You feel stressed and are looking for healthy solution? Did you know that tea is a great beverage to help you reduce stress?
From centuries, tea is popular not only to quench the thirst but also for its relaxing and invigorating qualities. In today’s hectic lifestyle, tea breaks are one of the most efficient methods to improve mood and relieve stress. The traditional calming effects of the plant Camellia Sinensis have elevated the drink to a role beyond just an ordinary drink. Tea is now consumed as an aid for meditation, to help soothe the nerves or relax the mind.
Why is it particularly important in those difficult times?
At the present times, when COVID-19 outbreak generated stress, anxiety and isolation, we should give our physical and mental health a good care. And we know that mental health problems have risen significantly in the past few months. Now as offices start to open and life is slowly getting back on track, it is clear that our life will not be the same as before. One thing that can help you make a proper balance at home or at work is as simple as sipping a cup of tea.
How does Tea help reducing stress?
Tea is known for many benefits and reducing stress is one of them. Tea catechins — antioxidants such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and the amino acid L-theanine makes people feel calmer. Those antioxidants, when consumed in combination with caffeine, also improve memory, attention, alertness, cognition and your overall mood. Sipping a warm cup of tea in the morning or during your office breaks, is a great way to cope with stressful situations and improve your efficiency. Many studies show that certain flavors and herbs in tea have specific properties that target specifically fatigue, mental health and stress.
Which Tea or flavor should I choose?
Earl Grey contains optimum amount of caffeine to give you a nice little afternoon boost without keeping you up all night. It also contains Bergamot. Bergamot is rich in beneficial plant compounds known as polyphenols, including the flavonoids neoeriocitrin, neohesperidin, and naringin. Earl Grey Tea is typically made from black tea leaves and the fruit of the Citrus bergamia tree. The tea leaves are either sprayed with bergamot extract or essential oil, or mixed with dried bergamot rinds, giving the tea a mild citrus-like taste. The bergamot in Earl Grey tea works to improve mood and boost calming effects. We can say Earl Grey is a good natural solution for people suffering from depression, stress, and anxiety. Earl grey has significant effect in uplifting your mood and making you calmer with every sip. It relaxes and soothes the body almost instantly. We recommend the tea Mister Grey from our range.
Green Tea has many health benefits. Especially if we talk about mental health. An amino acid found naturally in green tea, theanine is said to promote relaxation and treat anxiety, fight depression, and reduce stress. Theanine is also taken as supplements in some mental health condition. Daily consumption of green teas provides you theanine in a regulated and required amount to keep you calm. We can recommend Lime Punch and Go Green teas from our selection.
Chamomile tea has characteristics to boost immune system, regulating hormones and treating insomnia. For help in getting eight solid hours sound sleep, try turning to chamomile. It calms your nerves and was found to improve daytime functioning in people with insomnia. Chamomile has a sweet smell, which works as aromatherapy to uplift your mood and feel better instantly. You can refer to our Sweet Dream blend from our range, which also contains honey to further improve efficiency.
Jasmine is known as natural anti-depressant. The flower buds mixed with green tea or black tea is a perfect blend to fight stress and signs of depression. Jasmine tea is also beneficial in heart health and skin problems. If you want to keep your caffeine intake on check, jasmine tea can be a perfect blend for you. It can lower your caffeine intake while still giving you that extra boost to make it through the day. The caffeine in jasmine tea though will help you focus and stay alert. You can go to our signature blend Simple Treat, which contains loads of jasmine buds.
In those difficult times, we need to look for healthy solutions. Namastea is committed to promote the healthy benefits of tea and provide you some targeted solutions for your every-day challenges. So stop, take a break and sip one of your favorite tea. We wish you happy and relaxing tea times.
Written By Jyoti Dasila