We get it: the time leading up to your wedding can seem overwhelming, even when you’re tingling with excitement for the big day. To help you stay calm and happy, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite teas to take the edge off, so you can enjoy wedding planning.
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WHEN YOU'RE MEGA STRESSED:
Your mind won’t stop going a mile a minute, you’re tossing and turning all night, and nothing seems to be working out just right. Turn to these teas to calm your overactive nervous system.
CHAMOMILE LEMON Sips by THE REPUBLIC OF TEA
Chamomile tea is a go-to soother and is especially awesome before bed. Get some much-needed zzz's so you can tackle tomorrow.
LAVENDER TÉ Sips by TÉ SPA
Even just the smell of lavender is relaxing, but sipping it has even more benefits for your body. Lavender has an analgesic effect, meaning that it helps both your mind and body react less to stress.
HONEY LAVENDER STRESS RELIEF Sips by YOGI
The powerful passionflower plant helps to stimulate your body’s production of GABA, important neurotransmitters that help to soothe anxiety and insomnia. Along with passionflower extract, Yogi Tea’s blend for stress relief contains a number of other soothing ingredients like lavender, lemon myrtle, and chamomile.
WHEN YOU'RE EXHAUSTED:
Feeling completely worn out from all that running around but still got things to do? Boost your energy naturally with these uplifting teas. THey won’t leave you with that post-caffeine crash like you might get after drinking coffee.
ORGANIC QUEEN OF TARTS Sips by DAVIDsTEA
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, guayusa naturally contains caffeine to help you feel more awake and focused. With blackberry, hibiscus, and sweetened with stevia, this sip is the perfect combination of tart and sweet.
ENERGIZE Sips by SNARKY TEA
Yerba maté is a South American tea that is said to be as effective as coffee, while also providing your body with protective antioxidants. And it’s the star of this energizing blend, which also contains matcha to help with focus and has a tasty cocoa and cinnamon flavor.
SWEET TANGERINE POSITIVE ENERGY Sips by YOGI
Black tea is a go-to for energy, and this blend also has green maté to help give you a boost. It also contains the adaptogen ashwagandha and healing tulsi to help relieve stress at the same time, making it a very balancing blend.
WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH BLOATING:
Maybe you overindulged, or you’re feeling a little less than comfy with all those dress fittings. These teas will help to calm your digestive system. Plus, tea is a great way to stay hydrated, which will help even more.
PEPPERMINT SAGE Sips by RISHI
Peppermint is an incredibly refreshing tea, and it has a cooling effect on the digestive system, relaxing the muscles in your gut to help ease bloating and abdominal pain. Bonus: this tea also contains sage and licorice, both stomach soothers.
CITRUS GINGER Sips by TEA DROPS
Ginger is awesome for supporting digestion, as well as easing nausea and reducing inflammation. This herbal tea is also helpful for menstrual issues, so if your bloating is related to that time of the month, this tea is a great one to grab. This tea also has spearmint, lemon, and orange to boost your mood.
DANDELION COCONUT Sips by TEECCINO
One of the most detoxifying teas, dandelion supports the liver and is also a natural diuretic, helping to relieve bloating and reduce excess water weight. This coconut flavored sip is naturally sweetened with dates and figs and contains chicory root, all of which contain fiber that’s beneficial for your digestion.
WHEN YOUR SKIN IS FREAKING OUT:
Maybe the stress you’re feeling is making itself known through your skin, or you just want to take the time to pamper your skin to help yourself feel your best on your big day. These teas will help calm and clear your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow.
JASMINE LOVE Sips by TEA CHIC SHIMAYA
Fragrant jasmine tea is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that help to soothe the skin and even out skin tone while reducing the effects of aging. This tea also contains rosehips, another awesome anti-ager.
BLUEBERRY BASIL Sips by WIGHT TEA COMPANY
Caffeine-free rooibos is full of skin-loving antioxidants. It’s also a great source of other nutrients that are essential for healthy skin and hair like zinc, which helps with cell turnover and healing acne scarring, as well as alpha hydroxy to reduce the signs of aging. This fruity tea is mood-boosting, and the dash of basil makes it refreshing.
BERRY ESSENCE Sips by DAVIDSON'S ORGANIC TEAS
Rosehip tea is one of the most frequently suggested sips for fighting aging, because it contains compounds that help prevent the breaking down of collagen. Rosehip also helps to reduce inflammation, which can ease breakouts, as well as soothe irritated skin. This delicious tea is full of berries, including raspberries and blueberries, with a base of rooibos tea.
WHEN YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT GETTING SICK:
All those wedding festivities can mean plenty of mingling, plus, if you have little ones in your wedding party, you might find yourself in frequent contact with adorable germ-factories. Support your immune system with these teas.
ECHINACEA PLUS Sips by TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS
The herb echinacea is a go-to for supporting the immune system. It also helps to reduce inflammation and has antiviral properties, meaning that if you do happen to get sick, it can help cut down on the severity and duration of your symptoms. This immune-boosting blend has a pleasant citrus and mint taste.
GREEN FRUIT SUPER TEASips by SAGE MARIE'S
Because berries are so high in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, they’re a delicious way to keep your immune system healthy. Reminiscent of fruit punch, this tasty tea combines berries with green tea for a truly powerful punch of antioxidants.
TURMERIC SPICE GREEN TEA Sips by UDYAN TEA
We know green tea is a popular wellness tea thanks to antioxidants, but it also helps to reduce inflammation and improve focus. This blend also contains the powerful spice turmeric, further soothing inflammation and easing any aches you might be feeling.
WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH A POST-BACHELORETTE PARTY HANGOVER
Party a little too hard? These teas will help to relieve symptoms like headache, sluggishness, and queasiness, so you can get back to celebrating ASAP.
SYSTEM RE-BUDDHA Sips by FAVA TEA
The juniper berry is pretty powerful: it helps your body detoxify from over indulging, and also helps to soothe your stomach. This tea also contains ginger, peppermint, fennel, and licorice root to further support digestion.
SPICE Sips by HEALTHY TEAS
Anti-inflammatory turmeric is great for recovery after a night out, helping to relieve a pounding headache. Plus, it helps your liver to detoxify so you feel better faster. Reap the benefits in this blend, which combines turmeric with soothing ginger and cinnamon.
PILOT'S BLEND Sips by FRIDAY AFTERNOON TEA
Lemon can help to refresh and get back to your day. Lemon can help to reduce dehydration, which helps improve your hangover. This caffeinated tea also contains yerba mate, so it’s great if you need a boost.
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