Depending on which blends you choose, tea can be one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. Explore the many health benefits of tea drinking, such as improved digestion, reduced stress, weight loss and even better skin, and which blends of tea offer a wellness boost and dose of extra vitality.

There are many studies that reveal how regularly drinking tea can have a positive impact on your health.

Let’s explore a few health benefits of tea to find out more. We’ve also listed some of our favourite blends for supporting wellbeing.


#1 Improved digestion

Many teas are full of antioxidants, polyphenols, and catechins that aid in digestion and help reduce inflammation.

Studies have shown that drinking certain types of tea can help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, motion sickness and other digestive complaints.

Spearmint or peppermint tea, for example, are a great digestive aid. They contain menthol, which studies have shown helps to promote and soothe digestive health.

Spearmint tea in particular works as an antioxidant. As such, it can help boost immunity and aid in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.

For soothing upset stomachs, and with a delicious minty taste, try Organic Mint with Manuka Leaf.

The manuka plant is widely known as New Zealand’s tea tree and has been used traditionally in Maori culture to settle upset tummies and improve sleep patterns.

Together, spearmint and manuka offer a tasty tea that can help to improve your digestion.


#2 Weight loss

Tea is a great choice of beverage for supporting your weight loss goals.

In fact, certain types of tea, such as green tea, have been shown through studies to help increase metabolism and even burn fat.

Drinking tea can also help reduce your appetite, helping you to feel fuller for longer. This in itself can make it easier to maintain a healthy weight and resist any cravings for snacks.

Our favourite tea that can help aid weight loss is Refresh Green Tea.

Made with organic green tea leaves, this refreshing blend is combined with lemon verbena, lemongrass, lemon peel and ginger.

It’s this mixture of natural ingredients that offer an extra boost to losing weight – along with easing digestion and supporting the detoxification process through the liver.



#3 Stress relief

The act of brewing a cup of tea and taking a break from your day and can be enough for your mind and body to relax.

As an added benefit, many herbal teas contain calming properties that can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Chamomile tea is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a soothing and stress-reducing tea. Drink it during the day to reduce tension or at night for a better night’s sleep (we’ll cover another recommended tea for improved sleep later on).

When made from premium organic chamomile flowers, this tea is another great blend for soothing digestion. Widely regarded for its calming properties, the sweet, light flavour of chamomile has been used for centuries as a natural remedy.

Chamomile is also considered a very beneficial herb for boosting the immune system. It comes with anti-inflammatory properties that have been said to reduce muscle spasms and help support healthy hair and skin.

Tea pot with organic tea

Even the act of sitting down for a cup of tea is enough for you to relax – but there are many other health benefits


#4 Skin health

Tea is packed with antioxidants that can help protect the skin from environmental damage and reduce the signs of aging.

Green tea is especially beneficial for the skin, as it can help reduce wrinkles and protect against sun damage.

One of our favourite teas for skin health is the organic kawakawa blend, which also contains organic calendula.

Calendula is renowned as a herb packed with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Along with helping to ease eczema and support healthy gums, it’s also a fantastic herb for supporting memory and cognition.

The aromatic kawakawa blend (made from New Zealand’s native kawakawa leaf) also contains lemongrass and ginger. Overall, it helps to boost immunity, sooth digestion (yes, another herbal tea that does!) and ease bladder complaints.


#5 Hormone support

Herbal teas have also been shown to balance hormones and neurotransmitters.

We’ve combined a special blend of organic tea that supports healthy hormones, one that has been created with women and teenage girls in mind.

She Tea is the go-to tea if you want to balance hormones, ease skin complaints, soothe breast pain and even reduce irritability.

Everything about this tea is soothing. It contains a delightful infusion of peppermint, raspberry leaf, calendula, ladies mantle, chasteberry (also known as vitex) and ginger root.

Another popular tea for hormone health is our Bye Hot Flush blend.

Made of organically grown ingredients, this delectable herbal tea will help to keep hot flushes and pre-menopausal symptoms at bay. It contains sage, lemon balm, nettle, vitex, ashwagandha (the Queen of Ayurvedic Herbs), clover and peppermint.



#6 Improved sleep

Last but no means least, one of the all-time health benefits of drinking tea is a more restful –and sleep full – night.

Chamomile tea, which we covered earlier, is certainly a great beneficial herb for improving sleep. Along with easing stress and tension, it has also been shown to reduce menstrual pain and muscle spasms – other things that may interrupt your night’s sleep.

For an extra dose of soothing vibes, try our organically grown Goodnight Sleep Tea. As one of our bestselling teas, it contains chamomile, lavender, valerian and lemon balm.

This special blend of herbs help to soothe you off into a goodnight’s sleep. They’ve also been shown to support healthy hormones and reduce inflammation.

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Drinking organic herbal tea before bed can help soothe you off to sleep




About Charity Tea

Gill with children in HaitiWe’re an ethical tea company providing premium organic teas that really nourish. Every purchase helps feed children in New Zealand and overseas allowing us to build a legacy of zero hunger for the world. By putting people and the planet over profit, we ensure fair wages for everyone and offer compostable packaging and plastic-free and toxic-free tea bags.