Five Fab Teas to Start the Day
There’s nothing quite like a cup of tea to get your day off to a good start. This ancient drink is one of nature’s wonders. It’s fantastic for your health, tastes delicious and may even have you springing out the front door. Here are five fab teas we recommend at breakfast.
Black tea contains caffeine, so it can provide that early morning kick. One of the most popular black teas is English Breakfast which, despite the name, is not English (though it’s very popular in Britain) and is not just for mornings. Derived from a blend of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas, it’s a rich, robust tea that is high in antioxidants. Opt for lemon instead of milk with Ovvio English Breakfast tea for an extra boost of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. For a change of pace, try traditional Chinese black tea or if you need something restful that is naturopathically blended try our Organic Merchant Restful tea.
Peppermint tea is a zesty herbal tea. There’s no caffeine, however many people find it can provide an energy boost. It’s also widely used to help fight nausea, indigestion, gas and bloating. If you’ve overindulged on a big dinner or night out, this can be a great one to help your body - and mind - get back on track.
Lemon and Ginger
This dynamic combination tastes delicious and is ideal if you wake up feeling a cold coming on. Ginger, like peppermint, is good for the digestion and may help with nausea, vomiting and upset stomachs. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and other beneficial vitamins, and is also rich in antioxidants. The combination of lemon and ginger can help fight germs and may help to alleviate flu-like symptoms.
Start the day pink. This delightfully coloured tea is created directly from rosehips, the fruit of the rose plant. It’s one of the best sources of Vitamin C from plants, and Vitamin C, as we all know, is great for the immune system. If you’re in need of a boost to the day, and a boost to your health, try a refreshing rosehip tea.
Green tea is another tea type that’s rich in antioxidants and nutrients. It’s widely believed to boost metabolism and increase fat burning. Many people believe green tea may lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, and improve brain function and dental health.
Time for tea
The fabulous thing with tea is that there are so many wonderful blends out there.
Whichever you choose, be sure to make the most of your tea experience by making it a ritual (or meditation). Don’t drink tea on the run as you might a coffee. Take 10 minutes to sit calmly and really savour the flavour, and do enjoy tea out of a beautiful cup to really maximise the taste.
Teas have been enjoyed around the world for thousands of years, and they always make great gift ideas. We have several personalised gift boxes that will suit either the traditionalist or style-setter – to a tee!
Our For the love of Tea gift collection features the beautiful Organic Merchant Restful Tea, our Serenity Collection features a stunning glass teapot with English Breakfast Ovvio Tea whilst our Designer Life Collection has a breathtaking UNIMUG teapot with gorgeous tea cups and accessories.