From November through to the end of March, the days are cold, and the nights can become absolutely frosty. It's hard to make it through some of these sub-zero temperatures, but there are some things that you can do that can at least make it a little more bearable. For some, it's a small glass of bourbon or whiskey, for others it might be a cup of hot chocolate or a steaming mug of coffee.
Those drinks all have their own pros and cons, but if you really want some help making it through the frigid winter months, here are five different cups of tea that will warm you up, and also offer you a series of health benefits along the way.
1. Matcha Tea
Though this isn't the most visually appealing cup of tea, matcha tea comes with a lengthy list of health happy properties. It in itself is a powerful antioxidant, it helps to cleanse your body, and it also increases your overall energy, something that can be desperately needed during the winter.
2. Ginger Tea
If Ginger Ale can help calm an upset stomach, and cooking ginger is absolutely delicious, then you can guarantee that ginger tea will be both delicious and healthy for you. Like Ginger Ale, ginger tea also helps deal with nausea as well as helps you deal with motion sickness. It is also an anti-inflammatory, it helps with daily digestion and even aids in blood circulation.
3. Milk Thistle Tea
You likely see these pretty little plants growing wild in fields around town most of the year. As a kid you likely even chewed on them while you were out playing, but did you know they make an excellent cup of tea? Milk thistle tea actually helps to detoxify your liver, and even helps with your digestion. Consider a cup of this tea after a night of heavy drinking as well LOL.
4. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea seems to be one of the more popular cups of tea, at least according to pop-culture references in books and movies, and on television. It has earned its popular reputation though, it is a natural anti-inflammatory, it acts as an antibacterial agent, it helps with your digestion, and most importantly (at least for me) it helps with insomnia.
5. Lemon Tea
Lemon tea might sound a bit sour, but it is actually absolutely delicious. Lemons give you a huge dose of Vitamin C and the taste actually seems to perk some people up. Lemon tea also helps balance your natural PH levels, acts as a natural diuretic and even promotes the body's own healing process.
Share this with the tea drinking friend on your list. Stay warm this winter.