If you’re English this comes as no surprise. We live by curing pretty much everything from heartbreak to the common cold with a good cup of tea. We believe there’s not much you can’t fix with tea, but turns out there’s actually some truth to it. And, we’re not the only culture that turns to tea for help. Here’s seven teas that good for more than just helping you through the day.

Wake Up with English Black Tea- Why?

The reason why English Black Tea is great to wake up with is because it holds a strong dose of caffeine – helping our bodies and brain to wake up and enables us to seize the day.

Go to Sleep with Chamomile – Why?

Chamomile tea is the most recommended natural sleep aid that there. It’s caffeine-free, contains no cholesterol and it’s proven to reduce stress and anxiety, among other things. Why is it that it feels so good to drink this tea before bed? Well, it’s called the placebo effect. We think that it relaxes us, therefore it does. It’s the same concept behind the warm milk idea.

Fight your cold with Echinacea – Why?

Echinacea tea (which may contain one or more varieties of the herb) contains many vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B-complex and E along with magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and sodium.In addition, the tea contains polysaccharides – located in the above-ground parts of the plant that are responsible for triggering the immune system and glycoproteins, alkamides, volatile oils and flavonoids that are helpful therapeutic compounds found in the roots. Meaning, Echinacea tea can help boost your immune system and help fight off symptoms of the common cold.

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Aid your Digestion with Lemon – why?

Drinking hot water with lemon or lemon tea is extremely good for cleansing the liver and flushing out waste and toxins, as well as aid digestion. Drinking lemon tea first thing can help flush your system, kick starting your digestion and in turn aiding it throughout the day.  

Get rid of Nausea with Fennel or Ginger – Why?

Fennel can feel almost instantly soothing for the stomach. As a bonus, fennel is rich in anti-oxidants and a concentrated source of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Fennel tea can also be taken for other digestive ailments like indigestion and heartburn.

Ginger is one of the best-known remedies for relieving cold symptoms— it can actually kill the rhinovirus that causes a cold. Plus, it’s been known to help with motion sickness and to calm an upset stomach

Get Energy with Green tea – Why?

You get energy from drinking green tea because of the L-theanine and the small dose of caffeine (compared to cup of coffee). Green tea can give you a much milder and different kind of "buzz" than coffee. Many people report having more stable energy and being much more productive when they drink green tea, compared to coffee.

Destress with Lavender– why?

Lavender is known as a calming and relaxing herb and has frequently been used for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and natural stress relief. So, by drinking the tea you can aid stress relief one sip at a time.

So, with all that, we’ll be putting the kettle on!