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Pure Black Tea + Peaches
So, you're sitting on the porch and it's 100 degrees outside....what better way to refresh yourself than with a glass of Iced Texas Peach Black Tea? Peaches and black tea are a match made in heaven. The malty complexity of our blend of Assam and Ceylon black teas pairs perfectly with the subtle sweetness of real peach pieces.
Health Benefits of Black Tea
In addition to being a refreshing summer beverage, Texas Peach Black Tea boasts all the benefits of black tea in a delicately flavored concoction.
Black tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants which help prevent damage from free radicals. Polyphenols, Catechins, and phytonutrients all work together in tea to help detox the body and protect it against damage. Tea has about 10 times the polyphenols found in fruit and vegetables . Polyphenols are chemicals that help protect against certain signs of aging and are responsible for many of tea's health benefits .
A Natural Stimulant
Tea naturally contains caffeine which can help increase alertness and attention. Unlike the jitters from a cup of coffee, brewed tea contains less caffeine than coffee for a smoother stimulant effect. Despite this stimulating effects of caffeine, tea also helps reduce stress hormone levels.
Supports Brain Function
In addition to caffeine, whose effects only last a short period of time, tea contains L-Theanine. This essential amino acid has been proven to help reduce mental fatigue while encouraging a state of relaxed calmness . Some research even offers preliminary evidence that drinking tea may reduce risk of dementia.
Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Issues
Drinking tea helps protect against cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that moderate tea drinking helps reduce the likelihood of buildup of arterial plaques and helps reduce chances for major cardiovascular events . The antioxidant polyphenols in tea help prevent risk factors for heart problems and have direct protective effects on the platelets and vasculature in the cardiovascular system . All of the mechanisms by which tea helps reduce risk of heart conditions is still not entirely understood.
How to Brew Texas Peach Black Tea
Bring purified water to a boil. Add 1 tsp. Texas Peach Black Tea for every 8 ounces of water. Let steep for 4-8 minutes to desired strength. Enjoy!
Bring purified water to a boil. Add 1 tsp. Texas Peach Black Tea for every 4 ounces of water. Let steep 4-8 minutes to desired strength. Pour over ice. Enjoy!
Between black tea's health benefits and the sweet addition of peaches, there's no reason not to drink a glass of Texas Peach Black Tea! Iced or hot, this refreshing blend is sure to ignite the taste-buds.