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Top 5 teas for your wellbeing

Green Lifestyle Online

These delicious, warming teas can aid with winter health and happiness.

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In the middle of winter there is little better than curling up under a huge blanket with a book and a warm mug of tea (by a fireplace, in a library, with a large window overlooking the snow-covered countryside… a girl can dream). Thanks to a bunch of healing herbs, it is possible to relax in such a way while actively contributing to your health and wellbeing.

Olive Winter Wellness Tea. Created by herbalist and naturopath Anthia Koullouros to boost immunity in the cooler months, OVViO’s olive tea blend really packs a punch. With ingredients including mint, lemon, elder, eyebright and (of course) olive, the mix aims to support the body’s natural defences while nurturing the soul. You can buy 50g of loose-leaf tea here for $16.

Organic Echinacea Plus. As outlined in this month’s issue of Green Lifestyle magazine, Echinacea makes something of a winter super tea. Immune-boosting and infection-fighting, Planet Organic’s blend includes green tea, lemongrass and spearmint and is available here in packs of 25 for $4.95.

Nature’s Cuppa Organic Chamomile. Relax and unwind with chamomile tea, a flowery brew which facilitates sleep, eases cramps and relieves an upset tummy. Certified organic and fairtrade, Nature’s Cuppa tea is available here in packs of 50 for $8.20.

Three Ginger Tea. A warm and stimulating concoction which includes a bunch of health-promoting roots, Pukka’s Three Ginger Tea is the perfect winter blend. With ingredients including organic ginger, galangal, licorice root and turmeric, the tea is a spicy brew of pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive elements. Twenty teabags are available here for $7.95.

Hilde Hemmes’ Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Tea. Override winter sluggishness with ginkgo biloba, a herb proven to increase alertness and cognitive capacity. The perfect pick-me-up for the mind, Hilde Hemmes’ tea is available at health food stores Australia-wide. To find out more, click here.