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10 Herbal Teas for Your Healthiest Winter Yet

Whether you’re looking to detox your liver or beat and cold, we’ve rounded up 10 herbal teas for your healthiest winter yet.

Ginseng tea

Fights cold and flu and improve your digestion with a pot of ginseng tea. Soak thinly sliced ginseng in honey overnight, then add the soaked ginseng to a cup of hot water. Find out more the healing powers of ginseng with our top 3 ways to use ginseng to ward off winter ailments.

Ginger lemongrass tea

Harness the healing powers of lemongrass and ginger with this simple lemongrass and ginger tea. Simply boil fresh ginger and lemongrass with water for 15 minutes, then, if desired, add palm sugar to taste.

ginger-lemongrass tea

Lemongrass tea

Lemongrass has many health benefits and this soothing tea is used throughout the world to aid digestion, lower blood pressure and fight bacteria. To make this one-ingredient lemongrass tea, steep fresh or dried lemongrass leaves in boiling water for 15 minutes.

lemongrass tea

Golden milk

This DIY home remedy is designed to ward off coughs and the flu. Combine 1 cup milk or coconut milk, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1cm grated dried ginger and ½ tsp black pepper. Gently heat for 5 minutes, then strain and serve warm, sweetened with 1 tsp honey if desired.

Pain-relief tea

Put some pep back in your step with this spicy tea, ideal for soothing sore muscles. Bring 1 cup water to the boil, then add 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 5 crushed cardamom pods and 2cm grated ginger. Simmer for 2 minutes, then
strain and serve hot.

Matcha green tea

With 10 times the nutritional value of regular green tea, matcha hits it out of the park when it comes to antioxidants. Discover these 7 unbelievable health benefits of matcha green tea, then whip up a batch today.

health benefits of matcha green tea

Yuja cha

This Korean cure-all uses aromatic yuja (yuzu) rind and honey to create a fragrant brew that wards off the common cold. Find tips on making yuja cha in our article on the 5 must-have Korean teas for winter.

Peppermint tea

If you have a stomach ache, take a bunch of fresh mint, place it in a pot and pour over boiling water. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes, then sweeten with a drizzle of honey if desired.

Chrysanthemum, date and goji berry tea

Drawing on the healing powers of Chinese medicinal foods, this 10-minute chrysanthemum, date and goji berry tea helps eliminate toxins and is used to treat sore throats and red eyes. Find out more about the healing benefits of chrysanthemum tea here.

10 Minute Chrysanthemum, date and goji berry tea

Cinnamon tea

Multitasking cinnamon has a host of health benefits. Make a simple tea using cinnamon quills or cassia bark (try it with a dash of honey and a splash of milk) for a brew that may improve circulation, lower your cholesterol and fight inflammation.

For more healthy tea inspiration, discover the must-drink herbal teas of China and 10 interesting facts about Korean tea culture.

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