Ahh, the holidays! Lots of festivities in cold weather have many of us reaching for our favorite hot drinks, whether that’s yummy hot cocoa or a peppermint mocha topped with whipped cream or a robust cup of coffee.
But today, we’re here to talk about why you should be incorporating a cup of hot tea into your daily routine, especially now that we’ve passed on into the winter months.
Not only is tea a warm comfort on a cold day, many are also caffeinated and a better alternative for your body than that morning coffee. They also provide a variety of other health benefits, from help sleeping to cold and flu relief to cancer prevention.
This winter, try out some of these teas, which are guaranteed to keep you warm and provide you with a little healthy boost!
Steep 1-3 minutes
May speed up digestion, which helps with weight control and other digestive problems
Helps curb cravings
Contains menthol, which helps break up congestion while having a calming, numbing effect
Helps with headaches, nausea, and congested sinuses
Steep 2-3 minutes
When drunk 30 minutes before bed, helps relax muscles for a better sleep
Kat Wiseman is a content writer for Span Enterprises in Rock Hill, SC. She has a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Winthrop University and her RYT 200 from Yoga Alliance. When she's not writing or doing yoga, she enjoys Netflix marathons, mystery novels, and being at the beach.