About Us & Our Teas

 A Statement from the Owner

My great grandparents lived long, healthy active lives – one to the age of 102.
Reflecting on their stories, I often asked them what their secret was to longevity.  The response was always the same – natural living! 
Drinking tea was integral to their daily activities. They drew on both their African and Caribbean heritages to somehow identify and brew available plants, leaves, and barks into teas that worked to ease hunger, thirst, and miraculously, aches and pains as well.
In the tradition of my elders I trust that you too will experience similar rewards in the consumption of these essential tea blends. 
Smooth Teas is here to serve you one delicious cup at a time. My goal is to offer specialty gourmet teas in both traditional and exotic flavors that not only taste great but help you feel great too. Our blends are expertly crafted to offer superior taste and curated to bring you a selection you won’t easily find anywhere else. Our unique flavors reflect the beauty of different cultures from the Caribbean, India, Africa, and China.
- J.K. Penn
 
The Benefits of Drinking Tea
Not only does tea help keep you hydrated, which in turn can help with blood flow and sickle cell crisis prevention, but tea also has other known benefits. Tea, especially green tea, contains antioxidants, which assist in the prevention of cell damage. Just be sure not to load your tea with too much sugar, as that might inhibit the tea's naturally healthy effects. If you do prefer a sweetener to your tea, agave or honey would be a better option. 
The facts: Green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea are derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, a shrub native to China and India, and contain unique antioxidants called flavonoids. The most potent of these, known as ECGC, may help against free radicals that can contribute to cancer, heart disease, and clogged arteries. American Dietetic Association spokeswoman Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, LD said “I think it’s a great alternative to coffee drinking. First, tea has less caffeine. It’s pretty well established that the compounds in tea – their flavonoids – are good for the heart and may reduce cancer.” 
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We are not doctors and make no claims to be. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advise or treatment for specific medical conditions. You are responsible for your own health and for the use of any remedies, treatments, or medications you use. Our products are not intended for women who are pregnant or infants and small children.