some significant health benefits, including weight loss and heart health. What are you waiting for? Get to sipping!

Antioxidant – The fighters of free radicals and enemies of heart disease and cancer, antioxidants are abundant in this tea! Antioxidants also help maintain a youthful appearance and complexion!

Weight loss – Research shows the caffeine combined with the EGCGs in oolong tea can help increase fat oxidation. Translation: it can help you shed some of those extra pounds.

Mental Well Being – Oolong contains the amino acid L-theanine, a powerful stress and anxiety reliever that can improve focus and mental clarity.

Dental Health – A study at Osaka University in Japan discovered that consuming oolong tea on a regular basis prevented the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth, dental plaque, cavities and tooth decay.

Cholesterol – Oolong tea can help in lowering your high levels of LDL cholesterol due to its high content of antioxidants.

Inflammation – A 2014 study found that the polyphenols in oolong tea reduce visceral fat and inflammation in mice fed high-fat, high-sucrose obesogenic diets.

Bone Density – Good news for those who don’t or can’t enjoy dairy but still worry about osteoporosis. Oolong contains calcium and magnesium in its leaves which can protect your bones and make you less likely to lose bone mineral density.

Controls Diabetes – You may notice decreased blood sugar levels from sipping on oolong. The high levels of antioxidants work wonders on sugar metabolism.

Anti-Cancer –The polyphenols present in the tea prevent the formation of N-nitroso compounds, by trapping toxins before they become carcinogenic cells.

Energy Booster – The caffeine in oolong can give a much needed boost of energy. Enjoy a cup in the afternoon to ward off cravings and prevent energy slumps.




11
JAN

Need More Vitamins and Minerals? Try Yerba Mate

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Teas,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
YBThe beginning of the year brings up a lot of questions regarding nutrition. Some people struggle to find a way to eat less calories without dropping the nutrition intake. Eating less food may lead to less nutrients including vitamins and minerals but how can you have a successful weight-loss diet without reducing your daily intake of vitamins and minerals?

Of course, the answer to this question depends a lot on your diet but one beverage can be very helpful during this very challenging time of the year.

Yerba Mate is a great source of not only vitamins but also minerals and other nutrients. This traditional South American beverage contains vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, B5, niacin (B3) as well as important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, selenium, potassium, and phosphorus. All these important nutrients are necessary to sustain a healthy life and vital to promote energy, a key element for any diet.

Native to subtropical South America in northeastern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, Yerba Mate leaves contain caffeine and can promote a boost of energy as well as a variety of other health benefits. Research suggests that yerba mate can help regulate cholesterol levels, increasing HDL and reducing LDL. Researchers also believe that drinking yerba mate infusions may also reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Yerba Mate can be considered one of the healthiest herbs as researchers have concluded that it’s difficult to find a plant which can match mate’s nutritional value. Mate is more nutritious than green tea and studies have shown that mate can edge all the commonly used stimulants such as coffee, green tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, as it delivers more energy and nutrition.




21
NOV

The Magical Kombucha

Filed Under: Supplements,Teas at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
KombuchaIf you haven’t heard about Kombucha, you are missing out on the endless debate. Does it really work? Is all the hype really necessary? Is it worth trying this exotic, exquisite drink?

Kombucha popularity continues to grow as this live, raw fermented black tea contains naturally occurring probiotics, enzymes and beneficial acids. Sold as energy boosters, teas, and supplements, it offers many health benefits but what exacltly is Kombucha?

Originated in China and later spread to Russia, Germany, Europe and the rest of the world, the kombucha culture is actually a symbiotic colony of bacteria and one or more yeasts. Kombucha contains multiple species of yeast and bacteria along with the organic acids, active enzymes, amino acids, and polyphenols produced by these microbes.

This ancient product contains antimicrobial and antioxidants and is known to help detoxify the body and energize the mind. As a result, large quantities of energy products have added kombucha as an ingredient. Plus, kombucha energy shots have rapidly gained new customers as users are satisfied with the results and the great tasting of this new healthy, natural energy booster. These shots contain a mix of kombucha and other natural energy enhancers such as guarana, ginseng, vitamins B5, B6 and B12. Even better, some products are made with live, raw and organic kombucha but, just like live probiotics, refrigeration is recommended to maintain maximum potency of the product. Kombucha supplements are generally recognized as safe conventional food products and can be a nice alterative to kick some energy in your busy lifestyle.




8
AUG

New Brand Spotlight: Owl’s Brew

Filed Under: Health Foods,Teas at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
OwlsBrewLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of tea products to our customers: Owl’s Brew.

Owl’s Brew is not your conventional brand of tea. This revolutionary brand has created the first ever “tea crafted for cocktails”. It is one of the only products on the market that is fresh-brewed and bottled. Brewed in Vermont within large kettles, Owl’s Brew is handcrafted in small batches, and then sweetened, packed, and bottled.

This unique product provides the at-home-entertainer an effortless way to offer craft cocktails. Owl’s Brew is intended to be paired with a variety of spirits but always in moderation of course. Available in three delicious flavors, this all natural tea can be mixed with vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey, gin, or champagne. It can be served on the rocks or shaken or any way you want, so you can to find a new, favorite way to drink wise.

Owl’s Brew is an all-natural product that is brewed-up from whole tea leaves, fruits, spices and herbs, with no added or artificial flavors. Why Fresh Brewed? Ingredients are important to Owl’s Brew and the company ensures that no artificial ingredients are ever used.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop the revolutionary Owl’s Brew products at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter the promotional code’AUG15NEW15′ at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.




17
MAY

What’s New? Rishi Tea

Filed Under: Health Foods,Teas at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
RishiTEaLucky Vitamin is introducing a top quality brand that offers the true taste of teas to our customers: Rishi Tea.

Rishi Tea carries a large selection of organic teas, green tea, chia tea, matcha tea, oolong tea, plus unsurpassed gourmet loose leaf tea. The company began in 1996 when a couple of friends wanted to introduce rare and exclusive, traditional handcrafted tea blends to the North American market. The ideas was to create a brand that offered the highest quality organic and Fair Trade Certified loose leaf teas imported from origins, and fresh each season. They travel thousands of miles each year to work hands-on with skilled artisans whose families have been making traditional teas and herbs for generations.

Today, Rishi Tea offers the highest quality organic and Fair Trade Certified fresh, loose leaf teas from tea gardens around the world. The direct relationships established with tea growers has allowed the company to produce rare and exclusive teas offering an unmatched level of freshness as well as ensuring the quality and authenticity of all teas and herbs.

Rishi Tea offers over 200 loose leaf teas and herbs and is your best choice as a direct link to the tea growers, landscapes, and cultures. The Rishi Tea Green Team strives to infuse daily business practices with the same focus on sustainability that is employed in tea sourcing efforts, partning with other socially and environmentally committed organizations to educate on the benefits of organic, fair trade and sustainable living.

You can save even more when you shop Rishi Tea products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promotional code MAY15NEW15 to save 15% on all products of this new brand.




17
JAN

7 Medicinal Teas that Heal

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Herbs,Teas at 9:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
TeasTeas have been used medicinally for years. During the winter months, we often look for some help from teas to battle common health issues. So, here’s a helpful list of 7 medicinal teas that heal.

1. Echinacea

One of the most popular healing teas, Echinacea stimulates the body’s immune system to fight off bacterial and viral attacks. This delicious herbal tea is known to fight off colds, relive pain and reduce inflammation.

2. Chamomile

Chamomile tea is one of the best options for people looking for calming, relaxing teas. This soothing tea has mild sedative properties which can help relieve anxiety and promote better sleep. It is also a good option to treat indigestion and nausea.

3. Goldenseal

Often combined with Echinacea, this tea is also known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. The chemical berberine in goldenseal activates white blood cells that destruct viruses, bacteria, fungi.

4. Mint

One of the most flavorful, refreshing options, mint tea helps minimize congestion, is a mild expectorant for a chest cold or bronchitis, and can also reduce stomach pain. Despite many varieties available, most mint teas offer similar healing properties, whether you choose spearmint or peppermint, as the active component is menthol.

5. Lemon

Lemon tea is an excellent source of vitamin C, known for multiple health benefits. Lemons contain bioflavonoids that help maintain adequate levels of vitamin C in every cell of your body, boosting immune system function and promote overall health. If you do not like the taste of lemon tea, add some honey or just add a slice of lemon to your favorite tea.

6. Cinnamon

The smell of cinnamon has many tea lovers listing this as their number one tea. Cinnamon offers anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties and contains an excellent amount of immune-boosting antioxidants. Among the benefits, cinnamon increase blood flow and improve circulation as well as soothe a sore throat and reduce cold symptoms.

7. Ginger

Ginger is one of the best options to heal cough and cold. It is also widely used to reduce nausea and prevent or treat motion sickness. Some people may not enjoy the taste of ginger teas but a quick fix is to add a spoon of natural honey to your hot beverage.




16
JAN

13 Uses for Used Tea Bags

Filed Under: Green Living,Teas at 2:59 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
tea bags

All us of know about the healing properties of tea. But what you might not know is just how beneficial your used tea bag can be. Its journey can continue long after you’re done sipping. After reading this, you’ll think twice about trashing your used tea bags.

  1. Reduce inflammation from a bruise.
  2. Infuse rice and grains by dropping in a few used tea bags while cooking.
  3. Place in a tub of warm water for a foot soak to ease athlete’s foot and odor.
  4. Reduce puffiness around eyes by placing one chamomile tea bag on each eye for 15 minutes.
  5. Get rid of harsh onion and fish odors after cooking by rubbing tea bags on your hands.
  6. Ease your sunburn by placing a used tea bag in the freezer then placing it on your skin.
  7. Turn your home into a spa by adding some green tea to a pot of boiling water. Let it simmer before placing a towel over your face and bending over the pot for a rejuvenating facial.
  8. Get delightful smelling drawers by drying out used herbal tea bags and placing them in a muslin bag. These would make a great DIY gift too!
  9. Bring smelly shoes back to life by placing dried out used tea bags in your shoes overnight.
  10. Keep your cast iron cookware clean by rubbing it with a used black tea bag after every use.
  11. Soothe a toothache by holding a damp used tea bag on the sore tooth for ten minutes.
  12. Make a marinade using used tea bags. Not only will this add a rich flavor but it will prevent the meat from getting tough, too.
  13. Tea leaves have high nitrogen content.  Once you try some of the above tricks, just remove the tea tag, string and staple and throw the bag into your compost bin to enrich you gardening soil and promote sustainability.




22
OCT

5 Healthy, Delicious Fall Teas

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Teas at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
TeasFall season is the time of the year when many people switch from iced teas to hot teas. Many teas rich in flavors are available including everyone’s fall favorites such as pumpkin and cinnamon but we have prepared a list of five healthy, and delicious fall teas.

1. Cinnamon Tea

Nothing smells fall season like cinnamon and this delicious, spicy tea offers many health benefits. Cinnamon has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties which help fighting viruses, such as cold and flu, as well as inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. Filled with potent antioxidants, cinnamon teas may also help to prevent and fight chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis as well as supporting weight-loss by boosting metabolism and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

2. Echinacea Tea

Echinacea is widely used to fight infections, especially the common cold and other upper respiratory infections. Some people take echinacea at the first sign of a cold, hoping they will be able to keep the cold from developing or making symptoms less severe. Research has shown that echinacea can help reduces cold symptoms, as well as many other infections including the flu.

3. Cranberry Tea

Cranberry teas are packed with antioxidants and offer good levels of vitamin C and fiber. The antioxidants in cranberries protect cells from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals, which can damage cells and may also contribute to heart disease, and other diseases. Cranberry can also help urinary tract infections as a number of small molecules in cranberries may bind iron. The bacteria that causes a urinary tract infection needs iron to develop and, therefore, the less iron present, the less likely an infection will occur.

4. Blueberry Tea

One of the most flavorful teas, blueberries act as a natural sweetener in both herbal tea and in flavored, caffeinated tea. Blueberries offer many health benefits as they contain vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin K. They are also a healthy alternative to refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.

5. Peppermint Teas

Peppermint tea is a delicious source of health benefits. Peppermint is very helpful to promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety. The menthol naturally present in the tea is a muscle relaxant, which is an enormous component of natural stress and anxiety relief. Drinking peppermint tea before bed has been proven to promote more restful sleep.




4
AUG

What’s New? Pacific Herbs

Filed Under: Herbs,Teas at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Pacific HerbsLucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another premium brand of herbal teas to our customers: Pacific Herbs.

Pacific Herbs brings traditional Chinese medicine to the West in great tasting, easy-to-use, and convenient packets. The company uses proven combinations of herbs backed by thousands of clinical studies and hundreds of years of use.

Pacific Herbs is the first to bring pharmaceutical grade herbal remedies, used in Asia for centuries, to the U.S. in filler free, potent packets. All products are available in loose granules to drink as tea or put right in your mouth. All packets and pouches have no fillers so you get pure concentrated herbal extracts dried and ready to use.

After witnessing the healing powers of herbs, acupuncture and healthy foods, Pacific Herbs was created as an alternative solution to conventional western medicine’s lack of holistic and preventative care. Sourcing only the highest quality raw materials which are processed in a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical factory, Pacific Herbs products are the most potent on the market because the manufacturing facility has the most advanced equipment to cook and process raw herbs. The scientists and researchers have produced several patented technologies and have acquired the most sophisticated equipment to test raw herbs for pesticides and other contaminants. The facility is under strict (cGMP) Current Good Manufacturing Process standards, the gold standard for pharmaceutical-grade herbal supplements.

Pacific Herbs products are available in the newest “Packet” packaging on the market. You save money because all products have twice the active herbal ingredients of those sold in capsules with a higher concentration and without fillers. These new herb packets are individually sealed, always fresh and convenient to carry with you.

Additionally, you can save even more on all Pacific Herbs when you shop at LuckyVitamin.com. Just use promo code ‘AUG14NEW15’ to save an extra 15% on all items on this new brand.




6
JUN

Wonderful Chamomile

Filed Under: Herbs,Teas at 9:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ChamomileChamomile tea has multiple health benefits but some people may not be aware of the many ways this herbal tea can be an excellent addition to your diet.

Known as a calming beverage, chamomile teas can help to ease insomnia and promote better sleep. One of the most popular herbal tea choices, chamomile contain mild sedative effects which can help reduce sleepless or restless nights. A single cup of chamomile tea at bedtime may be just what you need to sleep soundly through the night. Chamomile tea may also be helpful to ease anxiety and depression. Traditional healers have long recommended chamomile tea as a simple, healthy way to relieve anxiety, and current studies support this tea’s long-time reputation as a stress reliever and nerve relaxant.

Additionally, studies have shown that chamomile tea may boost the immune system as well as reducing pain from menstrual cramps. If can be an excellent choice of beverage for people trying to fight a cold naturally.

Lastly, this daisy-like herb can be used for many cosmetic benefits. Chamomile tea has been used for skin treatment for hundreds of years. Chamomile tea can help to treat skin rashes, burns and scrapes when used topically. Just brew a strong mixture by adding three tea bags to one cup of boiling water. Dip a cloth into the water, and after it cools, use it as a compress on the wounded area. For sensitive skin, chamomile tea and powdered milk can be used in the form of an exfoliating paste. Chamomile tea can be used to soothe skin irritations, allergies, and bee stings. It is also applied on the skin to treat acne.




22
MAY

Supplements to Take For Energy

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Teas,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Dr. Jeremy Wolf, ND & Lead Wellness Advisor
energy

It seems these days that everyone is looking for that quick pick-me-up. Whether it’s your local supermarket or the convenience store on the corner, there are shelves full of energy drinks, bars, chews, and more.  Let’s face it; we could all use a little more energy to get us through our hectic day. Today we are going to look at supplements and other natural products to help increase your energy.

  • Vitamin B12 and B-Complex, a supplement which contains all eight B vitamins (B6, folic acid, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, and B12) have long been used in energy supplements.  All B-vitamins aid in the processes your body uses to make energy from the food you eat.  This means that B-vitamins help the body convert food, such as carbohydrates, into the main fuel for the body, glucose, which is then used to produce energy. Thiamine (B1) is needed to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy. There is debate on the effectiveness of B-vitamins in increasing energy in people who are not deficient in these vitamins.
  • Panex ginseng has traditionally been used to maintain balance in the body and enhance vital energy. The use of this herb is indicated for people who experience a decreased resistance to illness, fatigue, decreased ability to handle stress, and decreased stamina. Multiple studies have been performed on Panex ginseng’s anti-fatigue effect in the body. Panex has also been shown to enhance the cognitive performance of healthy individuals.
  • Green Tea, although not a supplement or vitamin, has long been used as a replacement for coffee and other caffeinated beverages. Green tea contains about 25mg of caffeine per 8 oz. cup. This is considered a low level dose of caffeine and should be just enough to give you a little pick-me-up throughout your day.  Not only is green tea an excellent source of caffeine, it also contains many other healthy antioxidants.
  • Yerba mate is another herb commonly drank as a hot tea that contains caffeine. Yerba mate contains about 80mg of caffeine per 8 oz. cup.  Most of the hype surrounding yerba mate is the fact that it has the same pick-me-up as caffeine without the shakes and jitters. There has been numerous research showing that yerba mate should be drank in moderation due to a potential increased risk for certain types of cancers.
  • One final supplement to consider for boosting your energy levels is chlorella, a single water grown micro-algae. This plant super food naturally boosts the body’s ability to detoxify heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxic substances that surround us daily. When our body is free of toxins, we tend to feel less sluggish and have more energy to get us through our day. This may be why Chlorella has been shown to aid in the treatment of fatigue.




8
APR

Drinking Green Tea May Protect Your Health

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Teas at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Green-TeaA simple beverage switch may provide a ton of health benefits. For example, changing from coffee or black tea to green tea offers more benefits than you may know.

A recent Japanese study carried out over 11 years and involving more than 40,000 men and women aged 40 to 79 found that people drinking four cups of green tea a day suffered with less heart disease than people who didn’t drink tea. In fact, heart disease was reduced by 31 per cent in women and 22 per cent in men. Additionally, levels of psychological stress were 20 per cent lower in people who drank at least five cups of green tea daily.

Green tea has been known to be a healthier alternative to other beverages with numerous health-boosting properties. Drinking green tea helps reduce your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and helps prevent the build-up of fatty plaque on your artery walls that can cause heart attacks. Studies have shown that drinking green tea can be helpful to treat headaches and joint pain.

Green tea is generally less processed and contains more simple flavonoids than black tea. These flavonoids protect your body from free radicals that can damage your body’s cells. Leaves used to make black tea are fully oxidized, whilst those for green tea or white tea are lightly steamed, which helps to preserve important vitamins and minerals.

In addition, green tea can be an excellent energy booster as it may improve your concentration, short-term memory, and reduce tiredness levels. Drinking several cups of green tea a day is a great way to replenish your body’s fluid levels as green tea contains health enhancing flavonoids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, folic acid, zinc, manganese and potassium.




21
MAR

What’s New? Good Nature Tea

Filed Under: Health Foods,Teas at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
GNTP

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of organic teas to our customers: Good Nature Tea.

Good Nature Tea offers a superior selection of organic teas made with the highest quality, therapeutic grade herbs and botanicals. All teas are 100% natural and certified organic. Plus, Good Nature Teas are 100% caffeine free, and all products are calorie-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free as well as gluten-free. Following the ancient Macedonian art and tradition of harvesting herbs and fruits directly from the fertile soil on which they are grown, Good Nature brings you a unique selection of teas, hand blended from the highest quality ingredients.  The company wants to provide you with uncompromised quality, taste and authenticity in every bag of tea.  Trusted throughout Eastern Europe for years, Good Nature believes the secret to life is a good cup of tea.

For more than 70 years, Alkaloid AD, has been one of the most successful Macedonian companies and the botanicals division produces the Good Nature branded tea products. The quality of all incoming herbs and finished products is of the utmost importance, and rigorous taste testing ensures good customers’ opinions regarding all products.

In addition, Good Nature Organic Tea packaging is environmentally friendly with all tea bags made from 100% unbleached paper and all tea boxes made from 100% recycled paper board (at least 40% verified post-consumer waste). All tea-tags are attached with 100% cotton string and only soy ink is used for all printing. Good Nature Tea is held to the highest quality standards and all products are made in FDA registered and GMP compliant manufacturing facilities.

You can save even more when you shop Good Nature Tea items on Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter promo code ‘MAR14NEW10’ at checkout and save an additional 10% on these featured new items.




25
NOV

Holiday Teas

Filed Under: Herbs,Teas at 8:38 am | By: Dr. Jeremy Wolf, ND & Lead Wellness Advisor
ginger-snap-tea‘Tis the season for holiday flavors! Coffee companies nationwide are promoting pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas, gingerbread lattes and eggnog lattes. It can be hard to avoid those sweet temptations. However, LuckyVitamin.com carries a variety of seasonal teas that are just as delightful and flavorful, and deliver a countless number of health benefits.

Peppermint “mentha piperita” is a great tasting herb commonly used as an anti-spasmodic herb for the gastrointestinal tract. In the digestive tracts peppermint can be used for IBS, pain, bloating, spasms, nausea and morning sickness.

Ginger “zingiber” is another common holiday flavor with many health benefits. Ginger is a carminative, which means that it is used to relieve gas and griping, soothes the gut wall, and eases spasms. It’s a warming herb that can improve circulation, help relieve nausea (motion sickness and morning sickness) and stimulate appetite.

Benefits that come from cranberry include aiding in the prevention of urinary tract infections. It also has anti-infective, anticancer and antioxidant effects, which may be considered as positive for different age-related conditions. In addition, components in cranberry may induce positive cardiovascular and metabolic changes, and can improve neuropsychological activity.

One last holiday flavor herb with many health benefits is licorice “glycyrrhiza glabra”. Licorice is an adaptogen. It increases resistance and resilience to stress, and aids the body’s ability to adapt around problems, avoiding deeper health repercussions. Licorice increases the body’s production of interferon, resulting in increased antiviral activity. It is also hepatoprotective and can aid people with hepatitis.

Although the use of these herbs are considered safe, some herbs have contraindication properties and it is recommended that you consult with your physician before trying any of these to treat your symptoms.

This holiday season, do more for your body than drink those sweet caffeinated concoctions. Come check these and other holiday flavors out at LuckyVitamin.com today and save!




20
NOV

Hot Tea: Many Wonderful Choices

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Teas at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Tea-VaritiesOnce upon a time people would ask a simple question for your choice of tea: black tea or green tea?

Today, the universe of teas has grown to an extensive variety with hundreds of different ingredients, and incredible combinations to fit all tastes and types. It seems that this list is not going to stop growing as tea makers continue to try new combinations, adding unique ingredients and creating new formulas for this legendary hot beverage.

Herbal teas have long been a popular choice particularly as a caffeine-free type of tea. However, in recent years tea makers have developed multiple caffeine-free green teas and even caffeine-free black teas can now be found. It makes sense since you can have caffeine-free coffee, why not offer the same for black tea lovers?

As the market continues to grow, the latest addition seems to be a unique style of hot tea. Mixing tropical fruit scents to traditional formulas creates a delicious beverage with a wonderful scent. These specialty teas are somehow an exquisite warm, tropical beverage. Even coffee lovers should give it a try to some of the new blended teas. A good number of these teas have great taste and can be a good alternative for the ones looking to try something different for a day or two.

Teas are a healthy beverage that can offer many health benefits. Teas can also be a replacement for unhealthy beverages such as soda and artificial juices and it may be the perfect beverage to sip all day at work or while studying. Lucky Vitamin offers a sensational selection of teas from top-quality brands from around the world. Click here to check our premium selection of teas.