Tea is one of the best natural remedies when you’re tired, sick, or stressed. There are so many yummy flavors to sip on so you can feel like your *best self.* Whether loose leaf or in bags, brewed at home or from your favorite cafe, you can always count on tea to keep you #inCHAARG.
When you’re tired + needing energy fast, many teas are caffeinated + perfect for waking you up — even better than a cup of coffee!
BLACK // One of the most popular teas has 40-60mg of caffeine per cup. Try adding a little honey or agave nectar to reduce the bitterness or adding your fave almond milk instead of typical cream. You can even add some chocolate flava like Cocoa Mocha!
GREEN // Green tea has 25-40mg of caffeine per cup + aside from energizing you, green tea has many antioxidants like catechins that can boost your entire immune system! A little extra lemon can sweeten it up + give ya some extra Vitamin C.
OOLONG // Oolong tea is lesser known because it comes in so many varieties. Containing 25-50mg of caffeine per cup, oolong tea also has health benefits + may even boost metabolism. Flavors can be fruity, fresh, or even flap jack ; )
OUR FAVES // Chai tea comes from a black tea base, so the caffeine mixed with energizing cinnamon, mood-boosting cardamom, ++ stomach-calming ginger is the perfect winter pick-me-up. Matcha Green Tea comes from a powdered form + it also has L-theanine, a natural relaxant, to keep you with a steady flow of energy + no *crash.*
When you’re stressed out to the max, especially before bed, herbal teas are your BFF. If nothing else, making a habit of slowing down with a warm mug can help relax your mind + body.
ROOIBOS // Rooibos tea has no caffeine + lots of minerals, so it can help with insomnia in addition to anxiety, cramps, allergies, or an upset stomach. Don’t worry, chocolate + peppermint can be relaxing, too : )
CHAMOMILE // Most bedtime teas [+ even essential oils!] include chamomile to help calm + relax. Add a little lavender for your perfect nightcap!
Herbal teas can help with almost anything when you’re feeling under the weather. Nothing is better than actual rest, but combined with some of your fave tea, you’ll be back to 100 in no time!
GINGER // Ginger tea can help relieve nausea, whether it’s from something you ate or even a hangover. This Cocoa Chili Pumpkin tea will energize you, clear your sinuses, + help relieve your stomach! The pumpkin is merely an extra touch of comfort ; )
PEPPERMINT // If you’ve got a head cold, most warm teas will feel great on your throat, especially peppermint tea. Add a little lemon ++//or honey for an extra immune boost + added cough suppressor. Curl up with your fave mug + get to feelin’ better ASAP!
COLD-BUSTING // The end of the year + the stress of finals//deadlines often brings the dreaded head cold — runny nose, headache, congestion — you get the idea. Our favorite cold-busting tea recipe combines Fireside Spice tea with superstar ingredients ginger + ACV + Turmeric ++ some other good stuff to help you kick that cold to the curb! The added spice from the ginger helps to calm an upset stomach, the kick from the cayenne pepper helps to clear out sinus pressure — it may not be as tasty as a sugary holiday latte, but you just might fall in love with how much better this brew makes you feel!
Fireside Spice Tea
2 cups Water
1 wedge of Lemon
½ tsp grated Ginger
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
⅛ tsp Cayenne Pepper
¼ tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Maple Syrup
1] Grate or dice the ginger root + place it in the tea filter along with the loose leaf tea. Steep the tea bag for 5-7 minutes in hot water [either in your mug or in a tea kettle!].
2] Add the spices, lemon + maple syrup to your favorite mug, pour in the tea, whisk to combine ++ enjoy!
What do you sip on when you’re tired, sick, or stressed to get you back to feeling 100? Share with us on insta! Make sure to tag @CHAARG + #CHAARGmas + @TiestaTea + #LiveInTheWow. 4 Girls will win this delicious loose leaf tea bundle from Tiesta Tea [below are all of the teas you’ll receive!]. You have until Friday, December 9th at midnight EST to enter! [Bonus points if you tag your friend in the comments below ++ encourage her to participate in the challenge too!]
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