With travel limited and uncertain times ahead it is easy to feel overwhelmed right now, navigating social media and even watching the news can affect your emotional well-being. Add a global pandemic to the situation and it’s all too easy to feel anxious and stressed.
It’s important to take time out and indulge with a little self-care, there’s a handful of teas which can help ease stress levels and bring you some much needed relaxation. These 6 calming teas from around the world will be sure to bring you some much needed stillness.
The 6 best calming teas:
- Camomile (also known as Chamomile)
- Lemongrass & Ginger
- Green Tea
- Redberry & Flower
The fresh, invigorating flavours from Birchall Peppermint tea makes it the perfect after-dinner hot beverage. A hybrid mint, peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint. Birchall’s Peppermint tea is a classic herbal tea made from only the finest pure peppermint leaves. Peppermint is traditionally acknowledged to aid digestion and our luxurious single mint infusion is entirely caffeine free, making it perfect as a after-meal digestif or as a calming late evening beverage as it can promote restful sleep.
Camomile tea is known for its calming properties, often used for medicinal purposes it is amongst the most popular in relaxation teas. Birchall’s classic herbal tea is made from the flowers and leaves of the wild camomile plant.
Many people enjoy camomile tea as a caffeine-free alternative to black or green tea and for its earthy, mellow, sweet taste.
Camomile has long been prized for its relaxing qualities and is believed to restore natural balance by aiding digestion and promoting sleep. A single cup of our smooth and soothing herb infusion helps you unwind, making it perfect in the evening just before bedtime.
Lemongrass & Ginger tea
This is a delightful infusion to elevate your mood and revive you anytime you need a boost.
Birchall’s Lemongrass & Ginger tea is made from pure lemongrass and spicy ginger pieces making a lively, spicy and naturally caffeine free brew.
Ginger and lemongrass are two of the best ingredients with high levels of anti-inflammatory properties and digestion aid. Hot tea has proven to be relaxing, however lemongrass and ginger tea offer further anxiety-reducing properties with antioxidants that can help strengthen immunity and reduce stress. Even inhaling the steam from ginger tea can help relieve nasal congestion and other respiratory issues from the common cold or hayfever.
Green tea is high in L-theanine, an amino acid that could reduce anxiety. According to Examine.com “The properties of L-theanine can be summed up as being a relaxing agent without sedation and is also implicated in reducing the perception of stress and slightly improving attention.”
Birchall’s purifying and restorative Mao Feng, is rich in antioxidants – a pure green tea sourced from China where the very best teas of this variety are to be found. For centuries these teas have been revered across the Far East for their therapeutic properties. They are a rich, natural source known to cleanse, detoxify and restore natural balance.
Red Berry & Flower Tea
Fruity, refreshing, rich in antioxidants and naturally caffeine free, Red Berry & Flower tea is perfect to help you unwind. Birchall’s Red Berry & Flower tea is a luxuriously smooth blend of sweet red berries and refreshing hibiscus. The full flavoured red fruit used in Birchall tea is strawberry. According to Healthline, “strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control.”
You can also enjoy Birchall’s Red Berry & Flower tea as an iced tea, view our simple and delicious recipes here.
A perfect tea to relax with at the end of the day, Birchall’s award-winning pure Redbush tea is naturally caffeine free and rich in antioxidants.
Our Redbush tea is a classic red rooibos tea made from the soft needle-like leaves of the wild South African plant, Aspalathus linearis – which is part of the pea and bean family. With its full and rich taste, Birchall’s Redbush can take milk and could be a delicious alternative to black tea for those trying to reduce their caffeine intake.
We hope you can schedule in some time to unwind with Birchall’s calming teas. And why not lower your daily screen time and listen to some music, according to Classic FM, “classical music can be a powerful tool for relieving everyday stress, helping you sleep and supporting your mental health.” View their best pieces of classical music to make your day more relaxing here.
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