Herbal Tea Tasting at Amara HQ!
As part of the Wellbeing 100 programme, the Amara team were treated to a selection of herbal tea to try! The Social Committee placed a range of herbal teas in the kitchen and shortly after there was a queue for the hot water tap! This week we take a further look into the benefits of drinking herbal tea and what was on offer…
What is herbal tea?
Herbal tea isn’t actually made from tea – which is a specific kind of plant the Camellia sinensis. Herbal teas are sometimes called tisane, which is a little more accurate, since herbal tea is really just an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark, extracted in hot water. In drinking a well-steeped herbal tea, we get all the plant’s benefits in an easily digestible form.
You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C. S. Lewis
How to choose a herbal tea
When choosing a herbal tea, it’s important to look for a well-sourced product made from high-quality ingredients. If you’re drinking tea for the medicinal benefits, then you should steer clear of products that add things like essential oils or flavours. To reap the full benefits of drinking herbal tea, you should make sure you steep your loose tea or tea bags long enough – in some cases, as long as 10 to 15 minutes to really bring out all the beneficial properties.
As much as you can eat healthy, it’s also important to remember to drink healthy too. Tea is very healing. – Kristin Chenoweth
There are so many wonderful herbal teas to choose from. Here is what were on offer at Amara. Don’t be afraid to try something new!
Aids in digestion, helping to reduce bloating & any stomach discomfort
Can be used to ease nausea & vomiting
Can help relieve stress & tiredness
Supports the gallbladder & liver
Coconut & Mango Tea
Reduces cholesterol & helps improve blood circulation
Can to increase energy levels & keep you hydrated
Contains anti-bacterial properties and helps strengthen your immune system
Contains antioxidant properties which can help boost your immune system
Can be used to help reduce feelings of stress or anxiety
Helps to lower high blood pressure & cholesterol levels
Can help with digestion
Helps to cleanse and detox your body
High in antioxidants and nutrients
Helps relieve digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain
Helps fight respiratory problems
Can help to reduce certain types of inflammation
Vanilla Chai Tea
Helps aid digestion and support the immune system
Also helps detoxify the body, improvode circulation and may also fight respiratory allergies
Can help to promote sleep
Helps to reduce stomach cramps
Can help to ease headaches and migraines
It can also help reduce skin irritations
Echinacea & Raspberry Tea
Encourages the immune system & helps reduce symptoms of colds, flu and other similar illnesses
Can sometimes also help with conditions such as eczema, acne & psoriasis
Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea – Sydney Smith
We also checked out tea heavyweights Twinings who give a handy guide on how to make the perfect herbal cuppa…
You can also find out lots of useful information on herbal teas here .
The whole team certainly enjoyed their refreshing tea tasting session and some members have been a bit more adventurous and brought in their own flavours. Perhaps there’ll be a few caffeine converts?