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A Quick Guide Tea

Teas to Drink that are believed to aid in weight loss, sleep, and good health

Green
Not fermented and, therefore, generally contains more antioxidants than other teas. Less caffeine than black tea.
Health claim: Vitamin C helps immune system and promotes good health. Contains fluoride that helps strengthen bones and prevents cavities.

Oolong
Not as processed as black tea but more so than green tea. Has richer flavor than green tea but more delicate than black.
Health claim: Helps with indigestion and lowers cholesterol, boosts metabolism.

Darjeeling
High-quality black tea (fully fermented, containing more caffeine than other teas but only half as much as coffee).
Health claim: Lowers risk of stroke. High concentration of flavonoids helps reduce clotting and acts as an antioxidant.

Rooibos
Natural source of antioxidants with high level of flavonoids. Caffeine-free.
Health claim: Helps soothe upset stomach and diminishes hay fever symptoms. Reduces insomnia, irritability, headaches, nervous tension and hypertension.

Yerba mate
Not derived from the tea plant, but from an herb that was believed for years to contain no caffeine. Scientists recently discovered, however, that mate does have caffeine.
Health claim: Energizes body, boosts immunity, tones nervous system, eliminates insomnia, aids weight loss, is a gentle diuretic and more.

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