How Making Time for Tea Can Boost Your Wellbeing

Take a deep breathe, smell the aroma, taste the flavours— live in the moment.

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The most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water, is tea. And it’s not surprising. A cup of tea is easy to make, satisfies your tastebuds and delivers a type of warmth most comparable to a hug. But there’s another reason so many Canadians continue to enjoy the beverage year after year. The whole teatime process—from letting the tea bag steep to breathing in its warm aroma—can help you be more mindful.

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The practice of mindfulness is steeped in health benefits. It can help relieve stress, improve mental health, boost heart health, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, soothe gastrointestinal issues and minimize chronic pain. Mindfulness was the goal behind Tetley’s new line, Live Tea. It was specially formulated with good-for-you herbs to help you be more present every day. Through enticing flavour profiles, the teas can wake up your senses, sparking feelings of joy and encouraging a moment of calmness.

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Ready to connect with yourself, tune in to your surroundings and live a life that’s authentically yours? Here are the three teas from Tetley’s new Life Tea line that will help you do just that.

Live Bold Tea – Cinnamon, Chai & Rooibos

If you like tea that packs a mouthful of bold flavours, this one’s for you. Tetley’s Live Bold Tea features a superstar blend of ingredients including cinnamon, chai and rooibos.

Cinnamon isn’t just a spice that makes apples, oatmeal and baked goods so much better. It can offer health benefits, too. One study found participants on insulin therapy who consumed cinnamon saw a reduction in blood sugar levels, and other studies found daily consumption of cinnamon lead to a significant decrease in bad cholesterol. If that’s not enough, the herb also contains antioxidants, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and soothe inflammation.

The chai in Tetley’s Live Bold Tea is made up of herbs including ginger, cardamom and cloves—all of which have health perks. Ginger contains vitamin C and some B vitamins, cardamom contains potassium, magnesium and calcium, and cloves contain folate, calcium and potassium.

The last star ingredient, but certainly not the least impressive, in Live Bold Tea is rooibos. Like cinnamon, it has high levels of antioxidants, which help to promote heart health. Since rooibos is this tea’s base, it’s naturally caffeine-free.

Live Bold Tea – Cinnamon, Chai & Rooibos, $3.99,

Live Calm Tea – Chamomile, Spearmint & Orange

If you prefer your tea to boast a soothing taste, try Tetley’s Live Calm Tea, which features a blend of chamomile, spearmint and orange.

Chamomile is frequently enjoyed before bed, as its delicate taste encourages feelings of serenity—but that’s helpful for any time of day, too. The flower is often used to aid digestive issues, helping to soothe indigestion, diarrhea, nausea and gas.

Similarly, spearmint can also help alleviate digestive problems, but does so by relaxing stomach muscles. It can tame feelings of nausea, treat indigestion, relieve cramps and soothe a sore throat.

Lastly, orange, an antioxidant, can offer a zesty taste and scent that may help lift your mood and reduce stress.

Like Live Bold Tea, Live Calm Tea is also caffeine-free, making it perfectly suitable to enjoy before catching some Zzzs.

Live Calm Tea – Chamomile, Spearmint & Orange, $3.99,

Live Cool Tea – Peppermint & Spearmint

For a tea that’s super refreshing (and leaves your breath fresh, too) try Tetley’s Live Cool Tea. Its delightful blend of peppermint and spearmint is sure to help you unwind and not give you the jitters as it’s also naturally caffeine-free.

Peppermint can help improve digestion and has been shown to help boost memory. It also has antibacterial properties and can help improve headaches, offer decongestion and relieve allergy symptoms. This herb can also help relax muscles, which can aid in your pre-bed ritual.

Spearmint, as mentioned above, can help relax the stomach. This means Live Cool Tea can help your whole body unwind, setting you up for a restful sleep.

Live Cool Tea – Peppermint & Spearmint, $3.99,

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