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Reduce Stress with a Cup of Premium Black Tea

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June 30, 2015

Reduce Stress with a Cup of Premium Black Tea

Black tea is the most popular variety of tea consumed by Americans.  Considering that our fast-paced way of life tends to be immensely hectic, and that black tea is thought to help calm the feelings of stress, one might say that the two are perfectly suited for one another.  Several attributes make premium black tea a calming elixir in today’s stressful world.

Peace of Mind in Production
Find tranquility in the knowledge that at The Republic of Tea, we procure only the finest teas obtained from prized tea gardens.  Premium black tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant.  Tea leaves are harvested and then withered and rolled until oxidization occurs.  Leaves are then fired to dry them and draw out their flavor.  This process of producing premium black tea yields a beverage believed to be full of healthful properties.  Premium black tea contains antioxidants including polyphenols, flavonoids and amino acids.  In addition to offering up many health benefits, it is thought that these components also contribute to the relief of stress.

Stress-free Selections
There is no reason to stress about a lack of selection, black tea offers a large variety of choices.

Flavor: Often described as full-bodied with robust taste and a deep caramel color, premium black tea is versatile and easily blends with a variety of fruits, spices and other flavors to create many intriguing infusions.  From traditional blends such as British Breakfast Black Tea, to luscious infusions like Cardamom Crème Brûlée Black Tea there is a variety available for even the most discriminating sipper.  While these flavors taste decadent, do not stress about counting calories: black tea is naturally fat free and calorie-free so you can indulge without guilt.

Hot or Iced: Black tea is delicious hot and may also be served over ice or enjoyed from our selection of refreshing Glass Bottled Iced black teas, a relaxing way to unwind and de-stress.

Full-Leaf Loose or Tea Bags: Available in full-leaf loose, or in our unbleached, non-GMO tea bags, at The Republic of Tea, we stress quality and source only the highest-quality tea grown in the premier tea gardens of the world. Whether you prefer the rich flavor of full-leaf loose black tea or the convenience of black tea bags, either way you will be enjoying high quality, premium black tea.

Caffeine: No need to stress about caffeine, we have a premium black tea available guaranteed to suit your preference.

If you like to unwind and relieve stress late in the day, or if you simply prefer low caffeine alternative, there is a large selection of decaffeinated black teas from which to choose.  A typical cup of premium black tea contains half the caffeine as a cup of coffee, meaning you can get a gentle pick-me-up without the stressed-out feeling that consuming too much caffeine too quickly can bring.

If you need a little extra energy to get you through the day, HiCAF® Teas are a healthful alternative to coffee that will help to ease stress and leave you feeling invigorated.

Relaxing Ritual
Steeping premium black tea is simple and stress-free:

1) Heat fresh water to a rolling boil.  While water is heating, we suggest using this time to relax with quiet meditation.

2) Once water is hot, pour over black tea and time the steeping: black tea bags and full-leaf loose black teas will require three to five minutes.  This is the perfect opportunity to further reduce stress by taking a moment to practice some deep breathing.  Relax and inhale the enchanting aromas of premium black tea.

3) Remove the tea, sip and savor.  Take time to notice and appreciate the intricate taste and flavors.  Feel stress begin to subside.

With its appealing flavors, variety of choices and many health benefits, it is easy to see why black tea is the perfect tea to sit back and enjoy, sip by sip.  The next time you feel the stress from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, steep a cup of premium black tea and discover why it is the number one choice of so many Americans.