Warm Floral Tea – A Stress Relieving Sensory Drink
Aah flowers! Sweet smelling, stress relieving sensory delights. Delicate little things, I hate to throw away if they wilt. How about cosuming them after you’re done decorating your tea table vase? Ideas anyone, –like make a warm floral tea? That’s one brilliant idea to recycle dead wilted flowers.
While not all flowers are edible, the edible ones have a pleasing, wonderful flavor when consumed. Roses, Hibiscus, Marigold, Chrysanthemums, Pea flowers are all edible and are steeped to make natural beverages.
Over the years, I have learnt to include flowers in my daily cooking. For example, I know how to make a rose pilaf with brilliant red rose petals. It is wonderfully aromatic and a great visual sight. I’ll share the recipe in a later post.This post is about making a warm floral tea and that’s exactly what I’ll dive into.
# Warm Floral Tea For A Cosy Winter Evening
I invented this tea the previous night when my mind craved for something mild and fragrant. I used ingredients that were already sitting in my kitchen. Much to my astonishment, the ingredients I had thrown in randomly were actually the ones I use to make my fat cutter drinks.
So voila, this makes the tea a fragrant and delicious floral fat cutter drink! Something you can enjoy anytime of the day irrespective of season.
If you enjoy fat cutter drinks, you may like Turmeric Tea, it is both delicious, is loaded with antioxidants and a great after meal drink if you are looking to get rid of flab!
Warm Floral Tea Recipe Ingredients
Method to make your floral tea- a fat cutter drink
Boil water. Throw in all the ingredients and simmer on a low flame for 10 mins. Turn off the flame. Keep the teapot covered and rest it another 10 mins. Strain and enjoy
Science behind the ingredients used in making this Floral tea
Green Tea – ?
Rich in polyphenols- about 30% by weight, is known to reduce inflammation and fight cancer.
It also has large amounts of cathechins, called EGCGl. Studies prove EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) one of the most powerful compounds in Green tea is known to treat various diseases.
Rose Petals ?
The main ingredient in this tea has a relaxing and calming effect on the senses. It also has a plenty of other health benefits when included in skin care or sipped in tea.
Here is a brief list of some of the benefits of rose petals
Helps relieve sore throat, and is anti inflammatory thanks to it’s antioxidant properties.
Research has time and again pointed towards a link between inflammation and weight gain. This floral tea with rose petals may boost weight loss.
Studies have shown, rose can boost a sluggish liver. If you think your insides need a bit of a kick-start, look to rose petals to help cleanse a congested and overworked liver.
As a healthy caffeine free alternative to tea or coffee, it curbs hunger pangs, to enhance weight loss
Mint – ?
Helps to encourage total body relaxation after a stressful day
Hibiscus – ?
Leads a deep red color that comes from polyphenols. Higher the polyphenols, deeper the color.
The polyphenols present in this tea have been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol, prevent heart disease and cancer and also fight certain strains of dangerous bacteria.
Ginger – ?
Contains the phenols, gingerol and shagaol that help stimulate digestive juices. They are known to fire up metabolism tha and prevent starch build-up in the body.
Lemon – ?
A study at the University of Newcastle showed that the enzymes in lemon, stimulate receptors that control and emit nerve signals.
These tiny seeds are a powerhouse of concentrated sources of minerals like, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, iron, selenium and magnesium.
Together they help in
1. Improving eyesight
2. Purify blood
3. Reducing asthma symptoms
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Use this herbal floral tea to relax and rejuvenate. It is a safer and more natural alternative to prescription medicines and can help with stress and anxiety.
Unlike coffee and other standard teas, this fat-cutter floral tea is almost caffeine free. Containing only a healthy trace of it that comes from green tea.
Do you have a favorite floral tea you keep going back to irrespective of season? Share in the comments below.
FAQ On Floral Tea
Is floral tea good for health?
Floral Tea has been shown to boost brain function.
Studies report Flowering Tea drinkers experience better cognitive and motor skills.
It helps you focus more clearly, be more alert.