Tea has been around for centuries and is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.
But what many people don't know is that not all tea is created equal.
Functional tea is a specific type of tea that has health benefits beyond just satisfying your thirst or giving you a caffeine boost.
In this blog post, we'll explore what functional tea is, how you can use it to cure lots of ailments and some of BRW Society's top functional teas that you can incorporate into your daily routine.
So let's get started!
Health Benefits of functional tea
Before we dive into the specific health benefits of functional tea, let's first take a look at some of the general benefits that all tea provides.
This will make it easier for you to make a comparison.
Tea is loaded with antioxidants which help to detoxify your body and remove harmful toxins. It also helps to improve circulation, boost your metabolism and aid in weight loss.
But what makes functional tea so special is that it provides all of these benefits PLUS additional health benefits specific to the type of tea you are drinking.
For example, green tea is known for its cancer-fighting properties, black tea is great for boosting your immune system and chamomile tea is a natural relaxant that can help relieve stress and anxiety.
So now that you know a little bit about the general benefits of functional tea, let's take a look at some of the specific benefits that each type of tea can provide.
Green Tea: Green tea is one of the most popular types of functional tea and for good reason! It has a wide range of health benefits that include cancer prevention, weight loss, improved cardiovascular health and reduced risk of diabetes.
Black Tea: Black tea is known for its immune-boosting properties. It can help to reduce the severity and duration of colds and flu, as well as protect against other respiratory infections.
Oolong Tea: Oolong tea is perfect for those looking to lose weight or improve their digestion. It helps to boost your metabolism and promote weight loss, while also aiding in the absorption of nutrients from food.
Herbal Tea: Herbal tea is a great choice for people looking for a caffeine-free alternative to black or green tea. It is packed with antioxidants and other health-promoting nutrients that can help to improve your overall health.
BRW Society's top functional teas
Now that you know a little bit about the different types of functional tea, let's take a look at some of BRW Society's top picks!
This light grassy taste organic Sencha tea comes with uplifting and refreshing properties.
It is ideal for your midday break when you want to re-energise yourself for any time of the day to relieve stress.
One cup of Organic Sencha is enough to relax your entire body from all sorts of stress.
You know those days when you're feeling a little lazy and just want to lounge around in your pyjamas all day?
Well, this organic Ginger & Lemon tea blend is the perfect solution for such slothful days.
With its lemongrass flavour topped off with lemon peel and ginger, it will give you the energy to face all hurdles of the day.
We all love to sparkle, but not everyone knows how.
Luckily for you! Organic Glow tea is loaded with antioxidants and will give your skin that extra boost of hydration it needs when fighting off dryness or ageing signs - so drink up before these healthy benefits slip through the cracks (and happen faster than we can say "glow").
The fruity and spicy flavour will surely leave you wanting for more!
The detoxification process can be difficult, but it is necessary for your body to operate at its best.
Organic Reboot tea contains organic ingredients such as rose hips, ginger and camomile among others that will help with the cleaning and make sure you feel energised so that today and tomorrow doesn't feel like an uphill battle.
After all, BRW Society understands that we're human beings who deserve relaxation too.
When you need a break from the day, take some time for yourself with Organic Snooze tea.
This soothing and relaxing drink will help unwind before bedtime by supporting healthy sleep!
The citrus ingredients as well as camomile in our organic blend make it easy to unwind your mind and body no matter how stressed your muscles are.
One cup of Organic Sundowner Herbal tea is all you need!
Check out our "Shop by Mood" feature
Not sure which functional tea is best for you?
Worry not, as we present you with our new "Shop by mood" feature which allows you to select one of BRW Society's blends based on your mood.
Seems unreal right!
Visit brwsociety.com, scroll down the homepage and see for yourself.
Just click on any of the eight moods - Sleepy, Groggy, Happy, Stressy, Puffy, Bored, Cranky, Caffeine - and see the list of our recommendations.
It's that simple!
There you have it - a comprehensive guide to functional tea!
We hope that this article has helped to educate you on the different types of tea and their associated benefits.
Remember, the best way to enjoy functional tea is to experiment and find which types work best for you.
So go ahead and get brewing!