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4 Types of Tea You Didn't Know Have Superpowers

Written by: Meraleigh Queener

Monday, July 19 2021




FIND YOUR 'CUP OF TEA'


Summer of Sniffles?

It happens. Allergies, colds, stress, you name it. Now that things are slowly returning to normal post-release of -covid vaccinations and mask mandates are lifting, our immune systems are naturally adjusting to the changes in our daily routines and constant environmental displacements around us.


For me, a simple rainy forecast for the day can get me beat. Que the headache and the hangover fatigue. It's going to be a long day.


Whether you have the day off to curl up and relax, or couch crashing carved out for your evening schedule after work, it's never too late for a warm, soothing cup of tea: the peacemaker for the mind, body, and soul.


The glamourous aspect of tea is that there's tea for literally every occasion.


Tea with the Queen? English Breakfast.
Sweater weather? Chai tea.
Going out with friends? Bubble (Boba) Tea.
Going to bed? Chamomile tea.
Need focus? Matcha Green tea.
Sniffles? Green tea

There's a tea out there for EVERYTHING.

With that, let's take it one step further and establish our own personal, productive, and delicious menu of go-to tea recipes for you to have for your specific need or desire.


Here are Five Superpower Teas you see every day and maybe didn't know had powers. We also discuss yummy ways to make them:


1. The Depth of The Dark Side:

2. Teas of Nourishment & Healing:

3. Stress Relief Remedies:

4. Knowledge is Power:


The Depth of the Dark Side:

The finest black tea is the most common type of tea we see here in the U.S. It is the home of southern sweet tea and the velvety richness of smooth black unsweetened tea preferred throughout the north and midwest. It's the most versatile tea popular hot or iced and often paired with milk or cream for creaminess or peach and raspberry for a fruity punch. It's even used with vodka-infused drinks.


Superpowers:

Black tea can help protect against diabetes, increase focus, lower cholesterol, and much more making this dark, rich tea a popular choice for a variety of occasions considering the multiple ways you can make black tea.


Your 'Cup of Tea':

  1. Tea Latte: My personal favorite way to take tea, especially black tea. This particular tea already provides a smooth, velvety texture and pairs well with milk or cream with sugar or vanilla. Steam or froth some milk and layer it on top of the tea for a soft, comforting tea latte.

  2. A La Fruit: Make your tea over ice with raspberry or peach for a punch

  3. Black Tea Lemonade: It's so easy and amazing. Try it.

  4. Classic Sweet Tea: Raw Sugar or honey.


Teas of Nourishment & Healing:

Green tea, honey! (It's also really good with honey).


Superpowers:

Green tea is a wonderful choice for those looking for a package deal. The multiple benefits it provides are like drinking a liquid dose of antioxidants. This superpower tea is packed with benefits! It can help boost immunity, support weight loss, reduce free radicals, and more.



Your 'Cup of Tea':

  1. A La Fruit: Make your tea over ice with strawberry or peach for a punch!

  2. Iced Green Tea Lemonade: Honestly, the best combo.

  3. Classic Sweet Tea: Green tea is pretty rich and full on its own and usually calls for non-invasive additions like Raw Sugar or honey for balance and sweetness.

  4. Hot w/ Lemon & Honey If you have the summer sniffles! This will soothe the redness and irritation of a sore throat and help with digestion and general inflammation. With green tea's immunity boosters, this combo will provide relief in no time.


Stress Relief Remedies

Chamomile tea is an herb that is native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. This beautiful golden flower overflows with love and nourishment for the body providing relief for stress, insomnia, and an upset stomach.


Superpowers:

Chamomile tea is known for reducing anxiety and helping people fall asleep. It's also used to calm an upset stomach and other digestive issues.


Your 'Cup of Tea':

  1. With Other Teas: Adding Hibiscus, lemon, rose or peach tea can provide fruitiness to your chamomile tea. Another popular flavor people use is Lavender as it adds additional calming effects to your nutritional bundle. The floral and earthy flavors work well together and make a pleasant evening drink to relax and unwind.

  2. Classic Sweet Tea: Chamomile has touching sweet notes of flower and fruit and pairs fine with raw sugar, lemon, and honey for a subtle sweetness.


Knowledge is Power:

One of my forever favorites, Matcha Green Tea! This superpower is made from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant and is grown in Uji; the Japanese region of Kyoto, and Nishio in the Aichi prefecture of Japan. These chlorophyll-rich leaves are first handpicked, steamed, dried, and ground into a fine green powder, according to Chalait. The best quality matcha is supposed to be a super bright green color and is best mixed with water. This sweet green treat provides tremendous benefits to your health.


Superpowers:

Matcha is a natural source of energy. It increases metabolism, lowers cholesterol, detoxes the body, provides immunity support, just everything and it's wonderful.


Your 'Cup of Tea':

  1. Matcha Latte: Hands down, no questions asked, you have to try matcha as a latte (hot or iced) with oat milk. Oatmilk alone also provides a healthy handful of health benefits and adding the matcha makes it a heavenly cup of wellness. The oat milk provides softness and creaminess to the earthy tones of matcha and provides a touch of sweetness in the velvety layers of this green dream.



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