Healthy Benefits of Hibiscus Teas

By Jennifer Jackson on March 02, 2016   /   antioxidants anxiety decaffeinated detoxing digestion fruit healthy heart disease hibiscus new steep tea tea 101 tisane wellness    /   0 Comments

Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus leaf teas are a delicious beverage with several known health benefits. The colorful bright tea has been enjoyed across the globe for generations. Hibiscus leaf tea is made from the dried petals of the tropical hibiscus flower.

Medical research has demonstrated that hibiscus tea has the ability to reduce blood pressure. The tea also shows promise for treating high cholesterol and has other heart benefits.

You can easily incorporate the health benefits of hibiscus leaves into your diet by adding a few cups of hibiscus leaves to your teas. Not Just Tea blends delicious hibiscus leaves in your favorite herbals teas like Sassy Strawberry and Fruit Sangria.  These best selling teas are easily prepared and delicious.

Simply add the tea leaves to hot water with sweetener and other ingredients of your choice such as lime, cinnamon, and mint leaves. Let the teas steep for a few minutes until the water is a bright red color and enjoy! Hibiscus leaves can be enjoyed both hot and iced.

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Tea 101: Caffeine-Free Teas: The "Tisanes" That Just Keep On Giving

By Jennifer Jackson on February 18, 2015   /   anxiety caffeine depression fruit iced tea tea tea 101 tisane wellness    /   0 Comments

 

Tea 101: Caffeine-Free Herbal Teas - The 'Tisane' That Just Keeps On Giving

Herbal teas are both the most requested and least understood of all teas.  First, the term 'herbal tea' is just all wrong. To be considered “tea” a beverage must contain leaves and or stems of the Camellia Sinensis tree (think white, green, oolong and black tea leaves); otherwise it is considered an herbal infusion or fruit tisane.

Therefore, peppermint or chamomile teas are actually tisanes and not teas.

Next, there are just SO many herbal tisanes and infusions with so many healthy benefits.  But some common benefits across all tisanes include anti-anxiety and anti-depression.  At Not Just Tea, we love them and are expanding our line this year with 4 new herbal infusions.

 

Health Benefits:

  • Believed to reduce stress and calm anxiety
  • May aid in fighting sleeping disorders
  • Has been shown to quiet symptoms of indigestion and nausea
  • Has antibacterial properties that may help relieve symptoms from the common cold

 

 At Not Just Tea, our customers love herbal tisanes.  Our first tea was a herbal tea, Sassy Strawberry, which was a delicious blend of strawberries, mango and papaya.  We have since expanded to 5 different teas.  We are so excited to offer 4 new teas to our herbal infusion line. 

Visit us at Sugarloaf Craft Festival in March to taste our new teas:

  • Lemony Goodness - Delicious blend of tangy lemons, strawberries, South African Rooibos and peaches.
  • Very Berry Berry - Bold and tart blend of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
  • Apricot Supreme - Lovely, sweet of apricots stone fruit blended with green South African Rooibos
  • Peachy Keen - Delightfully innocent blend of peaches, marigolds and green South African Rooibos  

 

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