Make And Refine Your Own Tea

It’s so easy to pimp up your tea blends at home.

The hot drink can do more than warm us from the inside. With the right mix, the quick infusion becomes a real health booster.

Making and refining your own tea can be so easy. You only need the right ingredients for exciting taste ideas. Did you know: Tea is not only delicious and healthy but is also said to have healing effects? Which ingredients can relieve which symptoms? Find out more here…

Peppermint tea and ginger for the stomach

Preparation: Steep a tablespoon of dried peppermint leaves (from the pharmacy) and three slices of fresh ginger in a quarter liter of boiling water for about eight minutes.

Effect: Peppermint tea is very digestible because it relaxes the stomach and intestines. And the ginger? It also ensures quick and easy digestion.

Green tea and cranberry protect against colds

Preparation: Put two bags of green tea in a quarter liter of hot water. Remove the bag after two minutes and refine the tea with a dash of unsweetened cranberry juice.

Effect: The catechins in the tea keep pollutants away as “radical scavengers”. The vitamin C in cranberry juice is said to support the effect. Good for our immune system!

Chamomile tea and orange calm the nerves

Preparation: Infuse three chamomile tea bags in half a liter of water. Grate the zest of organic orange (approx. 1 teaspoon) and add. Can also be flavored with mint and rosemary.

Effect: Studies show: chamomile not only has an anti-inflammatory effect but also as a mild sedative. Together with the scent of orange, the ideal stress reliever!

Black tea and cinnamon for the belly

Preparation: Pour a quarter of a liter of boiling water over two bags of black tea plus a cinnamon stick (or 2 teaspoons of powder). Leave for four minutes.

Effect: Black tea is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Cinnamon has an antispasmodic effect. In the mix, they stimulate circulation and digestion.

Hibiscus tea and coconut regulate blood pressure

Preparation: Steep two bags of hibiscus tea in 250 ml unsweetened, hot coconut water for about five minutes. Can also be drunk cold, diluted with mineral water. Refreshing!

Effect: According to a US study, three cups of hibiscus tea a day can lower blood pressure. The potassium-rich coconut water supports the effect.

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Written by Allison Turner

I am a Registered Dietitian with 7+ years of experience in supporting many facets of nutrition, including but not limited to nutrition communications, nutrition marketing, content creation, corporate wellness, clinical nutrition, food service, community nutrition, and food and beverage development. I provide relevant, on-trend, and science-based expertise on a wide range of nutrition topics such as nutrition content development, recipe development and analysis, new product launch execution, food and nutrition media relations, and serve as a nutrition expert on behalf of a brand.

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