The best Earl Grey teas begin with high quality full black tea leaves, which get their legendary flavor from natural bergamot oil - oil from a citrus fruit grown in Bergamo, Italy. This is an elegant cuppa' tea with tried and true flavor that ranges from a light citrus zip to a deep, smooth black tea. Our Organic Earl Grey starts with a great quality, large leaf organic black tea; we then add just a hint of natural bergamot to create the famous taste. But, not only does our Earl Grey taste incredible but this blend of ingredients gives it some fantastic health benefits as well.
So, what are these health benefits? Well there are many, so we have gathered the most impressive 7 health benefits that a cuppa' earl grey can provide!
The 7 Health Benefits of Earl Grey Tea
1. Energy Booster
Earl Grey–like any cup of tea–features a caffeine boost similar to coffee without some of the side effects. Caffeine levels in tea are lower than coffee and its effects are tempered by L-theanine, an amino acid found only in tea, that has a relaxing effect that counteracts the jitteriness of caffeine without reducing the increase in alertness.
2. Improves Immunity
While Earl Grey tea is a blend of several teas, one of the key ingredients, bergamot, has become recognized as having many health benefits. So while it adds that delicious citrusy flavor to tea, it also has antibacterial properties that give your immune system a boost. It also has been shown to help with fevers, which makes it an ideal cold remedy.
Beyond bergamot, Earl Grey tea is also rich in Vitamin C and zinc. This combination creates a perfectly balanced concoction that works to give your body the ultimate boost.
3. Boosts Metabolism
Since Earl Grey Tea is delicious on its own, it is easy to enjoy without adding milk and sugar. But, there’s more! Citrus has long been believed to encourage weight loss and combined with the polyphenols in the tea will increase your metabolism to quicken the weight-loss process. Next time you enjoy a cuppa Earl Grey, try adding a lemon for a great taste and benefit to your body!
4. Fights Anxiety and Depression
The combination of ingredients, with bergamot leading the charge, works to reduce anxiety and depression. Bergamot oil has natural aromatherapy qualities, which means having a cup of Earl Grey Tea a day can help to boost your mood and reduce that daily anxiety that is hanging around.
5. Beneficial for Teeth
Earl Grey tea contains a powerful antioxidant called catechin, which helps protect you from oral infections–especially around the teeth–and fights tooth decay. It also includes fluoride that works to strengthen the enamel on your teeth. So keep those pearly whites, well, pearly white, and treat yourself to a healthy cuppa Earl Grey Tea.
6. Improves Digestion
While the health benefits are endless, tea’s impact on digestion is truly impressive! The ingredients in Earl Grey Tea help protect your gut health and support the digestion process. And if you need more reasons to drink Earl Grey, these same ingredients have natural anti-inflammatory qualities that can help relieve constipation and acid reflux.
7. Prevents Cholesterol Buildup
Research has shown that Earl Grey Tea works to improve cholesterol and blood pressure. A study in Preventative Medicine showed that enjoying three cups of Earl Grey a day encourages the production of HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol, and triglycerides in your body. Also, the flavanones in bergamot oil contain enzymes that inhibit the production of LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol. So enjoying a cup (or a few!) of Earl Grey Tea can help prevent cardiovascular diseases from taking root in your body!
Tips to Try
1. Add lemon juice or a lemon wedge to your next cuppa'
2. Include Earl Grey Tea in your food recipes (Hint: Earl Grey Tea Cookies are delicious!)
3. And of course, drink a cup of Earl Grey Tea daily or three times a week
Enjoy your cuppa' tea and healthy sipping!