10/05/12 - 0 Comments
Top Ten Teas
Tea is the ultimate miracle elixir. It can do so much for your body—from losing weight to calming stress, and even combatting a hangover! Check out our selection of teas to help—and enjoy—in any situation.
To Wake You Up: Breakfast teas are the answer to waking you up in the morning. Mixing some nondairy milk with this traditional breakfast tea by Crabtree & Evelyn will make for a good start to your day. If you want to wake yourself up, drinking tea is a healthier way to receive the same energy hit effect as coffee. A cup of Earl Grey tea contains caffeine, which can boost your energy for a day’s activities.
To Calm Stress: According to Dr. Oz, passion flower tea is one the best to help you cope with stress and make you feel relaxed. Another tea that can help is this green tea blend, known as the De-Stress Tea® by Mariage Frères. Even decaffeinated teas and floral teas will create a soothing effect of relaxation, and will help calm your thoughts.
To Make You Sleep: Since the scent of lavender helps with insomnia, floral teas are the remedy to help you sleep. There are many kinds of floral teas, such as lavender, chamomile and chrysanthemum, to name a few. Caffeine-free teas are the natural and tasty choice to facilitate ZZZ’s. This selection from TeaForte has many exotic flavors, such as Blueberry Merlot and Flora.
To Make For A Party: A cold tea is a great choice to serve at a party, and you’re probably thinking of the typical iced tea beverages found near the party drinks section of your supermarket. Eliminate all that sugar by creating a special homemade brew using Teavana’s Strawberry Lemonade Herbal Tea. This sweet and sour drink is to be served chilled, and makes the perfect event beverage.
To Lose Weight: Sugary foods and drinks are weight triggers, and there is no stopping your taste buds for a bite of candy. However, you can still enjoy a sweet indulgence with teas that help manage weight. The secret is adding a squirt of honey or agave nectar to your tea. Tea itself contributes to weight loss, but adding those kinds of natural sweeteners will burst out the flavor without adding fat and calories. Enjoy a sip of sweet tea with Madhava Organic Agave Nectar or Billy Bee Honey.
To Help With A Hangover: If you partied a little too hard last night, some soothing honey lemon tea will cure the morning pain. Just mix some honey with lemon juice in boiled water and this homemade concoction will clear your system. Another recommendation is this chic Hangover Helper tea by Tealish. It is made out of rooibos, an African tea plant, which brings in an amazing herbal taste for your hangover.
To Travel With: A tea without the hassle of teabags and herbs is convenient when traveling to avoid messy spills. Although tea tumblers are stylish and are meant for traveling, at the end of the day, you don’t want to be emptying out the herbs and teabags on the go. When traveling, stopping by your local coffee shop for a simple tea is convenient and clean. Our favorite travel-friendly and delicious flavor comes from Starbucks’ Tazo Tea Line.
To Detoxify: Get rid of toxins and increase your metabolism with ginger tea. Ginger itself has been known as a super detox food, and drinking some ginger-infused tea will help with the detox process. You can easily mix in grated ginger with hot boiling water for some homemade ginger tea. Or, if you want a little more flavor with a little more detox power foods, try the Organic Detox by David’s Tea.
To Help With A Cold: Green tea can act as a kind of medicine to help treat that winter cold. Known for its antioxidants and refreshing effect on the immune system, this tea brings warmth and good taste, too. Lipton has a range of green teas—from the traditional green to the decaffeinated, and even green teas with a hint of fruity flavor!
To Drink At Three: Instead of having a slice of cake or pie for your three o’clock break, try a dessert-flavored tea as a snack! A Strawberry Shortcake flavor by David’s Tea could substitute the heavy and sugary slice of cake. A Toasty Almond tea by Tealish is a blend of almonds and apples, which will remind you of a heart-warming apple pie. You can also stop by your local coffee shop for a simple steeped tea.