** This post was sponsored by Citizen Tea by product only. All opinions are my own**
I get asked about which teas are best for numerous reasons. I have been learning about herbs since before my tea journey began. Back then I experimented in try blends for different reasons, that being for the three main things we all want help with. Sleep, energy and something to combat colds. We all need help with these three, that is why we are encouraged to drink tea to wake up, get better or to help us relax for sleep.
Teaopia was the first place that understood our need for tea for different purposes. While it has been about 4 years since Teavana bought and took over, it lives on again (yeah, totally made a zombie reference there). With Citizen Tea it gained a new life.
Much like with Teaopia they have amazing sets that will fit your needs. I choose one that hit those three main needs, Men’s Collection. The name of the collection is no matter as it has everything to meet those three needs. Very much it is the tool kit to get through the day and be prepared for anything.
With cold season here this was a saving grace. I was riding out the end of a cold earlier this week and drank this tea to keep awake. It has a subtle sweetness to it that was very pleasing. It cleared the sinuses (read: great for allergies) and helped me get better quicker. Lapacho, the main ingredient, is also a natural antibiotic according to sources online. Normally I would be hesitant to point such a thing out but the fact remains that I am feeling much better after having it (and a detox bath, more on that latter). Cold season or not it gave a pleasant boost that was just right.
At Teaopia this was my go to tea at any sign of a cold symptom (or your co-workers were sick). It is loaded with fruits and herbs that contain a lot of vitamin C and also has Raspberry Leaf which acts as a diuretic. Flushing out the illness is necessary for getting better, no one likes being sick. Rose-hip peel has been known to help with when you have the cold mostly in your chest ( this tends to be my problem). Overall most of the ingredients were put in this blend to assist with a cold, while the remainder is for taste. It is a very pleasant tea to have any time but even better when you are under the weather.
Most tea for sleep has chamomile in it, which is related to ragweed , so it is a nice change to no see it in this blend. No sniffling here (allergic to ragweed), this tea is great for sleep and also when you have a cold. Lemon verbena, fennel, peppermint and licorice root – are key players in fighting back cold or sinus problems. Having these in here is great as you know you can go to sleep with the sniffles under control. You will feel this tea in your throat due to the licorice root, but with it continually getting colder the added reassurance you’re protected from colds is very welcome.
Having this set in your tea collection will mean that you are prepared for anything thrown at you. The name of the collection , Men’s Collection, should be taken as it is that cuddly-reassuring sidekick you have been wanting. Don’t let the name deter you from giving it a try, I have already shared a bit of each tea with close friends who were sick the last two weeks. Even they have seen the difference in how it makes them feel. Herbal blends are a great way to introduce yourself to tea or add a new dimension of wellness to your life.
If you were to give this collection a nickname ,what would you call it? Share your ideas and thoughts in the comments below.