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Warm Up this Fall with Raspberry Rush Black Tea

Our Raspberry Rush Black Tea is the perfect transitional tea from summer to fall. Its fresh berry flavor will keep summertime on your lips while the rich, full-body taste will draw you into the cooler weather. Plus, the incredible nutrients of our Raspberry Rush Black Tea will help fill your body with goodness to support your health, wellness and vitality as you head into fall and winter festivities.

Black Tea is kin to green tea and white tea, however it is fermented and oxidized during processing. This gives black tea it’s color and nutritional benefits. Black tea is particularly potent in antioxidants that improve the immune system and help reduce potential for sickness, disease and ailments. When the body does get attacked, antioxidants like the polyphenols found in Black Tea can protect cells from damage and help quickly heal the body back into it’s normal state of health.

There are two key areas where Black Tea can be incredibly beneficial: the cardiovascular system and the digestive system. Because Black Tea contains tannins, it relaxes the body offering advantages to these two crucial organ systems. When it comes to blood vessels and the muscles of the digestive tract, relaxation is very helpful.

The Cardiovascular Benefits of Black Tea

Black Tea assists in proper blood vessel functions. As blood is able to flow freely to-and-from the heart, the cardiovascular system can operate normally. When there is a blockage of dysfunction in blood vessels or arteries, it can lead to heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. In fact, a study showed that at least three cups of Black Tea a day may lower risk of stroke by up to 21%.

Black Tea is known to help repair coronary artery dysfunctions in those suffering from heart conditions. Additionally, Black Tea proves to lower bad cholesterol and elevate good cholesterol within a normal range. This further aids the free passage of blood flow to deliver essential oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

The Digestive Benefits of Black Tea

Digestive problems ranging from constipation to diarrhea can be reduced with a regular regimen of Black Tea. The tannins in Black Tea relax the digestive tract, making the elimination of waste a smoother, less painful process. It has shown great results in assisting with symptoms of digestive disorders too.

The addition of raspberries and raspberry leaf to our Raspberry Rush Black Tea not only intensifies the flavor, but also the nutrients. Raspberries and raspberry leaves contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals – including B-vitamins, magnesium, iron and potassium – that support strong bodies.

Get your fall rush with our Raspberry Rush Black Tea!


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Drink Up! Black Tea for your Heart Health

Ahhh! A warm cup of tea on a cold winter day may be just what you need to stay toasty during the month of February. Beyond warmth, tea can have many health benefits, including many for your heart health. February is Heart Health Month so we’re soaking up the heart-a-licious benefits of one of our favorite types of teas: Black Tea!

Similar to other popular health teas like green tea and oolong tea, black tea is a bi-product of the Camellia sinensis plant. But unlike its cousin teas, black tea goes through a special fermentation process that makes it darker and more potent. This richly flavored tea is exploding with nutrients and energy. Because oxidized black tea excels at holding in natural flavor, added sugar and creamer can be unnecessary, and help to eliminate lots of added fat and calories.

Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the number one cause of death of men and women in the U.S. But good news came a couple of years ago when a study published in Preventative Medicine indicated that black tea can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and the likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke. Here’s what the study found:

By drinking three cups of black tea for a 12 week period, both men and women saw an approximate significant reduction in blood sugar levels and triglycerids. The black tea regimen also increased levels of good HDL cholesterol. Additionally, it increased antioxidants in the blood, which protect blood vessels and tissues from inflammation, all of which are important for good heart health.

Antioxidants can have many phenomenal benefits. Black tea in particular contains flavonoids, an antioxidant that improves endothelial function and reduces risk of heart disease. Antioxidants are also excellent defenders against the free radicals that enter our bodies through dietary and lifestyle choices, improving every aspect of our health.

In addition, black tea may lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in those showing increased risk for heart disease. The American Heart Association has associated some higher risk of heart diseases with higher CRP levels.

Lastly, because all-natural black tea requires no additional flavoring, it can be part of a low-fat, low-calorie diet. And the superior nutrients and energy-boost provided by this phenomenal tea helps speed the metabolism and keeps your body burning through fat and calories, even while at rest. Exercising regularly, weight management and maintaining a healthy body mass index are important components of heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Zokiva is your black tea heart health destination! We offer delicious black teas in a variety of flavors, including Raspberry Rush, Pumpkin Spice and Earl Gray. We hope you’ll join us as we “drink-up” for heart health this February!