Tips, Tricks & Tales from the SESA Beverage Lab
Our Suggestions for the best teas to drink this holiday season.
The holidays can be stressful, so why not unwind with one of the 5 best holiday tea flavors?
Don't know where to start? No worries -- we've hunted for you & come up with the most appropriate flavor profiles, without sacrificing health benefits.
Continue reading for our list of the top 5 teas for the holidays!
5. Earl Grey
We know......boring you might say.
Wait a minute, though. Doesn't Earl Grey positively soothe the soul on those short, overcast winter days? What better way to relieve a little stress & awaken the spirit than a warm cup of Earl Grey tea.
What's even better are the health benefits!
Earl Grey begins with a black tea base, which when grown organically & without pesticides packs a boatload of antioxidants to help fight free radicals & boost the immune system. Earl Grey gets its distinctive flavor from Bergamot.
Bergamot has been shown to reduce anxiety & stress and boosts the immune system, two important benefits during the Holiday Season!
When you pick your teas, please make sure that they are naturally flavored with bergamot in order to get some of these awesome benefits from your tea.
4. Ginger Tea
Everyone knows ginger is a super root!
Any tea with fresh or dried ginger as a main ingredient is a must for the holiday season. Ginger isn't only an anti-inflammatory. It also helps boost the immune system to ward off the sniffles and can calm an upset tummy from all that delicious & rich holiday food!
If you want to DIY Ginger Tea, you can steep 2 tbsp. fresh grated ginger, 1 tbsp lemon juice & honey to taste in boiling water to get a classic homemade tonic!
3. Masala Chai
The spiciness of a hot chai is the perfect warming beverage for the holiday season!
Chai is made with a variety of spices typically including cardamom, cloves, ginger, & pepper. Each of the ingredients, including the black tea base, not only taste amazing but have incredible healing ability too!
All of the chai spices are anti-inflammatory & contain powerful antioxidants. Ginger helps balance the gut after a big holiday meal. Cloves & Pepper are warming and anti-microbial. Cardamom will also keep your breath fresh....especially after all that holiday food!
Soothing & invigorating peppermint is the perfect holiday season pick-me-up!
It pairs perfectly with chocolate and aids digestion. Need we say more?
Our Cinnamon Harvest tea blend marries a smooth rooibos & honeybush base with apple cider flavors, cloves, and calendula.
Honeybush has a subtly sweet flavor & is loaded with health benefits, from fighting cough & colds to easing breathing it packs a powerful wellness punch beneath the soft, smooth flavor. Rooibos, our secondary base tea in this hand-crafted blend, supports heart health & aids in digestion.
Calendula is an antiviral perfect for giving the immune system a boost during a party-filled season. Cloves are also antimicrobial, is high in antioxidants & can even help regulate blood sugar!
Our all natural apple cider flavor rounds out this amazing tea & brings all the holiday spirit into one delicious sip!
So there you have it - Our 5 Best Teas for the Holidays!
And don't forget.....ALWAYS buy high quality tea, because no one wants to drink pesticides & artificial flavors!
**We are not licensed physicians, so please know that our wellness content is not intended to be a substitute for advice from your physician and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.