Anxious, Angry, or Sleepy? There’s A Tea for Different Moods!
If you’ve been drinking tea for quite some time now, you must have already known the vast health benefits that tea offers. In fact, this is one of the reasons that tea enthusiasts can’t and won’t let go of tea drinking. Fair enough! Now, to make tea even better for you, remember that it can also boost different types of mood!
Whether you are a purist or not, there’s delight in knowing that you have so many tea options to choose from when it comes to boosting your mood. This probably means that the next time you go tea shopping, you might want to consider taking a look at other types of teas too.
Whenever you are stressed, skip your pills if possible, and skip emotional eating because they can turn out to be unhealthy for you. Instead, try one of these teas as they are known to best manage moods.
Green Tea, Ginseng, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, Valerian, Rooibos
For starters, you can try this Lemon Balm Tea recipe from The Kitchn.
Sleepy or low on energy
Are you feeling that afternoon slump? Or any time of the day slump? We all get that kind of feeling at some point during the day. To best combat the sleepiness or the energy gap, try one of the pick-me-upper teas below.
Green Tea, Black Tea, Yerba Mate, Mint Tea
This quick Mint Tea recipe from Pop Sugar is something you might want to try.
Sometimes you get too hyperactive during the day and when bedtime comes, it becomes hard for you to sleep. Research has shown that the following teas have sleep-inducing properties that can help you doze off easily and soundly.
Chamomile, Valerian, Lavender
Celebrating Everyday Life has an easy Chamomile and Lavender Tea recipe that you can start making at home to get your much-needed slumber.
Creativity / Cognition
Do you ever feel that your creative juices are failing you? Tea also helps increase mental alertness, attention span, and can even help enhance your work performance. So the next time you need that kind of booster, try the teas listed below.
Indian Chai Tea, Green Tea, Peppermint, Black Tea, Lemon Tea
This homemade Indian Masala Chai Tea recipe from Keeper of the Home is worth trying.
It’s inevitable that you sometimes lose control of your emotions and it can be frustrating at times. You resort to different kinds of activities to keep your feelings in check but really, most of the time the food and drinks we consume can affect our emotional being too. Try drinking tea so that you’ll feel better.
You can start making your Turmeric Tea at home too by following the recipe from Saffron Trail.
Frustrated or Angry
When you’re feeling down or upset and need to put a little smile on your face, tea can help boost your mood. There are herbs and spices that help promote positivity.
Chai Tea, Citrus Blend Tea
Here’s a basic Chai Tea recipe you can follow. It’s very easy to make!
Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Whenever you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, say you have an upcoming exam or job interview, it helps to drink some tea to calm your nerves and senses.
Lavender, Jasmine Tea, White Tea
Try this basic Lavender Tea recipe and start making your own blend in no time.
As you know, any tea has already so much health benefits but isn’t it awesome that there’s a tea type for every mood you have? Whichever type you choose to drink, make the most of it and enjoy! Don’t forget to check out this guide to making your perfect cup of tea!