Chronic holiday overeater? Try these teas for more belly ease!
People have used tea and herbal infusions to ease digestive discomfort for a millennium. Thank goodness for delicious and nourishing tea blends! Peppermint, chamomile, ginger, cardamom and rooibos can all help to improve digestion. Tulsi is a traditional stomach soother in India. Pu-erh is drunk after heavy meals in many parts of China.
To manage your holiday feasting, we also recommend enjoying tea after meals. Traditional digestifs are alcoholic beverages designed to aid digestion after a meal, but often teas can serve the same purpose. After the richness of the Thanksgiving table, consider using tea as a digestif. Plus, it will add to the culinary experience of the evening!
Teas to Improve Digestion
Peppermint herbal tea is a timeless classic. Clean and sweet with deep earthy undertones; this is our go-to herb whenever we need to clear our head or get a caffeine-free pick-me-up. Peppermint tea also soothes while it invigorates. It is known to relax the digestive system and may alleviate bloating.
Holy Basil, or tulsi, is the central ingredient in this cleansing blend. As you steep Holy Detox, you’ll feel why many generations have revered this herb for its powerful healing abilities. From fresh, minty aromas to clear citrus flavors and a lingering floral aftertaste, this blend is fresh and bright throughout.
This trio of healthy ingredients delights the palate while also revitalizing the mind and soothing the body. Chamomile is known for its calming effects and can help you relax and ease tension. Peppermint may soothe an upset stomach and relax sore muscles. And lemongrass has anti-inflammatory properties.
What is Pu-erh? Simply put, it is a post-fermented and aged black tea from southern China. This traditional black tea is aged to achieve its dark brown liquor and an earthy, mellow taste. Like a fine wine, the aging process of pu-erh creates a complex and utterly smooth cup. Dim Sum restaurants often serve it alongside heavy meals.
This tea is infused with dark chocolate and fresh mint notes, while rooibos adds a nutty finish. If you’re craving sweets, brew up a cup of this tea instead! It’s velvety, sweet and satisfying. Rooibos includes minerals that may assist with metabolic function and has antispasmodic properties to relieve indigestion.
This rich and creamy chai variation is naturally caffeine-free. Like classic chai blends, our Red Bush Chai supplies a warming mix of good-for-you spices. Ginger and clove soothe while organic rooibos gives a bit of sweetness. A focus on cinnamon deepens this blend’s piquancy.
Apple pieces balance the peppery spice of ginger while heather blossoms add tangy and floral-herbal notes. The zestiness of lemongrass mellows the brew, and blueberry is a highlighted sweet note. Verbena and melissa leaves are both traditional digestive aids.