According to the Tea Association of the USA, next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and can be found in about 80% of American households.
The antioxidants in tea have been researched for their ability to improve heart health, brain health, reduce cancer risk, as a weight loss aid and more.
Several brands have introduced herbs, vitamins and essential oils into their blends to serve up wellness teas with even more health benefits. Here are a few to consider if you’re looking for a new favorite brew.
For winter wellness, organic Echinacea Plus by Traditional Medicinals promotes optimal immune system functioning with Echinacea purpurea, known for its ability to reduce both incidence and duration of the common cold. Lemongrass and spearmint are added to given this caffeine-free blend a mild mint and citrus flavor.
Looking to unwind after a stressful day? Reach for a cup of caffeine-free Organic Nighty Night tea from Traditional Medicinals. This earthy-flavored soothing brew is made with organic valerian root extract. This herb is known for its ability to promote relaxation and support a more restful sleep. If your goal is to unwind after a hectic day, add this herbal blend to your shopping list.
If you’re feeling bloated or sluggish, your body may be craving a digestive detox. Traditional Medicinal’s Everyday Detox tea is an organic tea blend containing dandelion root, known to help with digestive issues. The addition of blended licorice, fennel, and peppermint lend a slightly sweet and refreshing taste. This blend contains is caffeine free.
Karen Morse, MPH, is a freelance health and nutrition writer. In her free time, she enjoys Pilates, exploring nearby hiking trails and cooking up fresh, seasonal eats in the kitchen. Her work has appeared in Clean Eating, Weight Watchers, YouBeauty.com and others.