Soothing Tea for Sore Throats
It’s that time of year. The wintery weather brings the joys of the holiday season, and a few ailments as well. For many people, there’s something soothing about sipping a mug of tea; the warmth, the aroma, and the variety of teas and herbal tisanes make it a classic choice. Teas can also help you feel better. Many teas contain antioxidants that help support a healthy immune system and promote healing.
Green teas, full of antioxidants, are a great choice to soothe a sore throat during the inevitable cold and flu season. Take it up a notch with a spoonful of Lemon Honey, or try our favorite Lemon Ginger Turmeric tea recipe.
This smooth green tea is sweet with its fruity notes, and finishes with a calming, soft aftertaste. Try Clouds and Mist Green Tea.
An uncommon green and white blend (with superfruit) may also appeal: Exotic Pomegranate White/Green.
Add to the antioxidants found in tea, the benefits of spices, and select a chai. Spices thought to aid a sore throat or cold include cinnamon, ginger root and cloves and our Masala Chai is full of them.
Some herbal tisanes may soothe a sore throat in a variety of ways. Peppermint contains menthol, an active ingredient that functions as a decongestant and expectorant. Herbs can expedite the healing process, possess anti-inflammatory properties and enhance the immune system. Herbs such as licorice root, eucalyptus, and peppermint may be effective in calming sore throats, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Peppermint Herbal Tea – This clean, sweet and invigorating tisane is our go-to herb for a caffeine-free pick me up and to settle a sore throat or cough.
Chamomile calms. Our Chamomile Vanilla Bean blend a tranquil infusion of chamomile, honeybush, licorice and vanilla.
Upping your intake of Vitamin C may help you keep your immune system strong and be less likely to begin to feel sick. A Mayo Clinic study states that taking Vitamin C every day, consistently, and before the onset of a sore throat and other cold symptoms may shorten the duration of the symptoms.
Citrus Burst Rooibos is packed with all the goodness the rooibos plant contains, plus the natural Vitamin C in the lemon and orange and a bonus boost of carrot. Potassium, magnesium, copper and iron are all in there too. Drink up and let Citrus Burst brighten your day.
If white tea is your favorite, we have one for you too. Tangerine White Tea is full of bright citrus flavors, invigorating and also calming. The Bai Mu Dan white tea base offers a woodsy, creamy mouthfeel that contrasts nicely with Vitamin C of the bold citrus.
If you have a friend who is under the weather, consider making them a thoughtful Tea Care Package.