For quite a long time, tea has been viewed as a “comforting hug” to those bogged down by worries and stress. It has become the norm to feel anxious, tense, and nervous. Times are rough and the fallout can wear us down emotionally, physically, and mentally too. There are a lot of techniques to help ease these feelings of anxiousness such as yoga, meditation, and of course, TEA!
Teas for anxiety and stress
Teas for anxiety and stress can introduce a small moment of zen into your hectic schedule. With a wide variety of teas available such as green tea, chamomile tea, and other soothing flavors, you can literally sip your way to relaxation and calmness.
Let’s take a quick look at some of these varieties of teas for anxiety and stress and soothe our nerves -
1. Peppermint Tea
In this list of teas for stress and anxiety, this aromatic variety works well to relieve and soothe you. Peppermint contains menthol which acts as a natural muscle relaxant. This tea gives an overall feeling of calmness, which is needed after a crazy day! The relaxing effect and the lack of caffeine in a hot peppermint brew make it a wonderful drink before going to bed.
Both fresh and dry peppermint leaves can be used to make this tea. Add the leaves to boiling water and let it steep for 3-4 minutes. Let it cool down before straining and drinking.
2. Chamomile Tea
Excessive stress and anxiety might make it difficult to sleep. While chamomile tea helps calm you down, it can also be used to treat insomnia.
Samaara’s Botanical Green Tea Pyramid Tea Bag in Chamomile flavor soothes your body and aids digestion as well. Simply add a chamomile pyramid green tea bag to warm water, wait for the flavors to be infused, and enjoy a delicious and aromatic experience.
3. Green Tea
The polyphenol micronutrient present in green tea helps tackle anxiety and stress. Although green tea has caffeine present, its adaptogenic nature helps keep you alert and calm enough.
Samaara’s Green Tea helps to relieve stress, is an amazing partner for your fitness journey, and acts as a natural immunity booster too. Simply brew the tea leaves in hot water for a couple of minutes until it takes a green, tan, or yellowish color, and take advantage of this variety of tea for anxiety and stress.
4. Black Tea
We all know the feeling of sipping a cup of steaming hot kadak chai and all your worries just slip away. Full of spices and herbs, this flavorful and aromatic masala chai is a complete stress-buster!
Add milk and water to a utensil and when it comes to a boil, add Samaara’s Black Tea leaves. After a minute, add sugar and other spices or herbs (like ginger or cardamom). Let this mixture boil for 4-5 minutes until the milk starts rising to the top. Then let it simmer for a few minutes and serve hot!
It is only natural that our body and mind react to the uncertainties and challenges that pop up in our daily lives and we are bound to be stressed and anxious. When we feel overwhelmed, our nervous system is sure to go into overdrive and making us apprehensive and pressured. These teas target the nervous system, helping reduce our soaring heart rates, slow down, and catch a breath.
The next time you feel on the brink, brew these delicious and aromatic teas for anxiety and stress with Samaara and settle down into a serene state of mind.