Floral Tea: A new world of teas to tantalize your taste buds
We have long known the traditional tea leaves that come from a plant called Camellia sinensis. But have you ever explored the world of floral tea? Floral teas were relished by rulers of ancient times, they are not just flavorful but also pose many health and beauty benefits.
Tea has been around since ancient times. Tea was first discovered in the Asian continent, specifically in China. Like every invention, there is a cool story to the discovery of our beloved tea. Few tea leaves blew into boiling water that was to be served to Emperor Shen Nong and bam! Introducing the most consumed beverage around the world - Tea. Approximately 5000 years later we still relish the drink! We have long known the traditional tea leaves that come from a plant called Camellia sinensis. But have you ever explored the world of floral teas? Floral teas were relished by rulers of ancient times, they are not just flavorful but also pose many health and beauty benefits.
Let’s dive into the world of floral tea and explore some of them.
Chamomile is part of the Aster plant family. These are beautiful white petal plant that is easily grown in India climatic conditions. Egyptians believed that chamomile could cure malaria. The flower is known for its herbal and medicinal properties. It has been long associated with reducing menstrual cramps. Chamomile also reduces blood sugar levels induces sleep if consumed daily. It has a very slight floral taste to it; when consumed with honey, it is heavenly.
The beautiful crimson/magenta floral plant was a favorite among Egyptians. It is a plant that easily grows in a subtropical climate. Hibiscus tea is referred to as the drink of the Gods. The tea is beautiful crimson color. This tea is packed with antioxidants and is a great summer drink if served cold. If you happen to have a hibiscus plant in your backyard, make use of it to get a cup of organic, antioxidants-rich, flavourful floral tea!
Lavender floral Tea
This plant belongs to the ancient world and is known for a bunch of health and beauty benefits. The beautiful lavender color of the plant is a sight to the sore eyes! Lavender tea is majorly known for its ability to induce sleep and relieve anxiety. Traditionally it was also used to reduce pain. It makes a great cup of sweet floral tea. This could be a wonderful bedtime drink.
This shrub has long known for its beauty and the fragrance it spreads! Rose can be easily grown in our households. The flower has many uses for making rose water for face to rose tea. Rose tea is one of the sweet forms of floral teas. The concoction is a beautiful pink color. This ornamental plant is filled with antioxidants and digestive issues.
Jasmine has been used to flavor green tea for a long. These aromatic flowers as a cup of morning tea will awaken your taste buds. They are rich in antioxidants and fight bad breath. It is said to aid in weight loss as well.
Passionflower is excellent for someone with insomnia. It is known as a mild sedative. When consumed before going to bed, gives a restful sleep. These perennial vines have a calming effect on the body. It has a slightly earthy taste when consumed without honey.
The world of tea has always been fascinating, in India more so, because of the rate at which we tend to consume tea. Let us switch to a more healthy form of tea. Do explore the world of floral tea and enjoy the health benefits they bring to your cup!
Also, read the blog on Coffee.