Irish breakfast tea is tea with some teeth to it, and is known as one of the best herbal teas for caffeine content. Irish breakfast tea is not quite as strong as coffee, but it is has more caffeine than any other type of tea. Irish breakfast tea is very strong so it is usually prepared with milk, especially in Ireland where dairy products are favored. It can also be prepared without milk and/or may be alternatively be served with sugar. Though called a “breakfast tea” Irish breakfast tea is served all day and is a popular beverage in more countries than just Ireland.
What Irish Breakfast Tea Can Do
There are many medicinal qualities to Irish breakfast tea. Some of which may be surprising to you. Being a blend of teas which is composed mainly of Assam tea, there are many herbal medicinal values offered by Irish breakfast tea. Because of the blend of herbal teas, the overall benefits of Irish breakfast tea is increased. Irish breakfast tea contains polyphenols, catechins, the amino acid L-theanine, and tannins. Because of these, Irish breakfast tea acts as an antioxidant, astringent, and diuretic. These components have positive health benefits in many areas such as cancer and heart disease prevention, reduces plaque and the rise of diabetes, less stress and increased concentration, and increased immune system.
- Reduces stress, risk of cancer, and risk of heart disease.
- Helps fight cell damage and reduces risk of cancer
- Increases immunity and energy
- Improves mood
For its part, Irish Breakfast Tea minerals also have a fundamental importance, such as calcium, zinc and magnesium, especially for antioxidant activity and oral hygiene. We also should not forget another benefit which is provided by chlorophyll, the green pigment that is vital in photosynthesis. Not only is the tea relaxing as a beverage, but you can add herbal massage oil for a total relaxation experience! Who knew? There were so many benefits to Irish breakfast tea, not only as a low calorie refreshing beverage, but also a herbal oil rub! This tea is packed full of surprises!