Winter Teas – Discover Something Different
Winter is officially upon us, and now is the perfect time to bunker down at home with a comforting cuppa and a good book or binge-worthy TV series. As the wind-chill factor starts to bite (sometimes a little too hard!), it’s also an opportunity to discover a medley of warming herbal teas and infusions to help ward off those winter sniffles and ease scratchy throats.
There’s a reason why herbs, spices and flowers such as rosehip, lemongrass and ginger have been used over centuries to help wage war against winter’s woes, and at Nerada, we have a selection of delicious and sustaining blends – some familiar, others new to discover – to ease you through these cooler months. Here are three delicious winter-blues busters to try.
Hibiscus & Lemongrass
Hibiscus tea has a venerable reputation around the world for its health-giving properties, including lowering blood pressure and possibly helping to raise ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol levels. Made from the dried calyces of the hibiscus flower, it has a deliciously sweet/tart flavour that many enjoy for its soothing quality, especially for sore throats. Lemongrass also has long been used as a culinary and medicinal plant, especially in Asia, and its mild citrus notes add a delicacy and warmth to our quality organic herbal blend. Known for its high level of antioxidants and vitamins A and C, lemongrass is a no-brainer for those wanting to counter the onslaught of those seasonal cold and flu bugs so prevalent through the winter months. Nerada’s fragrant infusion of these two medicinal marvels is a soothing and fragrant balm – and delicious served hot or cold.
Sound like something you’d enjoy? Try our Nerada Organic Hibiscus and Lemongrass Infusion.
Rooibos & Vanilla
While many in Australia may not yet have discovered its charms, rooibos is drunk extensively in southern Africa as the brew of choice. The rooibos plant (Aspalathus linearis) is native to that part of the world, and is a member of the legume family. When its reddish leaves are fermented and roasted to make into a tea, rooibos (which translates as ‘red bush’) has a mild, soothing flavour with hints of caramel and vanilla. At Nerada, we’ve ramped up that smooth flavour profile with an extra hint of vanilla. As rooibos contains no caffeine and is very low in tannins, it’s perfect for sipping any time of the day or night, and can be served with or without milk. It is also high in those health heroes, antioxidants, so your immune system, heart and stress levels may also thank you for every cup you drink! Once tasted, it’s hard not to get hooked on this warming combination of silky-smooth ‘red bush tea’ and subtle vanilla. A must for winter drinking.
Learn more about our Nerada Organic Rooibos and Vanilla Infusion.
Rosehip, Lemongrass & Ginger
Vitamin C – the hero of winter in all its forms. Why else do you think that citrus fruit is so ubiquitous through the cooler months? It’s nature’s way of telling us to consume more of this fantastic health booster. Rosehip, the fruit of the rose plant, is packed with this immunity-boosting vitamin, as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Used for its healing and health-promoting properties down the ages, rosehip is the star of one of our special organic herbal infusions. With the added subtle, warming spiciness of ginger – another cold-fighting warrior – and lemongrass, this blend is sure to comfort you, whatever the weather is doing outside. Served hot without milk, it’s even more delicious with a teaspoon of honey.
Try our popular Nerada Rosehip, Lemongrass and Ginger infusion.
So, settle in, put on the kettle and start enjoying the best of winter with a fragrant cup or two of organic herbals. There are plenty to choose from in our extensive range – and that way, you’ll be sure to get the best of all worlds, whatever the weather.