Starting your day with a hot cup of tea warms you up from the inside out and offers a motivating incentive to help you get your day started. When you choose a tea that has added health benefits however, you get more than just a warm cup between your hands. Energy boosting ingredients such as matcha are an incredible alternative to caffeine-filled coffee, and it gives you the energy boost without the crash afterwards. Antioxidant-rich ingredients such as pomegranate are also a great addition to morning beverages, as they help in detoxifying the body and removing any oxidative compounds.
As you carry on through the morning, tea can continue to be that comforting companion. With the whole day ahead, you do not want to allow the first stress of the morning to bring you down. Tension taming ingredients such as peppermint and lavender are great options for a mid morning tea. Have these in the presence of other herbs and flowers as a herbal tea, or on their own as a refreshing cup of peppermint tea!
It might however, be the perfect time for a boost to your brain power! Ingredients such as Ginseng and Chinese Clubmoss present in our Cognitive Memory Assist Tea are all beneficial ingredients for your mind and cognition. A great, natural way to keep you focused for the day ahead and not let any anxiety or distractions take over from your productive mindset.
Lunch time! With lunch only marking the halfway point of the day, you want to make sure that your productivity throughout the rest of the day continues to be at its all-time high. Once you finish your lunch, enjoy a digestion-friendly tea. These teas, consisting of ingredients such as ginger, turmeric and liquorice are digestive boosting. They encourage the appropriate balance of bacteria in the gut and also help reduce any unwanted digestion symptoms such as bloating, upset stomach or gas.
With lunch and digestion behind you, you might feel those mid-afternoon tummy rumbles, or that 4pm fatigue that has you waning to reach for a cup of coffee. Counter both of these thing with a cup of tea instead! Now is a great time to turn to a fun, deliciously flavoured tea. Perhaps something that has cacao, and makes you feel like you are drinking chocolate, or something that has vanilla or liquorice and satisfies your desire for something sweet.
Tea takes on the flavours of the natural ingredients it is crafted from, so get creative and think of what your dream flavour would be and make yourself an afternoon cup of tea!
As your day draws to a close and dinner is done, sit yourself down on the couch and take a deep breath. Exhale as you allow yourself to breathe out the stresses of the day. As you continue to breathe deeply, close your eyes and let calm overtake the chaos in your mind as you encourage all the distracting thoughts to move on. Whether you have been working from home, or working in your newly assigned job as “Mum/Dad the teacher,” these thoughts try to intrude and be present.
Get up and pour yourself a calming cup of tea. Perhaps chamomile or lemon, or another cup of peppermint. And as you sit there allowing yourself to unwind rom your day, allow your deep breaths to continue and the soothing warmth and comfort of the tea take you out of the day the same way it brought you in – with peace and a smile.