Mental Health Tea
Tea for Mental Health
If you're looking for a brain boost, sipping tea could be the answer.
Our brains work hard all-day long processing tasks, remembering, planning, and making decisions. Sometimes, these cognitive abilities start to diminish as we age or even at the end of a very tiring day. One way to support mental health and brain function is through the consumption of delicious organic tea.
Studies have shown that organic black tea, as well as green and oolong teas, may have a range of benefits for mental health. These include the prevention of dementia and neurocognitive disorders, as well as improved cognitive brain function. It’s no wonder with black tea’s rich flavor that teas like Trappist Monk Organic Black Tea, have become a popular choice for those looking to promote mental health through their diet.
Let’s take a moment to review the potential health benefits of drinking tea for your mental health.
Dementia Prevention: A longitudinal study was carried out in Singapore on 957 Chinese seniors aged 55 years or above. The results revealed that frequent intake of tea significantly reduces the possibility of cognitive decline in the elderly by 50%. Furthermore, individuals with the APOE e4 gene, which is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, may experience a substantial reduction in the risk of cognitive impairment by up to 86% by drinking tea. (1) Consuming a daily cup of tea, especially black tea like English Breakfast Organic Black Tea, could potentially prevent the onset of dementia.
The Cinnamon Difference: Hey there to all our Hot Spicy Cinnamon tea lovers! You are going to love this. Cinnamon, like black tea, is also believed to have Alzheimer's prevention properties.
In a review study performed by S. Momtaz et al, in the Pharmacological Research Journal, they found that cinnamon has a neuroprotective function because of its special compounds that help prevent plaques that buildup in the brain. (2) In another scientific review by S. Nakhaee et al, cinnamon may help reduce the process that causes these neurofibrillary tangles and or plaques on the brain that are commonly seen in Alzheimer’s disease. (3)
Whether you like to start your day with a Cinnamon Swirl Matcha Organic Green Tea smoothie or add a little dash of cinnamon into your Darjeeling Organic Black Tea latte, you can enjoy a little extra healthy brain boost.
Hibiscus Warriors: Bright ruby red Hibiscus Organic Herbal Tea is not only delicious, but its special compounds may help fight off inflammation in the brain and Alzheimer’s disease. In a study performed at the Pohang University of Science & Technology, they have determined that this special flavonoid compound in hibiscus is called gossypetin. This flavonoid, according to Kyung Won Jo et al, activates immune cells in the brain and targets the unwanted proteins that form deposits on the brain tissue. (4)
Cognitive Performance: If you’ve tried our wake up and focus teas, you might have experienced heightened awareness and alertness. Drinking tea for mental health does not stop there.
According to research conducted by Ashfique Riwan et al., individuals who consumed black tea demonstrated better performance on cognitive mental health tests compared to the group that did not drink black tea. In addition, the black tea drinkers completed tasks at a quicker pace with fewer errors and displayed improved cognitive processing compared to those who did not consume black tea. (5) If you want to jump start your day, drinking a cup of Morning Blend Organic Black Tea is one of our best teas for memory and concentration.
Restorative Sleep: After a busy day of computing, organizing, and memorizing, your mind needs to rest. If you have a difficult time falling asleep, try a cozy warm cup of Chamomile Dream Organic Herbal Tea to help you relax at bedtime. Awaken feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the busy day ahead.
Are you ready for a brain boost? Try one of our organic mental health teas and feel the difference today.
Please Note: Before starting any change to your diet and routine, you should always discuss this with your primary care physician first and make sure that it does not interfere with any health conditions or your current medications.
Disclaimer: This website is not intended for the purpose of medical advice. All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.
1. Feng, L., Chong, M.S., Lim, W.S. et al. Tea consumption reduces the incidence of neurocognitive disorders: Findings from the Singapore longitudinal aging study. J Nutr Health Aging 20, 1002–1009 (2016).
2. Momtaz S, Hassani S, Khan F, Ziaee M, Abdollahi M. Cinnamon, a promising prospect towards Alzheimer's disease. Pharmacol Res. 2018 Apr; 130:241-258.
3. Nakhaee S, Kooshki A, Hormozi A, Akbari A, Mehrpour O, Farrokhfall K. Cinnamon, and cognitive function: a systematic review of preclinical and clinical studies. Nutr Neurosci. 2023 Jan 18:1-15.
4. Jo, K.W., Lee, D., Cha, D.G. et al. Gossypetin ameliorates 5xFAD spatial learning and memory through enhanced phagocytosis against Aβ. Alz Res Therapy 14, 158 (2022).
5. Rizwan, A., Zinchenko, A., Özdem, C. et al. The effect of black tea on human cognitive performance in a cognitive test battery. Clin Phytosci 3, 13 (2017).