From the boiling of the kettle to the steeping of the tea, sipping and cupping the warm mug, there is something almost meditative about the ritual of a humble cup of tea.
Sometimes the wonderful world of herbal teas can be a little bit daunting, with the amount of varieties, and trying to find which one is right for the benefits you wish to achieve. We’ll give you our ultimate guide to herbal tea for Winter and why you should be stocking up on them!
An infusion on dried flowers from sweet chamomile plants, chamomile tea is most commonly known for its calming effects and is commonly used as a sleep aid. It has a gentle flavour that is perfectly paired with a teaspoon of manuka honey stirred through.
Peppermint tea is commonly used to assist in relieving discomfort of the digestive tract. Studies have found that the peppermint oil in the tea can be known to help relieve nausea, cramping, spasms and stomach cramps. Try having a cup after a big wintery meal to help with digestion.
Rose Hip tea is made from the fruit of the rose plant, it has a delicate floral flavour with a tart aftertaste. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, making it a great tea to add to your routine in winter during the cold and flu season.
Ginger is regularly used as a remedy for nausea, morning sickness and motion sickness. Sipping on ginger tea offers not only these benefits, but is also anti-inflammatory and packed full of antioxidants.
Echinacea tea may help boost the immune system which is why it’s a very popular remedy to prevent or shorten the duration of the common cold.
Rooibos is an herbal tea that comes from South Africa. It is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Lemongrass tea has a fresh lemony citrus flavour that is nice to drink either hot or cold and is commonly blended with green tea. Lemongrass contains antioxidants, so it’s another good one to keep handy throughout Winter.
Hibiscus tea is made from the flowers of the hibiscus plant. When brewed it has a red colour and a tart flavour which tastes nice served hot or chilled. Hibiscus has also been shown to have some heart health benefits, believed to be due to a compound called anthocyanins, which is what gives hibiscus it’s bright red colour.
Passionflower tea is traditionally used to help relieve anxiety and improve sleep. Drink a cup of passionflower tea before bed for a more restful sleep.
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