It’s so incredibly important to take a moment of peace for yourself on a regular basis. I love the idea of stress relief tea because it’s an easy way to support your mental, emotional, and physical health without feeling like there’s just one more thing on your to-do list. The right tea can change everything.
“A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.” – Mary Lou Heiss, The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
What kind of self-care rituals do you practice? This is something to think about often because we’re creatures of habit and it’s easy to get pulled into a routine that doesn’t feel good. If I take a step back from my day-to-day routine, I notice behaviors that seemed to have snuck in without me even realizing it.
Taking a moment to pause and adopt a bird’s eye view of our lives can have powerfully positive implications. We’re empowered when we’re acutely aware of what needs to be changed.
With that said, it’s probably no surprise that Americans are carrying around stress levels way higher than is considered “healthy” by researchers. I’m sure the country I live in isn’t the only one flaunting higher-than-desirable stress levels; people everywhere understand that “overwhelm” can seriously restrain the level of joy we feel in any given experience.
Take a step back. What needs to be changed? What simple action can you take from here?
I like easy recipes that encourage me to try something new without plopping more stress onto my already-tight schedule. Stress relief tea sounds good to me: it doesn’t take much time to make, the recipes are usually simple as can be, and I can sip while I work. This is something that feels possible and realistic.
I hope you find a little sprinkling of hope here that you can incorporate into your morning, afternoon, or evening routine. A little stress relief can go a long way.“Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you.” – Jonathan Stroud Click To Tweet
Check with your doctor before enjoying any of these tea blends to make sure they don’t interact with any other medications or health conditions.
5 Easy Stress Relief Tea Blends to Enrich Your Daily Life
1. Lavender-Orange Tea
To make this tea, use these ingredients as a base, and swap in slices of lemon, tangerine, or grapefruit if you want to switch it up:
- 8 ounces water (preferably distilled)
- 2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers (food-grade)
- 1-2 fresh orange slices
- 1 teaspoon honey, optional
2. Lemon and Ginger Calming Tonic
Clear your sinuses, give your immune system a welcome boost, and calm frazzled nerves with this healing and lively tonic. I try to drink a cup of tea with magnesium in it on a daily basis because it provides natural stress relief.
This easy-to-make tonic features a few additional ingredients to help your body out during the cold, busy season:
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
- 1 tablespoon lemon flavor Natural Calm Magnesium
- 1 fresh lemon, sliced
- 2 cups boiling water
- Raw honey, to taste (optional)
3. Chamomile Tea Latte
Chamomile has a whole host of beneficial properties and is probably one of the more popular herbal teas known for warding off anxiety and stress. Using this ancient medicinal herb is a brilliant choice for stress relief tea, but if you’re craving something a little more rich and cozy, may I interest you in a cup of comfort in the form of a latte?
I’m loving these ingredients:
- 2 cups milk of choice (I like almond or cashew)
- 2 tablespoons chamomile tea
- 5 cloves, crushed
- 1 cinnamon stick + ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the full instructions for this tea latte creation, see the original recipe with photos here.
4. Lemon Balm Tea
This tea is super easy to make. All you need is dried lemon balm (known for its soothing effect on the nervous system) and hot water. I’m also sharing this incredibly simple recipe because the source from which I found it shares tips for using lemon balm along with three additional recipes.
All you’ll need for this tea is:
- 1-2 tsp dried lemon balm
- 1 cup hot water
For variations, instructions, and a recipe for infused water and a tincture featuring lemon balm, see the original post here.“While there is tea, there is hope.” – Arthur Wing Pinero Click To Tweet
5. Sweet Sleep Tea
A healing night’s sleep is a necessary ingredient in optimal mental, emotional, and physical health. This recipe balances pungent lavender and empowering citrus with the floral, mellow scent of rose petals to create an uplifting beverage you’d want to settle down with after a stressful day.
Combine the herbs and orange for steeping before adding honey and milk for a delicious tea that smells and tastes like peace:
- 1/4 cup Lavender buds
- 1/2 cup Chamomile flowers
- 1/4 cup Dried orange peel
- 2 Tbsp Rose petals
- Raw honey
- Coconut or pastured, raw milk
For full recipe instructions and inspiration, read the original post from The Herbal Spoon.
If you enjoy taking a bath, check out these DIY herbal bath tea blends featuring chamomile and calendula, rose petals and lavender, and sage and lemon balm.
Please share your thoughts, how you relieve stress, your go-to stress relief tea, and any inspiring stories of what’s worked for you with me in the comments.
Share a cup of stress relief tea with a friend; send them these recipes to inspire their next moment of peace.
Take a moment of peace and inner quiet for yourself, every single day—the quality of your life might depend on it.