Chapter 5: Tea and Health

Tea has been associated with good health for centuries. Unlike coffee, tea is available in countless variations and flavor profiles, each affording a distinctly pleasurable experience. Even better, tea and many of the herbs used alongside it provide many health benefits. Since tea itself has no calories, it’s a healthy way to treat yourself to an indulgent, flavorful experience without the guilt. There are even natural, calorie-free options when it comes to sweetening your cup.

A Healthy Cuppa

Tea is a great way to give your body what it needs to feel refreshed and renewed. Tea has no calories, but contains several health-promoting compounds such as antioxidants. Blends of tea and herbs can also result in a cup that's uniquely healthful, holistic and even naturally sweetened.

From calorie-free, naturally sweet teas to digestive health teas, The Republic of Tea carries a myriad of options to pamper your body and help you focus on your specific needs. Sweet-tart hibiscus tea, for example, is the perfect addition to a heart-healthy diet.

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Naturally Calorie-Free Sweeteners

Herbal alternatives to sugar include rare, sweet hydrangea leaves, Chinese sweet blackberry leaves, licorice root, apples and stevia leaves. They are surprisingly viable sweetening solutions — stevia leaves, for example, are 300 times sweeter than cane sugar. They're even free of calories and carbohydrates, providing a healthy alternative for lovers of sweet tea.

The Republic of Tea carries several varieties of naturally sweetened, zero-calorie teas, such as our Calorie-Free Naturally Sweet Tea, sweetened only with the rare Korean Hydrangea serrata leaf. Blended with premium China black tea, this leaf yields a delectable, sweet cup with no bitter aftertaste. Truly a rare treat, it is delicious hot and is refreshing over ice.

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Be Well Red® Teas

The Republic of Tea carries 19 varieties of Be Well Red Teas, providing something for everyone in our line of caffeine-free, organic rooibos-based teas. Red and aromatic, the South African herb rooibos (ROY-boss) is celebrated for its healthful properties and contributes to a healthier lifestyle. Each blend is meticulously formulated with beneficial herbs for specific needs. Whether you're looking for clearer skin, want some extra energy or just need to get more focused, we have a Be Well Red Tea designed especially for you.

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Weight-Loss Teas

As part of a healthy lifestyle, all teas can play an important role in a weight-loss plan. Tea itself is not only zero-calorie, it can also assist with daily moderation when it's incorporated as part of a smart diet.

The Republic of Tea offers several teas intended specifically for weight control. Our caffeine-free Get Lost herb tea includes tropical banaba leaf, cinnamon and carob, which help to satisfy the appetite and assist with controlling cravings. Sip and Get Active with our all natural, Be Active teas made from organic green rooibos. Try our Get Burning herb tea — featured in Vital Juice as one of the latest healthy trends to try — a tasty way to increase the body's metabolism and resistance to stress. This tea stimulates the body without taxing our vital systems.*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.