Teas have been a staple beverage for ages. From China to England, tea is enjoyed by many people across the globe.
Tea also has medicinal purposes. Herbal teas are made from dried plants, flowers, and roots with chemical compounds that promote health. For example, chamomile is a popular tea that acts as a sleep aid.
Down here in Georgia, winter comes with icy wind and rain. My favorite way to start my mornings is with a hot cup of tea. Specifically, Yogi brand tea.
There are teas for digestive health, stress, and immunity. I have a collection of Yogi teas in my pantry. On days when I’m particularly sluggish, I double up on the bags to wake up.
I’ve never been a fan of coffee because of that jittery feeling I get afterwards. Tea, however, is a slow warmup and a natural, alert feeling. Plus, there’s so many different flavors to choose from.
So, here are the top Yogi teas, if you haven’t tried them already.
1. Vanilla Spice Perfect Energy. This is a current favorite of mine. A combination of green and black tea with vanilla bean and spices.
It’s light sweetness and welcoming aroma is a great way to start your day. The L-Theanine gives you a boost without the jitters, and the Ashwagandha herb helps you stay focused.
2. Caramel Apple Spice Slim Life. I can honestly say this tea is delicious. It tastes like apple pie and the smell of cinnamon is addicting.
The black tea base with apple pieces, black pepper, cardamom, ginger root and other herbs makes for a tea that supports a balanced diet.
I’m not really into dieting, but I do eat healthy. This tea really helps with that afternoon slump after lunch. And the sweet taste of caramel mixed with apple makes it more like a treat rather than just a warm drink.
3. Honey Chai Turmeric Vitality. If you’re looking for something to help with inflammation during the cold and flu season, this is the tea for you.
Turmeric and honey are well known for their ability to reduce inflammation. Not only is it great for colds, but even those who suffer from arthritis and muscle pain can benefit from this tea.
When you’re feeling a little ill, this tea will support circulation and breaking a fever
It’s naturally sweet with a hint of spice. Honey Chai is caffeine free for those who want to simply enjoy the tea for its warmth and flavor.
4. Purely Peppermint. I haven’t tried this before but it’s on my list. Peppermint leaves have been used as a medicinal tea since the ancient Egyptians. It promotes digestion and eases the stomach.
This tea is very interesting as peppermint is the only ingredient listed on the box. You’d usually see teas infused with multiple herbs and spices to make them exciting. But this one needs no bells or whistles to shine. Just peppermint.
5. Roasted Dandelion Spice DeTox. Now I’ve heard great things about dandelion tea. It reduces water weight, may have cancer-fighting properties, and promotes liver health.
With dandelion root and cocoa shells, this tea supports the body’s natural detoxing process. It can help with constipation and bloating. This is a great tea to drink after a heavy meal.
6. Breathe Deep Tea. With everything going on with the pandemic, this tea may help those with a mild case of Covid.
Combined with eucalyptus, Holy Basil, licorice, and mullein leaf, Breathe Deep helps people with asthma or other respiratory issues find some relief.
My sinuses are sensitive to the thin winter air, even more so when it rains. This tea helps loosen up the mucus so I can breathe easy.
7. Kava Stress Relief. Be very careful with this tea.I suggest drinking this tea when going to bed as Kava is very potent in relaxing the mind and body. Kava is made from the roots of piper methysticum, which means “intoxicating pepper.”
Kava acts similar to how alcohol acts on the brain. I don’t recommend this to pregnant or nursing women. This tea is beneficial for anxiety, stress, sleep problems, and it’s helpful for PMS.
I once made the mistake of drinking this at work one day. The result was drowsiness and a crooked walk. I made sure this tea was only for home at night.
There are many teas and different brands to choose from. Adding honey or lemon to your tea can give a boost of extra flavor. Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish, you can find a tea that works for you.
If you are just getting into drinking teas, or need an alternative from coffee, I suggest you start with Yogi brand teas and go from there.
What are some of your favorite teas? Leave a comment below.
*Disclaimer: I was not paid by Yogi to write this. I just really like this brand of tea.