Whether you want to warm up in the winter or cool down in the summer, herbal tea can be enjoyed all year round: iced, hot, or in between!
The health benefits can also be enjoyed whether you drink it hot or cold, but these benefits vary widely depending on the type of tea you drink.
Herbal teas, unlike traditional teas such as green tea, oolong tea and black tea, are not made from the tea plant known as Camellia sinensis.
Green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea and Pu-erh tea all come from the same plant: Camellia sinensis, literally meaning "camellia of China" in homage to the homeland of this plant. Herbal teas, on the other hand, are derived from a variety of flowers, spices, herbs and dried fruits. This means there is a wide variety of flavors and options when it comes to choosing teas for their taste and health benefits. You'll find herbal teas from all over the world, including China, Africa and the Americas.
It's no secret that tea is a popular choice for people who want to improve their health naturally. Unlike coffee and traditional teas, most herbal teas do not contain caffeine. They also contain nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that vary depending on the herbal blend.
The main health benefits of drinking herbal teas include relaxation, pain reduction and improvement of the digestive and immune systems.
Enjoying herbal teas over ice is a great way to enjoy their benefits and beat the heat! Now that you know the many benefits of herbal teas, let's dive into the world of iced tea!
Our favorites tisanes and their benefits
This delicious lemon tea contains lemongrass herb, apple pieces, lemon myrtle leaves, birch leaves, lemon peel, green rooibos leaves, hibiscus flowers and licorice root. All of these ingredients not only taste good, they also act as anti-inflammatories and help with digestion and to combat stress and fatigue.
Known for its many benefits, especially for menstrual cramps and headaches, raspberry leaf tea is also very tasty and makes a great caffeine-free alternative if you're craving a glass of old-fashioned iced tea.
A ginger tea can be wonderfully refreshing on a hot day. It is also delicious paired with any other herbal tea flavor. Ginger is full of healthy and healing properties, boosts the immune system, is popularly used to treat nausea and even eases the pain of sore muscles.
Turmeric tea has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe pain from conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and migraines. It can also be used to relieve minor aches and pains from tough workouts or menstrual cramps.
Probably best known as a calming nighttime tea, chamomile also makes a wonderful iced tea, and is especially nice when mixed with mint. This tea is popular, as its calming effects can have health benefits for a variety of conditions. For digestion, chamomile's calming effects can soothe your stomach, relieve cramps and ease heartburn symptoms.
Peppermint tea contains menthol, which is a natural muscle relaxant. In addition to being a great tasting refreshment, peppermint tea promotes total body relaxation after a stressful day and aids digestion.
Dandelion tea has a high concentration of antioxidants that help eliminate toxins and strengthen the immune system against infections.
There are 101 ways to prepare Iced Tea
For 1 portion :
Put a tea bag in a cap
Pour 1/3 cup of hot water and let it steep & infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Remove the tea bag and fill the cup with ice cubes🧊
Stir & Enjoy!
Optional : Add 1 tsp of honey or Naturiste Stevia to naturally sweeten your iced tea
Double, triple or quadruple the recipe to make a pitcher and satisfy the whole family!
For a pretty presentation, garnish with lemon, cucumber, fruit, edible flowers or fresh herb leaves.
So, try out these delicious iced teas and all summer long, you’ll find yourself saying :
”I’ll have a herbal tea on the rocks, please!”
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