Teas have been found to help soothe digestion issues, and they can assist with weight loss, while helping to promote good bones, too. And they assist in improving mood; they boost immune system, help to fight cancers, and can replace your caffeine intake from coffee, while offering a dietary option that’s calorie free. The benefits range, but there’s little to doubt when it comes to the natural taste and medicinal approach that can be had with quality tea. One of my favorite tea companies is that of Harney & Sons, because they specialize in high quality tea blends that bring together a range of herbal tastes, smells and health benefits.
Breaking them down:
The Blood Orange Fruit Tea is citrus heavy blend of apple pieces, orange peel, rose hips, hibiscus, beet root, safflower petals, marigold petals, orange flavor, raspberry flavor, grapefruit flavor. The loose leaf tea is bright colored with orange, reds and yellows, and offers a vibrant grapefruit, orange smell and a delicious, energy boasting taste that I found perfect for mornings when I needed a boost.
The Tropical Green is another blend that marries green tea with pineapple flavor and other artificial flavorings. While it’s not a 100% organic blend, it’s probably the most flavorful green tea I’ve ever had. Where many green teas fall short on flavor by being very subtle, the Tropical Green by Harney & Sons is a fruitier take that blends several Chinese green teas to make a fantastic green tea unlike any other.
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The Black Currant is among Harney & Sons’ first teas from when they first started in business, in 1983, and it is an absolute joy to drink. The tea is a blend of black tea, currants, black currant flavor and other natural flavors, which offers a sweet berry scent that is unique to black currants, and is one of the most surprising, yet appetizing tastes.
The French Super Blue Lavender is 100% lavender, with nothing else, which is just how it should be, because lavender is, at least for me, the most memorable and exhilarating flowers in the world. This lavender is a traditional herb sourced from the French Riviera, and it has a deep blue hue, an intense floral taste and a captivating aroma. The health benefits include stress relief, mood boosting (which I notice from simply smelling the tea), and promotion of restful sleep. The tea also has some inflammatory properties, and is soothing for bloated bellies.