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Black Tea Bags Promote Relaxation and Have Other Amazing Benefits


Simple pleasures are the best

Black tea, as well as orange and black pekoe tea bags hold a treasure trove of benefits. There are more than just leaves for a great drink inside. They can do wonders around your home and also for your mental and physical health. Mental health awareness is at an all-time high and people are looking for ways to relax that are not expensive and do not involve prescription drugs. Five or six years ago I read about an easy way to relax in Woman's World Magazine. I was surprised that I could not find any validation of this method on the Internet but I will share in the hopes that it will benefit someone. The article I read said to sniff a Lipton black tea bag and allow the aroma to relax you. I have found that this is very beneficial when I need to quickly unwind. As an older adult, I notice that I no longer tolerate things that I used to. I am more easily frustrated and I need to keep my blood pressure down. I have found that Lipton, Tetley, and Cheney Brothers individually wrapped tea bags have the best aroma and I use them whenever I can. The old saying that simple pleasures are the bests is true but if you are on prescribed medication please continue to take it even if you find the tea bags work for you.


Tea Time

Orange Pekoe Black Tea has a smell that is unlike any other. Perhaps the bags being individually wrapped holds in the wonderful aroma inside. I unwrap one bag and sit quietly with my eyes closed as I take a deep breath to inhale the flavor and hold for a few seconds. I release my breath and repeat for a set of 10. This has multiple benefits as deep breathing alone will relax you and lower blood pressure and heart rate. Drinking black tea also has health benefits because it contains L-Thianine which reduces stress and anxiety, It also fights cold germs, promotes cellular health and reduces free radicals which can cause cancer. Placing used wet tea bags over your eyes will also decrease stress as well as puffiness. After brewing some hot tea I let the bags cool and while I am drinking it I place them over my eyes. I then use an individually wrapped bag to sniff and I have benefited from the tea in three different ways.


Additional benefits of tea bags

Tea bags are not only great to smell but they can also be beneficial in other ways. You can place tea bags in your refrigerator or freezer to reduce smells. They can also be utilized in other areas of your home where you have odors including where your pets hang out and even in litter boxes. You can pour the tea leaves onto your carpet before vacuuming or place a tea bag in a pot of boiling water on the stove with other fragrant scents like cinnamon to make your entire home smell good. Tea bags make a great potpourri and you can rub used wet bags on your face and skin to feel reinvigorated. Tea left over in a wet bag can be used by squeezing the liquid out when you wash or rinse your hair. You can even put a wet tea bag in your bath water or a foot soak.


The possibilities are endless

Black tea has antioxidants and studies suggest it may have the following benefits.

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  • Reduce risk of cancer
  • Improve gut health.
  • Improve heart health. ...
  • Possibly lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. ...
  • May assist in reducing the risk of stroke. ...
  • Possibly lower blood sugar levels. ...

One study indicated that those who had been diagnosed with hypertension who drank black tea regularly for more than three months lowered both their systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers. It was noted that drinking black tea along with a healthy lifestyle is what makes the difference and not just the tea alone that produced these results. Drink it, sniff, it, pour it, place it just make sure you obtain all the benefits from orange and black pekoe tea.

If you are under the care of a doctor continue to do whatever has been recommended. This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or prevent any illness but only lists what may be possible. Results vary from person to person.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Cheryl E Preston

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