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Different Types of Teas & Their Great Benefits!

For centuries tea has been known to have great health benefits, not only internal, but external as well! Certain types of tea can work wonders for your SKIN!

If you are new to the tea world it can be a little overwhelming, so we have put some really great information together to help you along the way!

Types of Tea:

Green tea—by far the most popular tea sipped across the world. Study after study of green tea and its antioxidant benefits show it aids in everything from reducing fibrocystic nodes to weight loss to digestive problems, proving that green teas have the most diverse and abundant leaves for health. Each aroma is different—some mild, others very strong—yet the overall complexity of green tea can be scented with flowers or mixed with fruits to produce the influence of the low caffeine stimulation and anti-cancer properties.

Oolong teas—this strong black tea was actually revered by Buddhist monks who trained monkeys to harvest the leaves from the tops of wild tea trees, where it became a cultural staple in all of Asia. The loose form has the most caffeine content with the highest possible grade having an orchid-like aroma and smooth finish. Sometimes referred to as “Black Dragon “ tea, the oolong leaves are potent and can aid in the reduction of cholesterol levels, formation of strong bones, preservation of heart health, and strengthening the immune system.

White teas—while green and black teas are the most popular, white teas are less processed and are the purest of all teas. They possess the highest antioxidant properties of any tea, and its supreme power is in preventing disease and disorder. Everything from radiant skin, strong bones, heart disease, cholesterol-lowering, and a host of numerous healthy benefits, the white tea family is one of nature’s greatest gifts.

Herbal teas—caffeine-free and laden with infection-fighting characteristics, herbal teas help with nausea, colds, indigestion, combating the first signs of infection, sleep disorders and many other therapeutic virtues. The range of herbal teas is vast, as is the benefits of each one. Ginger, nettle, chamomile, thyme, jasmine light green, cinnamon, peppermint and even St. John’s Wort, these are simply a few of the amazing tea options. Avoid the synthetic herb teas and go for the organic varieties, as these contain a better quality leaf. Drunk a few times per day, herbal teas without artificial flavorings are the perfect remedy for creating a healthy internal environment.

Mate teas—coffee lovers rejoice! Mate teas are made from the leaves and twigs of the yerba mate plant, and it is the one tea that tastes just like coffee. It is favorably compared to green tea in its benefits, yet it has five times the antioxidant qualities that green tea does. Mate tea can help you think more clearly, alleviate bad breath, and help with an upset stomach, to name a few. South American and European countries have long understood the benefits of mate tea, and America is now catching up. Overdoing it though can result in too much of that “coffee high feeling” which can work against you in over-stimulation and make you feel a bit jittery. A good cup of mate however can help with allergies, increased metabolism, and digestive disorders.


Looking for an all natural skin detox? 

“Yogi Tea” (the brand) has a pre-blended mix to detox your skin for clearer, glowing skin. This tea’s focus is to “cleanse from the inside” they also mention that “reducing internal impurities can help to promote clearer, glowing skin.”

Highlighted Ingredients: Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Oregon grape

A Simple Skin Anti-Oxidant Boost:

Green tea is showing some exciting promise for the health of our skin by “cleansing” or providing nutrients from the inside out. Tea supplier, Mountain Rose Herbs, writes: “Extensive research confirms the high anti-oxidant and poly phenol activity found in green tea, and it comes highly recommended as a general cleansing beverage.” Among the many green teas, a favorite is a delicious Organic Sencha Green Tea.

Highlighted green teas: Sencha, gunpowder, jasmine, matcha

To Protect Your Skin

Tea Forte’s line is based on “an integrative approach to beauty, these distinctively delectable teas are intended to promote and preserve a more luminous appearance helping to keep you looking and feeling beautiful.” This mixture, called Skin Smart Teas, are based on all around wellness to promote beautiful skin.

Highlighted Ingredients: Green, white or rooibos tea

Help To Find Your Inner Gorgeous

Rightfully named, Get Gorgeous tea from The Republic of Tea is another blend to help get a glow and clear up your skin with healthy herbs. What’s interesting about this blend? The Republic of Tea explains: “So here’s good news: this organic, rooibos-based, naturally caffeine-free tea blend is brimming with antioxidants.

Highlighted Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, Hibiscus (flower), Chamomile (flower)

Did you know Puresthetics offers a

Green Tea Mask? 

Add it on to ANY facial!

The Green Tea Mask is loaded with antioxidants that can protect your skin from sun damage, act as anti-inflammatory agent and overall improve your skin’s tone and texture! 

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