Tea: A Cup Full Of Health Benefits

The Ultimate Guide to Health Benefits of Tea:
Which Tea is Good For What?

Unravel the wonders of tea! Find out which tea is good for your kidneys, stomach, skin, sleep, and more. Your guide to choosing the perfect tea.

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Your Perfect Tea Choice Guide: Which Tea Is Good For What?​

Tea is more than just a hot drink. It is an elixir of life, a tradition, and a medicine, infused with health benefits. From green tea, black tea, white tea to herbal teas, the world of tea is rich and diverse, full of flavours, aromas and medicinal properties.

Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, and the specific processing determines whether a tea becomes green, black, white or oolong. In addition, we have herbal teas, which contain a variety of plants and herbs, each with their own unique health benefits.

Antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids - the bioactive compounds in tea are many and they all contribute to our overall health. They can help fight free radicals, support your immune system, promote healthy skin, improve your sleep, and much more.

In this blog we take a closer look at the question: which tea is good for what? Whether you're looking for the best tea for your skin, tea that's good for your stomach, or tea to help you relax and sleep, we've got you covered.

Which tea is good for your kidneys?​

Green tea is your best bet. This tea, full of antioxidants, supports the natural detoxification processes of your kidneys. There are studies suggesting that green tea may help prevent certain kidney diseases and reduce the risk of kidney stones1. Green tea contains antioxidants and other compounds that have anti-inflammatory and protective properties.

Which tea is good for the stomach?​

Do you have a somewhat restless stomach? Then make a cup of chamomile tea. Chamomile has been known for centuries for its soothing effect on the stomach2.

Chamomile softens, soothes and relaxes. A tried and tested remedy in times of stress. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil in chamomile, the use of this plant as a medicine has been popular for centuries. Chamomile is often used in case of stomach and intestinal complaints and as a sleep aid. Ingredients: Camomile

Which tea is good for a cold?​

Thyme tea is an excellent choice for a cold. Thyme is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help you feel better faster. It can help soothe your throat and reduce cold symptoms. Read more about the beneficial effects of thyme in our blog.

Imagine: a hot cup of tea that not only spoils your taste buds, but is also good for your health. Doesn't that sound delicious? Our organic thyme tea is exactly what you are looking for. This special tea, made from the best quality thyme, will surprise you with its powerful aroma and taste, while enjoying the many benefits it has to offer. Thyme has been known for centuries for its medicinal properties and has been used in many cultures for a variety of health purposes. The carefully selected, organic thyme in our tea ensures that you benefit from all these benefits, without any addition of artificial substances. In addition, this delicious tea fits perfectly into a healthy lifestyle and is an ideal choice for anyone looking for a tasteful and responsible way to relax.

Which tea is good for Abdominal Pain?​

Ginger tea is your friend when you suffer from Abdominal Pain. Ginger is known for its analgesic properties and can help relieve discomfort3.

Always charmed by the spicy character of ginger and would you like to mix this flavor with other teas or pastries? You can with this sliced ginger root. Also a great boost during the cold winter months!

Which one is good for the blood circulation?​

Black tea can contribute here. It contains flavonoids that support heart health and can boost your circulation4.

Which tea is good for when you are pregnant?

Try Rooibos tea. This decaffeinated tea is gentle on the body and can help reduce pregnancy-related discomfort 5.

Unlike regular tea, Rooibos does not contain caffeine and has a soft taste. This tea is also delicious to drink cold. The name rooibos is African and derived from the Dutch 'rood bos'. Biologically grown.

Which tea is good for your skin?

(White) tea is a great choice. It contains antioxidants that can help protect your skin from the damaging effects of free radicals 6.

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A winner among the Jasmine teas. Also known as 'Dragon Pearls'. Freshly picked Jasmine blossom is added to the white tea. The next day these are sieved out and replenished with fresh blossom. This process can take up to 4-5 days. Until the desired taste and quality is reached. Then the tea leaves are rolled up by hand in the form of pearls.

Which tea is good for weight loss?

Have you ever tried Matcha tea? Then now is the time! It can boost your metabolism and contribute to weight loss. Read all about it in my matcha blog about losing weight with Matcha.

This traditional green Matcha tea is grown in the fields of Uji, near Tokyo. Four weeks before harvest, the tea plants are covered by mats and blankets in the sun. This increases the production of leaf green in the plant, which enhances the taste of the tea.

Which tea is good for when you are stressed?​

Choose lavender tea. This tea is known for its relaxing effects and may help reduce stress7.

Lavender ... you think of warm summers in Provence. You can use this lavender to make tea or to flavour French cheeses and vegetables.Lavender has a calming and illuminating effect.Ingredients: Lavender

Which tea is good before going to sleep?

Our evening blend including valerian root tea is the perfect evening drink. It can have a calming effect and contribute to a good night's sleep8.

Go into the night relaxing with this delicious sleeping tea. The balm and valerian root provide a soothing feeling. Ingredients: Peppermint, melissa, valerian root, hops, yarrow, chamomile blossom, rose blossom

Which tea is good for health?

All teas have their own benefits, but green tea and in particular Matcha green tea is often seen as a powerhouse for overall health. Read more about the health benefits of Matcha tea in my blog about it.

This traditional green Matcha tea is grown in the fields of Uji, near Tokyo. Four weeks before harvest, the tea plants are covered by mats and blankets in the sun. This increases the production of leaf green in the plant, which enhances the taste of the tea.

How do you make the best tea? Set instructions ​

  1. Bring water to a boil. Make sure you use good quality water, preferably filtered water.
  2. Take a teaspoon of (herbal) tea and add it to a teapot or mug. You can also use a tea strainer if you prefer not to have loose leaves in your tea.
  3. Carefully pour the boiling water over the thyme in the teapot or mug. Let it steep for about 5 minutes, so that the taste and healing properties of the tea are fully released.
  4. Use a tea strainer or tea strainer to remove the leaves from the tea.
  5. Pour the tea into your favorite cup and enjoy the soothing aromas and flavors.
A box full of herbs and teas, with a teapot filled with chamomile blossom next to it.

With every sip you take, you connect to an age-old tradition of well-being and pleasure. Choose the tea that suits you best and start your tea adventure today.

Tea, treat yourself with it!

Green tea, black tea, rooibos or herbal tea all teas have their own specific properties and added value for our health. It is not for nothing that Het Voedingscentrum advises to drink 3 to 4 cups of tea a day.

And in addition to all the health benefits, it is also important to continue enjoying your cup of tea!

Cheers! Enjoy your delicious cup of tea!

- Niels -

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Hi, I'm Niels and a passionate tea lover. Since 2014 I share my love for tea in my own shop, Het Kleinste Huis, and on my blog. Here I share my knowledge and experiences to inspire and inform others about the fascinating world of tea. Follow my blog and discover new flavors, teas and adventures with me.

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