Tea Blends to Energize without Caffeine

March 02, 2021

Not everyone likes or wants the buzzy effects of black tea. For those seeking a natural energizing tea experience minus the caffeine jitters, here are some options.

Rooibos. The first tea type to consider is rooibos (aka bush tea, red tea, red bush tea). It’s from the leaves and stems of a tree grown in South Africa. Some camps believe in rooibos’ medicinal effects, such as protecting the heart, offering rich antioxidants, helping digestion, protecting the brain against age-related illness, and providing some essential minerals and flavonoids. As with any new herb added to your diet, be sure to research its possible side effects for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a liver disorder, or hormone-sensitive cancer.

Excellent blends with rooibos include cinnamon, cardamom, fresh ginger root, ground coriander, ground cloves, and cracked fresh pepper.

Ginger. What is not to love about the ginger root’s medicinal herb - a little blend of spice and calm. Many swear by its effects to fight inflammation, provide menstruation relief, reduce indigestion, and protect against cancers. Ginger tea can turn up in flavor or tame it down, depending on your mood.

Blending potential includes cinnamon, honey, lavender, lemongrass, lemon wedge, licorice root, orange peel, and turmeric.

Not everyone likes or wants the buzzy effects of black tea. For those seeking a natural energizing tea experience minus the caffeine jitters, here are some options.

Rooibos. The first tea type to consider is rooibos (aka bush tea, red tea, red bush tea). It’s from the leaves and stems of a tree grown in South Africa. Some camps believe in rooibos’ medicinal effects, such as protecting the heart, offering rich antioxidants, helping digestion, protecting the brain against age-related illness, and providing some essential minerals and flavonoids. As with any new herb added to your diet, be sure to research its possible side effects for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a liver disorder, or hormone-sensitive cancer.

Excellent blends with rooibos include cinnamon, cardamom, fresh ginger root, ground coriander, ground cloves, and cracked fresh pepper.

Ginger. What is not to love about the ginger root’s medicinal herb - a little blend of spice and calm. Many swear by its effects to fight inflammation, provide menstruation relief, reduce indigestion, and protect against cancers. Ginger tea can turn up in flavor or tame it down, depending on your mood.

Blending potential includes cinnamon, honey, lavender, lemongrass, lemon wedge, licorice root, orange peel, and turmeric.

Hibiscus. Hibiscus, a flowering plant, is often the shining star of leis in Hawaii. They look and smell beautiful, but guess what? They are also delicious when dried and steeped in a tea pouch.

Alternative health practitioners praise hibiscus’s antioxidant-rich properties, appetite suppression, immune system strengthener, and hot flash reducer. You can pair hibiscus with lavender, vanilla bean, lemongrass, honey, cinnamon, and ginger.

Blend to your palate’s preference and the moment’s mood. Drink it with intention.

Tricia Louvar l Mukha Yoga
By Tricia Louvar; All Rights Reserved @2021

Tricia Louvar l Mukha YogaBy Tricia Louvar; All Rights Reserved @2021



Also in The Community Hub

All About Sun Salutations

June 11, 2021

Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A and B) are foundational sequences that initiate the rhythm of a yoga flow. The name is derived from the Sanskrit words “Sūrya” meaning sun and “Namaskāra” meaning greeting or salute.
Read More
Yoga Medicine for the Third Eye Chakra

June 11, 2021

Take a moment to gaze through your mind’s eye and note what you see. Without judgment, ask yourself, are you living your daily life in alignment with this vision? To clearly intuit and practice following this intuition, we must turn to this practice of looking inward again and again.
Read More
Yoga for Runners

June 06, 2021

No matter the runner’s skill level, many experience pain and tightness from the jarring effects of exercise. These proposed asanas may assist in stretching, healing, and honoring the muscles and ligaments that carry you into a beautiful cadence.
Read More

Subscribe