Tea has been the most popular hot drink with coffee since time immemorial. In many countries, tea is a cultural issue. The most famous of all tea is black tea, a popular breakfast warm drink, or peppermint tea, which is ideal, especially after a meal, because it helps with digestion.
People who live in colder climates or countries with the complete four seasons often look for teas in late autumn and winter. And the reason is simple. Temperatures begin to drop, and in addition to raising the temperature on the heater, you also need to warm yourself.
In this article, we will shine a light on a few teas that can perfectly warm you up and contribute to our health.
Ginger tea, one of the best warming teas ever, deserves to be mentioned first. Ginger tea has been shown to help fight colds, runny nose, coughs, and chills. It also has a very effective effect on the entire respiratory system.
For best results, it is recommended to peel and grate the ginger root finely. Some people simply cut the ginger root into small rounds, however, it’s not as effective as grating it finely on a grater. If you want a 100% healthy drink, replace sugar with honey. However, this is not a condition. Ginger tea can perfectly warm up the whole organism and supply us with a large dose of vitamins, such as vitamins A, B1, C, and E.
Before you start making ginger tea, keep in mind that lemon does not belong in ginger tea! Or at least if you drink ginger tea to warm you up. Lemon has the opposite property, i.e. to cool the organism.
Oh, how I love Rooibos! Rooibos is a plant that grows in South Africa. Due to its beautiful orange-red color, it is also often nicknamed the “red bush.“
Rooibos tea is an ideal tea for everyone because it does not contain any caffeine, so you can drink it before going to bed or if you suffer from high blood pressure. What it contains in large quantities are antioxidants and flavonoids. Thanks to its ability to dilate blood vessels, it can warm us up perfectly and at the same time dose us with a large amount of life of beneficial substances.
Yes, I know that licorice is not a “cup of tea” (what a nice idiom) for each of us, but it must not be missing from our list! Licorice tea is prepared similarly to ginger tea, that is, from licorice root, and is suitable not only for various diseases or colds but also for warming the organism.
Licorice tea is the number one in traditional Chinese medicine! In terms of dosage, a maximum of three cups of this tea per day is recommended. It is also important to know that pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as children, should not consume this tea.
Licorice is very effective in losing weight and is therefore recommended by weight loss specialists and nutrition experts. There are also a number of corporate health programs designed to help people improve their relationship with food and be healthier, and licorice is often recommended.
If you are not a fan of licorice, but you have never tried this tea, give it a chance. You can make the tea lighter or add honey to it.
Nettle is a stingy plant found worldwide, however, it is the most widespread in Europe and North America. Physical contact with this plant is not very pleasant, because it stings and the places with which it has been in contact itch for some time. Leaving aside this fact, nettle carries a tremendous amount of health benefits.
Nettle tea helps the body get rid of excess water, flushes out harmful substances from the urinary tract, and detoxifies the body. This tea also cleanses the blood, helps with weight loss, and fights acne. In addition, it can also warm the body perfectly in cold weather.
Nettle tea is prepared from nettle leaves, which are first washed with water and dried (dry the leaves in the shade, not in the sunlight). Then these leaves are either crushed or simply poured water over. Excessive drinking of this tea can cause diarrhea or discomfort in the abdomen, as you should drink a maximum of two cups a day, preferably several hours apart. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not drink this tea.
Are you going to make homemade Nettle tea? Keep in mind that you should collect Nettles in places where there are no dirt, dust, or cars, preferably in a meadow.
Chamomile tea is one of the most famous herbal teas in the world. Not only does it warm our body, but it is very effective in treating bloating, coughing, runny nose, colds, or intestinal problems. In addition, Chamomile has an anti-inflammatory and disinfectant effect and its biggest advantage over other teas is that it can also be used by children and infants.
Another advantage of this tea is that it is effective both for internal and external use. External use of Chamomile tea is used for tiling, rinsing or baths.
TIP: If you have Chamomile flowers, you can mix them with a little olive oil and let it stand for at least 10 to 14 days in the sun. The result will be a very effective oil for various skin problems.
What else could you wish for?
These were teas that warm-up well, give us a large dose of vitamins, antioxidants, and other health-promoting substances. These are 100% natural teas, which also taste great. What else could we wish for? However mild or harsh winter is, you can drink these teas all year long!