Tea, in all its varieties and blends, is a valuable 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 in the morning to get their minds and bodies going.
Some opt for peppermint tea when settling their stomach after a large meal. While many others may reach for a glass of wine to de-stress from a long day, many people choose 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 on store shelves include artificial flavorings and sweeteners. Of course, at Wild Foods, our products have nothing artificial.
And when it comes to tea, there are so many delicious options, each of which provides its laundry list of health benefits, that to put fake junk in tea is just dumb. Literally… it’s dumb.
As it goes with food, quality in = quality out… and… junk in = junk out.
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 like yerba 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 profiles. Trying 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 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 rooibos).
Rooibos is known for calming your nervous system. In addition, these herbal teas are full of antioxidants that aid in overall heart health and help improve allergies.
Neither carries the sedative effects of chamomile, so they may be the best option if you want to de-stress with tea without a sleepy result.
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 as a stand-alone tea, but you can add it to any other tea to make your custom tea blend.
Lemon Balm tea has been gaining popularity due to its potent health benefit. Lemon Balm tea improves 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 quickly finish the job.
Spearmint tea has a bit less spice than Peppermint, coupled with a more robust mint flavor, in the same family as Peppermint. It carries similar health 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.
If you are 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 various 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!