Our Absolute Favourite Herbal Teas for Spring!
It's only less than 20 days until spring! As we are all feeling excited to see the flowers back to bloom while some of us may anxious with this changing weather.
So what type of tea we, tea lovers, would choose when spring is approaching?
First of all is, Stinging Nettle Tea!
From all herbals we have, stinging nettle has been the most searched when spring is approaching. The most common allergies that occur in spring known as hay fever. It occurs when our immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen, such as pollen.
Several studies suggest that nettle tea can help alleviate allergies and ease symptoms like sneezing, nasal congestion, and itching.
We love stinging nettle not only for its natural antihistamine but also for its amazing nutrients! Do you know that stinging nettles also make a fantastic culinary herb and can be used as an ingredient in pasta, stews or soups?
Dandelion tea for Spring Tonic!
One of the first green makes it appear after winter is dandelion! Dandelion has been cultivated for its culinary and medicinal benefits for centuries, and told, even the early settlers were firm believers in the tonic effects of consuming spring greens like dandelion to stimulate the digestion, purify the blood, cure scurvy and ague, combat rheumatism, and repel kidney stones after a long cold winter of inactivity.
Rich in nutrients, these cleansing greens and roots were prepared and drunk in early spring, providing much-needed nourishment and energy after a nutrient-poor winter. Tonics also stimulated the appetite, circulation, and bodily functions as settlers got ready for physical farm labour.
Dandelion tea is an excellent source of potassium, a mineral and electrolyte that stimulates the heartbeat. Potassium may help the kidney filter toxins more effectively and improve blood flow. The polysaccharides in dandelion are known to reduce stress on the liver and support its ability to produce bile. Hence drinking dandelion tea is believed to promote liver and gallbladder health.
So, why we choose dandelion tea for spring? basically, dandelion tea helps our body to get ready back to active life after semi-dormant in the dark-cold-winter. Give our Organic Detox Tea a try!
Chrysanthemum or also called 'mum' tea has been consumed for centuries for its health-promoting properties.
Besides known to help lower blood pressure, relieve head congestion and promote lungs health, Chrysanthemum tea mostly consumed as a relaxant or a natural coolant in the summer. But for spring sipper, it is definitely one of our go-to tea when feeling under the weather.
Chrysanthemum tea makes a great drink both hot and cold, some of us may like to add honey as a sweetener but have you tried to steep your chrysanthemum tea with dates? Mmmm... try it!
Do you know, the Latin name for sage "Salvia" is derived from the word “salvare” which means “to save”? The name indicates the healing properties of this plant.
Sage tea is derived from the leaves of common sage (Salvia officinalis), a plant in the mint family. Most of us may have known sage as a culinary herb but actually, sage has also been proven to have some amazing benefits for beauty and health more than just a general tonic herb for gargle to support oral health.
We pick sage as one of the must-drink tea in the spring for its anti-viral/anti-microbial which helps promote a healthy flow of mucus, and its anti-inflammatory which relieves sinusitis congestion.
Sage is naturally packed with nutrients, minerals and antioxidants that provide a number of health benefits such as increases relaxation, ease symptoms of menopause (hot flashes). Also found in preliminary research suggests that sage tea may help reduce cholesterol levels, according to a small study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences in 2009.
Liquorice Root Tea is considered one of the world’s oldest herbal remedies and has also long been used to flavour candies, drinks. It comes from the root of the liquorice plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra) native to Western Asia and Southern Europe.
Besides known to treat digestive problems, such as acid reflux and indigestion, Liquorice root tea can act as a soothing agent and expectorant, which could make it useful for reducing phlegm and other upper-respiratory symptoms such as sore throat and coughing... and that is why we include Liquorice root tea as a must-have tea in our spring tea list!
If you are a sweet tooth but want to wean off sugar, have you tried to add a few pieces of liquorice root tea to your favourite tea blend?
Or, enjoy the sweet liquorice root in our blends here: Soothing Herbs (Starlight), Ginger Fresh Organic, Feel Good for Woman, Relaxation, Pure Wellness, Slim and Slender, Tulsi Lemon Tree, Turmeric Chai Organic, Mediterranean Blend, Good Night Tea and Coconut Chai Latte.
So, these are our go-to teas for spring sipping. Which teas will you pick to enjoy this spring?