Here at Sickday, your health is important to us. A healthy life is a happy life! One way to stay happy and healthy is by ensuring that your SOUL is healthy. Yes, you read that right, your soul and its wellbeing is the root of your overall health! One sure way to make your soul smile, and your body happy, is by drinking tea!
Tea has many health benefits! Tea reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, lowers the risk of heart attacks, is AMAZING for your skin, and will help boost your immune system! Here are three tea recipes to try that’ll warm your soul right up!
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
If you’re feeling a little under the weather, from aches, stuffy noses, or sore throats, this is the tea for you! Not only is it delicious, but the warmth and the ginger will warm your soul right up!
First, you’ll want to grate fresh ginger and put it in a bowl or a pot!
Add boiling water to it and let it steep for at least 3 minutes. The longer you let the ginger steep, the stronger the ginger taste will be!
Next, you’ll want to put the lemon and the honey into your mug! I’d start off with a teaspoon of each, and continue to add more of each to fit your taste! Both the lemon and the honey will help open up your sinuses, so if you’re feeling extra stuffy, don’t be afraid to add more lemon!
Once the ginger is steeped, strain it into the mug!
And lastly, mix it all together, making sure that the honey dissolves!
Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea
This tasty tea is very popular from Japan and will surely bring out your spicier side! Turmeric and cinnamon have been known to have amazing health benefits, such as being an anti-inflammatory, in many Asian countries! And as an added tip, this tea is also delicious iced!
1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil!
2. Add 1⁄2 teaspoon of turmeric, grated fresh ginger, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon! 3. Reduce heat and let it all simmer for about 10 minutes! Remember, the longer
everything stays in there, the stronger the taste!
4. Strain into a cup or mug and top with a lemon wedge!
Lavender Mint Tea
Need a mood boost for the day? This is the tea for you! The lavender is known to calm the nerves, mind, and body. Try using fresh lavender and mint for a healthier feel and taste!
Put 1⁄4 c. lavender petals and 1 c. of fresh mint leaves into a saucepan and pour 4 c. of water over the top.
Bring it all to a boil!
Turn the heat to low and let the tea simmer until it has reached the flavor you want
(15-20 minutes is recommended).
Finally, strain the petals and leaves and serve!
Each of these tea recipes have their own health benefits, but there is one thing they all have in common: keeping your soul healthy and happy! So go out and enjoy your day knowing that the cup of tea you just drank is good for your soul, and next time, go ahead and try one of these three delicious recipes!