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Spotlight on Refreshments for the Office: Tea – Options & Benefits

Although this winter has been mild, you can still warm up with one of our many hot beverage options, such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. In the office, tea is a great healthy alternative to coffee, and can be enjoyed both hot and cold.

Tea has long been considered the healthiest beverage you can drink. Studies have shown that tea consumption helps fight heart disease, boosts the immune system, fights harmful illnesses, and supplies the body with antioxidants. All tea is not created equal, so here is a general guide to the three most popular types of tea:

  • Black tea: Tea leaves have undergone total oxidation, which gives them a strong flavor. The health benefits of black tea include antioxidants and can reverse some symptoms of coronary artery disease.
  • Oolong tea: Tea leaves have undergone partial oxidation, which gives them a sweet and fruity flavor or a woody and thick flavor, depending on where the leaves are grown. Health benefits for oolong tea are similar to those of green tea, though the oxidation reduces some of its benefits.
  • Green tea: Tea leaves have undergone minimal oxidation during processing, which gives them a mellower, sweeter flavor compared to black tea. It also has many health benefits such as antioxidants, high vitamin and mineral content, and boosts metabolic rate.

We offer the finest selection of premium and flavored teas, including Bigelow, Celestial Seasonings, Lipton and Tetley brands. Try out our Bigelow Tea Chest or Tea Caddy to easily organize your tea and add some style to your office. Premium teas are also available for your single-cup brewing machines, such as Tassimo, Keurig, Bunn and Newco.

For more information about our office tea selection and accessories, please contact American Vending & Coffee Service at 1-800-540-4657.