If you’re caught in the home due to a polar vortex, a soothing mug of scorching tea is simply the factor. (Fun truth: January is National Hot Tea Month!)
Tea is the second most consumed beverage on this planet — behind water — and a few 80% of U.S. households buy tea, in response to the Tea Association of the united statesA.
On a cold day, what’s higher than snuggling up for an excellent film and a scorching toddy made with apple cider and rooibos tea?
Tea is greater than pure coziness in a mug.
Certain kinds of scorching tea can even provide wellness advantages, in response to Bansari Acharya, M.A., R.D.N.
Here is what makes scorching tea price brewing in any season — and value celebrating proper now:
1. So many types to strive
One shocking truth about tea is that black, inexperienced, oolong, darkish, and white teas all come from the identical plant, Camellia sinensis.
The variations between them outcomes from processing and oxidation.
Of course, there’s additionally all kinds of natural teas from peppermint and chamomile to ginger and hibiscus.
2. Perfect for any time of day
It’s at all times tea time! “You can drink hot tea any time of day,” says Joelle Malinowski, R.D., C.D.E., C.D.N., of the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
However, caffeinated teas, resembling black and inexperienced, are finest consumed early within the day to keep away from messing together with your sleep cycle.
“Other caffeine-free teas can be enjoyed any time of the day,” says Acharya. When you’re uninterested in plain-old water, brew a cup of scorching tea to remain hydrated!
3. Tons of wellness advantages
Studies have discovered tea has many well being advantages. Green tea particularly incorporates many antioxidant-like compounds, together with EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) and may additionally assist assist weight reduction.
Herbal teas can provide their very own perks. For instance, “ginger tea is great for nausea and morning sickness,” says Malinowski.
4. Cool tea cups or mugs
Upgrade your tea-making sport with a teapot to brew loose-leaf teas or a set of arty or classic teacups and saucers.
Or, in the event you want sipping tea from an oversize mug, get one with an inspirational quote to encourage or encourage you. A mug and a few specialty teas additionally make a considerate reward for a pal.
Depending in your private model and favourite kinds of teas, there are tons of teawares to jazz up your kitchen, from electrical kettles with tea infusers to Japanese tea units and reusable, journey mugs and carafes good for mountaineering or tenting.
5. Creative tea lattes
Explore alternative ways to drink tea, resembling plant-based lattes. Our Chamomile and Lavender Oat Milk Latte is heat and creamy with some Collagen Boost to profit your pores and skin and nails.
For a spicier mix, strive our chai-inspired Golden Chai Coconut Milk Latte with a scoop of Collagen Boost. It has an fragrant mixture of allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon — and turmeric which makes it golden.
6. Chill choices for evenings
“Chamomile acts as a mild sedative,” says Malinowski. If you’re searching for a substitute for a nightcap (since alcohol can intervene with sleep), chamomile by itself or in a natural mix for sleep is a soothing method to unwind earlier than bedtime.
7. A ‘Bevvy’ of choices
Not into scorching tea? For an iced choice, fire up our Strawberry Basil Bevvy Lemonade made with Bevvy, a 15-calorie, plant-based tea complement formulated to assist curb cravings and assist wholesome weight reduction.
And not like detox teas, Bevvy is laxative-free.
You may even have your tea with some sparkle — bubbly Mint Lime Berry Bevvy Splash has glowing water to make it effervescent and refreshing.
Cheers to a month of tea events! Raise your mugs throughout National Hot Tea Month and revel in some freshly brewed scorching tea (or iced, in the event you should).