Tea has been best known for its stress relieving properties since ages. I bet you agree that nothing refreshes you better than a warm cup of tea. Among the various varieties of tea available, some are specifically known for bursting stress. Herbal teas are best known for it.
Among the teas that relieves stress, surely you know and have tasted most of them. But in this blog we are going to talk about something new. Not much heard of, but have you come across the name Adaptogenic tea? If not, then stick around and know for yourself what it is.
What is Adaptogenic Tea?
The adaptogenic tea happens to be the best stress buster. To understand how it works so well, we first need to know about the components used in it. The main component used to make adaptogenic tea are the adaptogens. Now clearly most of you must not be aware of what they are. So let’s know that first.
First discovered during World War II, adaptogens are a special group of plants, herbs and even mushrooms. They are known to increase resistance against stress of any kind. Be it physical, biological or chemical stress, adaptogenic herbs and plants help to tackle it a bit better. Although, just a few plants fall under the category of being completely adaptogenic.
Some of the important adaptogenic plants are Schisandra, Rhodiola, Siberian ginseng, Asian Ginseng, ashwagandha and tulsi. Similarly, some adaptogenic mushrooms are lion’s mane or Hericium Erinaceus. Turmeric and ginger too fall under adaptogenic plants.
6 Best Adaptogenic Teas
So far, we have understood that tea made using adaptogens are called adaptogenic tea. They alone can be used or even in combination with each other. But did you know how many of them there are? That is plenty in number. We are listing six best of them here for you.
Before knowing about the most commonly made adaptogenic tea, there is something else you should know. Tea itself is the most widely consumed adaptogenic worldwide. The tea plant named Camellia sinensis is an adaptogenic plant. Therefore, any tea you have is somewhat an adaptogenic tea. What makes it truly adaptogenic is adding more such ingredients.
Turmeric Herbal Tea
One of the best picks from the adaptogenic herbs tea. Tea made with turmeric in it is popular among a lot of people. It is a very traditional recipe that has grown out of Indian roots. It is tasty as well as healthy. It helps to calm your mind too.
Asian Ginseng available in the form of tea, is extremely healthy. This option of adaptogenic tea is very famous among Asian people, specifically Koreans. It might be one of the reasons behind the glamorous skin and hair they have. Also, Ginseng Oolong is particularly popular in China.
A very common ingredient found in packaged tea is Ashwagandha or Withania Somnifera. Its adaptogenic properties is very much the reason for it. Ashwagandha plant remains to be an intensive part of Ayurveda and its traditional medicines. It belongs to the group of Rasayana and is commonly called the Indian Ginseng.
Tulsi, better known as the “Queen of herbs” has various beneficial properties. From time immemorial, It has been actively used in making traditional medicines. Tea made with tulsi is naturally sweet and has a unique taste. Multiple vitamins, organic compounds, zinc, iron and calcium are present in tulsi tea. This makes adaptogenic tulsi tea very healthy to consume. It also effectively cures various conditions, like flu, digestion problems, etc.
For a rich quality experience, try out our Herbal Tulsi Tea. Besides being delicious, it is infused with all the goodness of tulsi tea that is made at home.
Rose Root Tea
The name itself is beautiful, right? Also known as Rhodiola, rose root is an adaptogenic plant. Tea made with the rose root is known for its various medicinal usefulness. Starting from stress, it also looks after problems like anxiety, fatigue and headaches. Consuming this adaptogenic tea will leave you feeling refreshed and happy.
Teas made with Mushroom
Various mushrooms are adaptogenic as we discussed earlier. Thus, teas made with those mushrooms are adaptogenic in nature. A brand named GT’s has started making what is called the Alive Adaptogenic Tea. It contains a trio of adaptogenic mushrooms named Reishi, Chaga and Turkey Tail. All of them have immense health benefits and the tea is equally delicious.
Recipes You Should Try
The adaptogenic teas can be made using simple home grown ingredients. And if not homegrown, the ingredients are easily available in the market or online. The recipe is also easy. All you need to do is blend those ingredients well. Thus, to help you out, here are some recipes of famous adaptogenic teas.
- 4-5 Tulsi leaves
- Sweetener (preferably honey)
- Lemon Juice or Ginger (optional)
- Pour 1 and a half cup of water in a saucepan and add 4-5 basil leaves or tulsi in it.
- Put a lid on, so no tulsi leaf oil can escape as fumes. Heat the mix on a medium flame for at least 10 minutes. Stir once in a while by removing the lid.
- After that’s done, strain the water in a bowl.
- You can then add honey as a sweetener. You can also add either a few drops of lemon juice or finely chopped ginger. Mix it well. In case of ginger, strain again.
- Pour the tulsi tea in a cup and enjoy its goodness.
- ½ tablespoon Ground Turmeric
- Sweetener (preferably honey)
- Cinnamon or Ginger (optional)
- Boil 1 cup of water in a saucepan.
- Next, add ½ tablespoon of ground turmeric in it. Also, add chopped ginger or cinnamon powder if you desire.
- Reduce the flame to a minimum and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Then, strain the tea in a bowl.
- You can then add honey and mix it well.
- Finally, pour the tea into a cup and serve hot.
By now, the perks of having the adaptogenic tea is very clear. But besides being a stress buster, it also has other usefulness. Different adaptogens have different properties. Thus, making tea with a new adaptogen will give us some new benefits. All of that would make a huge list to put together.
We, therefore, encourage you to try out new adaptogenic teas and send us your reviews. We will be more than happy to know about them!