December is upon us, which means it’s too cold to sit in a beer garden suppin’ your poison, so it’s time to trade it all in for a spot on the sofa with your favourite brew.
Only thing is, there’s more choice than ever when it comes to tea, and if this is going to be your lifestyle choice for the next few months, then it’s worth knowing what your options are and mixing it up a little.
I’ve compiled a list here (or you might say.. ‘a Varietea’ 😉 ) of what I think is the top 7 types of tea available for you to choose from.
They all have their different quirks- some may just make you feel a little warmer from the inside and give you a little cheer, others may be good at fighting winter bugs- or at least keeping them at bay..
- Ginger Turmeric Tea
Ginger spice never really was my favourite one in the group, but as far as tea is concerned? This ones a winner…
This tea provides a welcome zing to your taste buds, but most importantly can also boost your immune system. It also can calm a nauseated stomach, and tastes great with a bit of honey and lemon added to it.
2. Peppermint Tea
The old classic..
I think we’ve all been there – after devouring your own body weight in turkey, mashed potatoes, pigs in blankets, gravy, and who knows what else, and then to finish it off with a Christmas pudding, one of the most dense materials known to man outside of a neutron star, you might be feeling unpleasantly full. A cup of peppermint tea after dinner can act as a digestif, or digestive aid, and can help to ease bloating and queasiness. Maybe you will manage that wafer-thin mint after all.
- T plus
Wanna make your gym buddies GREEN with envy?
T plus drinks are the first and only green tea in the UK market to offer the antioxidant benefits of green tea combined with added vitamins. I’m not usually a lover of green tea myself, but this one provides a really enjoyable way to look after your body- some of the main benefits being by improved your brain function, fat loss and a lower risk of cancer among many other things.
- Rose Lemonade
Fancy a bit of da ‘erb?
Hibiscus, rosehip and apple pieces are blended with sweet blackberry leaves, lemongrass and organic rose petals for a flavour fit for afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace. This infusion has been created to form fragrant notes of an English summer garden hit first, followed by a beautifully complementary, zesty burst of lemon- ideal for cleansing the palette after a spicy meal and also refreshing once cooled.
No caffeine means perfect before bed..
Rooibos is a naturally caffeine-free herb from South Africa which is delicious and also apparently has lots of health benefits, making it the perfect combination of health and flavour. Big Red uses premium-grade Rooibos, to help keep you fighting fit.
- Ginger Peach Black Tea
Want something with a kick?
A couple of the teas I’ve mentioned so far have no caffeine content whatsoever, however.. this bad boy truly makes up for that as well as tasting great too- offering the sweet lushness of a fancy peach seasoned with the tingle of spicy ginger, and the ability to keep you awake for days on end (ok, not quite 😉 )
- Ginseng Oolong
And one that’ll put a smile on your face to finish..
An invigorating and deliciously sweet oolong tea with the sweet and refreshing aroma of ginseng,resulting in a healthy drink that nourishes the body and enriches the soul. A perfect cup to start the day and have you striding out of the house to put your mark on it.
So there’s a nice variety there for you to choose from depending on your mood, energy levels or whether you want to help fight off the dreaded lurgi!
All the teas mentioned will go some way to help you get through the shorter, colder days we’ve got ahead of us the next few months- or at least help make them a little more bearable 😀
Comment below and let us know any of your favourites that you feel we’ve missed off the list.