Herbs, botanicals, roots, spices, flowers and other plants are the backbone of a delicious tea blend and holistic daily routine. While traditional tea itself comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, there are many additional ingredients that can either be blended with tea leaves or serve as an herbal, often caffeine-free substitute. Any way you look at it, you’ve got everything to gain from the addition of one of these wellness-promoting herbs. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our absolute favorites:
This distinctly yellow-tinted root is one of the most powerful superfoods around. This warming spice, an Ayurvedic favorite, has been said to help protect against everything from poor liver function and heart disease to arthritis. Try our Organic Turmeric Ginger blend, containing a bevy of additional ingredients like ginger and lemongrass, for a drinking experience as robust as it is healthful.
A cross between spearmint and watermint, this leaf is mighty in flavor and potential benefits - think headache relief, digestive aid, help with mental focus, and perhaps even a break from period cramps. For the ideal fruity-minty-floral blend, sip on our Organic Refresh flavor, a caffeine-free option.
Our last post talked about Agua de Jamaica, one of the most refreshing variants of iced tea, made from Hibiscus. This refreshing, caffeine-free beverage is brewed from the bright floral and results in a beautiful bright purply-pink color. As for benefits? It’s said to help relieve inflammation, ease blood pressure, support liver health, promote healthy cholesterol levels, and more. (Don’t worry, you can drink our loose leaf blend hot, too.)
If you haven’t heard about the digestive benefits of ginger, you’re missing out on a truly magical ingredient. Technically a root known as a rhizome, this spicy plant can be great for stomach and nausea relief, in addition to helping heal inflammation, prevent aging signs, improve overall immunity, and even level out blood sugar. Really, is there anything ginger can’t do? Our Organic Ginger Jazz blend complements the ingredient with other flavors like rosemary and fennel to round it out in the most delicious way.
For potential calming effects and relief from anxiety, this one’s a winner. Chamomile has been the chief centuries-old remedy for slowing down the mind and body (even said to help with disorders like IBS by easing the spasms of the digestive tract). For a good night’s sleep, few natural remedies are as effective–or tasty. As a bonus, it could have antiseptic properties when used on the skin.
Because we’re having trouble narrowing this list down to just 5, we’ve got 3 more wellness-promoting ingredients in store for you:
Also known as holy basil, tulsi has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to help everything from lung and blood disorders to infections and headaches. Heavenly Tea Leaves Organic Detox blends tulsi and more for the cleanest feeling you’ll get from a cup of tea.
Although each of these special herbs and plants is found in a number of Heavenly Tea Leaves blends, we understand that it’s tough to have all your bases covered. But there’s a solution… Our gourmet loose-leaf tea samplers, like our Herbal 9 Tea Sampler, affords you multiple options in one beautiful spread. Gift it to yourself or share the health with a loved one!