We all love a good cup of tea, but did you know certain blends can make you feel good as well as taste delicious? Whether you’re on a stress-fighting mission or looking to beat the bloat, the tea experts at Dragonfly have you covered. Keep scrolling to find out the best blends for any time of day. Plus, SheerLuxe readers can get an exclusive *20% OFF all Dragonfly teas until the end of February, just enter code sheerluxe2018 at checkout.
*Please note this offer applies to packets of tea only. The Candle Gift Set, Brewed with a View Book, Teapot and Infuser Mug are all excluded from this discount. Offer applies to UK orders only. Code valid from 01.02.2018 until 28.02.2018
BEST FOR: Digestion
All kinds of mint – from peppermint to spearmint – are a powerhouse when it comes to easing tummy troubles, so reach for one of these teas after a heavy meal to reap the benefits. Peppermint tea has also been shown to ease the symptoms of IBS, especially when consumed after a particularly indulgent meal. The lesser-known Pu’erh Tea is also one to try – it contains high levels of polyphenols, known for their antioxidant activity, which can boost digestion.
BEST FOR: Energy
When the 3pm slump hits, reach for a zesty blend to see you through the afternoon. The caffeine-free Lemongrass & Ginger will refresh and reset frazzled minds while the Genmaicha & Matcha Green Tea gets our full marks for boosting energy. Why? It’s all down to the first-grade matcha powder, which contains almost as much energy-boosting caffeine as coffee yet its effects are proven to last longer due to slow-releasing amino acids. Studies have also suggested matcha can increase alertness and improve concentration.
BEST FOR: Healthy Metabolism
A daily cup of green tea is packed with wellness benefits – not only can it help to supercharge metabolism and the immune system, but it can keep the levels of sugar in the blood stable, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure thanks to catechins, a type of antioxidant. For a delicate and fresh brew, try the bestselling Dragon Well Green Tea, while those with a sweet tooth should try the Jade Orchid Green Tea. If you find green tea too bitter, try serving with a teaspoon of honey to add a hint of sweetness and still reap the benefits.
BEST FOR: Mornings
Upgrade your morning cup of tea with one of Dragonfly’s hero blends – from the classic English Breakfast to fragrant Golden Himalaya Darjeeling, which is best enjoyed without milk. Forget your standard PG Tips – Dragonfly’s bags are full of whole leaves and retain their flavour and quality far better than supermarket varieties. Plus, the team has spent years sourcing and sipping tea, so you can be sure their brews will get your day off on the right foot.
BEST FOR: Stress
When it comes to winding down, you can’t go wrong with a trusty chamomile tea, naturally packed with flavonoids and other powerful compounds to help you de-stress. Chamomile has been used for centuries to treat everything from insomnia to inflammation and its sweet, gentle flavour makes it one of our favourite teas. For the ultimate pre-slumber brew, try warming up almond or coconut milk slowly infused with a chamomile tea bag. Dragonfly’s Cape Malay Chai Rooibos gets our vote, too – naturally caffeine free rooibos tea has been blended with gentle and warming spices… to promote relaxation and a calm state of mind.
Want in? SheerLuxe readers can get an exclusive 20% OFF all Dragonfly teas until 28th February; simply enter code sheerluxe2018 at checkout. Offer applies to UK orders only and excludes the Candle Gift Box, Brewed with a View book, Teapot and Infuser Mug.