It is no secret that tea offers an abundance of benefits. It is used to promote health, ward off certain ailments and even lift our mood. It is a common staple in many households, and is available in an endless variety of blends and flavors. Perfect with a nice book or even just as an excuse to stop and savor the moment, my kitchen is stocked with a wide array of tea. However, while my tastes may change, there are 5 teas that will forever have a home among my shelves.
Lavender tea is an absolute must have as a frequent migraine and headache sufferer. 2 years ago I decided to test lavender blends after discovering that the essential oil was very beneficial in my home. I soon realized that this fragrant blend eased my headaches and could help me curb migraines. My go to cuppa is a white tea blend consisting of lavender, roses blossoms and a hint of peach. I also drink lavender when feeling anxious.
Other benefits include: Indigestion relief and sleep promotion.
Ginger tea is another favored choice. While I know the flavor can be hit or miss with many (luckily it is hit with me), it is ideal for soothing an upset stomach and can occasionally prevent nausea. Being a frequent vertigo sufferer, I replenish this staple often, welcoming blends that incorporate a bit of lemongrass and prefer to always serve this warm with lemon and raw honey.
Other benefits include: reduced inflammation, improved circulation, stress relief and easing cramps.
Echinacea was actually introduced to me by the non tea drinking nonhusband. It is the only tea he drinks. Why? Because it has this wonderful ability to help fight off illnesses such as the common cold. The herb is believed to give your immune system a nice little boost and help kick those nasty symptoms sooner. I always drink it warm, also with raw honey.
Other benefits include: boosting the healing process of multiple skin conditions and easing arthritic pain.
Black tea contains a low dose of caffeine and a ton of antioxidants. I think it goes without saying why this is my morning cuppa. Packed with numerous beneficial qualities, it is one of the few teas I consume with milk and actual sugar.
Other benefits include: promotes oral health, improves cognitive functioning and boosts the immune system.
Chamomile happens to be my son’s absolute favorite. It has many beneficial and healthy uses. But in this home the light, caffeine free, herbal tea is the “bedtime tea”. Soothing and stress reducing, we have made a habit of unwinding in the evening with a nice warm cup of Chamomile and raw honey to help us ease into a more rewarding sleep.
Other benefits include: aiding in headache relief, treating stomach cramps, calming muscles spasms, and promoting healthy skin.
What are your favorite teas & why?
Do you have specific tea that you always keep in the home? Maybe you have a certain blend that helps you sleep at night or eases specific symptoms. I would love to know how you use tea as part of your daily life. Let’s chat!
**None of the information above is intended to replace medical advice. As always, you should consult a healthcare provider regarding any current conditions or treatment.**