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7 Awesome Teas That Will Make You Feel Good

Drink these teas to reap the health benefits and bring balance to your mind, body, and soul. Plus don’t forget to try our Golden Turmeric Milk recipe!

***This blog post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my tea drinking habit if you use these links to make a purchase. You will not be charged extra, and you’ll keep me supplied with energy + mindfulness. It’s a win for everyone, really.

People have been drinking tea for over 500,000 years according to historical studies. I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember. As the years have gone by, I realized that tea isn’t just beneficial for hot summers and sick days, but it’s great for my overall health.

Before you head off to make your next cup of tea, let me help you find the answers to some of the most common questions as I share some of my favorites as well.

How do you choose the best tea?

When choosing which tea you want to drink, it’s always important to remember these things:

  • Buy from businesses who sell tea that is sourced sustainably.
  • Choose loose leaf tea over tea bags when you can. Most tea bags are made using plastic, which can harm us and the environment over time. Do your research if you’re unsure about how your tea bag is made.
  • Seek advice from a medical professional if you’re not sure about a particular tea, if you have any health conditions, or take any medications.

Here are seven teas that are filled with many health benefits while also bringing balance to your mind, body, and soul…

Teas For The Mind…

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha was originally recommended to me by my acupuncturist back when I lived in California. It’s great for those who are trying to combat stress levels and seek mental clarity. Start your day with a cup of this Indian ginseng or have it right before bedtime to promote a restful night of sleep.

Yerba Mate

jar of loose leaf yerba mate

Yerba Mate tea is known for helping boost mental focus and energy levels. The great news is that it shares a few things in common with coffee but WITHOUT the jitters. So if you’re trying to cut down your coffee intake like me, then this is the perfect tea for you.

Teas For The Body…

Green Tea

white cup of green tea

Green Tea is made up of natural antioxidants that revitalize your body and support your metabolism by burning fat and boosting your energy. It can also support your dental health and protect you from Alzheimer’s, certain cancers, and other health conditions, according to Healthline.

Turmeric

ground turmeric and ginger root powder

Do you experience aches and pains often? If so, turmeric tea aka “golden milk” might be the answer for you. I always make myself a cup of turmeric tea when I’m feeling achy and sore whether it’s from being on my feet all day, stress, or tension headaches. Turmeric is great at soothing your body from many discomforts.

We like to drink Golden Milk year round, but we especially love it when the weather starts cooling down and to help boost our immune system. That’s why we keep a batch of turmeric paste in our fridge that lasts us about two weeks. It’s a great addition to your morning routine if you need extra energy or if you want to get warm and cozy during fall days. The best part is that it has healing properties that can ease your pain and support brain, heart, and liver health. This delicious drink is great for kids and adults!

Do you want to try this delicious tea? Check out my recipe below!

Recipe for golden turmeric milk tea

How To Make Golden Turmeric Milk

For the paste:

  1. Heat water on the stove over low heat and slowly start adding turmeric root powder until it forms a paste.
  2. Remove from heat once mixed well and transfer to a jar.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Tip: You can add a pinch of pepper to your paste, but I like to add mine when I’m making my drink with the rest of the ingredients.

For the drink:

  1. Heat almond milk or your milk of choice over low heat.
  2. Slowly mix in all ingredients for the drink and be careful not to overheat.
  3. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!

***Tip: If you’re looking for a vegan option, just simply remove the honey from the recipe or replace it with another sweetener. ***

Teas For The Soul…

Lavender

stone bowl with lavender flowers

I love just about anything that includes lavender in it. I truly believe that lavender was designed for the soul! As a bonus, the scent is filled with a sweet aroma that is soothing in nature. What’s not to love about lavender? It provides comfort all around that leaves you feeling heavenly.

Lemongrass

lemongrass stalk

Lemongrass tea has uplifting and positive energies that radiate through your soul! Also, can I mention that the scent reminds me of fruit loops when you mix it with vanilla! Try it and let me know how you like it 🙂

Ayurvedic Blends

loose leaf tea blend

Ayurvedic blend teas are one of my favorite varieties of tea because they help promote a positive balance between your mind, body, and spirit. If that isn’t a great recipe for the soul, then I don’t know what is. That’s why I especially love Davidson’s Organics Sleep Ayurvedic Infusions blend.

The blend uses all organic ingredients which include:

  • Chamomile Flower
  • Gotu Kola Leaf
  • Orange Peel
  • Lavender flower
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Licorice Root
  • Cardamom Seed.

Davidson’s Organics prides themselves for their sustainable practices. They are truly passionate about organic agriculture. Therefore, everyone at the company commits to producing tea that promotes a healthy environment and lifestyle from the farmers and their families that help them grow it to the consumers that drink it.

Where To Buy Tea

The good ole’ question is “Where can I buy the best tea?”

  • Farmer’s markets
  • Local co-ops
  • Davidson’s Organics: Offers a large variety of rare, organic, and fair trade teas. Enter code “ERNA20” at checkout to get a discount on your online order.
  • Shop the bulk bins at your local grocery store if you don’t have access to the places mentioned above. Don’t forget to bring your own reusable bags!

Now, let’s go over one last thing before you leave. Comment below and let us know what your favorite tea is and how it brings balance into your life.

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24 Comments

  1. I am just now learning about different teas. I was raised in the South, so grew up with southern sweet tea (never drank it again after I moved from home). Last year, we spent a week in London and I found my love for tea there. Now I am learning. Great post and I will try all of these.

    1. Erna Carter says:

      Hi Jenny! That must have been a trip to remember! I’m happy that you had the chance to discover your newfound love for different teas…and you can never go wrong with a cup of southern sweet tea especially during summer. SO delicious!

  2. Wendy Walker, Little House Simple Living says:

    Thanks for sharing all of these. I’ve never made a paste with my Golden Milk Tea. I’ll have to try that. I drink pretty much all of these. People might think I’m a hoarder with all my tea selections ha ha.,

    1. Erna Carter says:

      Hi Wendy,

      I can definitely relate to the tea hoarding situation. You can never have enough! Let me know how you like the paste for the Golden Milk Tea when you get a chance to try it 🙂

  3. Ayurvedic blends sound great! I currently use ashwagandha powder in my smoothies, didn’t know there’s also a tea 🙂

    1. Erna Carter says:

      I might have to look that up as I’ve never tried it in a smoothie! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. I am a new tea lover and can’t wait to try these! Thank you!

    1. Erna Carter says:

      You’re very welcome!

  5. I love drinking teas but rarely find the time to sit down and relax and make myself a cup of tea. Thanks for introducing a range of teas suitable for different needs. My favourite is green tea.

    1. Erna Carter says:

      Sarah,

      You’re welcome! It can definitely be hard to find time to relax with a cup of tea. However, I find that it’s so worth it when you do.

  6. My turmeric tea is always too strong 🙂 so happy to try out your recommendation!

    Keep up the amazing work!

    Love,
    Andrada – NotAGirlyGal
    http://www.missandrada.com

    1. Erna Carter says:

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  7. I love tea too but I’ve always buy the teabags. Will try lose tea and also the turmeric drink looks delicious. Awesome post!

    1. Erna Carter says:

      Thanks, Buayifa! I hope you get the chance to try it!

  8. I have only heard of one tea on the list which was green tea. I love it, can’t get enough of it! I am definitely going to try the turmeric tea. Working from home and often sitting for too long my legs and feet get tight. Sounds like it could be a good remedy. I pinned it to my drink board on Pinterest. Thanks!

  9. I love tea! I have never heard of Yerba Mate before but it sounds really interesting! As someone who is supposed to cut back on the coffee per doctors orders, that one definitely piqued my interest! I have been known to have some lemongrass or lavender tea, both have been very relaxing, great for de-stressing!

  10. I’ve definitely always been a tea drinker, I just love it so much! I’ve been drinking homemade chaga tea for the last month & it’s been life changing…I can’t stop! It’s SO tasty & so healing!

    -madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

  11. The Golden Turmeric Milk sounds delicious I can’t wait to give it a try, since I love tea.

  12. Awesome selection of teas! The golden tumeric milk tea looks so satisfying, I’m going to try it sometime! I also recommend dandelion tea. I recently discovered it and I hear it has great cleansing effects!

  13. Yerba mate is one of my favorites, even though I have not tried it for a long time now. But now I am curious to try the other alternatives you show here 🙂 thanks

  14. Love all these tea ideas! The tumeric milk one especially looks delicious and yummy. As an avid tea drinker, I will be writing these down and trying them out!

  15. I am big fan of Turmeric tea as it has many benefits for the health and a fast natural cure for cold and cough. Turmeric is important ingredient in Indian spice box in kitchen. I would love trying Lavender tea. Thank you for sharing this.

    Heena.
    https://travelandhikewithpcos.com/

  16. I drink tea every morning. However, the only one of these that I’ve tried is green tea. Currently I have cinnamon, raspberry, and lemon tea at home. I’ll have to look for some of the ones that you’ve recommended.

  17. I’m always looking for great tasting caffeine free teas. ESP one that makes a great iced tea. Ideas?

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