You have it instead of coffee, iced, hot, in a latte, with cookies – in cookies – you name it it’s probably possible. A fan favourite thanks to David’s Tea or even Starbucks Tazo options, tea has become a staple drink generation after generation. Share it with your grandma or with your friends.
But while we love tea for its amazing flavours, different blends, and relaxing quality, different types of tea are also great for different types of health benefits.
Although you may have your favourite tea go to, try adding these teas into your diet/routine to improve your health or stop some maladies.
Black Tea for Fresh Breath
Made from the same plant as oolong, green, and white tea, black tea is a much more concentrated version of the plant. As a result, there is a huge amount of caffeine within this tea, making it a great alternative to coffee. However, unlike coffee, it won’t leave a long lasting taste in your mouth. Because of its powerful antioxidants that stop plaque from sticking to your teeth, this type of tea ultimately stops bacteria from grown in your mouth.
Chamomile Tea for Sleep
For those restless nights don’t reach for sleeping pills, instead reach for some chamomile tea. This herbal type of tea, made from the daisy-like flowers, is known for its soothing effect on our anxiety-ridden bodies. While it is well known to boost immunity, reduce mouth sores, and help with upset stomachs, people will always remember chamomile for its sleep-inducing quality. Drink a mug of chamomile before bed and you can expect a peaceful, nightmare-free sleep.
Lemon Balm Tea for Anxiety
Work, life, family, and relationships got you stressed? Sit back, relax, and take some lemon balm to calm your nerves and anxiety. Lemon balm, a leaf, rather than the citrus fruit, has many medicinal purposes that soothe. While it’s great for digestive problems, ulcers, bloating, and cramps, this type of tea is also a great way to de-stress your body and mind.
Ginger Tea for Nausea
Notice how when you’ve got a stomach bug most people suggest ginger ale as a reliever? Ginger tea is exactly the same effect. This type of tea is made from the medicinal vegetable and is great for soothing that sore throat. But one of the biggest things it combats is nausea. If you know you’re about to get on that car-slash-boat-slash-plane-slash-nausea-inducer drink a cup of ginger tea an hour before. If nausea just suddenly occurs within your system, drink ginger tea ASAP.
Green Tea for Speeding up Metabolism
While the benefits of green tea are abundant, this type of tea is beneficial in speeding up your metabolism. Thanks to one of its components known as catechin, fat oxidization improves and increases the amount of heat your body produces (which is necessary for burning calories). Studies show that if we were to drink five cups (8 oz. each) of tea, you could boost up your metabolism by an extra 90 calories a day.
Elderflower Tea for the Common Cold
Cold medicine, chicken soup, and a warm blanket are great ways to fight the common cold. Add Elderflower tea to really kick your cold to the curb. Like Elderberry juice, this type of tea is filled with Vitamin C and if drank four times a day, while suffering from the flu or cold, experience a huge improvement and reduction of their symptoms.
What’s your favourite type of tea?
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