Why Blend Tea with other Herbs and Spices?
Welcome to Part 1 of our new blog series: Why Blend Tea with other Herbs and Spices?
Several “deliteacious” tea blends with herbs and spices.
Why not just tea? Most people know tea is a natural health drink by itself. Then why transform tea into tisane - herbal tea produced by blending tea with natural herbs and Spices? Just to make it more appealing to drink? To create different flavor profiles? Yes, but those are not the only reasons nor the main reason.
Tea is not just considered just a relaxing, comforting drink anymore. Tea is now finding its way into every kitchen cabinet as prevention and cure to many illnesses and more importantly to maintain good health.
Research has shown that regular intake of tea, blended with some natural herbs and spices, helps in many key functional areas that all contribute to maintaining good health. Including all of them here in this article, believe me, would be like fitting an ocean into a tea cup! :-) So let’s talk about just three main benefits of tea blends: Reduce Stress Levels, Healthy Weight Management, Fight Diseases.
And here we go, for Part 1, we will talk about: Reduce Stress Levels.
Reduce Stress Levels
In modern times, when stress levels are consistently high and with stress affecting everything from digestion to mood swings and in more serious cases, major health conditions, we are all on the lookout for ways to de-stress. Relying on medications like antidepressants increases the risk of serious side effects and primarily addresses only the symptoms.
On the contrary, tea is a comforting beverage that naturally reduces stress and brings a calm, relaxed state of mind. And adaptogens, a group of natural herbs and spices used for healing, undoes the negative effects of stress in the body. When the two are blended together in the right formula, the effects are multiplied and the drink is even more appealing with all the flavors and aroma of both, tea and herbs.
Depending on the blend and the ingredients, different blends provide different benefits. Here I have covered just some of the ingredients found in our “deliteacious” blends.
Moringa helps increase resistance to stress, be it physical, chemical or biological. It helps bring back the body into balance without interfering with the body’s normal functions. Reap the benefits of moringa in our Panacea Citringa.
Menthol in peppermint reduces feelings of frustration and anxiety and provides a sense of calm. Check out our Peppermint Sencha.
Stress and anxiety levels could be vastly reduced by the antioxidant aspalathin in rooibos. See our Rooibos Blends.
Cloves are high in the antioxidant eugenol, which helps to reduce oxidative stress. Find it in our Golden Milk Elixir and Chai of a Kind.
There you have it, drink up on our teas and tisanes to beat the stress and bounce back! Part 2 of this series will cover Healthy Weight Management, stay tuned...