Let's Celebrate International Tea Day!

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Today is Tea Day! Brewing hot tea has long been in practice for thousands of years. Hot tea has several benefits from simply warming you up to improve your health! Our new Tea Category Manager, Alanna, takes us through a few of her favorites to celebrate this special day.

You can also use the code TDAY for 20% off your purchase of our HC Valentine looseleaf teas! Offer valid December 15-18.

Sweet Almond Black Tea

Black Tea has a strong, bold flavor with about half the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. It contains between 0.2mg and 0.5mg of Fluoride per cup and aids in preventing oral plaque buildup. Regularly drinking black tea can contribute to weight management as it boosts the body’s metabolism and can increase alertness and energy.
When and how to drink:

  • With breakfast in the morning as a coffee alternative
  • Mid-morning to boost energy
  • Best consumed without milk or sugar to harness health benefits

Yellow Peach Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is a flavorful, slightly sweeter, caffeine-free alternative to black and green teas. With anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it contains a flavonoid that decreases blood pressure, aids in digestion, and contains Chrysoeriol, which has been found to improve circulation.
When and how to drink:

  • After a meal or before bed
  • After a workout to support recovery
  • Sweeten to taste with honey or other sweetener and add milk as desired

Masala Chai Tea

Chai tea has a spicy and powerful flavor with approximately one-third the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. It works to improve digestion, enhance the immune system, and calm the mind.

When and how to drink:

  • Morning or mid-morning, before or after a meal.
  • This tea is best when brewed with ½ cup water and ½ cup milk. Add sweetener to taste. You can save on calories by using a low-fat milk and sugar replacement such as Stevia.

To brew one 8oz cup of tea, use one Teaspoon of H. C. Valentine tea 

Green Tea

  • Short of Boiling
  • 2-4 minutes

Black Tea

  • Boiling
  • 3-5 minutes

Rooibos/ Herbal Tea

  • Boiling
  • 3-5 minutes