It’s no surprise that our French presses make an amazing cup of coffee. But did you also know you can brew your favorite loose-leaf tea in them, too? (Just make sure to buy a tea micro-filter for your French press or travel French press first!)
Our proprietary press system means that when you press the plunger on your French press down, extraction stops immediately so your tea will always taste great and never get bitter. But other than enjoying the taste, there are so many other reasons to raise a glass to a cup of tea.
1. Antioxidant Boost
Antioxidants are molecules that protect your cells by fighting free radicals, which means they can help reduce the risk of certain diseases. Chances are, you’ve heard of a few superfoods that have them: dark chocolate, kale, and blueberries. Now you can add tea to that list.
2. Boosts Energy
For those who want a hot beverage will less caffeine but still want a little boost, choose tea. Black tea has about 50 percent less caffeine, and green tea has small amounts of caffeine while still adding some pep to your step.
3. Weight Loss
Although the jury is still out, there are studies that suggest that the caffeine and polyphenols in tea may help with weight loss. It’s said that green tea especially burns fat.
4. Heart Health
There’s a lot of research out there that says tea, specifically green and black teas, helps your heart by improving cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of stroke.
5. Cancer-fighting Properties
It’s said that the antioxidants in chamomile tea may prevent complications from diabetes (like vision loss) and stunt the growth of cancer cells.
6. Tummy Tamer
Herbal teas, like chamomile, are antispasmodic, which means they can be good for people dealing with irritable bowel syndrome. The menthol found in peppermint tea can also help with an upset stomach, IBS, and motion sickness.
7. Helps Nausea
It’s long been known that ginger helps with nausea. The same holds true for ginger teas. This means it can help fight morning sickness and treat chronic indigestion.
8. Skin Saver
When steamed, cooled, and pressed onto your skin, black tea can help relieve pain and reduce swelling on minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises. And if you have a rash or stepped in some poison ivy, bathe in black tea because it can help ease inflammation.
9. Brain Health
Drinking tea regularly can lower your risk of neurological diseases by preventing cognitive declines in the brain that lead to Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Smart.
10. Stress Less
There’s a reason some people grab a cup of tea before bedtime. It’s relaxing and helps lower your cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone. Cheers to that!