5 of Our Favourite Herbal Teas For Autumn
It is finally getting colder! Autumn began about a month ago but let’s face it, up until recently, we were all contemplating the idea of spending Christmas on the beach!
It is when both temperatures and rain start to drop, that we crave cocooning at home with a soothing cup of our favourite tea. In all of its many flavours and forms, tea has a known history of calming and healing properties.
Autumn is the transition time that is needed to boost our immune system and prepare our respiratory tract to fight off winter colds. Teas support this transition and help us stay hydrated during that time.
That is why we have selected 5 of our favourite herbal teas that are ideal to drink during autumn.
1. Rooibos Tea
This tea is caffeine-free, low in tannins and loaded with antioxidants. It has a very mild flavour and a smell that reminds you of that after-rain time. A cup of rooibos tea can help you relax in the evening after a long day and it is also known to reduce headaches, allergies and boost the immune system.
2. Darjeeling Black Tea
Darjeeling Black Tea is grown in the Himalayas and is considered one of the best black teas in India and the world. Darjeeling black tea is rich in antioxidants that boost your immune system and help it defend itself against common colds. The same antioxidants may strengthen your heart health and improve your Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) levels.
3. Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea is another caffeine-free tea that is prepared by boiling parts of the hibiscus plant. This tea has a sour taste and is quite popular among tea lovers. It is known to help heal irritated digestive systems and inflammatory problems. This tea is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and minerals, which contribute to a stronger immune system among other health benefits.
4. Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon is a spice that is consumed regularly and has a variety of excellent properties. However, the ideal way to consume cinnamon is in tea because it preserves the active ingredients without interference from any other foods. This tea can improve blood sugar levels and promote weight loss. Cinnamon is also an antibiotic, can provide relief from headaches and help reduce inflammation.
5. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is made from peppermint leaves and is ideal to drink right before going to sleep. The strong mint flavour makes this tea quite popular around the world. Peppermint tea has been historically used to help alleviate a range of digestive conditions. It is also very often recommended to break a fever and decrease inflammation. Peppermint tea reduces the chances of vomiting, nausea, and controls the sensation that makes you want to cough if you have a cold.
So, which tea will you be having tonight while snuggling in bed?