When winter is upon us, what better way to stay toasty and warm is there than with a warming cuppa brew from your favourite tea-tailer like T2?
You can read all about the benefits of tea right here, but below are the top 5 tea tips for the cooler season...
When the wind chill's got you down, a nice blend of ginger or rosehip tea is often a wise idea. Ginger’s great to rev you up when winter rolls around thanks to its cold busting properties. And the best bit is, you can brew it up in one of these pots on BHG Shop to keep you going...
A cosy cup of chai
When it’s cold outside, chai is the perfect cuppa to sip on. Enjoy it with milk and honey to make it extra sweet and creamy. Most chai (a variation of the southeast Asian word for 'tea') contains really healing herbs and spices like black tea, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, clove and black pepper. Cosy!
The best kind is looseleaf, so investing in a really cute little diffuser like this one on BHG Shop is a must
Indulge a little
Winter is the perfect time to indulge in a sweet treat! If you've ever thought of having a yummy strawberry tea, this season's the winter to try! Strawberries contain high amounts of Vitamin C, along with significant amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients, so packing them all into a cup can only be a good thing. Dangle it into your favourite teapot with this adorable little swimming buddy and enjoy the benefits!
Warm up on the go
Cold winter mornings can be tough! Pop your favourite variety of rooibos tea into your insulated bottle of choice and bunker down for the cold. Rooibos is great because it’s a rich source of zinc and vitamin D (to promote healthy skin) and flavonoids, which treat skin complaints such as acne and eczema. Here’s a tip – the longer you steep tea, the more flavonoids you’ll get in your brew. Sipping six cups a day will give you the best results. Here's a great insulated bottle to keep you going, from BHG Shop!
Cosy evening sips
Warm up on cold winter nights with a calming herbal brew, like a nice hibiscus tea, perhaps. This tart tea is great if you suffer from mild to moderate hypertension, or high blood pressure. According to studies, three cups each day for six weeks may lower your systolic blood pressure by an average of seven points. It also has a mild diuretic effect, which will help rid your body of excess water, making you look and feel less bloated.