Best Teas for Stress and Anxiety

Best Teas for Stress and Anxiety | Mosi Tea

Known to aid in digestion, balance blood sugar and reduce the risk of certain cancers, tea's impact on physical health has been widely admired for centuries. But beyond these well-known benefits, certain teas have properties that are known to improve your mental health and well-being.

Aside from the sense of ritual and variety of calming flavors, tea has antioxidants and other compounds that make each cup a stress-relieving concoction. Different teas offer different benefits, from soothing nerves to inducing sleep.

In this article, we’ll introduce five of the best teas for anxiety and stress relief and share how to prepare and enjoy each of them.

Best Teas for Stress and Anxiety

Lavender Tea

lavender

Lavender is widely known for its calming scent, commonly used in aromatherapy. Lavender tea, often found as an herbal infusion, unsurprisingly has an incredibly calming effect.

Benefits of Lavender Tea

The compounds and essential oils found in lavender have many properties that make it one of the best teas for stress relief. It has been shown to improve sleep, reduce stress, and relieve symptoms of anxiety.

Aids in Sleep Quality

Studies have shown that found that even the simple act of smelling lavender before bed increased the amount of time young, healthy people spent in REM sleep. When lavender is enjoyed as a tea, you can experience these same calming effects on the nervous system.

Helps Manage Mood Disorders

In recent studies, women who drank 250 ml of lavender tea every day reported reduced fatigue and feelings of depression. There is also research suggesting that lavender extract can stimulate certain areas of the brain to help drinkers calm down and boost their mood.

Improves Skin Health

The compounds of lavender have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help improve your skin. It can stop the formation of pimples, heal wounds, and help manage diseases like psoriasis. When consumed in tea, lavender may help boost the production of collagen.

Try Mosi's Rooibos Lavender Tea

When looking for a soothing lavender tea to take before bedtime, check out Mosi's Rooibos Lavender. This product combines the sweetness of lavender and the nutty flavor of rooibos to create a delicious infusion with an airy aroma. It’s a great drink to help you wind down from a busy day.

How to Prepare Lavender Tea

  1. Fill the sieve of your Mosi portable tea infuser with about a teaspoon of the product.

  2. Heat eight ounces of water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Steep the loose leaf tea for three to five minutes, and remove before drinking.

  4. Add honey, lemon, or milk to try new flavors.

Chamomile Tea

chamomile tea

Like lavender, chamomile is actually a flower used to make tea. Since the first civilizations in Egypt emerged, chamomile flowers have been used to make a drink that is widely recognized for its many soothing properties.

Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is known to help calm the nervous system with its soothing floral flavor.

Improves Sleep Quality

Chamomile contains a chemical compound called apigenin, which is its secret weapon in improving sleep quality. Apigenin binds with receptors in the brain that promote drowsiness while reducing the symptoms of insomnia.

After a cup of chamomile tea, several studies have revealed that you can expect longer and deeper sleep with fewer interruptions. If stress and anxiety are impacting your sleep quality, chamomile could be a great option for you.

Soothes Digestion Problems

Thanks to the gut-brain connection, stress can aggravate IBS symptoms. Luckily, chamomile has been used for centuries to aid upset stomachs. Several recent studies have shown how chamomile can improve digestion and soothe gastrointestinal issues, from bloating and abdominal pain to stomach ulcers.

Try Mosi's Green Chamomile

Curious to try some soothing chamomile tea? Try Mosi’s Green Chamomile loose leaf tea. This herbal tonic is a mixture of chamomile, green tea and lemongrass, resulting in an earthy yet delicate aroma in every sip.

The Best Way to Enjoy Mosi’s Green Chamomile

  1. Fill the sieve of your portable tea infuser with about two grams of the loose leaf tea.

  2. Heat eight ounces of water to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Steep the loose leaf tea for three to five minutes and remove before drinking. Enjoy it while it's hot!

  4. Add mint, lemon, or sugar for new flavor combinations.

Rose Teas

 rose tea

While the sight and smell of roses is likely familiar to you, you may not be familiar with the many health benefits these beautiful flowers can provide.

Calming Effects of Rose Teas

Here are some reasons why rose tea is an effective stress-relieving tea.

Alleviates Menstrual Pain

If you associate your monthly cycle with pain, stress and anxiety, you're not alone. Luckily, the properties of rose tea have been shown to reduce the symptoms. There have been several studies showing that drinking it regularly reduces inflammation and pain, thanks to the vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds found in rose essential oils. 

Antidepressant Effects

Research has shown that certain compounds found in rose oils have excellent antioxidant properties. These reduce the amount of free radicals in the brain, which are chemicals that have been associated with depression. An improved mental state can also enhance your mood and libido, which is why some cultures recognize rose teas as an aphrodisiac.

Brew a Cup of Mosi’s Rose Black Tea

Try a cup of Mosi’s Rose Black tea if you want to experience the fragrant aroma of garden-picked rose. This loose-leaf mixture of black tea and rose petals has a sweet and woody flavor profile that makes it a versatile drink.

Best Ways to Prepare Mosi’s Rose Black Tea

  1. Fill the sieve of your Mosi tea infuser with two grams of loose leaf tea.

  2. Heat eight ounces of water to 206 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Steep for two to four minutes before removing the leaves and enjoying.

  4. Add milk, honey, or sugar for more sweetness.

Mint Tea

 mint tea

The cooling properties of mint leaves have made it a staple drink and spice in many cultures. Mint tea has also been used as a remedy for colds, headaches, and stomachaches. Today, the most common types of mint teas are made from peppermint, spearmint, or a mixture of both. These are usually paired with other ingredients in powdered teas or loose leaf infusions.

Peppermint Tea as a Calming Drink

The main compound that gives mint tea its cooling properties is menthol, making it an effective and calm tea for stress. Aside from providing flavor and aroma, this substance is shown to provide health benefits, including the following.

Alleviates the Symptoms of Headaches

Stress and anxiety can lead to headaches. Whether it's a bad migraine or a minor tension headache, drinking peppermint tea has been shown to relieve the pain of various kinds of headaches. Menthol and the other compounds found in the leaves relax the tense muscles in the skull and provide the familiar cooling sensation throughout the body.

May Improve Your Sleep

Mint teas are generally caffeine free, making them a great calming drink before bedtime. Add its muscle relaxant properties, and you have the perfect combination for a good night’s rest.

Helps Manage Colds and Allergies

Chronic respiratory issues like allergies and colds can cause a lot of stress for some people. But thanks to mint tea’s rosmarinic acid, it reduces symptoms like runny noses, asthma, and itchy eyes. Peppermint, in particular, has antibacterial and antiviral properties that help unclog sinuses and prevent colds from getting any worse.

Try a Cup of Mosi’s Green Mint

Mosi's Green Mint is the perfect combination of green tea, peppermint, spearmint, and lemongrass. The result is a refreshing concoction rich with antioxidants and L-theanine, which provides a cognitive boost and can also add in stress relief. 

How to Prepare Mosi’s Green Mint Tea

  1. Pour two grams of loose leaf mint tea into your tea infuser sieve.

  2. Heat eight ounces of water to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Steep for two to four minutes, and then remove leaves before drinking.

  4. Add lemon, honey, or milk to explore more flavors.

Matcha Green Tea

vanilla matcha latte

Originating from Japan and East Asia, matcha is a special powdered form of green tea which has recently gained popularity in Western cultures. 

Matcha as a Stress-Relieving Drink

This concentrated green tea can help ease anxiety, boost cognitive function, and alleviate stress if you drink it regularly. 

Reduces the Symptoms of Anxiety

There are certain compounds in matcha that have anxiolytic effects, which activate dopamine receptors and reduce the levels of anxiety.

If you drink matcha regularly, you could experience milder and fewer anxiety attacks. That’s why this drink is often recognized as the best tea for anxiety.

Boosts Brain Health and Cognitive Function

Because there is a more concentrated amount of caffeine in matcha, it’s been shown to boost cognitive function and overall brain health. But unlike coffee, matcha is loaded with l-theanine which helps prevent an energy crash and keep you calmly focused.

Research has shown improved attention and reaction time, memory retention, and lesser instances of energy crash for those who drink it regularly.

Helps Manage Stress

Unlike coffee, the caffeine in matcha is absorbed into the body at a more gradual rate. This means that instead of getting a 60-minute energy spike, matcha gives you a stable and sustained energy boost. This improves alertness while avoiding the palpitations and restlessness associated with coffee. When you consider this in combination with the anxiety-reducing compounds naturally found in the drink, you have the perfect tea for stress management.

Drink a Cup of Mosi’s Vanilla Matcha

Looking for a matcha drink with something extra? Mosi’s Vanilla Matcha tea is a mixture of premium matcha powder and sweet vanilla. This results in a concoction with an earthy and fragrant aroma rich in antioxidants and L-theanine.

How to Prepare the Best Matcha

  1. Add two grams of matcha powder to your mug or bowl for mixing.

  2. Heat eight ounces of water to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Shake or mix the water and matcha together until frothy.

  4. Add ice, honey, milk, or even mint, depending on your mood.

 

If you need help managing stress and anxiety, falling asleep, soothing cramps, or all of the above, consider changing up your beverage routine. Check out Mosi's high-quality loose leaf teas to find your new favorite calming tea and incorporate it into your routine!