Herbal tea has a myriad of health benefits ranging from soothing coughs and sore throats to relieving headaches and inflammation to calming upset stomachs. If you’re looking to kick off the new year with an improved health routine, consider adding herbal teas to your lineup.
First, let’s answer this question: what is “herbal” tea?
Herbal tea is actually not “tea” and contains no tea leaves of the camellia sinensis variety (the traditional tea leaf). The traditional tea leaf naturally contains caffeine, so this is why most herbal teas have little to no caffeine. Instead of using traditional camellia sinensis tea leaves, herbal teas are made with herbs or tisanes, which are blends of dried fruits, flowers, and spices. Some of the most popular herbs include chamomile, lavender, peppermint, licorice, hibiscus, ginger, rooibos, and more. Let’s see what amazing benefits these herbs can give us.
What herbal teas can reduce stress and anxiety?
Herbs like chamomile and lavender have a natural calming effect and may help reduce stress and anxiety according to studies. One of our bestselling herbal tea blends is Spa Bliss, and the two main ingredients in this blend are chamomile and lavender. We also add some lemon verbena and spearmint to this blend, making for a delicious and calming elixir.
What herbal teas can help with sleep and insomnia?
Herbs like chamomile and valerian root have been shown to promote sleep and prevent associated sleep disorders like insomnia and nervousness. Another one of our bestselling tea blends is our Bedtime Bliss, which like our Spa Bliss, has chamomile and lavender flowers, but it also has a healthy dose of valerian root. This is a perfect cup for winding down in the evening. Sweet dreams!
What herbal teas aid with digestion and relieve acid reflux?
One of the most effective herbs that promotes healthy digestion and soothes upset stomachs is peppermint–just plain ole’ peppermint. Many studies have been conducted on peppermint, and nearly every one has concluded that peppermint is a safe and effective therapy for digestive issues and stomach pain. Our peppermint blend is made with a single ingredient (peppermint leaves from Oregon) and no added sugars or sweeteners. Each sachet is bursting at the seams with fresh, natural peppermint leaves.
What herbal teas improve overall immunity?
Almost all natural tisanes have some immunity benefit, but one of the most overlooked, yet incredibly powerful, herbal teas is rooibos. Rooibos is a shrub native to the Cederberg region in South Africa. It has no caffeine but has a dark and rich flavor with subtle hints of naturally-occurring vanilla. Through numerous studies, rooibos has been shown to be an excellent source of antioxidants, as well as correlated with improvements involving heart health, decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, and weight management. Grab a cup of our fresh rooibos today.
Some people say there’s nothing a cup of tea can’t fix, and at Tea with Tae, we think there’s definitely some truth to that. There’s a reason why people all around the world have been drinking tea and herbs for thousands of years. It improves your overall health in so many different ways, and the science supports it! Check out our herbal teas today, and consider adding them to your daily self-care routine this new year.
*NOTE: This is not medical advice, and none of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA. The data presented in this post is derived from third-party sources.