We all know that a good cup of tea can provide the perfect pick-me-up, giving us that extra energy we require, while also providing an ideal opportunity to escape the rigours of daily life for five minutes.
But teas’ talents don’t end there.
There are a number of brews which boast a range of health benefits aimed at aiding bodies, minds and souls while also boosting immunity, focus and calm.
Wellness teas take these naturally-occurring aspects of tea one step further by incorporating herbs, spices, and other ingredients that you wouldn’t find in your regular cuppa to increase the health benefits they can offer.
What are Wellness Teas
Though most teas include a variety of ingredients that can bring about benefits to your health, the difference with wellness teas is how very specific, carefully-chosen and particularly-focused elements are implemented when putting together such a beverage.
This includes herbs and spices, which not only add a unique flavour, but are chosen primarily to provide a much-needed lift, energy and positivity in the process.
Wellness teas include adaptogens and herbs which impact your immunity, your relaxation levels, your concentration and your blood circulation – reducing pressure and helping you to remain calm and become more motivated.
The benefits of Wellness teas
Though many teas include a wide variety of ingredients that are known to bring about a number of health benefits, the difference with wellness teas is how very specific, carefully-chosen and particularly-focused the ingredients are.
As a result, the benefits can range widely for both physical and mental health, as well as general wellbeing, here are just a few.
A cup of herbal tea after meals helps in digesting your food easily. Herbal tea is rich in spearmint that smoothens the digestive system and acts as an appetite suppressant, reducing the urge to overeat.
Better hair & skin health
Chamomile, cinnamon, turmeric, hibiscus, ginger and lavender, not to mention the extensive amount of polyphenols present in green tea for example, are widely regarded to encourage supple skin and strong hair.
Encourages Better Sleep
The ingredients found in many wellness teas, such as chamomile, passion flower, ashwagandha, lavender and peppermint, are known to help when it comes to overcoming insomnia while the relaxing effects can encourage a peaceful deep slumber.
Boosts your immune system
The antioxidants and vitamins found in herbal teas are great for helping fight disease and infections, protect against oxidative stress, and lower the risk of chronic disease with elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and liquorice root some of the most popular choices.
It’s widely accepted that herbal teas such as chamomile are known to release stress and treat insomnia while it also soothes the mind and releases chemicals in the brain that fight stress and depression.
Three Wellness teas to try
Wellness teas contain ingredients that have the sole purpose of positively changing your general wellbeing and lifestyle.
This is because they contain adaptogens and herbs which impact your immunity, your relaxation levels, your concentration and your blood circulation – reducing pressure and helping you to remain calm and become more motivated.
At LEAF tea Shop we stock a range of wellness and herbal teas to do exactly that and here are just a few.
There are a whole host of wondrous health benefits associated with this floral infusion, from ultimate relaxation to wellness properties. There is something wonderfully relaxing and inspiring about drinking these little yellow flowers while it’s also Caffeine free.
Pure Life Wellness
This wonderfully aromatic blend is filled with ingredients that are as tasty as they are good for you as the mixture of refreshing lemongrass, bamboo, orange slices, lotus blossom and ginkgo create a herbal infusion which is caffeine free and leaves you feeling rejuvenated.
Peppermint is a great cuppa at any time of the day and is often served after a meal, as it is a well known digestive aid not to mention being Caffeine free.
The combination of Lavender, rose, chamomile, lemon balm, Vervain work together to produce a relaxing, floral, perfumed brew which can aid a restful night’s slumber, providing a healthy alternative to sleeping pills.
Want to make the switch?
If you’re looking to make the switch to loose leaf teas, we have a fantastic range for you to discover.
We’re confident that you’ll find something to your taste as well as a product which can aid body, minds and soul.