Keeping hydrated is crucial to good health. Drinking any type of tea will aid hydration, which is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
Fruit tea is something of a phenomenon, with more and more people choosing to drink this warming, refreshing beverage.
This is due in part to fruit tea’s health properties and partly due to a desire to avoid or reduce caffeine consumption.
A growing number of people are also choosing low caffeine drinks, or drinks without any caffeine at all.
Caffeine is a stimulant, which means that it makes us more alert. The temporary and immediate effects of caffeine are that we feel more awake. Some of us feel like we can’t get out of bed in the morning without a strong cup of coffee!
But caffeine’s effect is different on different people, and it depends on how much caffeine you consume normally.
A leading cause of headaches in the US is caffeine – or rather, caffeine withdrawal. If you find yourself getting headaches regularly, consider your tea and coffee consumption. Even seemingly small things such as missing your breakfast cup of the day can have a big impact if you’re a big caffeine consumer.
And there is also evidence linking caffeine consumption to migraines. Even a small change in caffeine consumption was found to trigger migraines.
With all this, there has been a turn towards completely caffeine free drinks, chiefly fruit tea, in order to keep warm and hydrated without causing spikes or dips in caffeine levels.
Fruit teas are different to herbal teas and green teas.
Fruit teas are made from fruit infusions, whereas herbal teas are infusions from herbs or other plants, often from the flowers or roots.
However, while both fruit and herbal teas are naturally caffeine free, green teas are made from the camellia synesis tree. Green teas usually contain caffeine.
Is fruit tea good for you? The short answer is yes. The different types of fruit tea available often come with compelling benefits based on their ingredients.
Pukka’s Organic Elderberry and Echinacea Fruit Tea is a delicious blend. If elderberry is a little tart for your tastes, try Health and Heather Organic Echinacea and Cranberry Tea for a smoother flavour.
Ginger is another popular ingredient in fruit teas and when combined with lemon is a delicious flavour combination.
For all these reasons, lemon and ginger tea is very popular, not to mention a delicious flavour combination.
Manuka honey is another ingredient on everybody lips. Manuka honey is monofloral, meaning that it is made from bees collecting nectar from a single plant, in this case, the Manuka bush native to New Zealand and south Australia.
Manuka honey has antibacterial properties, so if want a good pick-me-up, try Pukka Organic Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey Herbal Tea for a throat soothing refresher.