Passé are those days when just sipping in your regular tea made with simmering tea leaves and milk was enough to qualify as your daily intake of a comforting cup of chai. These days, there is a myriad of teas with different flavours, aromas and concoctions that are available in the market to choose from. There is green tea, chamomile tea, lavender tea, hibiscus tea, lavender tea, black tea, white tea, matcha tea and so many more. Rather even these have become quite commonplace now; the new fad being the coloured and flowering teas. For someone unversed with the world of these herbal and green teas, it can be quite baffling to figure out the tea that works best for your systems.
Out of these, Chamomile teas are quite popular as they are the absolutely benign herbal variant that tends to endlessly soothe your nerves and calm the perturbed mind. Green teas, which have been around for a long time now are also known to have great health benefits. They are derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant by quickly heating the leaves (through pan-frying or steaming) and then immediately cooling them down so that no excess oxidation takes place. Green teas are known to be superabundant with antioxidants that are good for the skin, hair and overall health. They are also known to enhance brain functioning, help with fat burning and prevent cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. So there is no denying the fact that drinking green tea is great for our overall well-being. The only downside to savouring copious amounts of green tea is that it is laden with caffeine. Excess of caffeine is not good for our systems and also interferes with our sleeping patterns. If you have been in a habit of consuming a cup of hot green tea before bedtime, it is better you get done with the habit. Chamomile tea, on the other hand, is derived from the flowers and buds of the chamomile plant, or the ‘chamomile flower’ as some may like to call it.
It is a soothing tea that induces sleep and is best preferred to be consumed at night time. There is absolutely no amount of caffeine present in the chamomile tea, hence, the tea hardly has any perils to it.
Consuming Chamomile Green Tea – Let’s Do Our Bodies Some Good Service
Chamomile Green Tea is derived by amalgamating extracts from the chamomile flower and the green tea leaves. It is a very popular resort to drinking a calming cup of herbal tea with numerous health benefits, all over the world. Since both green tea and chamomile tea are so great for our health, it just makes absolute sense to drink a mix of the two. The flavour of the tea is power-packed with the strong aroma of the green teas surcharged with the fruity smell of the chamomile flower. No wonder, once you simmer the tea leaves with water, they fill the place with such a soothing, enchanting aroma of these herbs, that calms down the whole environment. The light golden colour of the tea is also lit and gives one all the feel of indulging in a luxurious decadence of sorts.
The tea is light on the stomach and aids digestion. It is absolutely delectable and is sure to transport your mind to a pristine state with no worries or cares in the world. The high amounts of caffeine in green tea are diluted with the presence of chamomile extracts. Hence, chamomile green tea has very little to negligible amounts of caffeine in it. This makes the tea ideal to be consumed 3-4 times a day, without worrying about the superfluous caffeine contents.
For those who are accustomed to sipping in 3-4 cups of tea on a regular day, chamomile green tea is your saviour. With a refreshing floral taste, it is an elixir for those addicted to enjoying a cup of tea along with their daily chores and errands. With work from home being the new norm, it just makes absolute sense to stack up loads of chamomile green tea bags near your workstation and relish this calming tea every once in a while.
Whether your eyes are strained looking at the laptop screen constantly, or back-to-back work calls taking a toll on you, a cup of this tea is sure to mellow your stressed nerves. If house chores and running after the kids is already giving you an anxiety rush, give yourself a break and sip in some chamomile green tea.
Benefits of the Chamomile Green Tea
The great thing about this tea is that people across age groups can enjoy its refreshing flavour without inducing any side effects on the body. Be it a young child, a student, a working professional or an aged member of the family, they can all have this tea. Though it can be had anytime over the day, this tea exhibits best results when had at night, before bedtime. Chamomile flower is largely known to induce sound sleep and bring rest to the mind. After a long day of work and unrestrained stress, a cup of chamomile green tea can do such wonders to comfort your mind that maybe a relaxing session of expert massage or an immersive meditation ritual could do. It is a tea that relieves you of all the mental stress, anxiety pangs and unaddressed emotional upheavals. There is a lot that this current pandemic situation has levied upon us to bear. A few cups of Chamomile Green tea in the day can really help to alleviate some bit of it.
Since the tea is surcharged with compounds like flavonoids and terpenoids, it is known to prolong ageing effects on the skin and hair. For those with tired, puffy eyes and a sullen appearance, regular consumption of chamomile green tea is known to burst energy into your skin cells. Overall, one feels physically and mentally active and energized by consuming this tea. It is also beneficial in building the body’s immunities against infections, irritations and flu and also helps with reducing menstrual cramps during the monthly cycle.
Also, this tea makes for an invigorating summer drink just as well as it can be a warm comfort drink in the winters. Prepare lots of chamomile green tea in the summers, add some mint leaves and maybe squeeze in some lemon. Allow it to refrigerate. Enjoy this indulging drink with the whole family as a substitute for tea or coffee. To add to its effects, you may either add some flavour of ginger shreds to it.
In the winters, simmer the chamomile green tea leaves for a while to get the best out of them. Add some honey and lemon to it. You may either have it empty stomach or keep sipping it through the day. The stimulating and reviving effects of the tea are sure to get your nerves all sorted and help you sail seamlessly through the most chaotic of the days.
We wish you the best of days and some sound sleep with the Chamomile Green tea!