Hello, it’s me, Jong! What if we all drink herbal tea? What will happen if we’ll replace our dark coffee or cafe latte with the best herbal teas to drink in the morning?
Many people have their morning ritual that includes something like drinking tea or coffee, showering, and then getting ready for work or school. For most of these individuals, what kind of tea they drink and how much depends on what day it is or how long they have slept last night.
When it comes to teas, some people prefer herbal teas over traditional green oolongs and black tea. Others enjoy more complex flavors such as rooibos with cocoa powder and honey.
There are many different types of herbal tea you can make. What makes an herbal tea good is its flavor and the complexity of natural ingredients.
In this post, I’ll talk about some of the best herbal teas that you should try drinking, instead of your usual morning beverage.
1. Herbal Tea Concentrate from Herbalife
I know, I’m being biased but this is my favorite tea. It’s high in nutrients and it offers a gentle pick-me-up.
Although it can boost your energy, it doesn’t cause jitters, unlike a cup of coffee. Or try this coffee.
2. Chamomile tea
What makes this particular tea special is that it does not require sugar for taste, which some other types of tea do.
Chamomile comes from the Greek word chatomon, which means “of the dog.” This refers to the way the plant looks like a small dog’s nose with short hairs all around it.
In addition to looking cute, chamomiles have an attractive scent that many people enjoy.
Some studies indicate that drinking six cups of chamomile tea per week can reduce stress levels.
You can usually find dried and loose-leaf forms of chamomile at health food stores and grocery chains.
3. Oolong tea
Oolongs are typically white or light brown in color and contain both sugar and health benefits.
They are sometimes referred to as Chinese green tea because they are usually made from leaves that have been dried and processed into tea.
They are not necessarily low in caffeine like some other types of tea, but they do contain about half the amount of caffeine found in regular black tea.
However, like most types of tea, oolongs can make your sleep more restful and relaxed.
Studies show that oolongs may help reduce stress levels, promote cardiovascular wellness, and aid in weight loss.
In fact, one study determined that drinking three eight-ounce cups of oolong tea every day was an effective way to boost metabolism.
Another interesting finding was that although oolong tea contains antioxidants, it is not necessary to drink them while also eating foods rich in vitamin C like berries. Vitamin C helps your body use antioxidant vitamins such as E and A.
4. Matcha tea
One of the most popular herbal drinks today is matcha tea. What makes this drink special is that it is not consumed like other green teas, but rather whisked together with milk and sweetened.
Matcha comes from a type of plant called Camellia sinensis. The leaves are finely ground into a powder and then mixed with water or liquid else it can be difficult to taste the tea.
It was originally used as an expensive medicine and food source more than 2,000 years ago in Japan.
It has become very popular in the west since its reintroduction in the 1980s.
People have different theories about why it works so well. Some say it is due to the caffeine content, some claim it is because it is rich in antioxidants, and others believe it is due to the tannins in the matcha.
All three could play a role in improving your overall health and wellness.
5. Lemon water
It’s not necessarily an herbal tea.
Many people have their own herbal tea recipes that they make several times per week. One of these beverages is lemon water!
Lemon water has many uses, including aiding in your overall health and wellness. It may even be considered a diet drink because it does not contain any added sugars or alcohol.
Many people add some drops of peppermint oil to their glasses of lemon water before drinking it. The tingling sensation that you get when tasting the liquid helps soothe sore throats and reduce inflammation.
Another possible use for this fluid is improving gut health. When you consume liquids, your stomach absorbs the nutrients in the beverage.
If your digestive system is working properly then there should be no problem processing what you eat. If there are issues though, having proper digestion can help fix them.
By adding some lemon water every morning, hopefully, soon you’ll be able to determine whether or not it’s effective in promoting good digestive health.
However, be cautious when drinking lemon water if you have GERD. Your symptoms may be triggered by this type of tea.
If you need to drink it, consider drinking it after eating not on an empty stomach.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Many people have experienced positive benefits from drinking ACV. This includes antioxidant properties, improved digestion, and antimicrobial effects.
It also helps promote weight loss by helping you feel full.
ACV can be consumed directly or mixed into drinks.
The way your drink of choice mixes is up to you, but either one will work. Just make sure they both have an equal amount of ACV after being mixed!
Many people begin experimenting with drinking ACV during the early stages of a disease or for overall wellness. Because it acts as a natural antibiotic, some use it for viral infections such as colds and flu.
One of its most well-known uses is in improving digestive function. Along with promoting healthy gut bacteria, ACV can be used to treat gastrointestinal disorders like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
It may even help reduce inflammation, which could mean alleviating symptoms of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
But I don’t recommend drinking it every morning on an empty stomach. If you do wish to try it, make sure that you dilute it with water.
ACV has been proven to help and provide a lot of health benefits. However, some people experienced gastro discomfort because of the acid in this vinegar.
Thus, I highly recommend drinking it in moderation. Perhaps, consider drinking it once a week.
7. Chia See Water
This isn’t an herbal tea per se. But it’s a healthy drink that you might want to try.
You might have watched several TikTok videos about this chia seed tea. This tea is said to support weight loss. In some videos, you’ll find users adding chia seeds to a glass of water. They drink it before meals.
Chia seeds were used by Aztec warriors as survival foods.
Although there is not enough evidence to show that these seeds can be beneficial for weight loss, there may be some merit to adding them to your weight loss routine.
For one, they are high in fiber. In that case, they can help in increasing your satiety. They are also high in protein and fat.
They are filling and can help in preventing overeating. According to the USDA, an ounce of these seeds can give you 4.7 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, and 9 grams of fat.
On the other hand, if you don’t like drinking chia seeds, you can add them to your oatmeal to make an overnight oat.
I highly recommend it.
To make a chia seed pudding for your snack, mix the seeds with milk and oats. Allow it to sit overnight. Add fresh fruits, nuts, or sweeteners if you like.
However, if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s best to avoid adding a lot of ingredients to your chia seed pudding.
Which is Your Favorite Drink?
The best herbal teas to drink in the morning will depend on your health goals and of course your preference. For me, it’s Herbal Tea Concentrate. How about you? What do you think is the best herbal tea that you think offers a lot of health benefits? Leave your comments below.