4 Simple Ways to Sip to your Good Health this Winter

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Sometimes tea with breakfast, usually tea with an afternoon snack, and always tea after a heavy dinner.  There’s never a day for us without tea at the store or at home.  Any tea - green or black teas, herbal teas, flower teas.

So we’re adding a few of our favorites to the shop just in time for the early blast of winter – Gunpowder Green Tea, Lavender Flower Tea, Moroccan Mint Tea, and Hibiscus Flower Tea. Because we want you to warm up, feel healthy, and stay healthy, during this cold season and throughout the year.
Lavender Flower Tea at SeasonWithSpice.com

Just a gentle smell of the sweet, heavenly, floral scent of lavender buds can relax the mind and body, and reduce the tension from a stressful day. To best experience the aroma and flavor of Lavender Flowers, steep them in hot water to extract the essential oil, and enjoy a simple, soothing cup of herbal tea.

Potential health benefits of Lavender Flower Tea: provides a calming effect that can alleviate headaches, lower anxiety, settle an upset stomach, and help prevent insomnia.

Gunpowder Green Tea at SeasonWithSpice.com

With a name like Gunpowder Green Tea, it's no wonder this tea has a hint of smokiness.  But the peculiar name is actually associated with the shape - tightly rolled green tea leaves that resemble pellets of gunpowder.  These compact leaves keep the flavor freshly packed inside, so when steeped, the leaves open to release the bold, smooth taste of this antioxidant-rich green tea.

Potential health benefits of Gunpowder Green Tea: Aids digestion, which is why we highly recommend drinking a cup during or after a heavy meal.  Green tea also has numerous other benefits, as shared by Dr. Andrew Weil, “Studies either strongly suggest or confirm that the antioxidants in green tea can reduce LDL cholesterol, promote fat burning, reduce the risk of several forms of cancer, and alleviate depression.

Hibiscus flower tea at SeasonWithSpice.com

Hibiscus (or Roselle) is a striking red flower that can transform a cup of water into a tart & tangy, crimson-colored drink, reminiscent of cranberry and lemon, and packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Hibiscus is commonly served hot as an herbal tea, but it can also be enjoyed cold along with some sweetener, especially in my home country of Malaysia where hibiscus is the national flower. If serving cold, keep the drink simple like red lemonade, or spike it with rum for a summery cocktail. The color & flavor of hibiscus make it a fun ingredient to experiment with in drinks and desserts. 

Potential health benefits of Hibiscus Flower Tea: strengthens the immune system and improves circulation. And as a recent study from the USDA showed, “Drinking hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.

Moroccan mint tea at SeasonWithSpice.com

Refreshingly delicious as you taste the doublemint of spearmint & peppermint with your first sip, then warming when the bold, smooth flavor of gunpowder green tea lingers on the back of your tongue.  This wonderful sensation of green tea with mint is Moroccan Mint Tea

Traditionally served with sugar - lots of sugar - Moroccan Mint Tea is actually just as satisfying, and so much healthier, by simply omitting the sweetener all together. 

Potential health benefits of Moroccan Mint Tea (unsweetened): in addition to all the health benefits of Gunpowder Green Tea, the peppermint in the blend has also been studied by the USDA for its “significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities, strong antioxidant and antitumor actions, and some antiallergenic potential.”

Green tea and flower tea at SeasonWithSpice.com

Green tea and flower tea at SeasonWithSpice.com