Time to spill the tea: choosing your fave herbal blend at the store can feel more like finding a needle in a haystack. Tired of getting lost in the tea aisle?
From oolong and white to green and matcha, we’ve got the scoop on all of the latest tea trends. Read on to learn how to navigate the tea aisle like a pro!
A Few of Our Favorite Teas
Want to know a few of our favorite teas? For starters, we can’t get enough of the following blends:
- Peppermint tea
- Matcha tea
- Hibiscus tea
Can’t tell the difference between trendy teas? According to a Poosh interview with health expert Stefani Beckerman: “peppermint [tea] is the best to relieve bloating, help with digestion, and soothe an upset stomach. It works fast too, and for all ages.”
If you feel like you can’t log in to Instragram without seeing a million #matcha posts, you’re not alone. But what does it all mean? What makes matcha so unique is that it’s one of the only whole-leaf teas on the market.
What about hibiscus tea? Basically, it’s been used as a natural mood booster in places like the Middle East and Asia for centuries. Plus, it turns amino acids into the “happy hormone,” or serotonin. Yes, please!
More Exotic Tea Blends
Dying to learn about more exotic tea blends? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at these tried-and-true tea tonics:
- Chai tea
- Ginger tea
- Oolong tea
Here’s the breakdown. A Hindi word for “tea,” chai also originated in the Middle East and Asia. Not only does it smell delicious, but it has a host of herbs that heal your immune system too.
As for ginger tea, Beckerman shares that “ginger is so good for our immune systems.” And here’s the kicker: “it increases circulation and can even help to reduce stress,” says Beckerman. So, there you have it.
Ever craved a mix of green and black tea? Then you might want to try oolong tea. That’s because its benefits include mental clarity, better skin, and healthier teeth!
Additional Must-Have Teas
What are some additional must-have teas? You simply can’t leave the grocery store without tossing these essential blends into your cart:
- Chamomile tea
- White tea
- Green tea
If falling asleep at night feels more like a nightmare than a dream, you might want to try drinking a cup of chamomile tea at night. Filled with anti-anxiety properties, this tasty tea will put you straight to sleep before you know it. You’re welcome!
Not sure why everyone is wild over white tea? Beckerman dishes that “white tea has a ton of antioxidant properties, the strongest of which is anti-aging for the skin.” Talk about turning back the clock.
Lastly, there’s green tea. In case you didn’t know, this type of tea is full of life-saving antioxidants. And the best part is that it can refresh your brain cells too!
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