Author Aimee Lawrence / Category Lifestyle / Published: November 2019
Wintertime is the perfect time to make a hot cup of tea and curl up by the fireplace with a good book. There are so many activities in winter, from skiing to skating and playing in the snow. However, winter comes with a host of ailments, like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the common cold and cabin fever. The good news is, there are so many herbal teas out there for different purposes, so we’re helping you find out which ones should be your go-to for all your winter needs.
1. Chamomile Tea – Relaxation
Chamomile tea is the main tea of so many people because it addresses a ton of issues at the same time. It relaxes your mind, reduces inflammation, and helps sore throats. Chamomile has been used in natural remedies for centuries. Drink a cup of Tease Tea’s Calming Chamomile each night if you suffer from stress or anxiety and it’ll help you sleep.
2. Ginger Tea – Pick-Me-Up
Ginger tea is the best option if you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. It helps your digestion, boosts your immunity, and helps your body circulation. You can also buy ginger root and add a few slices to your regular tea. It has a stronger taste and is more effective than in tea form. It’s also fairly inexpensive- especially this time of year.
3. Peppermint Tea – Stomach Issues
Did you eat too much over the holidays? Are you feeling nauseous? Peppermint tea is the answer for you. The next time your stomach is feeling upset, instead of reaching for pharmacy drugs, brew a cup of peppermint tea like the limited-edition Candy Cane Crush peppermint tea.
4. Licorice Root Tea – Sore Throat
When you feel a cold coming on and you wake up with a scratchy throat, you should reach for some licorice root tea. It helps to coat your throat and makes you feel more energetic. It’s been proven to work against coughing and ease congestion that you feel with a cold. If you need to go to work and you know you’re coming down with something, take some vitamin C and drink lots of this loose leaf tea to help alleviate your symptoms.
5. Lemon Balm Tea – Stress Relief
Getting through the worst of winter can be a huge downer. When you feel a niggle of SAD or you’re frustrated with the slush and endless snow, put on a pot of lemon balm tea. It’s gentle, sweet and helps you deal with both stress and anxiety. Lemon balm is a popular remedy for anxiety, stress, high blood pressure, sleep issues, restlessness, and more. If you want a more budget-friendly version of a full-body massage, try Tease Tea’s Tongue Thai’d Anxiety Tea! If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a few slices of fresh ginger to your pot.
6. Stinging Nettle Leaf Tea – Winter Allergies
Stinging nettle leaf is a plant that stings, but it can be brewed in a tea for all its healing properties. It’s an anti-inflammatory that works wonders for ailments like arthritis and seasonal allergies. If you feel like you’ve tried everything, give this natural remedy a try. This herbal tea is floral and a bit bitter but it’s quite enjoyable. If you drink it regularly in wintertime, you may notice a reduction in winter allergy symptoms.
7. Milk Thistle Tea – Cleansing and Detox
If you’ve gone to one too many holiday parties and your liver is struggling, this one is the herbal tea for you. When you wake up feeling like your head is stuffed with cotton and can’t get out of bed, drink some milk thistle tea. It’s a routine part of cleansing and detox diets because it boosts your liver function and protects the liver from certain substances’ toxic effects, like alcohol. Don’t stop at one cup, though, drink some regularly for a week to see real results.
Cinnamon tea or tea including cinnamon, like Tease Tea’s Winter Spice, is your best option for the flu as it will boost your immunity. It prevents colds because it contains properties that are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. It’s also a great option if your throat is sore from the common cold. Cinnamon is packed full of antioxidants which are great for strengthening your immune system when it’s weaker during winter months.
Drinking some tea every morning, at night, or both is a great ritual that can help you feel better even when the winter seems endless.
Be sure to check out our limited edition loose leaf tea, Winter Trio for all your winter and holiday needs.