It is almost summertime which means it is time to sit back and relax with one of summer’s favorite drinks, iced tea. There is nothing better than a tall, cool glass of iced tea on a summer day. Besides being a cool and refreshing drink, iced tea also has many health benefits.
Iced tea is full of antioxidants, called polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechin, which are effective in combating free radicals within the body. Some types of teas have more health benefits than others and can lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol levels, and fight against many types of cancers. There are many types of tea drinks on the market, but not all teas are created equal.
Iced tea can be purchased in grocery stores, but unfortunately most of those types of teas are processed drinks and are full of sugar and artificial flavors. These teas actually have little to no health benefits and are actually defeating the purpose of drinking tea, which is naturally good for you. This doesn’t mean you have to give up drinking your favorite iced tea though, because you can choose tea that is in the form of loose leaves.
Tea that is brewed from loose leaf tea is a much healthier choice, because it is sugar free and does not have artificial flavors. Freshly brewed ice tea from loose leaves produces a much better tasting tea and is the natural alternative to tea drinks. Most tea that comes in the pouch have other things besides just tea leaves in it. This could be artificial coloring and tea dust which is what is left after all the leaves have been used. With fresh, loose leaves you will know that you are getting quality tea leaves, without any of the byproducts or leftovers of the tea and you will taste the difference.
The flavors in your tea cup should not be artificial. Real lemon always tastes better than lemon flavoring and fresh fruits and spices are always more appealing than artificial flavoring. Loose leaf teas with natural flavors produce a better tasting cup of tea and a healthier one. Iced tea comes in many different flavors and is a natural, healthy way to take care of yourself and your body. Choose loose leaf teas for your iced tea drinks this summer, and experience a cup of iced tea that tastes good and is good for you.