The winter chill has well and truly set in, and although we're all layering on our winter woolies and staying toasty indoors, there's truly no better way to warm up than with a piping hot cup of organic tea!
We all tend to get a bit hungrier than normal in the winter months, when all we want is some warming comfort food and maybe a sweet treat. But instead of reaching for whatever's in the pantry this winter, why not put together a collection of teas that can curb your cravings, give you that soothing warmth and really benefit you at the same time? Organic teas are so much more than just a winter warmer. They're delicious, they're good for you, and there's a blend to suit everyone's health and lifestyle needs! Here are a few of my all-time favourites to combat signs of ageing, aid sleep, boost energy, and support the immune system, as well as those just for when you need a special treat.
What are the benefits of drinking tea?
The benefits of drinking organic tea blends really come down to which variety you choose. The right tea can do anything from elevating your energy levels to sending you into a deep sleep and alleviating your anxieties. Organic teas can boost immunity, ease your sweet tooth, keep you feeling energised and can even help fight the signs of ageing! I like to have a small collection of different organic teas on hand so I can choose the right one for when I need it most. Can you believe that a delicious cup of tea can not only warm you up but also support your health and wellbeing at the same time? Teas packed with vitamins and antioxidants from natural fruit and berry extracts can help promote a youthful complexion and boost circulation, while potent herbal blends can soothe inflammation and calm the nervs.
Edible Beauty Tea No. 2 Fountain of Youth
The Edible Beauty No. 2 Fountain of Youth Tea does exactly as its name suggests! Thanks to a powerful mix of youth-boosting and fruity-tasting ingredients such as Rosehip, Hibiscus, Papaya, Pineapple, and antioxidant rich berries, it's like taking a sip from the fountain of youth.
WelleCo Sleep Welle
Ever wondered how Elle Macpherson gets her beauty sleep? Enter WelleCo's Sleep Welle Tea! This powerful sleep tea uses natural ingredients including Valerian (which is known as "nature's valium"), Skullcap, a herb often used to treat anxiety and other nervous conditions, and Hops, which, when combined with Valerian is widely used as mild natural sedative to alleviate stress and help ease you into a deep sleep sooner.
The Beauty Chef SLEEP Inner Beauty Powder
Passionflower, Lemon Balm and Turmeric are just a few of the carefully selected ingredients in The Beauty Chef SLEEP Inner Beauty Powder. Lemon Balm and Passionflower are actually traditionally used in western herbal medicine to help relieve nervousness/restlessness, mild anxiety symptoms, and to provide support during times of stress. Perfect blended in a cup of warm almond milk.
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Edible Beauty Tea No. 3 Sleeping Beauty
The Edible Beauty Sleeping Beauty Tea also contains calming Skullcap, combining it with Passionflower and Chamomile to soothe the nervous system and help melt your stresses away. With botanical and wildcrafted ingredients, this relaxing blend promotes a restful night's sleep to relieve exhaustion and restore wellbeing.
Kintra Foods Roasted Dandelion Blend
The Kintra Foods Roasted Dandelion Blend is a personal favourite energy booster of mine, because it tastes so much like coffee! This caffeine-free beverage will help you to wake up and feel more energised, containing Organic Dandelion and Chicory which are known for their coffee-like taste and aroma. This one can also aid digestion, so it's a favourite of mine to start the day with.
Pukka Tea - Supreme Matcha Green
When looking for a pick-me-up, it is hard to go past the delicious Pukka Tea - Supreme Matcha Green. This beautiful cup of emerald-coloured energy contains Green Motcha Powder, a combination of three Whole Leaf Green Teas - Chinese Sencha, Vietnamese Suoi Gang and Indian Oothu, which could restore your energy supply. This is a must try for all Green Tea enthusiasts.
Pukka Tea Revitalise
Another favourite energy-boosting tea of mine is the Pukka Tea Revitalise. Each teabag contains a warming blend of Cinnamon Bark, Elderflower and Green Tea to help you feel energised and give you a boost when you need it. With a refreshing, spicy taste, it also contains Orange Peel to promote glowing skin.
Edible Beauty Tea No. 10 Balancing Butterfly Blue
Another favourite of mine is the Edible Beauty Balancing Butterfly Blue Tea, which contains ingredients including Gymnema, Goats Rue, Cinnamon, and Blueberry Leaf, traditionally used to balance blood sugar and loaded with antioxidants.
Weleda Nursing Tea
New mums will appreciate the health benefits of the Weleda Nursing Tea, which uses Anise, Fennel, Caraway, Fenugreek and Lemon Verbena leaves to relieve indigestion, colic, flatulence, bloating and fullness, with the benefits transferred to baby through breast milk. This aromatic herbal tea has been formulated to support lactation and soothe digestion for both mother and baby.
Teas for a treat
Nutra Organics Golden Latte
With all their amazing health benefits, it can be easy to forget that organic teas actually make a delicious and warming winter treat too. Turmeric is one of those super ingredients that I can't get enough of, and it tastes so delicious in Nutra Organics Golden Latte. This nourishing coffee alternative offers all the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of Turmeric and Manuka Honey, and makes an earthy, bright-golden latte with honey chai notes when mixed with your favourite milk.
Matcha Maiden Matcha Green Tea Powder
The Matcha Maiden Matcha Green Tea Powder is a winter must-have for me as it's really beneficial for focus, energy, metabolism, immunity, clear skin and general well-being and it tastes absolutely delicious! One cup of this delicious Matcha contains the same nutritional value as 10 cups of regular green tea.
Pukka Tea - Wild Apple and Cinnamon
The Pukka Tea - Wild Apple and Cinnamon is an exceptional blend of sweet and spicy reminiscent of Apple Pie. Mixed with Chamomile flowers, Sweet Orange, Ginger, Cardamom and Clove, this Wild Apple and Cinnamon tea will leave you feeling warm and rested. It is quickly becoming a favourite!