What’s the Tea?

Although this blog is called “The Coffee Witch” witches are known for drinking tea. I am not the biggest tea drinker but there are some that I just like. We witches drink a lot of tea because many have spiritual benefits but it  is also really good for you. So even if a tea isn’t necessarily magickal it is probably healthy. At the end of this article, comment your favorite tea below so I can try it!

   First I like to drink black tea, simply because it tastes good. I am not sure if it has any spiritual benefits but it does have health benefits because it is high in antioxidants. If you are not a big tea drinker I would recommend some sweetened black tea because it can help you get into tea drinking and it’s healthy. It is also said that drinking black tea can help lower cholesterol because it contains lipoproteins. Black tea can even help with focus because it has caffeine and amino acids. If you have trouble waking up in the morning but you don’t like coffee, black tea is a great alternative. It is also more mild than coffee so having a cup of tea can cure the afternoon slump. Along with antioxidants and protein, black tea also has potassium, manganese, and fluoride. Because of all these different nutrients black tea can boost the immune system; a big part of this is the presence of tannins. Tannins give tea its taste but it is also healthy for the body. It also contains alkylamine antigens which boost the immune response. These tannins and antioxidants are also known to be good for dental hygiene as they can clean bacteria out of the mouth. The tannins are like the gift that keeps on giving because they also assist in digestion. 

   The second tea that I personally love is passion tea. I am not a big fan of the super herbal tasting teas so passion/hibiscus tea is something I can really enjoy. It tastes more tropical and sour than most teas so I like to mix it with different fruits or drinks. My go to spring drink is iced passion tea with stevia and lemon. It is super refreshing and energizing. Passion tea also has magickal traits, the most obvious one being increasing passion and attraction in love. This is because of the fuschia color, and high energy, in this drink. So drink passion tea to put your lover in the mood, attract a lover, or if you just need an energy boost. It is also a good source of antioxidants, vitamin b, folate, vitamin c, and flavonoids. The orange peels in passion tea give it anti-inflammatory properties due to the polyphenols in it. The orange peels along with the rose hips are also good sources of vitamin c which adds an immune system boost. 

   My final go to tea is the “Peach Tranquility” from Teavana or Starbucks. This tea is a little more herbal but it still has the tropical taste that I like. The flavors in the tea are peach, pineapple, lemon verbena, and chamomile. It almost tastes like a juice more than a tea. This tea is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals along with anthocyanins. The vitamins and antioxidants give the body a great immune boost. This tea helps me a lot when I’m sick and you can even add honey to coat the throat. The vitamins and minerals in this tea are also good for heart health! So sometimes I will drink this after I do my cardio for the day. This tea contains minerals like calcium and fluoride so it is even good for bones and teeth. 

   Although I could talk about a million more teas I am going to stop here since these are my favorites that I drink regularly. If you are not a big tea drinker I recommend these because they all have a more refreshing taste than the herbal taste that most teas have. I also recommend black tea if you are not a coffee drinker but you still want a morning boost. Finally if you have a cold or a sore throat, the Peach Tranquility will work wonders! So comment below your favorite tea and I will be sure to try it out!

Sources: 

5 Powerful Benefits Of Peach Leaf Tea | Organic Facts

Teavana » Peach Tranquility®

Is Passion Tea Good for You? Pros and Cons, Nutrition Information, and More (webmd.com)

Witches’ Grimoire – Recipes: Potions; Aphrodisia Passion Tea – Wattpad

The Many Health Benefits of Drinking Black Tea (thespruceeats.com)

11 Health Benefits of Drinking Black Tea | Nutrition Advance

10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Black Tea (healthline.com)

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