What We Drink For Wellness

What We Drink For Wellness

One of our go-to wellness drinks when we aren't drinking water or smoothies is organic tea from Lemon Lily

Here is Lemon Lily's Guide to Tea Types & their many Health Benefits

Tea is an ancient beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. There are several varieties, including black, green, white oolong, rooibos, chamomile and many others. 

Black Tea
Black Tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green and white teas. Because of the fermentation process, black tea is usually richer in color, more penetrating in flavor, and has a higher concentration of caffeine than other teas. 


Green Tea
When producing Green Tea, the leaves undergo minimal oxidation. The content of flavonoids in a cup of green tea is higher than that in the same volume of other food and drink items that are traditionally considered of health contributing nature, including fresh fruits, vegetable juices or wine.


White Tea
White Tea is a lightly oxidized tea. The leaves and buds are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent further tea processing. The name derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, but the beverage itself is not white but pale yellow. White tea contains the most antioxidants.


Yellow Tea
Yellow Tea usually implies a special tea processed similarly to green tea, but with a slower drying phase, where the damp tea leaves are allowed to sit and yellow. It has a subtle aroma and taste.


Herbal Tea
Herbal Tea, also known as Tisane, is any non-caffeinated beverage made from the infusion of herbs in hot water. They are are often consumed for their physical effects, especially for their stimulant or relaxant properties as well as for their fragrance and antioxidant properties.


Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is unique because of its partial fermentation which produces a diverse arrangement of both off-green and black leaves. This tea is tasty, full bodied, healthy and has a smooth aftertaste.


Rooibos Tea
The Rooibos is a plant member of the legume family of plants growing in South Africa. Its leaves are packed with antioxidants and flavonoids and since they lack caffeine, They are frequently used as tisanes, brewed alone or mixed with milk and/or sugar.


Matcha tea is a refreshing beverage containing rich historic roots within Japanese tea drinking ceremonies. Matcha, which literally means "finely powdered tea," is made from young green tea leaves. It has a bold green color and mildly sweet flavor. Contains caffeine. Our Matcha comes from Tendon, Japan.


Chai Tea
Chai is a flavored tea beverage made by brewing black tea and flavoring it with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. The traditional composition of spices often differs depending on the region in Asia, but some common spices are ground ginger, cardamom pods, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, peppercorn, cloves, nutmeg, coriander and/or liquorice root.


Herbal Tea Ingredients:

This Herbal Tea derives from chamomile flowers found in Egypt.


Hibiscus flowers have a distinctive taste and liquor.  It offers a lemony taste with a pinkish red colour when steeped.


Butterfly Pea Flower

These flowers have the power to delight, changing colour from blue to purple to pink, depending on what they're mixed with. They have been used to add colour to celebratory drinks in various locales around the world since forever. 


With its lemony scent and hint of rose aroma, lemongrass is an essential ingredient in teas. Its essential oil consists mainly of citral, which gives the leaves a subtle citrus flavour and aroma.


Native to Europe, this distinctive herb is actually a natural hybrid of spearmint and water mint. Commonly cultivated around the world, the oil of peppermint offers its cool, refreshing flavor and unmistakable aroma to a wide variety of foods and beverages. 


Yerba Mate Roasted
Yerba mate comes from the dried leaves and stems of a South American rainforest holly. The term mate is a Guarani Indian word for gourd, referring to the hollowed out gourds once used to hold the tea. In traditional use of yerba mate, the tea cup is often shared among close friends and family, all of whom use thee same straw as a sign of friendship.


Butterfly Pea Flower
Butterfly-pea flower tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea, or tisane, beverage made from a decoction or infusion of the leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant.  It is in the same family as Hibiscus.


Did you expand your tea knowledge today?
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