We Indians are known to be some of the biggest tea lovers and also consumers in the world.
While drinking tea has its good and bad, we simply cannot do away with it, especially during these chilly winters.
But why compromise on your tea consumption habits when you can crank its health quotient up a notch by trying some of these popular and beneficial herbal teas.
There are many types of herbal teas available in the market today. They are known for their amazing health benefits as well as the taste. Read on to know the 8 herbal tea types which you must try this winter.
1. Ginger tea
Ginger is one of the most beneficial and commonly found ingredients in an Indian kitchen.
A tea made of ginger acts as a magic potion, especially during the winters to cure sore throats and cold. It is also good at curing stomach and digestive ailments.
You may add ginger to your regular cup of tea or to boiling water along with some cloves, cinnamon, and honey for taste and added benefits.
2. Lemon tea
Due to the pandemic, citrus fruits like lemon have become a rage and a necessary means to boost one’s immunity.
For the same reason and more, lemon tea is one of the best teas to have, if you are looking to boost your immunity and detoxify your body as well.
It is also known to boost your metabolism. Add in some turmeric and pepper to make its taste and health properties better.
3. Chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is one of the most trending teas in recent times, and for all the right reasons.
It is popular for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to be good for the liver.
Apart from the above benefits, chamomile tea is especially taken at night for a good night’s sleep.
Its calming effects is known to aid sleep by improving sleep quality and also helping with depressive disorders.
Chamomile tea is also believed to regulate insulin and glucose levels, and help fight diarrhea and stomach ulcers. If there is any drink or tea that you can have at any time of the day guilt-free, it sure is chamomile tea.
4. Ashwagandha tea
Ashwagandha or Ashwagandha tea is another drink that has gained popularity due to the ongoing pandemic.
Ashwagandha is also known as the winter cherry and the Indian Ginseng. It is popular for its immunity-boosting properties as well as in alleviating stress, fatigue, diabetes, and many other health disorders.
To make Ashwagandha tea, boil its root or powder in water and mix some honey for taste. However, make sure that the drink is not too hot when adding the honey to retains its maximum beneficial properties.
5. Peppermint tea
In addition to its soothing taste, peppermint tea is also popular for its antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anticancer properties.
Due to the above beneficial properties and more, it is a popular drink to help with digestive issues, irritable bowel issues, and many others. So, you may want to try this natural remedy when faced with a digestive issue next time.
6. Hibiscus tea
This slightly sour-tasting tea is known for its antiviral properties and may help in boosting your immunity to fight the flu.
While this is yet to be confirmed by studies, other studies and research work show that drinking hibiscus tea will have a positive effect on blood pressure.
Its rich anti-oxidants help in reducing hypertension, cholesterol, and also protect cells from damage.
Due to its sour taste, it can be enjoyed both as a hot as well as a cold drink.
7. Sage tea
Many studies and research work has shown that drinking sage tea will have a positive effect on one’s cognitive functioning.
Sage is an aromatic herb and belongs to the mint family. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is packed with many minerals and vitamins like vitamin K, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, flavonoids, and many other beneficial nutrients.
Try this tea to improve your brain and also heart health.
8. Jasmine tea
Jasmine tea is usually available and taken with green tea as its base.
It is rich in antioxidants and is known to boost long and healthy living by protecting the cells from age-related issues and damage.
Drinking jasmine tea regularly is also known to reduce stress and improve physical well-being.
The best part of drinking jasmine tea is definitely its soothing smell.