We know, we know, our teas are so delicious on their own that you can’t even IMAGINE adding sugar or honey. But stay with me. Consuming raw, local honey is amazing for your health. Mixing a spoonful of honey into your tea helps boost its antioxidant powers and levels up your cup.
Read on for the top five reasons raw honey is the Sugar. Honey. Iced. Tea.
1 - Fights Infection With Antioxidants
Raw honey contains powerful antioxidants that help protect your body from cell damage caused by free radicals. Green tea is high in antioxidants, adding a spoonful of honey just increases the amount of antioxidants you’re consuming and helps your body fend off colds and infection!
Did you notice Winnie The Pooh never suffered from seasonal allergies? You can thank all that raw honey he was eating.
When you consume raw, local honey sourced from your region, you’re consuming small amounts of the pollen that causes your allergies. Regularly consuming this pollen desensitizes your body to it, causing you to have less of an allergic reaction over time.
3 - Supports Gut Health
When your gut is happy, your whole body is happy. Honey is a potent prebiotic. This means it feeds the good bacteria that live in your intestines.
When these good bacteria thrive, so does your digestive system, and your overall health!
4 - Promotes Better Sleep
Want more restful sleep? Try a spoonful of honey before bed.
The natural sugar found in honey raises insulin levels slightly and allows tryptophan to enter the brain. Tryptophan makes you feel relaxed and sleepy.
Mix honey into our Get In Bed or Dream blends to seriously improve your sleep.
5 - Clears And Softens Skin
Cleopatra used honey as a natural beauty product. And if it’s good enough for Cleo, it’s good enough for us. Honey can improve your skin both by consuming it and applying it topically.
Try using raw honey as a face mask to exfoliate, brighten, and moisturize your skin. Simply apply a layer of raw honey, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off. You can also dab a coat over your chapped lips to help heal them faster.
Honey & Tea:
A Match Made In Heaven
Raw, local honey is one of the healthiest things you can add to your tea. Mix it into your favorite hot tea from our sampler pack, or add it to your iced tea for a sweet, springtime treat.