All tea (black, green, or white) is from the plant Camellia sinensis shrub which is produced by oxidizing, drying or fermenting the leaves. Tea is a natural antioxidant, rich in vitamins B2, B1, and B6, and other minerals such as potassium, manganese, folic acid, and calcium.

Particularly used in Europe for medicinal purposes as a general immune booster, tea comes in a variety of flavors such as blueberry, cranberry orange, citrus, mango, and mocha.

The herbs and flowers contained in tea exhibit many medicinal properties, and may assist in promoting:

  • Relaxation and sleep
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Immune system booster
  • Delivery of antioxidants
  • Lowering cholesterol levels
  • Possible blood pressure control
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties
  • Reduced tension and calming effects without sedation
  • Weight loss as a low calorie, low sugar alternative to drinks such as soda
  • Gastrointestinal healing properties such as relieving stomach cramps and indigestion

+ Caffeine levels of tea varies:

  • Black tea – approx. 40mg/cup 6oz.
  • Green tea – approx. 20mg/cup 6oz.
  • White tea – approx. 10mg/cup 6oz.
  • Herbals and Rooibos – NO caffeine
  • Coffee, particularly in South Louisiana, can be nearly 300mg/cup!

+ Black Tea

Black tea is processed tea leaves that have been heated and oxidized, creating a rich, dark leaf and brew. Studies with black tea have shown tremendous cardiovascular benefits and reported lowering of cholesterol levels. Those who drink black tea may also be less likely to develop bladder cancer.

+ Green Tea

Green tea contains high concentrations of antioxidants. In fact, drinking just one 6oz. cup of premium loose leaf tea contains the equivalent of up to 3-4 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables. Studies show green tea may inhibit growth of cancer cells such as breast and bladder tumors. Green tea has also shown positive effects on regulating blood sugar.

+ White Tea

White tea shows higher levels of antioxidants than green tea in some varieties. Increasing evidence supports that white tea may boost the immune system and promote overall wellness. White tea may also have a hand in obesity control, as it promotes the breaking down of fats. The extract of white tea has been studied to have inhibitory effects on Colon aberrant crypts (a precursor to colon cancer).

+ Rooibos Tea

Rooibos (Roy-Bus) is an herbal (caffeine free) tea grown in South Africa which brews up with a powerhouse infusion – anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, used to help with anxiety, tension, and stress, promotes sound sleep without drowsiness, promotes wonderful gastrointestinal healing properties such as stomach cramps, indigestion, and colic in babies.
Many teas contain L-Theanine which is a relaxing amino acid. L-Theanine is found pretty much exclusively in teas from the Camellia sinensis and is known to promote relaxation without sedation, as well as reducing stress.

+ Premium Loose Leaf Tea

Central Rexall Drugs, located in Downtown Hammond, now carries premium loose leaf teas from The English Tea Room. The English Tea Room, located in Covington, LA, is one of the largest distributors of tea in Southern Louisiana. To enjoy the health benefits of tea, it’s important to start with great tea. The tea provided by The English Tea Room are some of the freshest and highest quality teas around.
English Tea Room | Covington, LA


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