Alkaline Teas to Restore and Balance the Body
If you’re looking for a way to restore your body and achieve greater balance, alkaline teas can be the perfect addition to your balance and restorative rituals. We are made up of complex systems that must work in harmony together to help us achieve a greater quality of life. All of these systems can largely be impacted by one or two critical areas of well-being, namely, the health of our gut and the PH balance of our bodies. While specific teas can help with the health of our gut, alkaline teas can help our PH levels by restoring balance to the universe, I mean, to our bodies.
Over time our bodies can become overly acidic. As you might have guessed, this is no good for our health. This increase in acidity may negatively impact our body’s ability to productively use insulin, metabolize glucose, and repair muscle. It can also affect other biochemical functions of the body.
Most herbal infusions, green tea, rooibos, and yerba mate have an alkalizing effect which can work to neutralize acidity in the body. Once they are digested and assimilated, these alkaline teas work to raise the pH level in the body.
The PH scale is used to classify the level of acidity. The higher the PH level the more alkaline, the lower the PH level the more acidic. It ranges between 0 and 14 with the balance found in the middle which is 7. This is where water can be found on the scale. It makes sense that this is where our bodies would like to reside considering more than 50% of our body is made up of water.
Here is a simple guide to understanding which teas are the most alkaline and better for achieving a restored and balanced body. Keep in mind that other factors may affect these alkalizing benefits including, the type of tea, how often you consume it, and what you add to your tea. We have also included some of our favorite alkaline teas to get you started.
Chamomile, a fruity-tasting herbal infusion, is alkalizing with anti-inflammatory effects. Chamomile also has a calming effect on the nervous system. Chamomile is also great at aiding digestion.
Chamomile Vanilla Bean offers a soft vanilla aroma. This blend delivers a dessert-inspired sweetness. The tang of lemongrass is evened out by the mild floral flavor of chamomile. Hand-cut vanilla bean, organic honeybush, and coconut add depth to this tranquil infusion.
The antioxidants in green tea such as this shade-grown, steamed Sencha Supreme provide significant alkalizing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
It’s a rich, premium tea with complex vegetal flavors and a smooth subtle sweetness. With its Japanese umami notes and broth-like texture, you’ll experience the high quality of a First Flush tea.
Like a slice of homemade carrot cake, this rooibos blend is decadent and comforting. The autumn colors of this blend hint at its rich, warming fragrance. And the flavor follows suit with hints of carrot, coconut, raisins, walnuts, ginger, cloves, and maple brittle. The soft sweetness of organic honeybush and organic rooibos round out the blend, making it extra soothing and satisfying.
White tea like this top-shelf Silver Needle offers a delicate, smooth, and sweet experience that has a naturally higher pH level making it ideal for our alkaline list of teas.
The quality of this tea is apparent in the luxuriousness each cup produces. Its exceptionally smooth, woody flavor has hints of mellow roasted nuts and fresh sweet herbs. This tea’s pure character and sophisticated flavor offer a complete experience unlike any other.
Native to South America, Yerba Mate may be useful in restoring and cleansing. It gives an energy boost that is free from the jitters coffee may induce. Yerba Mate is also loaded with vitamins A, C, and E, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
Good Morning Yerba Mate is a well-balanced combination of chai-like cinnamon and cloves that offers a deep, rich infusion. Pleasant roasted notes accentuate the strong flavors, while coconut flakes add creaminess.