Soaring in popularity today are a growing range of teas, including matcha and kombucha, that have health benefits continually being revealed by science.
Matcha is made of young green tea leaves that are ground into a fine powder and then whisked with hot water to make a foamy tea, or mixed with milk for a bright green latte. Among its benefits, matcha contains an antioxidant believed to fight cancer and heart disease, according to a study from the American Society of Nutrition.
Watching the blossoming effect of blooming tea may be the perfect remedy for a frigid winter day. Jasmine blooming tea has various positive effects, including tea’s usual boost to the immune system, as well as anti-inflammatory effects found in two Chinese studies done on blooming tea.
Chamomile is one of the oldest and best-documented medicinal plants in the world. Its many healing applications include improving cardiovascular conditions, stimulating immune systems and protecting against cancers, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Kombucha is a bubbly, fermented, tea-based drink originating from Japan and China. A study published in Food Microbiology found a notable amount of probiotic bacteria in kombucha, which has a slight alcoholic content. Probiotics promote gut health including improved digestion, reduced inflammation and weight loss.