Tea Time.

21 Mar
Red, black and green tea

Cups Of Red, Black And Green Tea.

My palate and I were late to the coffee game, so for many years I just stuck with tea. Still to this day, when I travel I usually try the teas before the coffees. There are just so many teas and so many flavors, my palate is in heaven.  It also turns out that certain teas offer much more then just a warm cup of comfort. From assisting with stress relief to aiding in digestion, there is a tea for every aliment.

Tea Treatments:

-Feeling Sluggish Or Need Some Energy?

If so reach for powerful herbs like Ginseng, Rhodiola and Ashwagandha. If you are not sensitive to caffeine then Yerba Mate may be good for you. This powerful herb from South America is rich in anti oxidants and has been used there for thousands of years to enhance ones energy and help simulate mental clarity.

-Feeling Under The Weather?

Try tea blends with herbs like Ginger and Eucalyptus if you need to loosen congestion and Marshmallow Root or Licorace Root are  for soar throats. Holy Basil is a traditional herb that  has also been long used  to treat coughs, colds and the flu.

-Feeling Like Preventing Cancer?

Obviously you do, so reach for some Green Tea which is packed with cancer preventing flavonoid antioxidants. The South African shrubs Rooibos and Honey Bush are also powerful and may prevent DNA damage.

– Feel Like Losing A Few Pounds?

Even the most fit of fit have days when they will say YES to that question. Since detoxifying the body helps us lose a few pounds, look for teas with herbs like Hoodia Gordonii, Burdock, Dandeloin and Garcinia Cambogia. They are all known to help flush toxins from the body and Hoodia and Garcinia are known to suppress the appetite and enhance fat burning.

– Feeling Stressed?

If so kick back with a cup of Chamomile or Lemongrass Tea to calm your nerves and relieve some stress and tension. Lemon Balm and Gotu Kola will help you chill as does St. John’s Wart.

Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae, Lemon Balm, in...

Melissa Officinalis. A.K.A. Lemon Balm.


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