Need to Calm Down? Relax with These Teas
Posted on February 03 2022
You can’t pour from an empty teacup. When you find yourself asking how to calm down, turning to a warm, comforting cup of tea can be just the thing to help you naturally de-stress and take a moment of you-time. Whether you’re considering peppermint tea, lavender tea, or chamomile, we’ve listed the best teas to drink when you are trying to figure out how to relax.
Teas to Relax During the Day
Decaf Premium Green
Green tea can be a great destresser thanks to L-theanine. This molecule is known to usher in feelings of calm and serenity. All green teas produce L-theanine, but when you choose to sip on our naturally decaffeinated green tea, you can experience the effects without any energy boost from caffeine.
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Golden Turmeric Chai
Experience the smooth, earthy, and spice-forward flavors of turmeric. Turmeric has long been honored in India’s ayurvedic healing traditions as a whole-body cleanser and a medicinal herb for basically anything that ails you. When you’re feeling stressed out, try mixing turmeric ginger tea, black pepper, and coconut oil. It’s said to create the ideal concoction for activating turmeric properties.
Chocolate Peppermint Herbal
Thanks to the chocolate ingredients, this blend is indulgent without any calories. People believe that peppermint tea is a great ingredient for those who want to focus. Taming the monkey mind can make you feel less scattered and stressed out. Both the peppermint and chocolate ingredients in this caffeine-free blend make it a great option if you’re looking to add some selfcare to your day.
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Breakfast in Paris
Lavender and vanilla combine with other ingredients to bring a fragrant and delicious twist on the classic Earl Grey tea. Vanilla and lavender have both been used for relaxation and relieving stress for centuries. Whether you’re feeling restless or your brain feels overactive, the ingredients are thought to produce sedative effects that can help alleviate those feelings. Keep in mind, if you choose this blend you will also get a kick of energy from the black tea.
Teas to Relax at Night
Organic Chamomile Herbal
Chamomile is thought to lead to relaxation, which in turn can act as an aid to better sleep. Our Organic Chamomile comes from the premier producers of the flower, in the El Fayoum region of Egypt, slightly west of Cairo. After centuries of growing the herb and continuing to hand pick these flowers, Egypt is known as the optimal producer of chamomile flower.
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Spearmint and lotus flower combine on a base of chamomile flowers to make for one of our most relaxing and potentially sleep-inducing tea blends. Spearmint is thought to interact with GABA producers in the brain to promote relaxation. Similarly, lotus flower is often used as a sleep aid, or for anxiety relief due to compounds like nuciferine and aporphine.
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Cinnamon Apple Chamomile
Cinnamon is known to help relax muscle tension, which in turn might help you fall asleep easier. Additionally, the combination of cinnamon and apple flavors in this tea are a comforting familiar blend, potentially bringing on a sense of calm by the sweet smell alone. Combine that to what is considered the go-to tea base for relaxation, chamomile, and you’ve got yourself a really nice beverage to assist with winding down at the end of the night.