June 05, 2019
Winter is here and while the weather is cooling down, it’s ushering in the season of hibernation, complete with chunky knit blankets, Netflix binges and tea drinking.
While enjoying a good cuppa is a year-round occurrence for us at Allegra & Grace, we know there’s nothing better than escaping the clutches of winter and wrapping your hands around a steaming cup of tea. It’s sure to warm your hands and your soul as you embrace the colder months and create your own relaxing rituals with tea.
The onslaught of cold weather also brings with it another type of cold: Flu season. But don’t worry, those extra cups of tea on those cold winter nights contain all sorts of great health benefits to keep you happy, healthy and relaxed.
If you’d like to avoid the flu, look to green teas. Studies have shown that green tea contains powerful antiviral properties which will boost your immune system and stave off sickness. Our personal favourite is the Organics For Lily Citrus Green Tea. Made from a zesty blend of ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, lemon myrtle and safflower, this beautiful blend offers a reviving energy boost for those dark, cold nights.
This is because a hot brew for your body is just like wearing woollen mittens for your hands. It’ll help trap in the heat which will aid in maintaining your body’s energy.
Herbal Tisanes are also a great immune system booster for when those winter nights are dragging you down. Besides being a perfect way to warm up and unwind, a cuppa will also help keep you hydrated as we’re less likely to drink the correct amount of water during colder months.
So, if you’re looking to add a bit of warmth and spice to your life, our tea experts have created a winter tea routine to keep you cosy and tide you over until spring.
Waking up in the darkness of winter is never a great way to start the day. It may leave us feeling less energised and unable to tackle the challenges ahead. To help shake off those dark winter mornings, reach for a chai or spiced blend, as those powerful flavours will awaken your taste buds and help you kick start your morning. Choose teas with hints of ginger, cinnamon or other strong profiles to ensure you’re ready for the day ahead.
Besides keeping your hands warm, a lovely cup of herbal tea will nurture your body and soul. If you feel like you’re flagging during the day, Bodhi Organic’s ZesTEA blend is the perfect caffeine-free pick-me-up. Both energising and invigorating, you can enjoy the zesty combination of organic ginger lemongrass, lemon peel, turmeric, and lemon myrtle. As you sip, take yourself on an aromatic journey and immerse yourself in the flavours of this potent beverage. This moment of mindfulness will help shake off any dreary winter dampness.
There’s nothing more relaxing than donning thick socks and curling up on the couch with your favourite brew when you know it’s dark and blustery outside. It’s a great way to unwind and de-stress as part of your nighttime routine. There are many tea options geared towards relaxation. For a cup sure to help you bliss out at the end of a hard day, opt for non-caffeinated, herbal tisanes that contain chamomile, peppermint, lavender or passionflower. Let each sip help you shed the weight of your day and prep you for a night of soundless sleep.
Winter is the perfect time to indulge in a sensual surprise that a spicy brew can bring. At Allegra & Grace, we want you to be warm from the inside out. Our luxury and bespoke tea collections are all Australian-made and range from organic loose leaf teas to healthy tea lattes. Shop our collection of traditional and modern blends to create your own winter tea rituals in order to beat the cold this season.
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