5 Best organic teas to drink
Ready to begin your tea journey? A lot of people aren’t that into tea, or they get overwhelmed by the choice! Well here is your guide to organic teas, what nutrition they bring & how they taste.
Herbal / Detox Teas
One of my favourite post meal teas that is packed with antioxidants, caffeine & vitamins is a loose leaf or tea bag green tea. I usually brew a cup after breakfast & after dinner as it always leaves me feeling well digested.
My favourite brand of green tea is actually a coconut blend by Higher Living http://www.higherlivingherbs.com
This brand is available in local supermakrets in Australia & the UK and easily available on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A16318401%2Cp_4%3AHigher+Living
Peppermint tea is fabulous as an afternoon pick me up or a sweet tooth craving substitute. Its sweet minty flavour usually keeps my chocolate obsession at bay and is easily available worldwide. Some peppermint tea brands can be too strong in flavour and quite overbearing, so I suggest you find a loose leaf version so you can choose to put as much or as little in your pot.
A great brand I found was Dilmah Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea, which is available at local supermarkets and again, on amazon.
Lemongrass & Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is a must have in the house, not only is it packed with nutrition but it is a great morning kick-start to the day. I use T2 brand of loose-leaf tea for this flavour, however this is only available in Australia & NZ. The good news?! You can make your own with these easy steps:-
½ Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 Cups boiling water
½ Tablespoon lemon juice
½ Lemongrass stalk
1. Grate the ginger until fine
2. Place ginger, sliced lemongrass stalk, lemon juice & boiling water into your teapot with a tea pot inserted strainer
3. Let brew for 5-10 minutes & drink up!
You can also add a teaspoon of raw honey to sweeten it up for you.
Roobios Tea, or my nickname for it ‘Robot Tea’, is a easily accessible hidden tea gem that a lot of people are not familiar with. This tea is packed with so much nutrition and is completely caffeine free! I always serve this with milk, either brewed on boiling water with a dash of whole milk added or brewed on whole milk using a teapot. Either way… it is delicious and usually what I would have before bed. For more nutritional information on Roobios Tea, check out this blog post by The Wellness Mama https://wellnessmama.com/69524/rooibos-tea/
The most popular brand to purchase if you’re going to try Roobios Tea is by African Tea which is available at local supermarkets.
I always leave the best until last… and this post is no exception! My one true love of teas – Spiced Chai. Which I usually make brewed on milk and have this any time of the day. Especially if I am craving dessert after a wholesome meal, my go to is a spiced chai to warm me up before bed. My ultimate favourite brand is by The Tea Centre and I usually buy the vanilla chai blend which is delicious! This chain of stores is Australian, however they do have a store in Sweden as well.
Otherwise, any loose-leaf masala chai will do the trick & you will NOT be disappointed.
Let me know your favourite flavour of tea & how you like it in the comments below
Humble Wholefoods x.