Hot tea gets a month to call its own in January, which is perfect timing given the cold temperatures and snow bomb cyclones. Plus, we’d be shorting hot tea (and your health) by only giving it a day — the warm beverage has so many wide-ranging health benefits that it’s a great idea to work a cuppa into your daily routine.
Teas flavonoids can help rev up metabolism and improve blood sugar control, and theanine in tea is a well-documented ally to your immune system. Beyond that, tea has also proven it can help improve heart healthand boost mental clarity. In a word, it’s tea-rific.
Celebrate hot tea all month long by making a mug at home or lifting your tea cup at one of these great high tea spots in Chicago.
Not sure which to choose? These are the best teas for your health, broken down by the benefits each provides.
If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight … try black tea
When it comes to weight loss, green tea is typically championed as the MVP. But, black tea can be a team player lending an assist to your weight-loss efforts, too. Researchers at the University of California – Los Angeles were able to show that both black and green teas can promote weight loss by changing bacteria in the gut.