Health Benefits of Black Tea: Savor Chai for Heart Health Month

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Oregon Chai Benefits of Black TeaBlack tea is steeped in health benefits and is the staple of our Oregon Chai Original Chai Tea and Chai Tea Latte. Every February, Heart Health Month is devoted to raising awareness of heart health and the leading cause of death for women in the United States: heart disease. The American Heart Association is devoted to encouraging a healthy lifestyle to combat the disease.

Chai originated in South Asia as an herbal healing agent well before making its way into the mainstream as a staple of Me Time indulgence. The original recipe hasn’t changed over the centuries, and with black tea being the staple ingredient, health benefits remain. Chai – made with Assam black tea – is steeped in antioxidants. Antioxidants are beneficial to the immune system, have been known to lower cholesterol and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but incorporating new habits into a healthy routine makes it grow stronger. Here are a few extra tips for keeping your heart healthy—with a dusting of chai:

  • Stress is a major deterrent to a healthy heart. A freshly steeped mug of chai and deep breathing can do wonders for your stress level.
  • Sometimes chai can wait. Moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes most days of the week provides substantial benefits for your heart health.
  • Smiling stops stress in its tracks and is highly contagious. We recommend smiling every chance you get.
  • An excessive amount of caffeine doesn’t help. Chai contains half the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee. For the caffeine sensitive, chai tea is the perfect anytime alternative.
  • Keep an eye on your blood pressure and cholesterol. The more “in the know” you are, the better off you’ll be.

 

For the health-minded chai lover pondering their choices, Oregon Chai Original Chai Tea Latte Concentrate is available in Sugar Free and Slightly Sweet. And in case you’re wondering “Does chai tea have caffeine?” Both our Caffeine Free Chai Tea Latte and Dreamscape Herbal Chai do not contain caffeine.

What do you do to reduce stress or keep your heart in top shape? Share it in the comments.

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    I prefer the packages as opposed to the container. This way I can take the packages with me when we go on vacation and other places and have it at my leisure. I have had Oregon Chai Latte on the beach in Gulf Shores, in the mountains of Helen GA and on so many other places, some not so nice. When twice my husband was in the hospital with a serious illness I don’t drink coffee but I had my packages of Chai Latte and you better know I took it with me and enjoyed the whole experience of the smell, taste and feel as it entered my body. This is an experience, not just a beverage. This is the only Latte I like, have to search for it sometimes but this is it, and always has been. Thank you

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    i love oregon chi – u have a cup everyday!

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