Tea for Every Mood
"Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back, and appreciate our surroundings." - Letitia Baldridge
Tea is said to be good for your health. Not only does tea contain substances linked to lowering risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, it can also help benefit your mood and overall wellness when you choose the right type of tea! Below are the different teas we suggest for all your different moods.
Tea to wake up and energize: green, black, and yerba mate tea contains caffeine to help you wake up in the morning with a natural and healthy boost without feeling jittery like you might with coffee or energy drinks full of sugar.
Teas for immunity: teas can deliver a great amount of antioxidants that support your immune system. Some popular immune supporting teas include green, tulsi, echinacea, and elderflower. For an extra boost of vitamin C, try these teas with citrus fruits!
Tea to manage nerves and stress: as valerian tea is beneficial to sleep, it also helps in calming the nerves. For a caffeine free alternative, try ashwaganda or passionflower tea which will help to calm your brain activity, managing both your nerves and stress.
Tea for cognition and mental performance: green and black tea will both support brain health. The polyphenols in green tea help to regulate learning and memory, whereas black tea has L-theanine which increases alpha-brain waves allowing for better attention and concentration
Tea for emotional wellness: teas that support emotional wellness include saffron and turmeric. Both influence the neurotransmitter serotonin, giving off a happy-feeling state. Turmeric, as well as green tea, have influence on dopamine, which also results in a feel good state.
Teas for good digestion: to maintain a healthy metabolism, green or peppermint tea contain EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) which helps to speed up metabolism. Peppermint tea also helps stimulate bile, promoting healthy bowel movements and digestion. If your stomach is feeling uncomfortable, fennel, ginger, rooibos, and peppermint are all good options. The volatile oil compounds of fennel help ease nausea, bloating, cramps, and flatulence. Ginger can also help reduce nausea as well as motion sickness. With high levels of flavonoid quercetin, rooibos eases cramps, diarrhea, and indigestion. Peppermint will help gas move through the body to bypass stomach discomfort or cramping.
Another great drink to add to your diet is our custom herbal formulas! Herbal formulas have been used for thousands of centuries as the main form of medicine in China. These formulas can be used to treat anything like a common cold or cough to hormonal issues, pain, digestive issues and more.