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De-Stress With Tea

Colin Stuckert

Tea, in all of its varieties and blends, is a useful tool that should be a standard in every health conscious individual's repertoire.

Some tea drinkers will reach for a cup of Yerba Mate or green tea first thing in the morning to get their mind and body going.

Some opt for a peppermint tea when they need to settle their stomach after a large meal.

While many others may reach for a glass of wine to de-stress from a long day, there are many people who opt for a healthier option when winding down—tea being our preferred choice.

When choosing teas to help you de-stress, you should pay close attention to the ingredients. Many of the tea blends you find on store shelves include artificial flavorings and sweeteners. Of course, at Wild Foods, there is never anything artificial in any of our products.

And when it comes to tea, there are so many delicious options, each of which provides it's own laundry list of health benefit, that to put fake junk in tea is just dumb. Literally... it's dumb.

Instead of adding fake sweeteners to a tea blend, you could just add a naturally sweet herbal tea, like Honeybush, and you'll have all the sweetness you need. The same goes for hibiscus.

As it goes with food, quality in = quality out... and... junk in = junk out.

Caffeine

Herbal Teas are caffeine free and are your best option when choosing a tea to de-stress. While on the other hand, to get your day going, opt for teas with caffeine likeYerba mate, green tea or guayusa.

Caffeine should be avoided as it can often cause unwanted stimulation which will not allow your body to relax.

Choosing the “right” tea for you may seem like a guessing game but the truth is, they each have their own wonderful and unique set of benefits and flavor profile. Trying new a new tea is part of the fun!

Here's a short list of some of the most popular herbal tea options. Check out more in the Wild Shop here.

chamomile tea loose leaf organic for relaxation

Chamomile

Chamomile tea is one of the most widely used teas for treating symptoms of stress.

The properties of chamomile make it perfect for combating not only mental symptoms of stress, but also physical symptoms such as stomach ache, insomnia and migraines.'

At Wild Foods, we offer three varieties of tea that include Chamomile: Sweet Chamomile, Crazy Chamomile (with added peppermint) and Red Honey, which blends Honeybush, Chamomile and Vanilla for a de-stressing herbal treat.

Rooibos and Honeybush Tea

The rooibos family of tea includes three types we sell at Wild Foods—Green Rooibos (unfermented), Red Rooibos (the standard "red tea" rooibos) and honeybush (a cousin of rooibos that's sweeter than rooibois).

Rooibos is known for calming your nervous system. In addition, these herbal teas are full of antioxidants that aid in overall heart health as well as help improve allergies. 

Neither carry the sedative effects that come with chamomile, so they may the best option if you are looking to de-stress with tea without a sleepy effect. 

organic peppermint tea

Peppermint

Peppermint leaf is an excellent option for those looking to treat symptoms of stress like upset stomach, headache and fatigue.

The menthol contained in peppermint is anti-inflammatory and can reduce blood pressure, both of which will help calm you down so you can relax.

Our Wild Tea #16, Peppermint Soothe, is 100% organic peppermint leaves. Not only is it great by itself as a stand-alone tea, but you can add it to any other tea to make your own custom tea blend.

organic lemon balm tea

Lemon balm

Lemon Balm tea has been gaining in popularity due to it's potent health benefit. 

Lemon Balm tea is proven to improve sleep while preventing sleep disturbances like insomnia.

In addition to helping you de-stress and sleep, Lemon Balm is also proven to sharpen your memory and aid in overall brain health.

Our 100% organic Lemon Balm Calm herbal tea will get the job done with ease.

spearmint iced tea

Spearmint Leaf

The same family as Peppermint, Spearmint tea has a bit less spice than peppermint coupled with a stronger mint flavor. It carries similar healthy benefits as other members of the mint family—and there are many! 

Most people don't know this, but spearmint has more antioxidants than green tea. The phenols and flavonoids in the leaf are potent inflammation fighters.

De-stressing with tea is made easy with this antioxidant packed, tasty tea.

Check out Wild Tea #19 in the Wild Shop.

Get Creative!

If you find yourself suffering from anxiety, stress, or tension - opt for some Wild Tea to help you de-stress while improving overall health and well-being. 

At Wild Foods, we encourage you to try a variety of tea options since trying new ingredients is part of the fun!

We want to hear from you! Which herbal tea is your favorite? Comment below with your favorite way to unwind and de-stress with tea!