As we all know, Canadian weather doesn’t always make it easy to stay happy and healthy in the winter months. From colds and cases of flu to a constant runny nose, we find ourselves wishing away the snow and waiting for the winter months to pass by quickly.
Winter doesn’t have to be all bad, though. Many tea drinkers rejoice during snow season as there’s no better time to cozy up on a cold winter’s night or day with a cup of tea to warm the body and excite their taste buds. Not only does loose leaf tea come in an abundance of different flavours to choose from, but many teas contain ingredients that help to cure the winter blues.
Whether you’re looking for natural remedies for your winter cold, or want to find a non-invasive way to fall asleep easier at night – look no further than this list of teas available at The Tea Haus. Read on to learn about the five best loose leaf teas to stay warm and healthy this winter:
Wellness Booster to Soothe a Sore Throat
As soon as the weather drops below zero we begin to feel a pang of anxiety every time someone near us coughs or sneezes. We know that flu season is upon us and it all begins with a sore throat.
The Tea Haus’ Wellness Booster is a soothing blend of herbs and spices that help give your immune system some life. This tea contains peppermint, lemongrass, licorice root, ginger and tulsi- all ingredients known to help fight off antibodies:
- Peppermint is antioxidant and antibacterial
- Lemongrass helps with anxiety and boosts immunity
- Licorice Root coats the throat to ease congestion and coughing
- Ginger strengthens the immune system and helps with nausea
- Tulsi is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and is also good for the respiratory system
Drink this abundance of flavours at any time of the day whenever you feel that sore throat coming on and it is sure to help.
Iron Goddess Oolong Tea to Help With Digestion
When it’s cold and gloomy outside it is often hard to find the motivation to eat healthier and exercise regardless of our New Year’s resolutions. In turn, the lack of exercise and unhealthy foods can slow down our metabolism making winter less than ideal.
But Oolong Tea is here to help. The Tea Haus’s Iron Goddess Oolong blend is shipped all the way from the port of Fuzhou and is sure to make you feel excellent after drinking it. Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea made from partially oxidized leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant.1 The antioxidants that make up the ingredients of Oolong Tea can help boost your metabolism and decrease the amount of fat absorbed from your diet. Additionally, the combination of caffeine and polyphenols found in Oolong Tea can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day and essentially help speed up your metabolism and promote weight loss.
Chamomile Tea To Induce Relaxation
During the wintertime, we often wake up, go to work and get home while it’s still dark outside. The shorter, more compact days can easily leave us in a tense and restless state of mind. But during these long nights and short days, we have to try our best to rest and relax in order to avoid getting sick.
The Tea Haus’ Chamomile Tea is one of the most common teas as its benefits are far more significant than other teas. Chamomile is an herb known for its relaxing qualities and it is used before going to sleep, to reduce anxiety and calm nerves. Not only does it relax your mind and body, but it also helps reduce inflammation and can calm a sore throat, which makes it the perfect winter cure.
Nettle Tea to Fight Allergies
It may be the flu, but it also could be allergies. It’s hard to tell the difference when it’s cold outside and your nose is constantly dripping. If it is allergies, though, this tea is worth a try.
The Stinging Nettle Tea from the Tea Haus is well-known in the tea community because the plant this tea is brewed from has a long history of being used as a medicine and food source. Nettle Tea contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants all in one blend.2 It’s no wonder its natural plant ingredient is used to treat anemia, arthritis and help with allergies. This tea is best to drink in the morning and/or evening to ensure your allergies don’t act up throughout the day or night.
Ginger Tea to Fight the Common Cold
Because winter is the most common time for people to catch a cold, it’s important to know about natural remedies that can help fight it. The Tea Haus’ Ginger Tea is a premium black tea flavoured with natural ginger root, a flowering plant that is often used as a spice or filtered into tea.
Not only does ginger tea help relieve congestion that occurs when you have a cold, but its high levels of antioxidants can actually help with nausea and upset stomachs and strengthen your immune system before a cold even comes on. Since ginger may have an extreme taste to some people, it is best enjoyed in a warm cup of tea where one can add peppermint, honey or lemon to mask the harsher ginger notes.
Stay Healthy With the Tea Haus This Winter
Whether you want to boost your immune system, fight off allergens, or simply drink tea because you enjoy the flavours, The Tea Haus has over 200 different blends to choose from.
We can help you find the perfect loose leaf tea to stay happy and healthy this winter season.
- Healthline, What is Oolong Tea and What Benefits Does it Have?
- Healthline, 6 Evidence-Based Benefits of Stinging Nettle