As the weather starts getting colder with long cold nights and dewy morning, we love to snuggle within fluffy blankets and stay warm. Having a cup of hot chocolate or coffee feels amazing. But if you’re a tea person, why don’t you try some soothing winter teas that would be perfect to keep you warm and healthy in these coldest winter months…
Let’s have a glance on these 7 warm winter teas from around the world :-
1. Ginger Tea
Popularly known as ‘ adrak ki chai ‘ is the best option, if you are suffering with cold and cough. Add a little honey or few drops of lemon to mask its bitter taste and you would love to drink it. The honey soothes your sore scratchy throat and will make you feel better, whereas, the ginger provides instant relief in nasal congestion. This brown colored spice has two major ingredients – Gingerol and Shagelol, that are rich in anti – inflammatory properties as well as anti – microbial properties. It fights against the cold causing viruses and also provides warmth to your body. So, whenever you feel a little down with sore throat and dry cough or cold just grab a cup of soothing ginger tea with sweet honey.
2. Chamomile Tea
Made with dried beautiful chamomile flowers, the Chamomile tea tastes heavenly. It is the most loved tea in all over the world. It relaxes our mind, inducing a calm and peaceful sleep. Also, boosts immunity, relieves from stomach pain, reduces anxiety and stress, lightens the skin tone and have anti – ageing properties. Besides, it doesn’t contain caffeine. So, what could be better than to enjoy a warm cup of Chamomile tea in cold winter nights, while admiring the pretty snowflakes through your frosty windows.
3. Hot Vanilla Chai
A sweet and spicy tea with vanilla flavours. It has a delicious taste with sweet cream powder, spiced vanilla and tinge of cloves, ginger and cinnamon. This warm tea is not just delicious but it has originated from Ayurvedic medicine and has several health benefits such as – reduces anxiety, depressions and calms your mind, relieves muscle and joints pain, aids in digestion, a natural remedy for cold and cough due to its anti-oxidant properties. Try this warm delicious tea at winter evenings and you will fall in love with its fragrance and smooth spiced vanilla taste.
4. Ashwagandha Tea
The Ashwagandha, also named as ‘ Indian Ginseng ‘ is a medicinal herb, that has been used to treat various health diseases since ancient times. Having a cup of Ashwagandha tea could minimize the risk of cancer, relieves stress, promotes fertility and lowers cholesterol. After knowing these health benefits, you should definitely include this healthiest tea recipe among your favourite winter teas. It usually tastes a little bitter and earthy, so it is made with buttermilk and honey to sweeten the taste. You can add cherry juice or hazelnut to enhance its flavor.
5. Winter spice orange tea
A spiced-sweet tea brewed with spices and topped up with fresh juice of oranges. You just need to boil water, add tea, brew with cinnamon and cardamom. Lastly, add the orange juice and the lovely tea is prepared. Enjoy the warm soothing taste anytime. You can even add honey to sweeten the tea. It is not just delicious but healthy too. The oranges are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B and folic acid. This tea would help in stimulating the blood circulation, boosting the immunity, repelling seasonal cold and allergies. Whenever you feel like having something sweet flavourful and a bit tangy, grab a cup of delightful spiced orange tea.
6. Oolong tea
Traditional hot tea from China, which is prepared from withered leaves of Camellia sinesis plant. It has a rich and comforting taste. And the best thing about this lovely tea is that it consists of health benefits of both green tea as well as black tea. It boosts metabolism, relieves stress, reduces the risk of heart diseases, makes tooth and bones stronger and also prevents tooth decay. Oolong helps in detoxification and promotes weight loss. You can enjoy this flavoured tea after a delicious cheesy dinner or while chatting with your friends at brunch date.
7. Masala chai
A spicy hot tea to wake you up in cold winter mornings. Made with sweet milk and hot spices, this winter tea has lovely aroma and warm delicious taste. The cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and star anise are blended perfectly that gives a spicy taste as well as warm you up. This tea is good for health too. Soothes sore throat, treat cold and cough, improves digestion, provides relief from joints pain and aches, also, alleviates nausea. So, indulge into the spicy tinge of this hot medicinal tea and stay away from winter ailments.
This winter season, enjoy the warmth and coziness with these lovely teas. Relish the sweetness of warm teas and soothe yourself, while basking in soft sunshine. Happy Winters !!!!