8 Healthy and Delicious Types of Iced Tea to Make This Summer – AARP

Posted: June 12, 2022 at 1:52 am

5. Masala chai

A black tea infused with a variety of spices, such as cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and star anise. All these spices enhance the teas antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Its traditionally brewed with whole milk and sugar.

Harvested as buds rather than leaves, its the least processed of the true teas, retaining a high level of antioxidants. It generally has less caffeine than green or black tea and has a lighter taste. In addition, white tea has oral health benefits, including plaque prevention (and it wont stain teeth).

A caffeine-free herbal tea with a slightly earthy, sweet taste. Its often recommended before bedtime; chamomile contains an antioxidant called apigenin, which may induce sleepiness and reduce insomnia, especially in older adults. Try brewing this tea with fresh lemon, grated ginger and a little honey.

Made of dried hibiscus flowers, from a shrub that grows in tropical regions worldwide. Slightly sour, fruity and hot pink, this caffeine-free tea contains high levels of antioxidants. Sip with caution, though: Too much hibiscus can have a laxative effect.

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