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  • An A-Z of Herbal Tea


    Edinburgh Website
    Posted: June 19, 2018 Posted: June 19, 2018
    An A-Z of Herbal Tea

    Are you getting bored of your everyday builder’s breakfast tea? There are so many herbal and fruit infusions out there to try, with a whole host of benefits for your health, whether you prefer white, green, black or red tea. Here we’ve decided to compile a complete A-Z guide of some of the best teas and infusions to help your sleep, digestion and overall wellbeing.

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    A - Assam tea is black tea that helps you stay alert, regulates digestion and promotes good cardiovascular health.

    B - Bergamot. Bergamot is the main ingredient in Earl Grey tea. Earl Grey has multiple benefits in skin health, oral health and weight loss.

    C - Chai. Chai tea is a delicious spiced infusion from India thats known to be mentally calming and clarifying.

    D - Darjeeling. Darjeeling tea has been shown to fight cancer, cavities, stomach ulcers and obesity with high vitamin and antioxidant content.

    E - Echinacea. Echinacea tea helps to boost the immune system and reduce the symptoms of cold and flu.

    F - Fennel. Fennel tea treats digestive problems, like flatulence, bloating, hiccups and cramps.

    G - Ginger. Ginger tea is excellent for calming nausea, stomach problems, dizziness and motion sickness.

    H - Honeybush. Honeybush tea tastes similar to rooibos, with the same benefits like anti-anxiety, digestive health, heart health and even cancer prevention.

    I - Iron Goddess of Mercy. Iron Goddess of Mercy is a name for Tie Kuan Yin tea, a type of very specialised and prized Chinese Oolong tea, high in vitamin C, iron and zinc.

    J - Jasmine. Jasmine tea aids in digestion, metabolism and weight loss, and can also help to prevent and treat diabetes.

    K - Kombucha. Kombucha tea is a variety of sweetened and fermented black or green tea, containing plenty of B vitamins and probiotics to boost the immune system.

    L - Lemon Balm. Lemon balm is an ancient calming herb in the mint family that helps reduce stress and anxiety, and helps you get to sleep at night.

    M - Matcha. Matcha green tea comes in a powdered form and is often consumed within a latte. One cup of matcha tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular tea.

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    N - Nettle. Nettle tea is said to relieve menopausal symptoms and helps with menstrual cramps and bloating, plus generally reducing inflammation.

    O - Oolong. Ooling tea is believed to promote good brain health, by sharpening thinking skills and improve mental alertness. It is very revitalising and leaves you feeling energised.

    P - Pu-erh. Pu-erh tea is an oxidised tea, often aged and fermented also, and can be very rare and expensive. Many Chinese people credit it for reducing cholesterol and blood pressure therefore helping with heart disease and related conditions.

    Q - Quince. Quince tea is a tradition Korean or Chinese beverage, also know as Mogwacha, and tastes delicious with ginseng and honey. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

    R - Rosehip. Rosehip tea is a great way of treating the common cold, because it contains lots of vitamins A and C, and also helps to boost the immune system.

    S - Sencha. Sencha is a type of green tea often heralded for its help in promoting weight loss. This is because it can control blood sugar levels and increase metabolism.

    T - Thistle. Milk Thistle is a restorative natural herb that helps detox the liver in and draw harmful disease-causing toxins out from all over the body. Milk thistle tea also promotes healthy digestive function.

    U - Ugli Fruit. Ugli fruits are a delicious mix between oranges and grapefruits, providing fibre and healthy vitamins, as well as calcium, and can even help prevent kidney stones.

    V - Vervain. Vervain is an exotic medicinal herb that has many interesting uses, including aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, laxative, anti-anxiety and tranquilliser.

    W - White Peach. White peach tea is a mellow and sweet infusion that can help promote and maintain healthy skin, and has antioxidant and anti-ageing properties.

    X - Xigua. Xigua is an African watermelon. Watermelon tea is a brilliant source of lycopene, a brightly pigmented antioxidant chemical that has been thought to prevent and even treat cancer, lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.

    Y - Yunnan. Yunnan is a province in China which is home to Dianhong. Yunnan Dianhong is a a gourmet black tea often heralded as a weight loss aid and fighter of nausea and lethargy.

    Z - Zen. Zen tea is basically your classic green tea. Green tea has a huge range of health benefits, namely a digestive aid to help with IBS, bloating, metabolism and related problems.