For thousands of years, tea has been used as a comforting and satisfying beverage, bringing people together with its calming, peace-inducing influences. I always look forward to the end of the day when I can sit down, grab a book and indulge in a warm cup of peppermint tea.
If nothing else, a cup of tea signifies a tranquil resting time that’s specifically set aside for relaxing. It sends your body the message to slow down, unwind and basically, chill.
In addition to all this, it’s also long been trusted as a nurturing, healing substance. Drinking just one cup of green or herbal tea a day can have endless positive reverberations throughout your system.
The people of Okinawa in Japan live the longest out of anyone in the world and for the most part, green tea is one of their go-to beverages (second to water, of course). The green stuff (well, I guess it’s more yellow!) can help out with issues connected to aging, energy levels, or your metabolic rate, in addition to a myriad of other afflictions.
Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages out there, but there are so many other super beneficial teas with specific healing properties. Take a peek at the list below to see some examples of super healthy teas you can sip on throughout the day!
Oolong tea has been known to help reduce inflammation, high cholesterol and heart disease. And it’s super yummy and fragrant to boot! A steaming cup of oolong tea could be a great way to recuperate after a long night of partying.
Yerba mate, a tea commonly sipped in Brazil, contains a plethora of vitamins like A, E and B complex. In addition to its nutritional elements, yerba mate is one of the most effective stimulant beverages out there. Sip this one when you’re feeling the 3 o’clock yawns coming on.
Sitting down with a cozy blanket, Netflix and a warm cup of chamomile tea is a lovely way to relax and unwind after a stressful day. Along with its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, the beverage has long been known to help soothe anxious minds and bodies. Steep a pot of this brew when you’re feeling tightly wound after a busy day.
The hibiscus isn’t just a gorgeous flower found in tropical locales. When infused into a tea, it’s been connected to helping with high cholesterol and blood pressure. Enjoy a cup of this tasty tea to up the ante on your health game!
It’s been said that dandelion root tea can help with stomach issues like nausea and constipation. Try a cup of this tea if you’re feeling the tummy woes (who doesn’t from time to time?). You could also try this cleanse – it lists dandelion root tea as one of the ingredients and it’s actually super delicious!
What’s your favourite tea and why? Let me know in the comments!