Nutrition Battle Zone: Tea Review

Herbal Tea

herbal tea

Herbal tea does not contain any caffeine. To be completely accurate, it is not actually tea but rather an infusion or blend of various herbs. It is made from plants, flowers, herbs and fruits to infuse flavor, and often health benefits, into a decaffeinated drink.

Herbal teas I recommend:

NOTE: All of the Traditional Medicines Teas are quite good. Each have a specific purpose—many even act as herbal dietary supplements.

  • Traditional Medicinals: Organic Golden Ginger
    • With organic ginger rhizome and organic chamomile flower. This tea is a great help when my stomach hurts or when I've eaten too much, as it supports healthy digestive function. It helps with indigestion, bloating and flatulence and has a strong and spicy flavor.
  • Traditional Medicinals: Organic Chamomile With Lavender
    • I drink this one before bed or when I'm stressed out. The mellow flavor of chamomile and lavender helps me relax and soothes my stomach.
  • Stash Tea: Mango Passionfruit
    • With rosehips, orange peel, safflower, hibiscus and lemongrass, this tea is sweet and fruity.
  • Trader Joes: Organic Mint Melange
    • A blend of peppermint, lemongrass and spearmint. Peppermint is a great tummy-soother and one of my favorite flavors, so this one is definitely a staple.
  • Yogi Tea: Honey Throat Comfort
    • With many herbs including honeybush, lemongrass and echinacea root to soothe the throat and boost the immune system. I get chronic sore throats and use this often to help soothe my throat.
  • Yogi Tea: Cold Season Sampler
    • With four different tea varieties, including:
      • Echinacea Immune Support: With a wellness formula including various types of echinacea and many other herbs like peppermint, lemongrass, cinnamon and ginger root to strengthen defenses and promote clear breathing. I drink a lot of this when I'm starting to get a cold and usually my colds only last a few days.
      • Cold season: A blend of ginger, cardamom and clove to support nasal and bronchial function, and eucalyptus and peppermint to promote free breathing.
      • Breathe deep: With thyme, eucalyptus, basil and mullein to soothe the respiratory tract and promote easy healing.
      • Throat comfort: Slippery elm and mullein relieves minor throat irritation and coats the throat to protect.
  • Yogi Tea: Rest and Relax Sampler
    • With four different tea varieties, including:
      • Kava Stress Relief: A blend of kava root, cinnamon bark, ginger root and sarsaparilla root to ease the mind and promote relaxation.
      • Chamomile: With nothing but chamomile to offer a simple, subtle flavor.
      • Bedtime: With valerian root, passion flower, spearmint, chamomile, skullcap, st. john's wort leaf and flower, and other herbs to promote healthy sleeping.
      • Calming: With licorice root, chamomile flower, hibiscus flower, lemongrass and other herbs to calm the mind and body.

Bonus: Yogi teas come with inspirational quotes on their boxes and tea bags. I was always a sucker for fortune cookies and really love the idea of getting a dose of inspiration along with my cup of tea.

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