So, recently I’ve become a massive fan of herbal teas and can stand in the supermarket browsing the herbal teas for ages, trying to decide which ones to try next! Generally herbal teas all have health benefits and have really helped me take more water on board and keep my diet more interesting. So I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 at the moment and will talk about why I like them and the health benefits that they have. I really recommend herbal teas as a hot drink alternative, especially if you are keen to avoid things like coffee and hot chocolate gain control over sugar cravings.
Lemon Infused Green Tea
This is the herbal tea I drink the most of. I try and drink three cups a day if I can and I prefer to drink Clipper over any other brand. I find it tastes the best and the tea bags aren’t bleached, they’re fair trade, organic etc. The variety of Green Tea that Clipper does is insane, most aren’t available in the supermarket but you can get them on their website. Green Tea has so many health benefits and I will probably at some point in the future do an entire post on it. In summary though, it boosts your metabolism, contains antioxidants, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and helps with relaxation. This is the tea I drink the most of and if I don’t drink it I really notice the difference in the way I feel. They also have a really lovely blog at https://www.clipper-teas.com/the-green-room/all-things-green/
2. Ginger Tea
I like to drink tea containing ginger when I’m feeling under the weather. Particularly if I have a sore throat or need a little pick me up. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and aids with digestion if you’re feeling bloated. I’m not the biggest fan of ginger so I like to have it infused with lemon or combining ginger tea with green tea is obviously a winning combination.
Ceylon tea is exclusive to Twinings, I believe, it’s my favourite kind of ‘everyday tea’. It’s a similar taste to every day English Breakfast however I find it much lighter and refreshing. It’s just a taste I prefer other than the bog standard tea and it’s something that I like to treat myself to every now and again. Plus I adore the design of the box I find it calming just to look at!
4. Raspberry and Apple
This is just a light fruity tea that I occasionally have during the day. It’s refreshing and and will be particularly delicious in the Summer. Raspberries are full of antioxidants and can actually be a very good relaxant.
5. Blackberries and Blueberries (Berry/Purple Berry)
This tea is my current favourite. It’s generally called something ‘berry’ and will consist of blueberries and blackberries, lots of brands do it and supermarkets usually have their own version. I just love this tea, especially in the evening when I’m relaxing, it’s so sweet and really helps with those sugar cravings. The antioxidants in fruits are the main health benefits from this tea and particularly the blueberries are extremely good for you. I just can’t get enough of this tea and if you’re looking for something to ease you into to drinking more herbal tea this is definitely a gateway because it’s so delicious.
I hope you guys found this interesting and maybe it has given you some more idea for ways you can get health benefits into your diet. I look forward to drinking herbal teas and I would love to hear your recommendations and what you like to drink. I’m always excited to try new teas! See you next week.