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Tea Time: The Best Teas and their Benefits

Coffee is a must-have in everyday life; most of us can’t fathom functioning on a daily basis without it. However, tea is even more important than your cold brew, for many reasons.

The benefits of tea are endless. Often, people turn to tea to enhance weight loss, but what many don’t know is that there is actually a specific tea for almost any ailment you may have – including hair loss, clearer skin, and lowering the risk of cancer.

There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.
-Gary Snyder 

If you’re considering pushing your fresh grounds aside for a few days to try out this ‘tea thing’, here are a few we suggest:

Sage Tea:

To decrease bloating and improve your digestive tract, try a sage tea. You’ll see a reduction in puffiness and heartburn after just a few cups. Although sage isn’t known for helping you shed a few extra pounds per say, improving your digestion is.  

Sage is also often credited with reducing overactive sweat glands, fighting memory loss, and helping to stimulate hair growth. One of the greatest benefits of sage tea is its ability to help fight depression.

Green Tea:

There’s more to our favorite tea than just helping to slim down; it can also, and much more importantly, help prevent a variety of cancers. states green tea also helps improve brain function and lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.

Society has grown accustomed to linking green tea with speeding up your metabolism. Although this is true, it is not recommended to take large doses in capsule form, as many suggest. Simply drinking a cup of hot, natural, unsweetened green tea can help shed unwanted weight in just a few weeks. With a more tailored diet plan, green tea can be a great asset to your weight loss goals.

Lavender Tea:

To ease stress levels and soothe migraines, consider lavender tea. Its natural makeup helps to ease anxiety, as well as help with those suffering from insomnia.

According to, “It can stimulate the release of certain neurotransmitters that can offset the excess stress hormones in your body and help prevent mental exhaustion.”

Lavender tea should also be added to your daily regimen if you suffer from arthritis or chronic muscle pain. Lavender is packed full of vitamins such as calcium, iron, and vitamin A, among a multitude of others.

Rose Tea:

Not many know that one of the most sought out teas is actually made from rose petals. If you’re an essential oil advocate, you are most likely aware of how rare oil of rose petal is to come by. For those who are new to herbal teas, it is imperative that you are informed of the incredible benefits this floral tea offers.

Rose tea has a great impact on derma health. Your complexion will vastly improve due to the minerals within the rose petals. It is filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory attributes, as well as vitamin E, vitamin A, and anti-allergens. This combination will lead to the beautification of the facial features and a younger looking appearance.


Brew your own rose tea at home by following the steps below: 

  1. Gather one cup of fresh rose petals. It is imperative that the roses used are non-dyed, organic roses in order to gain all of the positive effects.
  2. Clean the petals gently and pat dry so that most of the excess water is absorbed.
  3. Fill a pot with 1.5 cups of water and bring to boiling point.
  4. Once boiling, add the petals to the water, allowing them to boil for 5 seconds, then bring the flame down to a low heat for 5 minutes.
  5.  Once the petals have turned a darkened color and the 5 minutes have passed, drain the petals out of the pot. Add honey or spices to taste and enjoy!

Turmeric Tea:

The many health benefits of turmeric make it a vital part of daily life. To get your recommended daily dose, consider turmeric tea.

Turmeric is the golden ingredient in the majority of homeopathic treatments, in addition to many medications. In the case of metabolism, this is an exceptional option for boosting and accelerating the body’s ability to burn fat.

More importantly,  the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis decreases when turmeric tea is added to a daily regimen. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory that calms flare-ups and boosts the immune system. Reports have also shown that daily turmeric consumption lowers high cholesterol.

Each tea has its own superpowers that can help you lead a healthier, more balanced life, not only physically but mentally and spiritually as well. Try one of these or seek out your own perfect blend!