Youthberry tea was an extremely popular Teavana product. Unfortunately for some, Teavana was acquired by Starbucks and Youthberry tea was discontinued in some locations.
If you’re still fortunate enough to have access to Youthberry tea, you might be curious about what the ingredients are good for. Here’s all you need to know about Youthberry Tea.
Youthberry Tea Reviews
The general consensus is that Youthberry tea is delicious. Whether that’s a Starbucks fan following effect or honest reviews of the product, we’re not sure. But we found it very difficult to dig up a negative review of Youthberry tea.
The flavor of the tea is smooth and fruity, and, as is Starbucks style, it’s sweetened. It’s a white tea, and contains ingredients such as acai berry (a popular “superfruit”), mango, pineapple and hibiscus.
Tea drinkers have described Youthberry as “the perfect pick me up” and “a perfect drink.” But does it carry all the health benefits the name implies? Let’s look at the ingredients of Youthberry tea, and what science says about their benefits.
What’s in Youthberry Tea?
Unsweetened Youthberry tea has zero calories, zero fat and very few carbohydrates. But what about the health benefits of the ingredients? Let’s take them one by one.
- White tea – White tea may help with weight loss. It’s also known to contain antioxidants which can help prevent cancer.
- Mango – Mango is very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium. It’s also packed with beta carotene, which is great for preventing macular degeneration.
- Pineapple – Pineapple, too, is great for eye health. Pineapple is also the only known source of the enzyme bromelain, which is effective in treating a lot of health conditions. It’s an anti-inflammatory as well as beneficial to heart and respiratory health.
- Rose Hip Peels – Rose hip peels contain antioxidants as well as high amounts of Vitamin A.
- Apple – Apples may help your heart stay healthy. They also may help to increase weight loss. The fiber in Youthberry tea is negligible, and likely not enough to be beneficial to you.
- Hibiscus – Hibiscus is thought to provide a huge number of benefits to heart health and liver health. It lowers the risk of cancer and can help cure digestive ailments.
- Red Currants – Red currants, too, can help to treat digestive ailments.
- Acai Fruit – The benefits of acai have been lauded recently, but they’re not proven. We do know, however, that there are antioxidants in the acai plant.
Youthberry Tea: The Verdict
As you can see, there are tons of great ingredients in Youthberry tea… theoretically. And customers say it tastes great. So great, in fact, that some Canadian customers voiced their complaints to the company when Youthberry tea was discontinued in select locations.
But there may not be enough of these beneficial ingredients to actually do you any good. The pineapple and the mango are candied, which mean they’re coated in sugar. The white tea has its benefits, sure. But the others are only included in limited amounts.
In summary, Youthberry tea is tasty, refreshing and a good alternative to soda. Does it provide amazing health benefits? Probably not. But it certainly won’t hurt you.