Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Science has confirmed that the fruit of the orange tree and its peel contains Vitamins A, B, and C and carminative properties that help move congestion while the sweet, tangy taste soothes the nerves.
Traditional Chinese Herbalism considers orange a “Chi” tonic that moves stagnant energy and helps soothe indigestion, constipation, and bloating.
Not unlike the other ingredients in this tea, orange contains antioxidants. Researchers have noted that orange peel and black tea may reduce inflammation, contain anti-cancer properties, and have shown that they may help to normalize blood sugar levels.
Apple (Malleus domestica)
We’ve all heard the ancient maxim that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away;” that saying may well be rooted in the fact that apples contain high amounts of magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin C for strong bones and teeth.
You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love the taste of apples! Apple has long been known for its ability to add to the aroma and taste of many foods, including tea.
Like other fruit, apples are excellent boosters of the immune system and are also high in antioxidants to help reduce free radicals within the body.
Almond (Prunus dulcis)
Considered one of the healthiest nuts you can add to your diet, almonds are packed with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, E, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.
Tea drinkers in China, Asia, and the Middle East use almonds in culinary dishes and drinks as both a sweetener and a flavor enhancer. Almonds have been shown to have antioxidants that can reduce the effects of free radicals in the body, which can take their toll on your skin.
Almonds also help stimulate the metabolic function and can help detoxify your body by stimulating liver function. Researchers in China have found some evidence that almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Of course, all these benefits aside, many tea drinkers love the aroma and flavor of almonds in their tea for the relaxing effects it instills.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum*)
Cinnamon not only lends heat and a spicy aroma to foods and beverages, but it also contains several benefits. Cinnamon is naturally antibacterial and antifungal.
Several studies over the last 10 years show that consuming as little as 120 milligrams of cinnamon per day (less than 1/10 teaspoon) can give several potential health benefits. These include:
- Potentially help to improve cholesterol level
- Lower inflammation
- Help reduce blood sugar levels and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
- Contains anti-cancer properties
- Improve digestion
- Boost the metabolism
- Promote weight loss
- Potentially improve heart health
Cinnamon can also help warm you and move congestion and phlegm when you feel under the weather.
Rose Petals (Rosa spp.)
We’ve added a hint of rose petals to this already delicious and aromatic blend. Rose has been used in tea to strengthen the immune system, relax the nerves and even help relieve a sore throat.
Taken all together, our Royal Crest Orange Almond Black Tea blend can help to boost your overall good health.