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Taking care of your body is more important than ever, and these teas can not only boost your immunity but bring you a sense of calm as well.

As the risk of getting infected with COVID-19 remains, the choice to eat and drink as healthily as possible is a priority. We keep finding ways to improve our wellbeing, ensuring we balance what we eat. Similar goes with what we drink—herbal teas, for instance, can calm our nerves which we definitely need these days. Thankfully, there are far more benefits to drinking teas and one of which is boosting our immune system. So, we list down tea blends we can try to strengthen our immunity against inflammation and viral and bacterial infection.

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Turmeric Tea

With its bioactive anti-inflammatory compound curcumin, turmeric can protect the body from catching flu and cold. It has antimicrobial and antifungal properties that can ward you from picking up illnesses. Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara presents their turmeric blend using fresh raw turmeric and ginger. Together with lemon juice and honey, your tea will create a delightful taste and will add vitamin C and phytonutrients to further boost your immune system.

(Photo from bluetea.co.in)

Butterfly Pea Tea

From a luminous dark blue hue, this tea can change into a lovely blend of pink and purple colors with the addition of lemon juice. Beyond its visual appeal, the tea made of dried blue pea flowers has medicinal properties. It lowers blood pressure, reduces pain, and relieves anxiety. It is high on antioxidants like proanthocyanidins that defend your body from free radicals and promote skin elasticity. 

Click here to order Butterly Pea Tea.

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(Photo from NINMA Wildcrafted Apothecary’s Instagram)

Raw Wild Bioactive Forest Honey

The bioactive honey of Ninma Wildcrafted Apothecary comes straight from honeycombs. Thermally untreated, the honey carries higher levels of antibacterial and enzymatic action. With its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, energy-enhancing, and throat-soothing properties, this live honey can be your go-to immune defense drink. You can blend it with your herbal tea, your salad, or any other food and drink. 

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LEFT: Lemon Bush Tea. (Photos from TWG Tea)

Lemon Tea

Citrus fruits are known to strengthen the immune system by being rich in vitamin C. Typical fruit extracts to create tea include lemon, bergamot, yuzu, and grapefruit. You may drink it warm or piping hot in the morning to prepare your digestive system. TWG Tea has its blend of Lemon Bush Tea made of rooibos or red tea and wild citrus fruits. It is also good to note that red tea, a beloved drink in South Africa, is full of antioxidants targetting to prevent the growth of tumors and cancer cells. 

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LEFT: Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea. RIGHT: Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea G3. (Photos from Easy Tour China and Harney & Sons)

Green Tea

Among the most common tea flavors, green tea releases catechins. These are natural antioxidants that help prevent the common cold and flu. Green teas have phenols as well or compounds associated with antiseptic medicinal preparations. Premium tea shop The Tea Source carries Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea. Smooth and mellow on the palate, it has a lingering sweet aftertaste. You can also try their Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea G3 with its exotic sweet profile. Both green teas contain theanine that can soothe your mind and body. 

Click here to see other green tea flavors from The Tea Source.

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