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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

Woman in pink dress and white pants carrying brown woven basket in a tea plantation in Darjeeling.
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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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7 Reasons To Try Rooibos Tea

Focused shot of a glass cup filled with Rooibos Tea with a teabag in it.

What comes to your mind when you hear “Africa”? A beautiful savanna filled with unique wildlife, indigenous tribes, or maybe a bar of chocolate? (And that one was because Africa is the largest producer of cocoa in the world so it’s understandable). Let me add another one to the list- South African Rooibos.

What is South African Rooibos?

Rooibos belongs to the Fabaceae family of plants. It grows in South Africa, and the name ‘Rooibos’ means “red bush”. The leaves of the Rooibos plant are used in making herbal teas. Rooibos tea has gained international popularity since the 2000s, and now everyone is enjoying the earthy, nutty taste and the warm woody notes in its aroma. 

What makes Rooibos tea Special?

Widely known across the world, the South African Rooibos tea possesses various health benefits. It is also available as South African Rooibos Tea Bags.

Rooibos helps in Weight loss 

Many of us struggle with weight issues. In India, abdominal obesity is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVDs). The problem is serious, and we must act upon it ASAP. But how do we do that? Well, the best way is to combat it naturally- that is, by having a proper diet and regular exercise. Rooibos can help here.

Research has suggested that Rooibos tea may help in managing weight issues. Rooibos tea contains a rich complement of polyphenols, including flavonoids, which directly affect the ability to combat obesity. A study showed that Rooibos tea in soluble form inhibited the process called adipogenesis (formation of fat or fatty tissue). It also affected and improved metabolism.

So, just by sipping tea, you would be taking care of your weight and having a great time as well.

Rooibos Tea helps in reducing Insomnia

Caffeine might help you stay alert, attentive, and energetic throughout the day, but an excess of it can have a bad effect on your sleep and your health in general. Completely free of caffeine, Rooibos tea helps to put you to sleep- making it an excellent alternative to coffee.

Apart from zero caffeine, Rooibos tea also has a low amount of Tannins, a compound that interferes with the absorption of certain nutrients, such as iron. This is even more useful in treating insomnia and having a good night’s sleep.

Rooibos Tea helps relieve Headaches

Headaches are just plain annoying. The worst part is, we can’t just be popping pills all the time, as that’s not healthy in the long run. A natural way of dealing with headaches is consuming Rooibos. Apart from the other health benefits associated with Rooibos tea, its ability to soothe headaches often goes unnoticed. You can enjoy this caffeine-free beverage before sleep without hindering the quality of your sleep at all.

Having a cup of Rooibos tea before sleep helps you relax and relieves all the built-up tension you might have. By normalizing your sleeping patterns, Rooibos prevents any potential headaches or irritability caused by sleeplessness.

South African Rooibos Tea may boost your Immune System

Our immune system is like the backbone of our health- apart from the actual backbone, which is also the backbone of our health (sorry for the bad attempt at humour). Therefore, the best way of preventing diseases and being healthy in general is to boost our immune system naturally. Research has suggested that Rooibos tea may help in improving the immune system of your body. 

In a Japanese study conducted in immune-suppressed rats, researchers found that introducing a water-soluble fraction of Rooibos tea restored the immune function of the rats. The researchers also indicated that these properties might hold significant potential for future research into the immune-boosting properties of Rooibos tea. Maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye?

Rooibos tea has a lot of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that help protect our 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. 

In a study with 15 people as subjects, red and green variants of Rooibos tea increased the blood levels of antioxidants by 2.9% and 6.6% respectively. 

Rooibos is a great anti-Inflammation agent

Inflammation is a protection mechanism of our body, which activates when we are injured. This process can be harmful if it does not stop for a long time. In tests done in test tubes and on living beings, Rooibos has shown anti-inflammatory properties. 

Rooibos tea may have anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for our health. 

A Japanese study done on rats with colitis (open sores in the colon) indicated that Rooibos tea could reduce inflammation via increased antioxidant activity. Rooibos tea is recommended as a safe and useful way to reduce oxidative stress, reducing the damage caused to the DNA by oxidation. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Rooibos are interlinked.

Rooibos is also anti-Diabetic

Living with diabetes can be very difficult. Your food options are limited, and you always have to keep the right foods with you. Well, you don’t have to worry about Rooibos. In fact, Rooibos is actually helpful in this scenario.

The antioxidant called aspalathin has significant antidiabetic activity. Rooibos tea is the only natural source of aspalathin. A study suggested that Rooibos tea affected glucose homeostasis in type 2 diabetes. By stimulating glucose uptake in muscle tissues and insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells, it could benefit type 2 diabetics. Another study found that Rooibos provides effective protection against oxidative stress in diabetic rats. 

Next time you sit with your diabetic friends, you won’t have to make a separate drink for them. You can all enjoy a cup of Rooibos.

The Takeaway

I’m sure that after reading all these amazing health benefits of Rooibos Tea, you are intrigued and that you want to try out Rooibos yourself. Well, Ono Teas has got your back. You can enjoy your very own cup of Rooibos, right at the comfort of your home. Just order some South African Rooibos from our site and enjoy this red, earthy beverage.