If you’ve never tried an herbal tea before, Fall might be the perfect time to start! Why? Because there are so many different options to try and explore, you’re bound to find one that you love. There are also some interesting health benefits of herbal teas that make this the ideal season to start sipping! Read on to learn more about all of the delicious herbal teas available this fall, as well as all of the health benefits that come with drinking them regularly!
The Benefits of Drinking Tea
Herbal teas are teas made from plants, seeds, flowers, roots or fruits of all plants except Camellia sinensis. The use of these natural home remedies dates back thousands of years. While exploring herbal remedies you may find studies that indicate higher tea consumption is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, heart disease, and stroke. Herbal teas have many other health benefits and the benefits vary depending on the herb.
Some of the most common herbs used for tea are peppermint, chamomile, rose hip, rooibos, ginger and lemongrass. Peppermint tea is usually used to soothe colds while chamomile is used to aid relaxation. Each tea has its own benefits and you should research thoroughly and consult your health practitioner before using any herbs to treat a medical condition or problem.
Easy Ways To Get Started With Herbal Tea
There's something magical about trying an herbal tea. Choosing the right herbal remedy is so personal, it can feel spiritual. It's no wonder that drinking tea is ceremonious in so many cultures around the world. But, as magical as working with herbs can be, learning about Herbal Remedies can sometimes be overwhelming, especially with so much information about herbs in media. We recommend you check out our Getting to know Herbs Guide to learn about different types of herbs, their preparations and benefits.
The Perfect Temperature For Your Cup Of Herbals
Fall is the best time to try new teas since you can drink them warm and indoors, away from the cold. Since tea has so many benefits, it's worth giving a try. Why not do that in an herbal lounge where certified herbalists and baristas can prepare warm herbal teas customized for your taste buds with different natural flavors in various preparations?
The Perfect Time Of Day To Enjoy A Cup Of Tea
If you're drinking herbal tea for wellness, you'll need to consume teas several times per day. You should incorporate tea into your morning routine and drink it throughout the day while you're carrying on your everyday life. Since tea is traditionally a hot drink and that may not always be convenient, we have formulated several herbal infusion blends that can be added to water, smoothies, or other beverages. At Herban Berry, you can even substitute herbs or add them in traditional coffee beverages like lattes, iced coffees, americanos and cappuccinos. At minimum, a cup of tea in the morning and before bed is essential to any herbal wellness routine.
Adding Sugar, Sweeteners Or Honey?
We prefer sweetening herbal infusions and teas with fruit, honey, or agave nectar although sugar and sugar alternatives are the most popular sweeteners. At Herban Berry, we have various all natural sweeteners to choose from in different flavors like raspberry, guava, blackberry, vanilla, mocha, peppermint, hazelnut, and more.
Milk Or No Milk In Your Cup?
At Herban Berry, all drinks that have a traditional milk base use Willa's Oatmilk instead. We love Willa's oat milk because it's organic, uses the whole oat, and doesn't contain canola oil (which can cause inflammation). We do offer dairy as an option upon request, as well as soy and almond milk.
My Favorite Tips For The Perfect Cup Of Tea
Personally, my all-time favorite herbal drink is a Golden Latte made with turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper and a dash of cinnamon.
Many herbal remedies are prepared as an infusion. Infusions are typically prepared as one would prepare a tea. Steep times for herbal infusions vary widely depending on the part of the plant being infused. Since herbal infusions are typically served warm, cooler weather is the perfect time to try these warm beverages, especially at Herban Berry. Not only do we carry a large variety of herbs and herbal remedies, we can prepare an herbal tea or an herbal blend upon request.
Whatever your herbal intentions, have compassion for yourself. That's how I like my herbal infusions,