Why it’s cool to drink herbal tea!
We all know how cool it is to drink coffee – caramel mocha espresso with double shot anyone? But did you know it’s now hip to be a connoisseur of herbal tea?
Herbal tea is not the drab boring tastes-like-grass concoction it once was. Sure, if you want a good therapeutic dose of a specific herb that’s the way to go. Not so tasty but with amazing health benefits.
But nowdays there is a beautiful range of tasty AND good for you herbal teas. Traditional herbs are paired with fruits and berries to give a taste sensation. Get your therapeutic benefits of digestive support or relaxation and sleep whilst sipping a cup of hot delicious tea. Look out for certified organic and fair trade herbal teas. Most good brands will also have unbleached tea bags too.
Did you know that herbal tea isn’t actually ‘tea’? Tea is from a specific tea plant such as black or white tea. Herbal teas are an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark. Herbal teas are sometimes known as tisanes which means an infusion of herbs, spices or other plants in hot water.
Always make sure you ‘steep’ your herbal tea – let the herbs sit in heated (not boiling) water to allow the water and heat to extract and soften the herbs. Cover your cup or use a teapot during steeping as this will retain the beautiful aromatherapy scents wafting from the tea and give additional benefits when drinking.
So remember! When everyone is ordering their caffeine-heart-attack-in-a-cup coffee, you can be smug knowing that your hot cup of herbal tea is not only super tasty and super cool but is also doing you good!