A tea kettle on the coffee table at Madison Heights senior apartments

As the weather cools down, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a nice cup of hot tea when curled up on the couch in your Madison Heights senior apartments. It’s the perfect fall drink if you want something to warm you up that isn’t too sweet, perfect for a rainy or even snowy day. 

As an added bonus, though, did you know that drinking a hot cup of tea is actually a great way to bolster senior health? There are numerous reasons why enjoying a hot cup of tea can be beneficial not only to your mood (because who doesn’t love that cozy feeling?), but also to your health!

If you’re new to tea or aren’t sure what kind you might want to try, we can help. Here are five teas that can give you some amazing health benefits:


Green Tea

Green tea is a delicious mild tea that has a lot of well-known and researched health benefits. From cholesterol-fighting abilities to improvement of cognitive function, green tea brings a lot to the table for seniors who are wanting to get a little boost in their day-to-day wellness. 

While research has been done about the possibilities of green tea helping to prevent cancer, nothing has been conclusive. However, that doesn’t mean that green tea doesn’t have many other health benefits. 

Matcha tea, which is a slightly different and slightly more strong-tasting version of green tea, also has a huge amount of health benefits. Matcha tea is a powdered green tea, created by grinding the tea leaves without the stems and veins of the leaves to create a smooth, grass-colored powder. It is typically prepared by whisking several teaspoons of the matcha powder into hot water, creating a delicious vegetable-tasting drink. 

Because matcha tea also contains the leaves of the green tea, you get the added bonus of antioxidants in the tea leaves, strengthening the effects of the green tea. However, matcha tea takes a little getting used to, so if you aren’t a fan of very strong tea, then matcha tea might not be for you!


Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is a delicious and warm tea that’s a great solution to help adults get a good night’s sleep. This tea serves as a natural sleep aid and can help reduce anxiety, but that’s not all this amazing tea can do! Chamomile tea can also reduce osteoporosis, help those with diabetes lower their blood sugar, and support skin health. 

However, it is important to note that chamomile tea does have a natural sedative effect, so you should consult with your primary care doctor before drinking this tea as a sleep aid. 


Black Tea

Black tea is amazing for reducing the risk of heart disease. Because it has an abundance of antioxidants, it is the perfect drink for those who are trying to improve their heart health. Black tea is also great for boosting your immune system and helping to aid in digestion. 

Black tea is the most prevalent kind of tea here in the United States, and is easily acquired in most grocery stores, restaurants, and more. If you’d like to try a hot cup of black tea in our Madison Heights senior apartments, then just let us know, and we can make that happen for you!

A senior woman sits on the sofa and drinks her tea


Ginger Tea

There’s a reason why our parents always told us to drink ginger ale when we were sick, and much the same can be said about drinking ginger tea. Ginger is a great tool to use as a cheap and effective antiemetic, and having a cup of ginger ale or a warm mug of ginger tea when you’re feeling sick to your stomach is sure to take the edge off. 

However, helping to prevent nausea isn’t the only benefit that ginger tea brings to the table. Ginger tea can also help prevent heartburn, improve circulation, and prevent blood clots. Ginger tea is also an anti-inflammatory that’s perfect for helping with joint and muscle pain. 

One of the reasons this works so well, though, is because that ginger tea does have a blood thinning effect. If you are on blood thinners or have pre-existing medical concerns involving blood thinners, then ginger tea might not be for you. Much like chamomile tea, be sure to consult your primary care physician before drinking ginger tea if any of these warnings may apply to you. 


Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is a delicious and minty tea that is perfect for the cold weather months. Not only can it freshen your breath after snacking on delicious fall and winter goodies, peppermint tea is great for aiding in headache and migraine relief, among other benefits like easing nasal congestion and soothing a sore throat. 

Like chamomile tea, peppermint tea is a muscle relaxant and can help aid in sleep because of that, but unlike chamomile tea, it is not a natural sleep aid and does not include any caffeine. It’s a great alternative to chamomile tea, and one that you can drink without consulting your primary care physician first. 


Check Out Reserve at Red Run

As the fall and winter approach, we want to make sure that you are safe and cozy in our Madison Heights senior apartments. We want you to be able to enjoy a warm cup of tea no matter where you are: in your apartment, in the dining room or bistro, or even on the porch to enjoy the chilly autumn air. 

We want the Reserve at Red Run to feel like a place where you can sit and enjoy that cup of tea – whether it be for the health benefits or just for the enjoyment of it – and feel like you’re at home. It should be a fun, enjoyable experience that you’ll want to share with your guests, which is more important than ever as the holidays approach right around the corner. 

If you’re interested in making our Madison Heights senior apartments your new home, we’d love to have you. Contact us to get more information today!