A 2015 meta-analysis found that drinking three cups of tea per day reduced the risk of depression by 37%, according to the New York Times. There is nothing more revitalizing than taking your tea on the road. After all, you need to stay hydrated throughout your journey. Plus, the convenience of traveling by car allows you to carry a thermos wherever you go.
However, to best enjoy the flavorful taste of tea, you need to choose the best-performing teas for your road trip. Check out this tea lover’s guide to surviving a long journey ahead.
Get An Energy Boost With Peppermint Tea
Although many people drink peppermint tea for its delicious flavor, it offers numerous health benefits. Mint tea can relieve indigestion, bloating, and headaches; promote sleep, and boost energy – which is why it is a must-have in your traveling kit. If you experience motion sickness, taking peppermint tea can reduce incidences of vomiting.
Additionally, due to its ability to relax digestive muscles, mint tea helps ease stomach pain when you feel bloated after eating different foods on the road. Besides: Preparing peppermint tea is easy and the taste doesn’t change when it stays in the thermos for an extended period of time.
Battle Road Anxiety With Chamomile Tea
Just like finding the right vehicle for your road trip is essential, preparing chamomile tea should be a top priority. Chamomile tea is one of the magical teas that provide relief from anxiety, migraines, and headaches that are caused by increasing stress hormones in the body. Not to mention, other health benefits linked to chamomile tea include improved digestion, better heart health, and reduced inflammation.
Just be sure to “drop” loose leaf tea, as superstitions say it will bring you good luck and ward off evil spirits on the road. So, if you feel anxious driving on the highways, a cup of chamomile tea will eliminate your worries.
Calm Digestion With Ginger Tea
Apart from its pleasant spicy and sweet taste, ginger tea is beneficial for your health. Drinking a cup of ginger tea can help ensure you have a hassle-free road trip. Ginger soothes the nerves; therefore it prevents nausea and other motion sickness symptoms like headaches and migraines. You will also experience reduced inflammation, lowered anxiety levels, enhanced digestion, and improved blood circulation.
Therefore, every time you travel consider packing a full thermos of ginger tea. Alternatively, you can carry hot water in your flask and pack slices of ginger root in a container. Then you can brew your ginger tea anytime without the need for a long stop. If ginger is too strong for your tastebuds, you may also try adding lemon and honey for a sweet mixture.
Nothing’s better than sipping warm herbal tea as you cruise along the endless roads. The key is to prepare tea that can stay warm for up to 12 hours in your thermos without turning bitter. After all, traveling should not limit you from taking your favorite tea along for the journey.
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I was expecting more on how to brew Camellia Sinensis while on the road. In the past I’ve used a “grandpa style” approach, putting leaves in a tea bottle, drinking the tea without separating them, and refilling it. Gas-station hot water can be pretty bad for quality but at least that’s an easy resource to come across. A small thermos can help, carrying extra water from a more reliable source, like a hotel breakfast. I just tried thermos brewing for the first time (what it sounds like; brewing long-term in a thermos as a brewing device). I completely botched it, adding too much compressed Moonlight White, so the result looked like weak coffee. Shu pu’er is probably best suited for this approach, but the white tea probably leaves the thermos with less residual flavor impact, with shu being as earthy as it generally is.
Amazing Article tea. really happy to say it was an interesting post
Need to point out more benefits over tea.
Ginger tea is my favourite one.
Adding to the list can also be Olive Tea to soothe your body.
olive tea has double the antioxidant capacity and four times the content of vitamin C as compared to the normal green tea. This quality makes it more suitable to lower cholesterol and boost immunity. Olive leaf being its origin also brings with it inherited functional properties like anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral. It is also proven to relieve stress and promote relaxation to body
I tried olive tea from Brewed leaf and I just loved it. Not only Olive Tea has a great flavor, but also detoxifying and healing properties. Plus, they have their own estates in Darjeeling , so pure and natural quality as expected.