Whether you want something to warm you up in winter or get you in the Christmas spirit, herbal tea is the perfect drink to fuel your soul. For me personally, the smell of oranges and mandarins reminds me of Christmas but there is also cinnamon, cloves, anise, and even mistletoe! That’s why I’d like to share 5 herbal holiday teas that are perfect for the season.
Herbal teas — unlike standard teas such as green tea, oolong tea, and black tea —are not made from the tea plant known as the Camellia sinensis plant. Instead, herbal teas are derived from a variety of dried flowers, spices, herbs, and fruits. This has led to a huge variety of flavors and options when it comes to choosing teas for taste and health benefits.
So go fill up your mug with one of these 5 herbal holiday teas and grab a blanket. Christmas is coming.
Did you know that peppermint tea contains menthol, which is a naturally occurring muscle relaxant? Not only does it remind me of candy canes, but it’s the perfect drink to encourage total body relaxation after a stressful day.
Mistletoe tea is a wonderful drink that can lower blood pressure, promote good sleep, and boosts the immune system. However, this recommendation comes with a warning: There are 900 types of mistletoe and some of them are toxic! So do not make your own mistletoe tea, but instead purchase them from approved retailers, such as Amazon.
The great thing about pumpkin spice is that its influence lasts all through fall and well past the holidays. You never have to feel like it’s “not the right time” to enjoy it. You could also fool a lot of people into thinking that you have a pie in the oven when you’re really just steeping some tea.
Christmas Eve Blend
Specific to Stash, this tea is incredibly light and refreshing. The spearmint gives you a soft minty-ness and slight sweetness, and cinnamon brings the holiday flavor full circle. As the name suggests, it would be perfect to sip in front of the tree on Christmas Eve.
Cinnamon is a well-known spice that originates from India and is rich in minerals. Cinnamon is such a specific scent and brings such relaxing properties around the holidays. I could very easily picture myself sitting by a warm fire and watching the snowfall outside my door while sipping this wonderful tea.
Did these suggestions work for you? Is there a herbal holiday tea that I missed? I’d love to hear your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please be sure to subscribe to the Heart & Soul newsletter to receive more great tips straight to your inbox each Friday. If you’re searching for more ways to bring calm this year, I also recommend checking out 7 Holiday Mindfulness Strategies. Enjoy!