The month of January celebrates many things: the beginning of a new year, health awareness campaigns, federal holidays, and the occasional food spotlights like tempura, apricot, bittersweet chocolate among many others. It also highlights National Hot Tea Month. You’re probably thinking, who comes up with all these celebrations, right? I don’t know myself, but as a tea drinker, creating awareness on the different types of teas and benefits of drinking tea is a good thing. Numi® Organic Tea sent me the Turmeric Tea Variety Bundle to try.
Health benefits of drinking tea1
- Lowers the risk for chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke
- Polyphenols may protect against some types of cancers and strengthens bones
- Catechins in green, oolong, and white teas may promote weight loss
- Improves mood, concentration, and performance
Turmeric was a health buzzword last year, and continues to be so for good reason. Most people probably know turmeric as a food colorant in Asian cooking; it gives food, like curry, its yellow coloring. Additionally, turmeric has also been used as an anti-inflammatory for people with digestive and liver problems, as well as skin diseases and wounds.2
Health benefits of turmeric2
- Help fight infections
- Help fight some cancers
- Reduce inflammation
- Treat digestive problems
Another use of turmeric is in tea form. The Turmeric Tea Variety Bundle includes the following flavors: Three Roots, Golden Tonic, Fields of Gold, and Amber Sun. To be honest, I am a tea consumer and am far from a tea connoisseur. So although I can taste the differences between the four flavors of turmeric teas, I can not, by any means, distinguish all their nuisances. My favorite is Fields of Gold and it’s probably because I do love chamomile tea.
Golden Tunic was quite distinct from the rest. Perhaps it’s the combination of citrus ingredients that give it that slightly tart taste.
Three Roots is the sweetest of all the flavors. In my opinion, you don’t need to add sweetener to it at all. I expected it to be really strong and bold because it’s made from ginger and licorice, surprisingly, it wasn’t. I’m not a fan of licorice, but this was a nice subtle hint of the flavor. It also wasn’t spicy despite containing ginger.
Amber sun has a similar taste to Three Roots. You still get that predominantly turmeric flavor hitting your tastebud upon the first sip, without the lingering sweetness after.
Numi® Organic Tea
- Certified organic
- Verified non-GMO
- Fair Trade
I’ll probably drink more tea than usual because after all, it is National Hot Tea Month. Celebrate by savoring this hot elixir yourself or gift it to loved ones.
How do you plan on celebrating National Hot Tea Month? What is your favorite tea?
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. Information in this post is intended for informational purposes. The information is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice.