When the temperatures rise again, you should make sure that you drink enough fluids. In addition to water, tea is particularly suitable for this purpose, even if it may sound a little strange at first.
In summer, the main thing is lukewarm
If you take a look at more southern regions and countries, you will quickly realise that they also have a strong tea culture in summer. But why is that?
The reason: as tempting as cold drinks may be in summer, our body has to expend a lot of energy to raise the cold drinks to our own body temperature. This puts additional strain on our organism – especially in the hot summer temperatures. To quench your thirst, you should therefore drink lukewarm tea or water.
In the following, we present five types of tea that you should definitely try this summer.
The absolute classic among teas is peppermint tea. You will be surprised how soothing a warm and possibly slightly sweetened peppermint tea can be in hot temperatures. Due to its neutralising and digestive effect, the tea also has a positive effect on our digestive tract. To prepare the tea, we recommend pouring 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves over hot, no longer boiling water and letting the tea steep covered for 20 minutes.
How about a refreshing and tasty tea made from nettle in summer? Nettle tea is not only refreshing and cooling, but also has many other positive properties. Among other things, nettle is an immune booster, detoxifier and source of iron and protein. To prepare the tea, we recommend pouring 250 ml of hot water over two heaped teaspoons of nettle leaves. After about 10-15 minutes you can strain the tea and let it cool down a bit.
Fennel tea is mainly used for stomach aches, digestive complaints or migraines. The slightly sweet taste is particularly appealing in summer. If you like it even sweeter, you can add agave syrup or a little honey. To prepare, simply pour 250 ml of hot water over a heaped teaspoon and leave to infuse for 15-20 minutes, covered. Strain and enjoy after cooling down.
A cooled tea made from hibiscus has a light berry flavour and is also rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. In addition, hibiscus tea can reduce the development of cardiovascular diseases and, due to its anti-inflammatory effect, can help us lower our blood pressure. To make the tea, pour 250 ml of water over 2 teaspoons of hibiscus flowers. After about 15 minutes, strain the tea and let it cool down.
Lemon balm supports us with its flavonoids and polyphenols, especially in gastrointestinal diseases and cardiovascular problems. In addition, lemon balm tea is increasingly being used to treat mild anxiety and insomnia. In summer, we also benefit from the cooling and lemony taste, which makes the tea an ideal companion in summer. Again, the preparation is very simple: pour 250 ml of hot, no longer boiling water over 2 teaspoons of lemon balm and cover. After a brewing time of 10-15 minutes, strain and leave to cool.
Do you have any more tips for a delicious, summery tea? Feel free to leave us a comment on the blog or on one of our social media profiles. We look forward to it. Your Herbathek team.