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14 Reasons to Try High Mountain Rose Darjeeling Tea

India has given a lot to the world. Sports champions, genius-level intellectuals, and even major contributions to the music/film industry. We Indians have aced almost every field out there. Do you think we would lag in the tea department? No way! India’s biggest contribution to the world, when it comes to teas, is Darjeeling tea. Using this wonderful tea, Ono Teas has crafted the High Mountain Rose Darjeeling Tea.

This brew combines the amazing Darjeeling tea leaves with the beautiful Rose petals. These special ingredients have a lot of health benefits to offer. In this blog, we’re going to explore the benefits of these ingredients in detail. Let’s start with Darjeeling tea. 

Darjeeling Tea: Our Nation’s Pride

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Hailed as the “Champagne of Teas”, Darjeeling Tea is famous for its ‘muscatel’ flavour- described as musky and fruity. It is lauded by connoisseurs all around the globe. It comes in all types (black, green, white or oolong) and offers a lot of health benefits:

Darjeeling Tea for Weight Issues.

Many of us deal with body issues. Even if it’s about just a few pounds or full-blown obesity, it is a cause for concern. On your weight loss journey, Darjeeling tea can be of great help to you.

Darjeeling tea leaves are very nutritious and add a lot of flavour to your palate. According to a study, black tea can play a vital role in managing body weight. Polyphenols present in tea compress the digestion and absorption of lipid and complex sugar, thereby preventing obesity. Keep sipping the Darjeeling Rose tea, but don’t forget to exercise!

Darjeeling Tea Reduces Stress.

The exquisite flavour of Darjeeling tea is exclusive, as it can only be found in the plantations on the foothills of the Himalayas. Unless you buy an imported pack, of course. Darjeeling Rose can calm you down as if you were in the Himalayas. What I mean to say is, Darjeeling tea can help calm your nerves and keep you relaxed.

Research done on tea suggests that tea contains essential oils that directly affect the central nervous system. This may help in reducing stress and calming your mind.

So don’t worry, Darjeeling tea is there for you.

Darjeeling Tea may Prevent Heart Disease.

Darjeeling tea is special since it does not follow the mechanical procedures used in modern-day plantations. The traditional steps that take place while making these leaves directly affect the chemical composition of the leaves.

As natural things are generally good for you, Darjeeling tea may reduce the risk of heart disease significantly. Researchers have studied a lot of databases on the benefits of tea. They indicate that tea affects cholesterol and high triglyceride level which are the factors that determine cardiovascular health. Drinking tea regularly may help to prevent most heart disorders.

Darjeeling Tea Improves Oral Health.

Described as a “musky spiciness”, this flavourful tea is not only good in taste, but also does wonders for your oral hygiene. Bad breath is pretty common and can really hinder your daily activities. 

The bioactive components present in tea can reduce bacterial growth. They also make your gums and teeth stronger and keeps your breath fresh. Overall, Darjeeling tea is a tasty and healthy solution for most of your oral health issues.

Darjeeling Tea Helps Improve Digestion.

I have a ‘gut feeling’ that this might interest you (See what I did there?). Theanine is a component found in Darjeeling tea that not only stimulates the central nervous system but also improves digestion. 

The flavonoids present in tea along with the organic acids facilitate digestion by promoting the release of gastric juices. This regulates intestinal flora, thereby reducing the chances of gastrointestinal diseases and also activates peristaltic movements (contraction and relaxation of the food in the food pipe).

Darjeeling Tea is full of Antioxidants.

Tea leaves are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help protect your body from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. These are harmful molecules that might cause oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress can lead to several chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Foods rich in antioxidants are very useful in preventing chronic diseases caused by oxidative stress. As mentioned above, oxidative stress is a medical condition. The free radicals that damage our skin can result in oxidative stress.

Apart from preventing oxidative stress, the long-term benefits of antioxidants may include the prevention of major ailments such as heart disease. 

According to research, daily or regular consumption of tea significantly increases the antioxidant activity in our body. This helps us to reduce the risk of chronic disorders and to improve our overall health.

Darjeeling Tea is Anti-Inflammatory.

Inflammation is a protection mechanism of our body. When we get injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause, our body activates an inflammatory response. This process can be harmful if it does not stop for a long time. The presence of antioxidants and a few other components enable tea to have the potential to decrease inflammation in your body. 

Research shows that tea can act as an anti-inflammatory tonic and drastically reduce inflammation. Darjeeling tea provides this plethora of benefits without any side effects, making it an ideal beverage to sip just about any time!

Darjeeling Tea is also Anti-Diabetic.

Tea is best consumed without any sugar. Any extra additives to a cup of tea may ruin the authentic appeal it should have. Black tea (Assam tea, Darjeeling tea, etc) helps fight diabetes. 

Darjeeling Tea has bioactive compounds called lignans, which are compounds that form the building blocks of plant cell walls. Lignans reduce the risk of insulin resistance, therefore controlling blood sugar levels.

Long-term consumption of diets rich in tea polyphenols offers protection against the development of diabetes. So avoid sugar, and keep sipping your favourite tea without worrying about your sugar levels.

So, What about Rose Petals?

Undoubtedly the most famous symbol of love, rose petals provide so much more than just appreciation for love.

Pink Rose Petals and a bottle of Rose Oil Placed on a wooden coaster with white background.
Rose Petals and Essential Oil
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Undoubtedly the most famous symbol of love, rose petals provide so much more than just appreciation for love. 

Rose Petals help Smoothen the Respiratory System.

Roses have cultural and medicinal significance. All roses are edible, and therefore you can make an aromatic herbal beverage by using them. They may help smoothen your respiratory system from the inside. 

In a lab test, the researchers found that ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the rose plant significantly reduced the number of coughs induced by citric acid in guinea pigs. The aqueous, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions of the Damask rose also had a relaxant effect on the tracheal smooth muscle of guinea pigs. 

Rose may help Reduce Stress.

Today, almost every one of us experiences stressful situations. It’s hard to cope with it, and we should take care of our loved ones if they ever feel stressed out. A simple, homemade, and natural way of handling stress is to consume some freshly brewed Rose Tea.

People have used roses for their therapeutic properties for a long time. Rose oil may help in reducing nervous stress and tension. 

In a study conducted on male mice under chronic stress, researchers aimed to investigate the neuropsychological effects of a water-soluble extract of French rose. The results indicated that french rose extract exerted an anti-stress effect on the mice subjected to chronic stress. 

Rose Helps the Central Nervous System.

The central nervous system (CNS) controls most functions of your body and mind. It has three broad functions: sensory input, information processing, and motor output. The CNS is literally the backbone of your health. Pun intended.

Apart from the antidepressant and antianxiety effects, the ethanolic extract of the flowering tops of Damask rose has other properties as well. Rose possesses a potent hypnotic activity on the central nervous system in mice. The scientists observed that the sleeping times of the mice increased. This extract also shows anticonvulsant and analgesic effects and promotes nerve growth in mice.

Rose is Anti-Diabetic.

People suffering from diabetes have it tough. The only way to combat diabetes is to either prevent it or modify our lifestyle to deal with the damage caused. Rose may help here. Research suggests that Damask rose exerts an anti-diabetic effect on our body.

In a study, researchers orally administered some amount of methanol extract of Damask rose in normal and diabetic rats. As a result, significantly decreased blood glucose after maltose loading was observed.

Also, Damask rose was identified as a potent inhibitor of the α-glucosidase enzyme, which can reduce the postprandial glucose level in the blood. The polyphenols present in rose tea may help in the prevention of type-2 diabetes.

Rose is also Anti-Ageing.

We often see rosewater as a prominent component in most beauty products. This is mainly due to the anti-ageing properties. Rose is rich in antioxidants. These are the compounds that protect our cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Free radicals cause damage on a cellular level, which might result in oxidative stress, which can cause premature ageing issues. Research suggests that the anti-ageing properties of rose-flower extract might be due to its antioxidant activity. 

Rose can Alleviate Menstrual Cramps.

Almost 50% of women suffer from menstrual pains. Some of them even experience headaches, diarrhoea, fatigue, and vomiting during their menstruation period. Rose tea has been used in Chinese medicine as a traditional remedy for menstrual pains.

In a Taiwanese study, researchers gave 2 cups of rose tea to 130 teenagers daily for 12 days. They did this for a duration of 6 menstrual cycles. Compared to the control group, those given the tea reported less menstrual pain and a better mental health condition.

A Combination of Tea and Love

The High Mountain Rose Darjeeling tea is crafted with the freshest rose petals and the best batch of Darjeeling tea. You can enjoy the special muscatel flavour of Darjeeling tea and the sweet, floral taste of rose petals right at your home. Just order it from our site and make your own cup, whenever, wherever.

If you enjoyed High Mountain Rose Darjeeling tea, you should also try High Mountain Darjeeling Oolong tea from our Slimming Teas Collection.

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Stay Fresh and Lovely with Rose Mint Tea

Love is a beautiful feeling. We often don’t appreciate our loved ones and fail to express our love to them. Giving roses might be a good way, but isn’t it a bit cliché? Next time you forget your anniversary, or just feel a little more in love, try something new. Try making the Rose Mint tea, a fresh and soothing drink that you can easily make, anytime, anywhere.

The Rose Mint isn’t just a tasty gift for your loved ones: it is so much more than that. The beautiful combination of rose petals, spearmint, and peppermint provides a plethora of health benefits that will amaze you. We are going to go through each ingredient and explore its health benefits in detail. Let’s begin. 

Rose Petals

A bronze tub filled with water and 3 roses along with their petals.
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First are the rose petals. Undoubtedly the most popular symbol of love, rose petals provide so much more than just appreciation for love.

Rose Petals help Smoothen the Respiratory System

Roses have cultural and medicinal significance. All roses are edible, and therefore an aromatic herbal beverage can be made by using them. They may help smoothen your respiratory system from the inside. 

In a lab test, the researchers found that ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the rose plant significantly reduced the number of coughs induced by citric acid, in guinea pigs. The aqueous, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions of the Damask rose also had a relaxant effect on the tracheal smooth muscle of guinea pigs. 

Rose may help Reduce Stress

Rose is known for its therapeutic properties for a long time. The essential oil derived from the rose plant may help in reducing nervous stress and tension. 

In a study conducted on male mice under chronic stress, researchers aimed to investigate the neuropsychological effects of a water-soluble extract of French rose. The results indicated that french rose extract exerted an anti-stress effect on the mice subjected to chronic stress. 

Rose Helps the Central Nervous System

Apart from the antidepressant and antianxiety effects, the ethanolic extract of the flowering tops of Damask rose has other properties as well. 

Rose is shown to possess a potent hypnotic activity on the central nervous system in mice. The scientists observed that the sleeping times were increased. This extract also shows anticonvulsant and analgesic effects and promotes nerve growth in mice.

Rose is Anti-Diabetic

People suffering from diabetes have it tough. The only way to combat diabetes is to either prevent it or modify our lifestyle to deal with the damage caused. Rose may help here. Research suggests that Damask rose exerts an anti-diabetic effect on our body.

In a study, researchers orally administered some amount of methanol extract of Damask rose in normal and diabetic rats. As a result, significantly decreased blood glucose after maltose loading was observed.

Also, Damask rose was identified as a potent inhibitor of the α-glucosidase enzyme, which can reduce the postprandial glucose level in the blood. The polyphenols present in rose tea may help in the prevention of type-2 diabetes.

Rose is also Anti-Aging

Rosewater is often seen as a prominent component in most beauty products. This is mainly due to the anti-ageing properties. Rose is rich in antioxidants. These are the compounds that protect our cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Free radicals cause damage on a cellular level which might end up as oxidative stress, which can cause premature ageing issues. Research suggests that the anti-ageing properties of rose-flower extract might be due to its antioxidant activity. 

Rose can Alleviate Menstrual Cramps

Almost 50% of women suffer from menstrual pains. Some of them even experience headaches, diarrhoea, fatigue, and vomiting during their menstruation period. Rose tea has been used in Chinese medicine as a traditional remedy for menstrual pains.
In a Taiwanese study, researchers gave 2 cups of rose tea to 130 teenagers daily for 12 days. They did this for a duration of 6 menstrual cycles. Compared to the control group, those who were given the tea reported less menstrual pain and a better condition of their mental health.

GREEN TEA LEAVES

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Green Tea for Weight Management

Green tea is one of the most popular beverages for most health-conscious people out there, and it deserves all the attention it gets. Among the abundance of health benefits that it offers, weight management has to be the most prominent one. 

A review of studies shows that green tea demonstrates anti-obesity properties due to the presence of polyphenols that affect major factors such as cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol that are directly affected by its consumption. 

Green Tea Reduces the Risk of Stroke

Research suggests that consumption of green tea may lower blood pressure and thus reduce the risk of stroke in the future.

Another study suggested that drinking green tea daily might reduce the risk of stroke by about twenty per cent. Poor health choices always lead to our downfall, and hence, green tea just might act as insurance against stroke for such people.

Green Tea May Reduce The Risk Of Cancer

Cancer is one of the deadliest and most uncertain diseases that may or may not be cured if contracted. Therefore, prevention being our only option, we must incorporate healthier life choices that start with our food.

Scientists suggest green tea to be anticarcinogenic in nature. The consumption of green tea may prove to be helpful in the prevention of many types of cancer, including lung, colon, oesophagus, mouth, stomach, small intestine, kidney, pancreas, and mammary glands.

Green Tea May Prevent Neuronal Damage

Ageing is something we cannot stop, and it often leads to effects that include neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. These cannot be cured, but they can be prevented.

Studies show that green tea is neuroprotective in nature, and green tea polyphenols may significantly help in reducing the risk of these neurological diseases. 

So if you start drinking green tea in your youth, you will never regret it in your old age!

Green Tea May Prevent Heart Disease

Green tea is of the drinks that are actually good for your heart. In the long run, it prevents most of the damage to your cardiovascular health from the inside. 

Since green tea may lower our body’s blood pressure, studies suggest that it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Although it should be noted that heart patients are not recommended to overconsume green tea.

Green Tea May Help Maintain Blood Pressure

As discussed before, research has indicated that regular consumption of green tea may help in lowering the blood pressure of your body. Green tea may significantly reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, making it a perfect beverage for those who have hypertension. This soothing refreshment can help drastically when consumed daily.

Green Tea is Anti-Diabetic as well

A review of studies has demonstrated that green tea has a direct effect on our blood glucose levels and might help in significantly reducing them.

This property of green tea can result in an anti-diabetic effect, as lowering blood glucose levels can mean better diabetic health for most diabetes patients. Hyperglycemia is a serious issue and any preventive steps that can be taken are really helpful.

Spearmint Leaves

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Also known as the “garden mint”, this minty herb contains aromatic oil, called the oil of spearmint. It is used as a flavouring and sometimes as a scent. This oil is one of the main reasons behind the various health benefits of spearmint, such as:

Spearmint Helps with Weight Management

Research has suggested that spearmint may help in managing weight and preventing obesity. It is not some magical herb, but it can aid in a healthy diet, a balanced lifestyle, and ideal weight.

Spearmint tea may act as a catalyst in your weight loss journey. It may act as a potential treatment for obesity, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Also, tea made with spearmint is very low in calories, meaning it won’t add much to your daily intake.

Spearmint May help Reduce Stress

Mental health is a very serious issue, especially in today’s world. We often ignore it as a society. We need natural ways to take care of our mental health.

Spearmint tea may help in relaxing your nerves and reducing stress. It is a natural anti-stress agent and helps you keep calm in stressful situations. In some South American countries, people have traditionally used spearmint as a remedy for stress and insomnia.

Recently, in a lab study, scientists gave spearmint extract to rats for observing any potential changes. The results indicated decreased anxiety and improved sleep. Spearmint leaves contain menthol, which is famous for its relaxing properties.

Spearmint may help Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

Research suggests that spearmint tea may help lower blood sugar in some diabetes patients. There have not been any extensive human studies on the matter. But, studies on rats with diabetes have shown lower blood sugar levels when given spearmint.

In a lab study that having healthy and diabetic rats, the researchers gave spearmint extract to the rats every day. Compared to the healthy rats, the diabetic rats displayed lower levels of blood sugar.

In another study, the researchers gave 300 mg (per kg of body weight) of spearmint extract to diabetic rats daily for 21 days. The study reported a 25% reduction in blood sugar.

Spearmint may help in Dealing with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance in women. PCOS makes women produce amounts of male hormones that are considered more than normal. This happens due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Women suffering from PCOS often report symptoms like irregular periods, excessive hair growth on the face, chest, back, or buttocks, hair loss, and acne.

Spearmint tea may help with PCOS. It has an anti-androgenic effect that results in a significant decrease in testosterone levels that may help in the treatment of PCOS.

In a 30-day study, 42 women with PCOS were given spearmint tea twice a day. Compared to the control group, these women showed lower testosterone levels. Similar results were found in another study, which was conducted on 12 women with PCOS.  In a different study, researchers gave spearmint tea to women with facial hair twice a day for 30 days. The results reported a significant reduction in facial hair.  

Spearmint may Improve Memory

Wouldn’t it be great if chugging on tea helped improve how our brain functions? Well, it’s not far from possible! Spearmint can help improve brain function by boosting memory.

Spearmint has neuroprotective properties. It increases neurotransmitter levels, protects neurons, and promotes neural growth. The chemical analysis says that spearmint may help in improving memory and treating memory-related ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease.

A study tested mice’s memory by making them pass a maze test. After giving them some spearmint extract, the mice experienced improved learning and memory. Similarly, in a more recent study, scientists gave supplements containing 900 mg of spearmint extract to some older adults with memory impairment. The results showed a 15% improvement in working memory.

Spearmint has Antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that help protect our bodies from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. These are harmful molecules that might cause oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress can lead to several chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Foods rich in antioxidants are very useful in preventing chronic diseases caused by oxidative stress. As mentioned above, oxidative stress is a medical condition. The free radicals that damage our skin can result in oxidative stress.

Spearmint has a lot of antioxidants. The most prominent ones are rosmarinic acid, flavones and flavanones like limonene and menthol. Antioxidants are also responsible for the memory-boosting and neuroprotective properties of spearmint.

Peppermint Leaves

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Compared to spearmint which has only 1% on menthol, peppermint has a whopping 40%. It adds a more intense “minty” flavour to the Cool Green Ocean. Peppermint also offers a lot of benefits, such as:

Peppermint may Improve Oral Health

Popularly used for flavouring candies and breath mints, peppermint has a pleasant minty taste. In fact, this fresh mint is not just good for taste, but for your oral hygiene as well. 

A study has reported that peppermint oil shows antibacterial activity that restricts the rapid growth of a bacteria called staphylococcus. In another study, test subjects who were given peppermint, tea tree, and lemon oils demonstrated improved breath.

The cooling properties of peppermint can effectively soothe tooth and muscle aches. Peppermint helps fight off oral pathogens and kills common bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease. This is the reason why peppermint can be found as a prominent ingredient in most kinds of toothpaste, gums, and several kinds of mouthwash.

Peppermint may Improve Digestion

Peppermint may prove useful in treating digestive ailments such as bloating and indigestion.  It also has a relaxing effect on the intestinal smooth muscle.

Studies conducted on animals indicate that essential oils present in peppermint help relax the digestive tissues. It also prevents smooth muscle contraction and spasms.  

A different series of studies conducted on children revealed that peppermint significantly reduced the duration, frequency, and severity of abdominal pain. Include peppermint in your diet and keep those stomach ailments at bay!

Peppermint may help treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is actually a very common intestinal disorder, that consists of symptoms like diarrhoea, constipation, and stomach pain. Although IBS cannot be cured, you can avoid the symptoms by managing their diet and lifestyle. Some may need medication.

Research has reported results based on a series of studies done on 926 people. The researchers treated the test subjects were with peppermint oil for two weeks. The results showed significantly better symptom relief among the subjects.

Another study done on 72 people who suffered from IBS gave similar results. The consumption of peppermint oil capsules reduced the symptoms of IBS by 40% after 4 weeks.

Peppermint is Anti-Viral

Currently, we face new strains of viruses that are getting difficult to fight. So, incorporating antiviral foods into our diet has become a necessity. In fact, peppermint can help here. The essential oils present in peppermint have two main components-menthol and menthone. Research (in vitro) has suggested that peppermint has significant antiviral effects. 

This antiviral property of peppermint may even have a direct effect on our respiratory system and its health. To summarize, it may help with problems in the respiratory tract, nasal tract, and coughing reflexes. 

A Fresh and Lovely Gift

So you see, the Rose Mint tea is not just a caffeine-free token of love, but it will also take care of your loved ones in more than one way. Enjoy the rosy goodness and the minty freshness all in one amazing drink. The trio of rose petals, green tea leaves, spearmint, and peppermint will soothe, calm, and refresh you. 

Wanna know why you should try more herbal teas? Read this blog: Adopt Herbal Tea – A Healthy Alternative to Coffee. If you’re looking to try something new, try High Mountain Rose Darjeeling Tea– one of the best teas from our Skin Wellness Collection.