Product Review: Numi Organic Tea Offers Pu-erh Teas

| 6/7/2011 3:09:03 PM

J.PattonAt my house, iced tea goes fast. My boyfriend Andrew is to blame. When we started dating, he would always have a water bottle full of iced tea within five feet of him. As the months went on, I found myself stealing swigs out of his glass, and now, 2 1/2 years later, his habit has rubbed off onto me. A box of 100 Lipton tea bags is sometimes reduced to two or three tea bags within two weeks, and pitchers disappear in a mere 24 hours.

Turns out, this “addiction” of ours is actually beneficial. Studies have shown that tea contains antioxidants that can help our cardiovascular systems, minimizing the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke. Cancer prevention, oral health and bone health are also often cited in this list of benefits, and a little caffeine boost is an added bonus.

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Iced tea can provide many benefits to your heart, bones, and immune system.
 Photo courtesy Numi Organic Tea

Turns out, iced tea fanatics can enjoy all of these health benefits (and more) while benefiting the planet as well.

Numi Organic Tea offers many different products, including iced tea, tea bags, flowering teas, and loose leaf tea. Each of these products is organic, which means the tea is grown without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers or herbicides. This benefits the health of the farmers, his neighbors and the environment.

The company also lends the earth a helping hand by packaging its products in an eco-friendly fashion. All of the cardboard used in outer packaging is made of 85 percent consumer waste, and it is printed using soy-based inks. Most of the company’s products are recyclable as well.