Stress Relief Teas
Tea has so many super powers, It’s hard to keep track of them all. We have touched on a lot of the health benefits but not much on the stress relief benefits. Whether you have anxiety regularly or you’re just dealing with the stress of everyday life, the simple action of sipping a warm cup of tea can be oh so comforting—and if that tea has additional herbs and ingredients meant to calm you, all the better! Turning to medication to help deal with life’s stresses puts you at risk of adverse side effects. That is why more and more people are looking for a safer and more natural solution.Tea can help calm the nerves after a stressful day and help you recover lost energy in no time.
We have highlighted a few common stress relief tea ingredients here!
Our first stop in the list of natural remedies is mint. This aromatic tea works well to reduce stress and relieves you from anxiety. The menthol contained in peppermint is a natural muscle relaxant. When you're stressed out or anxious, you tend to feel very tense and irritable. Drinking tea with mint will help you have an overall calm. Our Soirèe teas that include mint are Peppermint ParTEA and Mint Ginger Jubilee!
Sometimes excessive stress and anxiety may cause sleeplessness. Chamomile tea not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it also helps treat insomnia. Just like peppermint tea, chamomile tea has great benefits in relaxing the muscles and reducing irritability. PJ Soirèe (with Chamomile and Lemon) is the perfect pre- bedtime tea. If you are looking for a daytime stress reducing tea, our Green Goddess has chamomile and rosehips which is our next ingredient!
In addition to its numerous benefits, rose tea also helps remedy stress and anxiety. It does this by easing the mind, thus making rose tea an excellent tea to drink before going to bed. Its calming effect helps you sleep well. Try our Berries and Bubbly with rose petals or Green Goddess with Rosehips
Turmeric is rich in the anti-inflammatory compound curcumin, a compound studied for its role in promoting brain health and preventing anxiety disorders . Turmeric also raises the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, two neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of happiness, curbing depression and anxiety, and increasing overall emotional well-being Our Terrific Turmeric contains both Turmeric and Fennel (also studied for its stress reducing abilities) for some added anti-anxiety effects.
Green Tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that has been studied for the positive effects it may have on brain health and anxiety reduction. Matcha is stone ground green tea and therefore has elevated levels of the antioxidant EGCG, which is known to promote brain health, calm the mind, and relax the body.
The benefits of drinking tea are endless. From boosting metabolism, to fighting cancer, reducing inflammation, and reducing stress and anxiety. You really can't go wrong when you steep a cup!