Good morning and a very happy New Year, sweet tea friends! We hope that you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season with your family and are already crushing 2022! Unfortunately, we have been hearing from many of our lovely customers that either they, someone in their family, or someone that they care about has already come down with something sickly, leaving them feeling lethargic, stuffed up, and downright in the dumps. Come on 2022, we are counting on you! Don't worry, though. Because of all of you reaching out to us with your inquiries (which we love and appreciate, by the way!), in this blog post, I'll be detailing some teas that can help with some of the symptoms that typically accompany feeling not so hot.
Let's start with our beloved Egyptian Delta Nile Chamomile tea. Chamomile, itself, has long been used to help with ailments such as troubles getting to sleep, anxiety, acid reflux, insomnia, etc. It is a mild sedative that has been used for ages to help with these hardships, among others, and we are proud to carry it here for you. Our Egyptian Delta Nile Chamomile is a golden, yellow flower that is harvested directly from the banks of the Nile in Egypt. It is then sun-dried in the desert heat to preserve all of its properties. In our chamomile tea you will notice strong honey notes which are often associated with bed time, pleasant dreams, and calmness. These feelings will help you to rest, relax, and on the road back to healthy living!
Chamomile's most well known use is in helping with getting to sleep and inducing calmness. While our Egyptian Delta Nile Chamomile tea is purely dried chamomile flowers, because of the popularity of the sedative properties, chamomile is included in many of our other tea blends, as well. A few I will mention here include our Sleep Better, our Gentle Slumber, and our C of Tranquility teas. As the names suggest, each one was curated to help conjure sentiments of peacefulness, serenity, and contentment. In Sleep Better, you will find a completely caffeine free blend of valerian root, lemon myrtle, verbena, spearmint, and lavender alongside the chamomile. When sipping this truly restful tea, don't forget to be safe and set an alarm as we have heard that the sandman often visits sooner than expected. Likewise, in Gentle Slumber, you will find rooibos and peppermint with your chamomile. Rooibos, native to South Africa, is regularly referenced by Dr. Oz and praised for being jam-packed with antioxidants, which help to combat any illnesses that may be plaguing you. Peppermint is another herb, like chamomile, that has long been studied and praised for its huge calming effects on the stomach and as a digestive aid. It also gives this tea a refreshing finish and helps to create a space where you can inhale deeply. Lastly, our C of Tranquility, with the chamomile, embodies lemongrass, rosehips, hibiscus, and blueberry. This is one that we blend in house for you and we are particularly proud of. Don't just take it from me though. Learn more in this video below!
Another tea to mention here in helping to get you back to health, or remaining healthy, proves our new tea, Joyful Release. This tea has been very, very popular as of late due to its flavor packed profile, but also, for its inclusion of the ingredient turmeric. Turmeric is widely known for its anti-inflammatory characteristics as well as its potency of antioxidants. As mentioned above, antioxidants are known defenders against viruses and ailments that are common, especially this time of year. Accompanying the turmeric in this fruity and flavorful tea are the other ingredients of apple pieces, orange, ginger, cinnamon, rose hips, black peppercorn, mango pieces, natural orange flavor, marigold flowers, and natural mango flavors. As I said, this tea is absolutely packed with flavor. Even with the cold temperatures, as well, I highly recommend this tea over ice. If you have someone who feels like our friend Dorothy below, brew them a cup of this quickly, and with its ingredients, they are sure to be back to sugar, spice, and everything nice!
Another herb that I would be remiss for not mentioning, that is widely prized for its health promoting properties, and that is present in many of our teas prevails ginger. Ginger, again abounding with antioxidants, is known to help with indigestion or an upset stomach. These symptoms are often associated with the flu and can contribute to loss of sleep, which we want to help you prevent and avoid. It is included in a few of the teas mentioned above, but also finds itself in a few others that I'll include here. You will find this delicious root the following of our teas:
To learn more about each, simply click on the link. I love that in each of these above teas, ginger is included uniquely and allows you to incorporate variation into your tea routine. I also enjoy that you have options when it comes to trying a tea with ginger, in terms of going with a black tea, a green tea, or a tisane tea, depending on your preferences. Let us know which ones you decide to try and if you find any additives you particularly like or find helpful! We love to hear from you all and so appreciate the feedback!
We hope that if it is you who isn't feeling so hot, that these teas help, and that your sickness is on the mend quickly. If it is someone you love that is ill, try brewing them a cup of one of these. Not only do the ingredients mentioned help, but undoubtedly, your own added care and love for them will bring a smile to their face and warmth to their heart. We do hope that 2022 has started off well for you in at least one way, and that it continues to do so going forward. Happy sipping, friends! - Kaytea :)
P.S. At Good Life Tea, we are fond of all of the Golden Girls, and thus have poured a cup of tea out to our sweet, Betty White. Rest In Peace, Rose. We wish we had gotten the chance to sip a cuppa' alongside you.