There’s something about a nice warm cup of tea that is pure magic. It’s amazing how tea can make you feel calm…but lift your mood. There’s actual science behind it!
In an article by Nature Magazine, Andrew Scholey, a psychopharmacologist at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia says that the effect of tea is slightly paradoxical. “Tea is calming, but alerting at the same time.” he says.
Over here, we are obsessed with this magical beverage, for the soothing gentle pick me up + instant mood lifter it gives us, morning and evening. Here are the top 5 teas that we absolutely love right now.
This tea brings us back to our roots and feels like we’re rejuvenating our cells with every sip. Tulsi, which is also known as ‘Holy Basil’ is considered a sacred herb in India, with its adaptogenic healing power. Plus, it’s abundant in antioxidants. We love the entire Organic India Tea line to be honest and their Tulsi Rose is a favorite on this team.
This tea literally feels like a gentle boost of energy. The spices in this blend helps the free flow of oxygen to the brain, helping enhance circulation. It even has saffron which influences the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain to give off a feel-good signal, so you find yourself feeling those happy vibes.
Just smelling this fragrant tea makes us feel good. Peppermint tea is supposed to help with alertness and digestion. We love sipping this one after a long day, all cozy curled up on the couch in the evenings.
Oh, this is a pretty one. We love the way jasmine flowers open up in the tea. Jasmine tea goes back centuries. This floral green tea does have caffeine and gives a serene energy lift. Bonus, jasmine tea is known to be good for the skin and immune system.
Who doesn’t get lifted when drinking chai? We may be biased on this one, but this chai blend tastes like absolute heaven with darjeeling plus assam leaves, orange pekoe, ginger, cardamom, mint, lemongrass and a hint of rose. Not only is it naturally caffeinated, but the spices just wake us up…get us ready for the day. To us, this chai evokes familiar yet new feelings with every sip, evoking calm and leaving us renewed. Love and light is right.