The Health Benefits of Tea

As a client of Hometown Health’s, Davidsons’ Organic Teas has partnered with us once again. But this time, they’re helping us bring awareness to the northern Nevada community about the many health benefits of drinking tea.

Sourced directly from their family-owned tea gardens in India, Sparks-based Davidson’s Organic Teas has one of the world’s largest selections of USDA-Certified organic teas, available in more than 200 flavorful varieties. They’re excited to call Nevada home for their distribution facility and processing plant, which enables buyers to drink the purest organic tea directly from the farmer to your cup.

With almost four decades of business under its belt—it began blending spices in 1976—Davidson’s freshly picked teas (both organic and fair trade) are exclusive to the U.S. market.

Their flavors appeal to a wide range of tea drinkers and are available in whichever form desired, from blended to unblended, bagged or loose, straight or flavored, hot or iced, oolong to Tulsi.

Davidson’s is proud to offer certified Kosher, organic teas free of GMOs, pesticides, dairy, etc. at accessible prices. Its goal is to protect your mind and body through experiencing the great rewards of drinking tea on both a health-conscious and flavor-filled level.

Study after study over the past decade verifies that all varieties of tea – black, green, oolong and white tea contribute greatly to a healthy lifestyle. From its rich antioxidant properties that help promote wellness and enhance the body’s immune system, to indications that it protects against heart disease, cancer, arthritis, liver disease and osteoporosis, the health benefits of tea are abundant. There is even some evidence that drinking tea with a meal aids in digestion and reduces protein and calorie absorption. Tea may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

It’s no wonder that in 1990, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an agency of the United Nations, announced the beginning of a worldwide campaign to encourage tea drinking, especially among young people.

As for which types have the most promising health benefits, and which varieties target which ailments, we’ll get into the specifics in a later entry—stay tuned for further installments of the Davidson’s Organics’ blog for Hometown Health!