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The beginner's guide to all things tea

Date Posted:1 December 2022 

Tea is a hot, steaming beverage that can have many benefits. It can help with digestion, headaches, sleepiness and many other health issues. But how do you know what tea will work best for your ailment? This article will guide you through the different types of teas that are good for specific ailments as well as provide recommendations on which ones to try.


Tea is a drink that has been around for thousands of years. It is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant and can be enjoyed hot or cold, with milk or without. Tea is normally prepared by steeping the leaves in hot water, but some teas are made using other methods like roasting or baking. There are many different types of tea, including green, white and black teas, herbal teas and oolong teas.

The health benefits of drinking tea are numerous. The antioxidants found in tea help protect against heart disease, cancer and even aging skin. Drinking tea also helps improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes in your stomach.



What tea is good for sore throat?

If you're looking for something warm and soothing, we recommend trying an herbal tea. Some good choices include chamomile, peppermint, licorice root, or thyme. Each of those herbs has its own unique properties that can help ease your symptoms. Chamomile is known for being calming, peppermint tea helps relieve pain and inflammation in the throat or chest area (from a cold), licorice root can help with coughs and soothe scratchy throats caused by dry air in the wintertime (especially useful if you live in an area where it gets very cold), and thyme is well known for its antibacterial properties which can help fight off infections that might be causing your sore throat symptoms like strep throat or tonsillitis (these are both bacterial infections).


What tea is good for acid reflux?

If you're suffering from acid reflux, one of the best things you can do is drink tea.

Herbal teas are a great way to soothe your stomach and ease the symptoms of acid reflux. Here are some of the best herbs for helping with this condition:

  • Peppermint - peppermint contains menthol, which has been shown to help heal the lining of the stomach and reduce inflammation. It's also a mild antispasmodic, which means that it can reduce muscle spasms in the esophagus.
  • Chamomile - chamomile contains flavonoids (plant based chemicals) that have been shown to be beneficial for people suffering from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). These flavonoids act as natural antacids, which can help neutralise excess stomach acid before it reaches your esophagus.
  • Ginger - ginger is another great antacid herb, because it contains oils called gingerols and shogaols, which help ease pain and inflammation.



What tea is good for bloating?

There's nothing worse than bloating. It's a real bummer, and it's not just uncomfortable - it can actually be dangerous to your health. If you're struggling with bloating and looking for a natural way to get rid of it, we've got the perfect solution for you!

We've put together this list of teas that will help relieve bloating naturally:

  • Peppermint tea: Peppermint is a well known anti inflammatory herb that helps ease bloating and cramping. It also helps keep your stomach acid levels balanced, which is important for preventing bloating.
  • Chamomile tea: This one is perfect if you have a sensitive stomach or are prone to heartburn. Chamomile works as an antispasmodic, which means it can help reduce cramping by relaxing the muscles in your intestines and relieving spasms.
  • Ginger  tea: Ginger tea has been used as medicine for centuries because of its ability to soothe the stomach and digestive tract by relaxing smooth muscles in the digestive tract and increasing blood flow there (which helps with nutrient absorption).


What tea helps you sleep?

After a long day of work, kids, and life, there's nothing better than curling up with a cup of tea and getting ready to snooze. But which tea is best for sleep? We've got the answer right here!

If you're looking for something warm and soothing, try sipping on some chamomile tea before bed. Chamomile has a natural sedative effect that helps you drift off into dreamland faster than ever. It also contains antioxidants that can help fight free radicals and keep your immune system strong so you're ready for whatever tomorrow brings.

If you want something more caffeinated but still want to be able to get some shut-eye, try black tea - it's loaded with magnesium which is known to promote relaxation and help reduce stress levels (and we all know how important it is to get enough rest!). If you're looking for something faster acting than this classic remedy though then tulsi tea might be what you need instead!

And finally: if you need something sweet before bed, honeybush tea is perfect! It has no caffeine, plus it tastes amazing!



What tea is good for constipation?

If you're dealing with constipation, there's no need to panic. We've got some great tea recommendations to help get things moving again!.

First, let's talk about what causes constipation in the first place. Most often, it's from a lack of fiber in your diet or from dehydration caused by not drinking enough water. If you're not getting enough fiber or water, your body might be holding onto waste products in an attempt to protect itself from toxins that would otherwise be released into the bloodstream if they were flushed out of your system too quickly. So how do we fix that?

Our first recommendation is Organic Merchant Turkish Delight. Naturally rich in antioxidants and pectin, this organic apple tea has the added benefits of improving circulation, balancing blood sugars, boosting immunity and preventing constipation. Studies suggest that nitric oxide is formed in the blood by an enzyme, activated by the polyphenols that are found in apple tea. On consuming the organic Turkish Delight Tea early in the morning, the dietary fibre from the apples may rule out constipation and improve bowel movements.

But here are some of the other teas that help with that:

  • Ginger tea - Ginger has long been used to aid in digestion. So if you're suffering from constipation, I'd recommend drinking a cup of ginger tea before bed so it can work its magic while you sleep.
  • Dandelion root tea - Dandelion root has been used for centuries for its ability to improve digestion and relieve gas and bloating. It's also great because it's caffeine free!
  • Peppermint tea - Peppermint is also great for improving digestion, especially if your stomach feels like it needs an extra kick in the gut to get things moving again!


What tea has no caffeine?

If you like tea but want to avoid caffeine, there is an option for you: herbal tea. Herbal teas are made from dried herbs and plants, and they contain no caffeine. Typically the tea packaging will say whether or not it contains any caffeine. Most tea sold at Sassy Organics are caffeine free, with the exception of green tea, white tea and black tea. The best way to sample these teas is to get a Tea Gift Set containg consists of four different bags of loose leaf tea, all with their own unique flavor profile. It also includes a free handy tea strainer!



What tea has the most caffeine?

The tea that has the most caffeine is black tea, as it's been oxidized and processed for longer. Green tea, on the other hand, has less caffeine than black. 

The amount of caffeine in a cup of tea depends on the variety of tea and how it's brewed. To put this into perspective, the average cup of coffee contains about 100mg of caffeine, while a cup of black tea has around 40mg of caffeine and green tea has around 25mg.


There are many types of teas that are helpful to your body

There are many types of teas that are helpful to your body. Tea has been used for centuries as a way to relax, and it can also boost energy and help you focus. When choosing a tea, think about what you want from it. If you want something that will help you with sleep, look for one with calming properties like chamomile or lavender. And if you are nedding a little more kick, then opting for black or green tea will work better for you. We've got a wide selection of teas for every occasion - from our delicious green teas to our calming black teas to our relaxing white teas, there's something for everyone. We provides an effortless way to shop for tea online.


Final thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this article about all the different types of teas out there! We know that it can be hard to decide which tea to buy when there are so many options, but we're happy to help you out. Just shoot us an email and we'll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have! To learn more, check out our guide The healing power of herbs