Teas to dip into when it rains…

The monsoon is here, and there’s nothing quite like a steaming hot cup of tea to accompany the rains. Here are 7 great teas that are good for you for different reasons.

The monsoon is here, and there’s nothing like a steaming hot cup of tea to accompany the rains. While tea (also known as nature’s tranquiliser) is best had in its most popular avatar – black with milk and sugar – here are other interesting ways to enjoy it.

Tea has been an important beverage for thousands of years and has been a huge part of culture in countries around the world, forming major parts of ceremonies, trade routes, and even starting revolutions. But tea isn’t just appreciated for its good taste and worldwide appeal, it also offers numerous health benefits.

Here are some (not all) of the healthy reasons you should add a cup or two of tea to your daily routine.

Tea contains antioxidants.
Tea can create a calmer but more alert state of mind.
Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Tea protects your bones.
Tea can help lower blood pressure.
Tea aids in digestion.
Tea increases your metabolism.
Tea helps keep your skin acne-free.
Tea can help bad breath.
Tea strengthens your immune defenses.
Tea can help with nasal decongestion.

And on that short note, introduce yourself to 7 very special teas to dip into for a number of wellness benefits.

GO GREEN: Deliciously fresh and sweet tasting, this blend from Danta Herbs is a keeper. Bringing together the fresh fragrance of ancient tulsi with sour mint, the tea is good for all the senses. Discover what happens when the ancient science of Ayurveda meets tea.

FLOWER POWER: Tea Trunk brings you pure whole flowers of Camomile sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas. Caffeine-free, this tea is perfect for soothing sips through the day or at bedtime. Known to calm the sniffles and cramps, it will keep you cosy and happy on rainy days and otherwise as well. Perfect before bedtime, it pairs harmoniously with a good book.


SPICE ROUTE: An aromatic green tea that will take you places on the exotic spice route, this Ginger and Basil concoction is brought to you by Ambrosia. Thoroughly enjoyable on any (and not just rainy) day, it is most inviting. Dip in.

REFRESHINGLY YOURS: A combination of garden fresh Assam Black Tea blended with fresh peppermint, this Peppermint Chai by Black Kettle is a welcome infusion of freshness at any time of the day. Packed with 100% natural flavours, this tea contains no artificial colours or preservatives and will enhance your mood with every sip.


MMM…MASALA: This green tea by Woods and Petals is blended with exotic, fragrant whole spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, dry ginger, and bay leaves. It is a natural green and is very good for health in a number of surprising ways.

FROM A TO TEA: A for Apple, they say. And that’s what you will find in this Tea…among other goodness. Brought to you by Exalté, this is an invigorating blend of green tea with the goodness of apple and flavourful cinnamon. This tea helps control obesity and keep a check on bad cholesterol.

LEMONEY-HONEY: Lemon and honey is a great flavour combination. What’s more, when paired well, both ingredients are good for health. Ambrosia brings you the many benefits of these delicious ingredients in a blend of green tea that’s appealing in more ways than one.


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Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.


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