The health benefits of tea are endless. As a restorative beverage, tea is not only warming but can help improve digestion, inflammation, and can boost the immune system. At Craft Kitchen, we have an extensive loose leaf tea menu for you to try! It includes:
Breakfast in Paris
Roaster Apple Chair
Toasted Almond Brittle
Here are five fabulous teas that we serve at Craft Kitchen, and the unique health benefits associated with each.
1. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is a caffeine free infusion of peppermint leaves with a strong, minty aroma and flavour. The benefits of Peppermint for your body are endless, but at the top of the list is its ability to help with the effects of nausea. Peppermint can also:
Improve digestion (even helping to stabilize the symptoms of Irritable Bowl Syndrome)
Works as an antispasmodic to help with coughs
Helps control appetite
Cures bad breath
Reduces stress due to its anti-inflammatory nature
Peppermint tea is an incredible tea and can be safely enjoyed as often as you like due to the fact that it is caffeine-free.
2. Black Tea
There are a variety of Black teas, each offering the same great health benefits. So whether you enjoy our Breakfast in Paris blend, Uncle Grey, Chai, or Roasted Apple Chai, you can take advantage of the benefits that Black Tea has to offer. One amazing thing that Black Tea does is boost heart health. People experience a significant decrease in triglyceride levels, bad cholesterol, while reducing the probability of ischaemic heart disease and major coronary events. This is all gained by drinking 9 grams of black tea a day. Having at least 3 cups of black tea a day also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by a whopping 42%!
3. Lavender Tea
Lavender tea is made from the buds of a lavender plant that have been steeped in hot water. Often used in traditional medicine, lavender contains calcium, iron, and vitamin A. One of the key health benefits experienced by drinking lavender tea include reduced stress levels, as the scent of lavender is a proven relief for stress and anxiety. It also helps with digestion by eliminating inflammation, which helps reduce constipation, bloating, and cramping. Lavender tea can also lower negative LDL cholesterol levels, which can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
4. Sencha (Green) Tea
Notoriously known for its restorative qualities, Green Tea has some of the most impactful health benefits. With its strong antioxidant qualities, research has shown that it can help prevent cancer, particularly prostate cancer. It also helps boost metabolism, which aids in weight loss. Green Tea can lower blood pressure, despite its higher levels of caffeine, and help with overall heart health.
5. Chamomile Tea
This tea has an excellent reputation for its calming effects and healing properties. Chamomile Tea promotes sleep and helps cure insomnia. It also boosts immunity, and you can use it to help treat colds by inhaling the steam from chamomile tea. One thing that Chamomile Tea does that other teas do not is that it has antispasmodic properties, and can help reduce muscle spasms. It also reduces aches, can help fight the signs of ageing, and if applied directly to the skin on a saturated towel can help heal sunburns.
Tea is an amazing beverage, and we at Craft Kitchen want you to experience the benefits that it offers. Come into our Downtown Toronto Cafe today and enjoy a restorative cup of tea alongside our healthy and delicious meals!