Feeling a little under the weather? Winter is the worst time to keep your health in check, and with illness spreading around the office like wild fire it can be near enough impossible to avoid, particularly when you’re burning the candle at both ends.
So, if you’re feeling a little run down from excess eating, drinking and countless late nights, or just want to give your immune system a bit of a boost, we’ve whittled down our ultimate collection of teas to keep you fighting fit all season. And with Christmas around the corner, a tea assortment makes a great stocking filler, so take a look at
teapigs’ creative Christmas shop – the ultimate tea-themed collection to inspire your next cuppa fix.
Liquorice & Peppermint Tea, from £1.30 Drink and de-bloat December is a time for over-indulgence, so if you want to keep your digestive system in check, mint is the natural ingredient that will keep you regular as clockwork. This hardy herb will give your digestive system a calming cleanse and stop your tummy from looking and feeling bloated, whilst the liquorice will work its magic with its anti-inflammatory properties, and add an intense, sweet flavour to the fresh, minty aroma. Sweet, savoury and naturally caffeine-free, this is the cure for bloating and tummy pains.
Yerba Mate, from £1.30 Help a hangover To give your body a bit of an uplifting boost during the festive drinking season, discover the power of the yerba mate plant. This Argentinian elixir is a strong green tea, with a rich, smoky aroma. A potent potion, yerba mate is said to offer the energy of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate. Renowned for its stimulating properties, it guarantees a boost – ideal when you’re stuck in that mid-morning hangover slump – helps to make your brain more alert and focused, and is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, to give your body a much-needed, cleansing detox.
Premium Matcha Green Tea, from £20 Stave off stress The superhero of herbal teas, matcha works its magic like no other cuppa can. Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, matcha naturally boosts the immune system, keeping pesky coughs and colds at bay. It contains polyphenols, which work as a natural sun protectant, and it’s also rich in green tea flavonoids known as catechins, which are known for their cancer fighting properties. The antioxidants will not only cleanse the body of toxins, they also enrich the skin, leaving a natural, radiant glow. And if that wasn’t enough, this nutritional powerhouse is also a great way to reduce stress - it’s been used for centuries by Chinese Daoists and Japanese Buddhists to help them relax whilst meditating.
Chocolate & Mint Tea, from £1.30 Indulge Allow yourself a little indulgence with a steaming cup of chocolate and mint tea. Wonderfully retro, this luxurious blend combines the finest peppermint leaves with deliciously moreish chocolate pieces, to give a much-needed treat after a hard day’s work/festive partying. The ultimate drink to snuggle up with before bed.
Chamomile Tea, from £1.30 Sleep peacefully Famed for its soothing, sleep-promoting properties, chamomile is a unique blend of crushed chamomile flowers that’s sweet in flavour and naturally caffeine free. A stalwart on the tea scene, chamomile has been used for centuries to help reduce stress and anxiety, relax the muscles and encourage a peaceful night’s sleep. Drink before bed to free your mind of stress and fall into a blissful slumber.
Lemon & Ginger, from £1.30 Soothe a sore throat If you’re able to avoid a sore throat or cold this winter, we salute you. But for those of you who keep getting struck down by winter sniffles, a soothing lemon and ginger is just the remedy. Uplifting and warming, this comforting blend is packed with vitamin C, to keep the immune system strong and reduce swelling in the throat, whilst the ginger will sweat out all the nasty toxins, to help nurse your body back to health. Add a drop of honey for an extra soothing hit, and a touch of sweetness.