Author Aly Dort / Category Lifestyle / Published: August 2019
Our Founder and Certified Tea Sommelier, shared some of her best tips on how to beat a cold with green tea and even how you can prevent one in the first place!
Sheena explains that green tea is especially great during cold and flu season as it undergoes less oxidation thus helping to retain a lot of polyphenols and catechins, which are great immune boosters.
Studies on green tea and the adenovirus have shown something pretty remarkable: when green tea was injected into the virus, it stopped the virus from replicating, demonstrating the powerful benefits of green tea.
This beautiful high grade green tea is blended with ginger and lemongrass to help give your immune system the boost it needs to truly shake it off. It’s a zesty green tea that is magical with a tough of honey and a squeeze of lemon to soothe your throat.
We recommend reaching for it at the first sign of a cold for the best chance at nipping your cold in the bud.
The ginger in this blend acts as a natural decongestant and can help suppress a cough. It also happens to be gentle on the tummy, which is certainly a bonus during cold and flu season!
Be sure to steep your green tea in water that isn’t boiling, however. Boiling water will burn your tea leaves and create a bitter taste. Sheena recommends waiting a good minute or two after boiling your water before stepping your tea leaves.
Another hard-hitter is our Matcha Made In Heaven, a ceremonial grade Japanese Matcha loaded with antioxidants. When you drink matcha, you’re consuming the entire leaf instead of just the brewed water, so that you’re actually receiving up to 10 times the amount of nutritional and antioxidant content as a cup of green tea.
Because it’s easy to use, you can easily throw it in your bag and go. It’s also versatile, and you can use it in your smoothies, lattes and even your baking!
Alternatively, you can combat cold & flu season Tease Tea style and start each morning with a Matcha Shot. You can get the recipe here!
Aly Dort is a freelance illustrator and stationery designer living in Halifax, N.S. She is passionate about mental health, social sustainability and empowering those around her.