Ayurvedic Tea takes a holistic approach to healing. It stems from the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda, which, for the last 5,000 years, has utilised herbs and spices to facilitate spiritual harmony. It is only a part of the journey, but what the Tea lacks in enlightenment, it makes up for in great taste. Please keep reading below to find out more. Alternatively, jump in and start browsing our vast selection.
An estimated 80% of rural communities in India practice Ayurveda and, as a result, brew Ayurvedic Tea. The idea is to balance the three “doshas,” which are energies in the body that make up every individual. There are three such doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each one, according to Ayurveda, has a different function in the body, providing spiritual harmony when balanced.
The Vata dosha controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, blinking, breathing and the heartbeat. The Pitta dosha regulates the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition and temperature. Finally, the Kapha dosha influences growth in the body. What’s more, it supplies water to all the body parts, moisturises the skin and maintains the immune system.
Different Ayurvedic Tea ingredients have different influences on your doshas. It all depends on the types of Ayurveda Tea you choose. Some varieties will have ingredients considered “tridoshic,” which means they balance all through doshas. Take the Cardamom Tea found in Spicy Turmeric Chai Tea, which supports Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Other types, however, focus primarily on one dosha - but do so well.
We stock Ayurveda Anti Strain Tea VATA, Ayurveda Balance Tea PITTA and Ayurveda Stimulating Tea KAPHA. You’ll almost certainly be able to work out which one serves what from their names alone. Each one has something unique, indeed extraordinary to offer, as do all of our Ayurvedic Herbal Tea products. Perhaps best of all is that we pack them all fresh to order.
The word “Ayurveda” broadly translates to “life” (“ayur”) and “knowledge” (“veda”). It not only refers to holistic thinking but scientific reasoning, too. Indeed, according to the latest evidence, many of Ayurvedic Tea’s ingredients have proven medicinal qualities. Perhaps most noteworthy is that they combat free radicals in the body, thereby reducing the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions.
The research available today offers more still. We now know, for instance, that both components of Turmeric and Ginger Tea have potent anti-inflammatory properties capable of relieving mild arthritis. We also know that Liquorice Root Tea has a similar ability, all the while easing anxiety and balancing blood sugar levels in those with diabetes. And we’re not done yet.
The likes of Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric, Fennel, Black Peppercorns and Peppermint Tea - all commonly found in Ayurveda Tea - can promote weight loss. A 2009 study conducted by Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA, found that Turmeric, in particular, suppresses fat tissue growth in mice. Meanwhile, according to a small study involving 13 healthy people, Peppermint Tea reduces appetite.
Almost all ingredients boost the metabolism of fat cells, enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. This leads to periods of exercise producing better and sometimes even more noticeable results. And then there’s the fact that every Ayurveda Tea is a remarkably low-calorie infusion, making them excellent alternatives to sugary, fatty soft drinks. They taste nicer as well!
Ginger contains high amounts of Vitamin C, which famously supports the immune system. According to a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, it also has antiviral properties. These factors prevent common illnesses such as colds and the flu from manifesting in the first place. Anyone already suffering from the “sniffles” will find that Ayurvedic Tea for sore throats and coughs is a brilliant choice.
Liquorice, when included in a blend, has antiviral properties similar to Ginger, as well as antimicrobial properties. A small study examined volunteers having a breathing tube inserted into their windpipe before surgery. After its removal, the breathing tube caused a postoperative sore throat (POST). However, scientists found that gargling Liquorice Tea solution for 1-15 minutes before surgery reduced symptoms.
You already know that an Ayurvedic Anti Inflammatory Tea helps with coughs, colds and sore throats. Yet these same properties go further to support the gastrointestinal system and, therefore, make Ayurvedic Tea one of the Best Teas for Digestion. A 2012 review published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition found that Fennel Tea was one of the reasons it was so good.
It discovered that fennel increased spontaneous gastric motility and gastric acid secretions in animal models. The conclusion was that “a herbal combination including fennel eliminated intestinal pain by 95% in test subjects…” And, once again, Ginger is a key component. Its calmative properties soothe the stomach and reduce nausea. The same is true for Turmeric, Peppercorns and Cinnamon Tea Benefits.
Drinking Tea in Ayurveda is not only something done for healing; it is a way of life, indeed a choice made for a vast multitude of reasons. The good news is that while there are many Ayurvedic Herbal Tea recipes, most follow the same brewing instructions. So, whatever your motive for making a cuppa, no matter what type, take comfort in knowing that the following guide will serve you well:
1, Put Loose Tea in a Filter or Infuser (both available here).
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup.
3, Boil water and pour it over the Tea.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without additions.