“Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis on which the world revolves,
slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh
For die-hard tea drinkers, nothing is as relaxing, reassuring or satisfying as a cup of hot tea. The beauty of tea is there’s a different type to soothe any ailment.
Rather than reaching for that pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream the next time you’re feeling down, make a cup of orange and lemon tea instead. The scent of citrus is proven to boost your mood and with a high level of antioxidants, tea is a far healthier choice.
Whether you’re fighting to stay awake or craving something sweet, pumpkin spice flavored chai or rooibos tea is the perfect remedy. Chai is a black tea with cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Add in some pumpkin spice for fall flavors. But if you need to de-stress, drink a pumpkin spice rooibos since it is caffeine-free.
Upset stomach? You don’t need Pepto Bismol. Brew some ginger tea instead. Ginger is ideal soother for all types of stomach issues. Because of its ability to prevent nausea, it’s the perfect remedy for morning hangovers.
Need an energy boost without the caffeine crash? Green tea and mint tea are caffeine free energy-boosters.
Can’t sleep? With lavender and sleep-inducing herbs and properties, chamomile tea is known to relax you by reducing stress and anxiety.