Tea is a rich source of flavonoids, bioactive compounds that decrease oxidative stress and alleviate inflammation – that may also reduce plaque build up in the arteries. Full of antioxidants, tea is well known to help us stay healthy, young, as well as protect us from the harmful effects of pollution.
Q: So, we know tea contains lots of antioxidants, but what else nutritionally do teas have that can benefit our health? A: Teas contain minerals including: phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper, and magnesium.
MANY HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEA
Some research studies have concluded that drinking tea can improve vascular reactivity – the level at which your blood vessels respond to physical and emotional stress. Tea may also lower levels of harmful LDL cholesterol and blood pressure.
With wide varieties of low-caffeine and caffeine-free options to choose from, you don’t have to struggle with becoming overly caffeinated. Some of the negative results of overloading on caffeine include: headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and even increased mortality. The Mayo Clinic participated in a study that involved men who drank more than 4 8 fl. oz. cups of coffee and experienced a 21% increase in all-cause mortality. However, caffeine can have some positive benefits – like boosting your energy levels and alertness, but just don’t overdo it. And, opt for a cuppa tea over a cuppa Joe – tea contains less caffeine than its coffee counterpart.
If you want to avoid heart attack and stroke, tea may have a positive impact in helping you reduce your risk. A recent study concluded that green tea drinkers experienced a nearly 20% less risk in heart attack and 35% decreased risk in stroke in those who had 1-3 cups of green tea daily.
Want to lose weight? Try drinking more tea! There is no magic bullet to weight loss, but research studies have proven that drinking tea can help you achieve your goals when paired with a healthy diet and exercise. Catechins, a type of flavonoid in teas, can help boost your metabolism and assist your body in breaking down fats more quickly and efficiently. The caffeine content in teas can actually be beneficial, helping you increase your energy use that allows you to burn more calories – and therefore shed more pounds.
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Drinking tea helps you stay hydrated and is an ideal alternative to water – which can get old and boring sometimes. Thankfully, there are loads of health benefits to drinking teas (herbal teas, included). So, the next time you want something to sip – try a cuppa tea! Steep, sip, and savor.
You’re invited. . . Enjoy an afternoon tea party outdoors on a beautiful spring day! Don some sunnies and a hat and join us with a cuppa and your mobile device to watch our tea party vids. Also, invited is my lookalike American Girl doll, who enjoyed Tea-lation! Blueberry Mango White Tea Blend. It put a smile on her face.
Steep, share, sip, and savor. And, remember: pinkies out, everyone!
Susan, Tea-lation! founder/owner/tea blender explains the details of changing our tea business name from Cuppa Love Teas to Tea-lation! Our old tagline was “Love in Every Cuppa” and our new tagline is “Sip Your Cuppa Happy.” Tea-lation is a port manteaux word that combines two of our fav words, “tea” and “elation” – meaning great happiness and exhilaration, which is exactly how we want each of you to feel as you Sip Your Cuppa Happy!
We are feeling happy and excited about our Tea-lation! logo/brand identity that we believe represents our tea business well. Take a closer look at our logo and notice that the saucer (under the cuppa graphic) represents a smiling mouth – with dimples. Even our saucer is happy!
Look forward to keeping y’all posted on everything! Please stay in touch with us and keeping checking back on our website for our teas and updates – coming soon. Any comments, questions, or suggestions?
You can always send us an email: TealationCuppaHappy@gmail.com and we hope to be in touch soon! Thanks for reaching out.
Hope y’all are all doing well! We wanted to let you know how much we love and appreciate every one of you and hope you will remain hopeful and keep in close touch. Although, we will not see you in person for a while, we hope to connect with you via email, our website and social media. Thankfully, technology enables us to reach each other without the risk of contracting COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
As you are now aware, many businesses are struggling immensely and the virus has had a devastating and destructive effect on our lives worldwide. However difficult, we choose to remain hopeful for the near future and will do our utmost to work together to support each other when times are tough.
We value every one of the Winston-Salem businesses that we have partnered with and our hearts go out to them as many close down during this trying period. We want to give a special thanks and shout out to our friends and business colleagues who carry Tea-lation! teas @: Celestial Wellness, Moji Coffee + More, Thai Harmony, Downtown Thai, 6th and Vine Wine Bar, and Mystic Ginger.
Please know you are never alone, even if you are physically. We are always with you in spirit and hope you will realize that. We hope you will stay safe and healthy. Be cautious and take necessary precautions, as suggested. It’s important to take this seriously, as it is a serious matter across the globe as well as locally now. Do your best to keep others well, too and avoid exposure to the virus by social distancing, constant hand washing and boosting your immune system with extra Vitamin C. And, we are proud that there are so many bountiful health benefits in teas! We hope you will try our T-L! teas and be healthier and happier (tea-lated). Please click here to check out what’s currently available.
We want to make sure you know that we our new business name is Tea-lation! (changed from Cuppa Love Teas) and our new tagline is “Sip Your Cuppa Happy.”
For those who are still typing in our old web address: CuppaLoveTeasWS.com, no worries! The Cuppa Love Teas url will automatically redirect to Tea-lation.com. We didn’t want to leave out those who still know us as Cuppa Love Teas.
Like all of our T-L! teas, plenty of heart + thought went into developing the concept behind Tea-lation! It’s a port manteau word that means: great happiness and exhilaration. Here are some synonyms of the word “elation” for all you “Wordies.”
We aim to go forward with more passion and enthusiasm, zeal and zest than before – with a spring in our step and happiness in our hearts that we will share in every cuppa Tea-lation! tea! You will see our new logo/brand identity shared all around, with our rebranding. We hope you will also embrace it, and share + sip + savor a cuppa happy with us!
Susan B. B. Schabacker, Tea-lation! Founder, Owner, and Tea Blender
We love writing about love and our latest song is all about tea! I am writing other songs about our tea blends, as well. We are working on recording our first tea song and look forward to sharing it soon. Will keep y’all posted!
Head to Mystic Ginger Indian Bistro at 285 W. Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, NC for a delicious Indian meal that’s authentic and enjoy a cuppa delicious tea that complements your exotic food. Here’s what’s on our menu so far:
CUPPA LOVE TEAS TEA BLEND MENU FOR MYSTIC GINGER
ORGANIC MYSTIC GINGER Masala Chai Black Tea Blend: Transport your senses to the exotic tastes of India, with fragrant spices and a strong black tea. A hint of ginger gives this all organic tea blend extra pizazz. This signature tea blend was specially custom blended for Mystic Ginger and is a perfect complement to your Indian meal.
Ingredients: Organic Masala Chai black tea blend, organic ginger pieces
MANGO LASSIRooibos Tea Blend: Mad about mango? Love a good mango lassi? Try Cuppa Love Teas Mango Lassi Rooibos Tea Blend at any time of day or night, since it’s completely caffeine-free. This fruitalicious tea blend was inspired by one of our fav drinks and is a perfect complement with your Indian dinner and/or dessert.
I shared about how much I love the creative process of blending and branding. It’s intuitive and a lot like cooking. You engage your senses and they lead you with direction to go.
One of our goals is to convert “tea virgins” into avid fans and fanatics that simply fall in love with tea. One sip usually does the trick! We have been very grateful to receive very positive feedback about our teas and some glowing rave reviews.
Another goal of Cuppa Love Teas is to branch out and expand into the PT (Piedmont Triad) area, such as in Greensboro, Kernersville, and High Point. We have special GSO (Greensboro) and PT (Piedmont Triad) tea blends. Also, in our Location Line are W-S (Winston-Salem) a popular organic Genmaicha Japanese toasted rice green tea blend with ingredients the colors of the Forsyth County flag, NC (North Carolina) White Tea Blend a berrylicious blend with ingredients the colors of the North Carolina state flag, and USA (United States of America) a patriotic blend with ingredients the colors of the American flag that is naturally flavored with strawberry and bergamot.
Long term goals that may seem a bit lofty now, but will hopefully come to pass in the future: getting our teas into the White House with the President and First Lady sipping and savoring them and into Buckingham Palace with the Royal Family (including none other than the Queen, herself) holding their pinkies out, Cuppa Love Teas cuppas in their hands. Who knows? Maybe sharing a cuppa love will bring the Royal Family together again. Afternoon tea can be an important time for social matters.
So, what’s on the radar for spring 2020? The blossoming of floral ingredients, as in a Jasmine bouquet and English garden with pink rose petals and buds and lavender. These beautiful and elegant tea blends celebrate the budding of spring and represent fresh growth, as we all want to experience. We also have a special tea blend called “Spring Awakening,” that has chamomile flowers in it and, in contrast to its name, is very relaxing, soothing, and calming.
In the interview with Courtney, of Moji Coffee + More, she mentions her favorite tea blend is Berrylicious Black Tea Blend. “When we’re brewing it, it smells like fresh berries all over the shop. It has a really distinct berry flavor that I’ve never really experienced in a tea,” said Courtney in the Fox 8 WGHP News interview.
“Those flavors appeal to more than just your sense of taste. The aroma is part of the experience, too,” said Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News.
“So it’s really been nice to have some local tea made in WS to feature at our shop,” said Courtney, of Moji Coffee + More.
“Cuppa Love Teas is all the rage and made in NC. Tea made with a local connection and a local flavor. It’s a traditional drink, but a Winston-Salem woman is taking tea to a new level. Cuppa Love Teas are gaining a lot of fans. Featured at a number of restaurants and coffeeshops and there’s a lot of variety. So far she’s created about 70 blends. Susan Schabacker starts with different types of tea and then mixes them with herbal and floral ingredients,” said Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News.
“So, we’ve got your strongest cuppa with caffeine with the black tea, we’ve got chais, we’ve got green tea, we’ve got white tea with less caffeine than green tea, we’ve got rooibos, which is caffeine-free (South African rooibos) and herbal (of course), which is like your chamomile or lavender or the mints,” said Schabacker on “Made in NC” on Fox 8 WGHP News.
“Susan’s flavors are brewed up hot, but you can serve them hot or cold. She just wants people to break out of their routine and try something new,” said Brad Jones, of Fox 8 WGHP News.
“I really want people who are “tea virgins,” we like to call them, to experience tea for the first time and fall in love with it,” Schabacker said.