We are huge tea drinkers in our home. I have been drinking tea for decades and consider it not only tasty but also a staple in my medicine cabinet. I only like hot tea and Mike only likes ice tea. Sometimes it is a wonder we are so happily married as I swear we do everything opposite.

Green tea is lovely and full of health benefits but truthfully I feel it lacks body and flavor. I will drink green tea but it is not my favorite. My current favorite is herbal red tea.

Red tea, also known as rooibos tea, is a flavorful and caffeine-free beverage that offers numerous health benefits. One of the most notable benefits of red tea is its high antioxidant content, which can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

In addition to its antioxidant properties, red tea also contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is a common underlying factor in many chronic health conditions.

Studies have also suggested that drinking red tea may have specific benefits for heart health. For example, some research has found that drinking red tea may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, red tea may support healthy digestion by reducing inflammation in the gut and promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Mike loves iced red tea because of its potential to reduce inflammation, I love it for the gut health benefit.

Another advantage of red tea is that it is low in tannins, which can interfere with nutrient absorption. Unlike black tea and other types of tea, red tea does not contain tannins, allowing the body to more easily absorb the nutrients it contains. Of course, each tea profile has its own powerful punch to every sip but right now red seems to be in our cups more often than any other.

Overall, incorporating red tea into your diet may be a simple and effective way to support your overall health and well-being. Its delicious taste and numerous health benefits make it an excellent alternative to other types of tea or sugary beverages. I strongly believe in the power of herbs. They are gentle and effective but should be consumed each day to gain the possible benefits above. Next time you are thinking of brewing up a coffee, give tea a try.