For all you coffee lovers out there, I’m sure you might not want to agree with this one – but a hot cup of tea, always works as therapy!
Well, in fact, there is actually something called as tea therapy! Yes, it is just as it sounds – basically using tea as therapy and a remedy to relive you from different problems from colds, coughs, nausea, bloating etc. Also, tea is therapeutic just by itself as well. Be it a cup of tea in the morning or evening, it is still just as soothing and relaxing.
In this article, I will share with you some of the best teas you can have for every problem and of course, teas just for anytime of the day as well!
1. Morning Tea – Turmeric Tea
Having a cup of turmeric tea in the morning when you wake up is good for the immunity and can boost overall bodily health as well. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can heal the body. This is because turmeric contains a natural compound called ‘curcumin’, which is responsible for most of its benefits.
To make the turmeric tea: Boil one cup of water and add in 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder or freshly grated turmeric and pinch of pepper powder. Boil this mixture for a minute or so on high flame and then turn it off. Strain this into a cup and you can also add in honey to taste. Stir well and it is ready to consume. Adding the pepper powder is recommended because it will speed up and enhance the absorption of the compound curcumin the turmeric powder/root.
3. Brunch Tea – Masala chai
Masala Chai makes for a great mid-morning tea, also known as a brunch tea because it contains polyphenols, which makes it rich in antioxidants. It can help boost one’s metabolism significantly.
To make the black tea: Add all the spices – cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, peppercorns and cloves to a mortar and pestle, crush lightly and keep it aside. You can dry roast the spices before crushing them to enhance the flavors and make the tea more strong.
In a saucepan, add water and let it come to a boil. Once the water is boiled, add in the crushed spices and boil for 2-3 mins. Add in the sugar, black tea leaves and milk and let it boil for 2-3 mins. READ MORE – Make masala chai powder to make chai or chai latte at home easily.
2. Post Lunch Tea – Green tea
Green tea is best had after a meal because it helps to enhance and promote better digestion, while it can also reduce blood sugar levels after a meal. Green tea also helps boost bodily energy levels and can also increase focus and improve concentration
To make the green tea: Into a heating pot, add in 1 cup of water and when it starts to boil turn off the flame. Add the green tea bags/leaves to a cup and pour in the hot water. Let the green tea steep for 2-3 mins strain and it is read to consume. You can add in a little honey to taste (optional).
4. Bedtime Tea – Chamomile Tea
Drinking a cup of chamomile tea just before bed can help soothe the mind and body and calm the mind down enough to have a good and restful/peaceful sleep. This is because chamomile has soothing and sleep-inducing properties, that can naturally cause calmness and relaxation.
To make the chamomile tea: Into a heating pot add in the water and add 1 chamomile tea bags/dried flowers and let it come to a boil. When it starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer for a minute or two and then turn off the flame. Let it sit for two minutes until the tea gets properly infused into the water. Strain it into a cup, add some sugar or honey to taste (which is optional) and consume it when it is still hot.
Cinnamon tea for sinus and sore throat:
Cinnamon can help give your immune system a boost and also have a soothing effect to your throat. Honey can act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent and can offer pain relief while soothing your throat.
How to make it: In a heating pot, add in one cup of water and let it come to a boil. Turn off the flame and let it sit. Into a cup add 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder and 1 tsp honey and stir it well, until combined. Then add in the hot water. Stir it well and it is ready to consume. Consume it while it is still hot.
Ginger tea: Ginger can help reduce inflammation in the body and also in turn relieve the feeling of bloating and promote better digestive health.
How to make it:
Add 1 inch sliced ginger and 2 cups of water in a saucepan over high heat. If you’re adding a cinnamon stick, fresh turmeric, or fresh mint, add it now. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer for 5 minutes. Pour it into a cup. Add in some honey and serve warm.
Matcha Tea for clear healthy skin
Matcha tea contains anti-oxidants which results in the production of energy in the body. The high amount of antioxidants found in Matcha, helps to protect the skin from any type of disease and also protects you naturally from harmful UV rays.
How to make it: Take 1/2 tsp matcha powder with hot water and whisk really well until creamy. Add 1 cup warm milk or water to it and drink it warm or cold.
Lemon Tea for cold & flu
Drink hot water with a squeeze of lemon early morning to kick start your day. Lemon tea is rich in vitamin C and low in calories, it can help improve skin health, detox the body, boost digestion, aid in weight loss and much more. Click below to know more –