“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things,” sums up beautifully the role tea plays in our day-to-day lives, in bringing people together and in promoting harmony. In countries and cultures across the globe, tea has made a niche for itself in peoples’ lives to the extent that it is synonymous with long chats, relaxation, and happy times. And alongside spreading joy and warmth, tea also has several health benefits that not only keep our body hydrated but also improve our immunity.
The wholehearted embracement of tea by the world has led to the rise of multiple variants of tea, especially herbal teas. Herbal teas are better than regular tea as they are infused with the goodness of herbs, more hydrating, and especially beneficial for the skin and gut health.
Now that it is winter and you must be craving a cup of piping hot tea, let’s take a look at a few of the best herbal teas in the country.
Chamomile flowers are mostly associated with relaxation and as a stress-buster due to their innate calming quality. Chamomile with its perfect blend and infusion with tea also makes this one a particular bedtime favorite. Twinning, with its legacy of collecting the best tea from select tea gardens, make it gloriously golden and sweet, with the subtle flowery blend of light and gentle taste. What’s better is that this herbal tea is free from caffeine and requires no added sugar and most importantly, a cup of Twinings Pure Chamomile Tea counts to just 4 calories.
The Saffola ImmuniVeda Kadha Mix is made from a unique Ayurvedic recipe that contains ingredients that help in boosting immunity, support respiratory health, and relieve cough, cold and sore throats. Packed with 11 carefully crafted spices and herbs like ginger, cinnamon, tulsi, black pepper, ashwagandha, amla, giloy, lemon, turmeric, etc., serve for instant relief from sore throat.
The herbal tea is made using the traditional process where Ayush Kwath and other herbs are crushed and boiled in water for hours to make a decoction that harnesses the maximum benefits from the spices and herbs. Just add water, stir it well and enjoy this Ayurvedic Kadha twice or thrice a day to gain maximum benefits.
The Vahdam Ayurvedic Kadha Tea uses the pure Ayurvedic Ayush Kadha formulation of fresh powder of ginger root, Vana Tulsi, Vitamin C rich amla, Curcumin rich turmeric, and black pepper. Made from 100 percent natural herbs, it does not contain any synthetic ingredients. It is one of the first eco-friendly teas in the country and is certified plastic neutral and climate neutral. This concoction provides instant relief to sore throats and prevents the immune system from coughs and colds, especially during winter. And, unlike other Kadha or herbal teas, it is not bitter, even though it retains all its medicinal benefits.
The Sri Tattva Madhukari Herbal Tea is made from an exquisite blend of 16 phenomenal exotic herbs, like coriander, tulsi, palm sugar, cumin, cloves, Brahmi, etc. Alongside being packed with essential herbs, it also contains the goodness of certain flowers and healthy seeds, which results in the tea being used as a healthy appetizer as well as a digestive aid. It also makes for a good thirst quencher and helps in reducing the Kapha element. To make the most of this tea, add honey instead of sugar.
Probably the most popular herbal tea in the Indian market, the Organic India Tulsi Green Tea is an exciting blend of ‘The Queen of Herbs’, as the name suggests. The freshness of tulsi is accompanied by the flavors of zesty ginger and accented with the citrus of lemon.
The blend of flavors creates a delicious and satisfying tea experience that is unmatched. What’s better is that the flavors go equally well whether the tea is sipped hot or iced. Furthermore, the three ingredients deeply complement each other’s remarkable health benefits, including an abundance of potent phytonutrients and antioxidants, which protect the body from harmful free radicals. The tea is especially beneficial for boosting immunity, strengthening the cardiovascular systems, and promoting detoxification. This tea also makes for great health and energy booster.
Made from garden-fresh ingredients, the TreeSome herbal tea is made from 100 percent natural ingredients. It contains unbroken and whole tea leaves that retain the flavor profile of the tea to the fullest extent. threesome prides in sourcing their tea from expert blenders and the finest leaves cultivated by trusted planters across the world, the result of which is experienced from the very first sip.
This herbal tea is packed with antioxidants and contains five times more antioxidants than any fruit or vegetable. A cup of this delicious goodness of a concoction of green and black tea helps in cleansing the system from within and detoxifies the body from toxins and pollutants. To enhance the flavor component, TreeSome infuses the blend with tannins and essential oils to give you an unforgettable experience.
Another Kadha or herbal tea formulated with the Ayurvedic formulation, this one is great for boosting immunity and fighting seasonal infection. Packed with tulsi, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, turmeric, and clove, this lemon-flavored drink makes for a soothing and rejuvenating tea. Enjoy it without milk and sugar to make the most of the authentic flavors of the herbs.
The PCOS relief herbal tea contains chaste berries, flaxseed, St John Wort, Gokhshura, and other beneficial herbs for relieving the symptoms of PCOS. It is also 100 percent caffeine-free, which makes it safe for pregnant women and women who suffer from PCOS.
The herbs help in balancing the hormones and stabilizing the functioning of the pituitary gland. It also contains spearmints which help in decreasing androgen levels and reduce the levels of free testosterone in the blood. Steep a teaspoon of the tea blend in a cup of boiling water and drink it without milk for maximum benefits.
Ladies- this tea should be in your kitchen cupboard- don’t wait, but buy now!
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