With a wide range of tastes and flavours, herbal teas are a great alternative to sugary drinks or even water. And while they may not be considered true teas, that’s no reason to turn down a cup — herbal teas offer some serious health benefits.
Made from herbs, dried fruits, flowers, or spices, they’re set apart from what we’ve always known as true teas — which are brewed from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. These we know as green tea, black tea and oolong tea.
For centuries, herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments — from colds, inflammation, nausea, digestive ailments, to kidney problems. Some people even say it has anti-ageing properties!
What’s interesting is that modern science has started to acknowledge these benefits as more and more evidence is found to support some of the traditional uses of herbal teas.
If you haven’t found your favourite herbal tea yet, take a sip of these more popular teas:
- Chamomile – Known for its calming effects, chamomile tea has long been used as a sleep aid. It’s been proven effective in improving the quality of sleep and reducing symptoms of depression.
- Peppermint – One of the most commonly used herbal teas, peppermint is linked to many medicinal benefits. It has been traditionally used to promote the health of our digestive tract and has been known to exhibit antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
- Ginger – This spicy and flavourful drink may be the traditional go-to remedy for nausea, but it can also help fight inflammation and stimulate the immune system. Nowadays, who wouldn’t want to have that extra immune system boost?
Enhance Your Holistic Well-being with Herbal Teas
Herbal teas can be your way towards a holistic wellness journey, but what you have to ensure is that you are drinking products that are naturally caffeine-free, made with 100 per cent certified, organic and ethically sourced ingredients.
Balance Wellness with Taste: the Pukka Herbs Wellness Range
Discover your favourite wellness Pukka tea, personalised for your journey. Their wellness variants offer flavour profiles ranging from the soothing taste of chamomile and the sweetness of Manuka Honey to the warm and piquant taste of ginger root and the fragrance of lemongrass and peppermint.
Established in 2001 by ethical entrepreneur Tim Westwell and practising herbalist Sebastian Pole, Pukka Herbs offer herbal teas with the highest level of essential oils and active ingredients available — fairly and sustainably sourced from around the world.
Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey
Enjoy a moment’s rest with this soothing blend of sweet vanilla Dods, manuka honey and organic chamomile to support digestive function. The delightful concoction showers instant relief as it calms, grounds and soothes the body and mind.
Chamomile helps to alleviate discomfort and nerves, while manuka honey provides anti-bacterial properties. From the Relax range, this is a luxurious and sweet brew.
Lemongrass & Ginger
Powerful ingredients such as lemongrass and ginger work together to nourish and rejuvenate your mind and body.
Packed with essential oils, the robust combination of lemongrass, ginger and lemon verbena awakens and clarifies your senses, making it a great cuppa any time you need a pick-me-up.
Pukka Three Ginger brings together ginger, turmeric and galangal for a boost of energy, stimulating circulation and calming digestion. A warming swirl containing high levels of spicy essential oil s, this cuppa provides antibacterial protection and relief from nausea.
Ginger root warms the body and improves circulation, turmeric contains curcuminoids that reduce cellular damage and inflammation, and galangal helps to clear and soothe the respiratory system.
From the Digestion & Cleansing Family, this tea is perfect after meals.
Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey
A delectable combination of spicy and sweet herbs that naturally protect the body, Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey aids circulation, fights infection and soothes irritation.
Ingredients such as lemon, ginger and manuka honey blends natural Vitamin C, therapeutic benefits and antimicrobial qualities respectively — for warming and a soul-soothing cuppa to make you fit for life again.
Peppermint & Licorice
Refreshing and minty, Pukka Peppermint & Licorice is brimming with peppermint and liquorice that supports digestion and soothes any digestive heat or inflammation respectively.
Naturally sweet and deliciously refreshing, this combination of flavours soothes your senses and rejuvenates the body.
The new Pukka Wellness range will be available from March 2021 at selected FairPrice stores, Giant, Marketplace as well as online at RedMart and FairPrice Online (Pukka Peppermint & Licorice is exclusively available at Dairy Farm International outlets including Cold Storage and 7-Eleven). Each box from the range retails at SGD7.90.