Milk tea was not a well-known beverage before. Only a meager amount of stores can be found in certain areas but since the quarantine of 2020, it has risen into popularity as a form of self-care drink. Although it varies from culture to culture, the type of milk tea that is now known throughout the world is the bubble tea which originated from Taiwan during the 1980s.
Milk tea is the result of adding milk to tea to lessen the bitterness or astringency of a normal tea. However, some researchers claim that adding milk to tea will inhibit the beneficial effects of tea but here at Twrl, we know that milk tea also has benefits, maybe even more, since we use organic tea and pea milk to create the world’s first canned organic milk tea.
Ten reasons why milk tea is good
To give you assurance, our team at Twrl decided to do our own digging on what makes milk tea a healthy drink and here are some of what we learned:
Organic tea is brimming with different and beneficial bioactive compounds such as polyphenols. Add some milk with this tea and the resulting organic milk tea will be filled with more vitamins and minerals.
Teas contain catechins, a polyphenol that is cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory and filled with antioxidants. Make tea organic and there is an 18% to 69% increase of these catechins, making it extremely beneficial to the body.
On the other hand, milk is enriched with calcium, potassium, vitamins D and B12, and proteins that help the body’s growth by assisting with its muscle health.
Milk naturally contains calcium that provides strength to the bones, making them tougher and harder to break. Twrl Milk Tea replaces the normal dairy milk with pea milk resulting in 150% more calcium with supplementary iron, potassium, and vitamins A and D.
Tea also contains caffeine which is an energy booster to improve attentiveness and reaction time. Although tea contains less caffeine compared with coffee, this is not a disadvantage since this results in the non-jittery energy boost of tea.
Antioxidants are compounds that fight against free radicals that cause many types of diseases and early aging. Commonly used teas such as green tea and black tea contain flavonoids, theaflavins and thearubigins which are antioxidants that work against cancer, heart disease, and even lessens the risk for diabetes.
Apart from the caffeine that boosts memory, organic tea also has nutrients and antioxidants that can reduce the risk for cognitive disorders. Since Twrl Milk Tea uses pea milk, our organic milk tea contains omega-3 fatty acids that provide DHA which has an important role to the brain, heart, and immune system.
We all know that every sip of milk tea is packed with deliciousness that can uplift your mood. Apart from this, teas from the Camellia sinensis plant, usually green tea and black tea, has L-theanine which is an amino acid that increases the dopamine and alpha waves of the brain thereby working against anxiety and depression.
Caffeine and L-theanine in organic milk tea work synergistically to improve your mood, attentiveness, and dopamine levels thereby giving you a push that will make you more stable and productive without causing jitters.
As mentioned, the antioxidants in organic milk tea have the ability to counter cancer. Aside from this, the cytotoxic ability of polyphenols works against cancer by regulating the cancer cell growth thus lessening the progression of cancer.
Free radicals cause early aging that can be prevented with the help of the antioxidants in organic milk tea. Milk contains fats and even if fats have a negative image, the fat in milk is a beneficial fat as it makes the skin vibrant resulting in its anti-aging effect.
The polyphenols and antioxidants in organic milk tea, such as flavonoids, protect the body against heart diseases. Twrl Milk Tea’s pea milk that contains omega-3 fatty acids also helps accomplish this mission.
Twrl Milk Tea: A heal-TEA drink for us and our world
Twrl Milk Tea is a canned organic milk tea that is nitro-infused, and made from single-origin, organic fair-trade tea, pea milk, and 100% organic blue agave syrup as sweetener. We chose these ingredients to assure fellow milk tea lovers that they can enjoy Twrl’s deliciousness and health benefits without the guilt of extra carbs and calories.
Since we partnered with family farms that have their own sustainable farming practices that are able to preserve the biodiversity and soil health of their farm’s natural environment, we can boast that Twrl’s organic milk tea has higher antioxidants and L-theanine.
We also chose non-dairy milk because compared to dairy milk, they use up less resources and produce less carbon footprint, and among these non-dairy milks, pea milk is what we found to be most sustainable since it uses 85% less water compared to almond milk, and has nitrogen-fixing ability for better plant health. Even with less resources consumed, pea milk still stays advantageous as it contains the same amount of protein as dairy milk, one of its favorable differences from other non-dairy milks which have lesser protein.
Since we believe in the importance of giving back, we partnered with AddPurpose to provide 5% of our profits in tree planting for combating climate change. Aside from this, we are also connected with AAPI to donate some of our proceeds in support of the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities.
All in all, our team at Twrl aims to present a guilt-free organic milk tea. So every time you drink a can of Twrl Milk Tea, you can be reminded that not only is it heal-TEA for your own health but also for the environment and the community.