Buddha Teas - Ashwagandha Tea
There is nothing better than sipping a cup of hot tea under a cozy blanket during a blizzard. So this winter I’ve been going down my list of teas to try out. Since ashwagandha tea is believed to reduce anxiety It made its way to the top of that list.
While not scientifically proven, it is a popular belief that ashwagandha can help treat anxiety. It’s part of a species called somnifera and in Latin, that translates to sleep-inducing. It has also been traditionally used as an adaptogen in Ayurvedic medicine.
I decided to try out Buddha Teas ashwagandha tea since I already really trusted them as a brand. All of their teas are certified organic, GMO-free, and they use unbleached tea bags as well.
Friendly reminder: Ashwagandha tea is not recommended for those that are pregnant, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Consult your doctor first if you're in one of those categories and would like to try it out.
It's recommended that you brew the tea for 3-5 minutes. It was such a light color I opted to wait closer to 5 minutes. The final color looked a bit golden.
On the nose, it has a light scent that reminds me of palo santo. It has a very light and refreshing taste that’s a bit hard to define. It almost tastes like gunpowder green tea but has more of a mild flavor.
As someone that has tried a lot of things that promise to reduce anxiety with no results, I wasn't expecting this to actually work. The one thing I noticed most was that it seemed to make my muscles feel a lot looser. It honestly felt like I took a muscle relaxer. I also felt a general sense of calm after taking it.
This one is definitely going to be added to my arsenal for high-stress days. If you want to check it out for yourself just click here.
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