Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage around the world (besides water, of course) and it is also one of the oldest, as it is thought to have been harvested as early as 2700 B.C. The popularity of tea can be attributed to the fact that there are so many different types, so it is easy to find a kind of tea that appeals to any type of taste preference. Another reason tea has remained a popular drink is its health benefits. Read on to learn about the benefits of different types of tea:
Green tea – Many people enjoy the mild taste of green tea, and it is high in antioxidants that can help prevent cell damage and polyphenols that can reduce inflammation.
Black tea – Many of the tea-based drinks enjoyed in the U.S., such as sweet tea, are made from black tea. Black tea is actually the same type of tea as green tea, but its leaves have undergone more oxidation so that it is able to retain its freshness longer and has a stronger taste. The oxidation process does not alter the benefits of the tea, though, so you can still benefit from the antioxidants and polyphenols that are also found in green tea.
Chamomile tea – Because it is naturally 100 percent caffeine-free, chamomile tea is often used to promote relaxation and as a sleep aid. So, enjoy this tea just before bedtime.
Hibiscus tea – As the name suggests, hibiscus tea is made from dried flower petals, giving this tea a floral taste. There have also been some studies that have shown a strong correlation between drinking this tea and a reduction in blood pressure.
These are just a few of the many types of delicious teas residents can enjoy in their apartments in Mount Dora, FL. To learn more about the Veranda Apartment Homes community, contact the leasing office today.