The Healing Superpowers of Tea

by Bernadine Tay February 04, 2021

The Healing Superpowers of Tea

We instinctively know to reach for a cup of tea when things get a bit much or when the body is under siege by flu or other viruses. But does tea really have superpowers to heal and if it does, what are the benefits to you?

All teas we reach for in crisis have a nutritional health benefit. And there is particular interest in tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant, the leaves of which we use in our breakfast blend, green tea, oolong and white tea. Tea has been prescribed as a healing drink in China for thousands of years and traditional Chinese medicine recommends drinking at least 3 cups of tea a day to stay healthy. Over the years, numerous studies conducted all over the world reveal and confirm the health-giving properties of the main substances contained in tea.

In particular, polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, fighting cell damage caused by the free radicals produced as part of normal cell metabolism or as a result of stressful events (radiation, smoke, pollution, UV rays, emotional and physical stress, chemical additives, bacterial and viral attacks, etc.)

Although tea cannot replace fruits and vegetables in the diet, science shows that its leaves contain a higher concentration of antioxidants than most other products rich in these molecules. The antioxidant activity of two cups of tea is equal to seven glasses of orange juice, five medium-sized onions or four medium sized apples.

More specifically, polyphenols…

  • help in the management and prevention of cancer with its anti-carcinogenic properties
  • are powerful anti-inflammatories that play a preventative role against the risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly heart disease and stroke
  • stimulate metabolism by decreasing the absorption of fat and favouring weight management
  • lower the level of cholesterol and sugar in the blood
  • boost the immune system 
  • play a role in loss of bone mass
  • decrease the general effects of lung damage due to cigarette smoke
  • protect teeth from decay
  • have restorative properties for skin caused by sun damage 
  • have an anti-inflammatory effect on the digestive system and intestinal tract

These are just some of the superpowers of teas and we are discovering more health benefits these healing beverages deliver every year. The good news is that there are so many delicious blends you can try if you don’t like the first you’ve tasted. Whether you love citrus, fruit, vanilla or floral flavours, there are so many types of teas to enjoy. So never give up on your search for the perfect tea, made just for you. At Quinteassential, we create delicious health-giving tea blends from the Camellia Sinensis plant for every mood and food. 

Tea is undeniably good for you and whichever way you choose to enjoy your blend of choice, the long-term benefits are certainly worth the investment. 

Live deliciously.