National Tea Day | The Herbal Teas to Try

Grabbing a cuppa has become something of a habit for us Brits, treated as a therapeutic break as well as a treat for our taste buds. After a selection of tea brands were asked which trends they had seen impact sales the most, 80% of them agreed that they had seen health and wellness teas cause a spike. But are you clued up on the health benefits of herbal tea? This National Tea Day, whether you’re grabbing a brew with a friend or on the office tea run, mix it up by trying the best herbal teas.


Why Filtered Water is Better for Your Tea

We don’t need to tell you how important it is to drink water, drummed into our brains from an early age we should be aiming for two litres a day. We understand how hard it can be, especially when you’re drinking it straight from the tap.

In case you haven’t experienced a tap vs filtered water taste test, we thought we’d give you a verbal version. Chlorine is used to disinfect your kitchen tap water, so can have a real impact on the taste, it can also include a number of pollutants from fluoride to aluminium making it taste pretty bad. When you use a water filter it can reduce the chlorine in your water by 99%, therefore giving you cleaner, healthier and better tasting water – which makes your tea taste delicious! We suggest keeping the Brita Maxtra Jug full in your fridge for easy access when you fancy brew.

Health Benefits

Improving the quality of your water as well as drinking more of the good stuff not only delivers essential minerals to your body, but also unlocks a range of benefits to your skin. From enhancing skin complexion to increasing elasticity, water does wonders. Drinking herbal tea has a range of health benefits, take a look at our guide to a variety of herbal tea flavours.

#1 | Green Tea

  • Green tea leaves are full of antioxidants known to protect the body against disease
  • Green tea has been shown to boost metabolic rate and improve digestive health
  • Green tea is great for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Green tea antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that even skin tone and reduce the appearance of lines.

#2| Peppermint Tea

  • Helps to relieve symptoms in people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome
  • Helps to reduce nausea and vomiting (great for morning sickness)
  • Helps your stomach settle after a big meal

#3| Ginger Tea

  • Assists with weight loss (along with healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle changes)
  • Known to reduce allergic reactions
  • Rich in antioxidants and boosts anti-ageing symptoms
  • Ginger is a source of both vitamin A and C, which are known to improve the texture of hair

#4| Dandelion Tea

  • Dandelion tea is full of antioxidants
  • Reduces water retention in the body
  • Dandelion tea could provide anti-inflammatory effects
  • Dandelion tea has been used to improve appetite and soothe minor digestive ailments



Written by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert