Have you experienced those days when you regret over-indulging in rich or fatty foods or eating too much? Don’t worry, feeling bloated and gassy and having an upset stomach after eating isn’t unusual.
For centuries people have turned to herbal teas to soothe and settle their turbulent tums when uncomfortable digestive issues threaten to detract from a great meal. There are many different herbs with tummy-taming qualities which are brewed to banish uncomfortable digestive symptoms.
Just Ginger Tea is a tasty favourite with many. Throughout history tea made from ginger root has been used to treat nausea and calm the stomach. Ginger tea is also a popular solution to morning sickness.
Another favourite is Just Peppermint Tea, its soothing qualities earning it the label of being one of the best teas for digestion.
Amongst the black teas, our Pu-erh Loose Leaf Tea is a fermented black tea with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. The ancient Chinese used pu-erh as a tonic to aid digestion and reduce inflammation, often drunk as a post- dinner elixir.
At T2 our Wellness Teas for gut health and improved digestion also include Tummy Tea, The Belly Blend, and Detox Loose Leaf Tisane. This selection of beautiful teas for digestion will de-bloat your over-used digestive system and soothe an agitated digestive tract so you feel fresh and raring to go once again!
Green tea is a rich source of loads of good green stuff, so it’s not only good for digestion but good for us, period. Things like polyphenols, catechins and antioxidants are the sort of superpowers found in green tea which are capable of improving our health and wellbeing but also able to aid digestion and soothe gastrointestinal disorders.
A steaming cup of gorgeous green tea is a popular alternative to coffee for an after-dinner brew providing loads more goodness and a lot less caffeine.
Studies have shown that green tea may be effective in reducing stress which in turn might help you to achieve more restful sleep.
Green tea is also bursting with naturally healthy tea ingredients so drinking a daily cup of blooming good green tea is a great way to stay well. But green tea does also contain a small amount of caffeine – not as much as black tea, mind you. Go ahead and indulge in your tealicious daily greens in a cup but perhaps choose another herbal sleep tea as your fave bedtime tea if you are a little reactive to caffeine.
Peppermint tea is often considered the best tea for digestion! Not only does peppermint have that beautifully refreshing aromatic quality, but peppermint tea can relieve digestive issues and symptoms of gastrointestinal stress.
While T2 Just Peppermint Loose Leaf Herbal Tisane will settle your belly with its sensationally smooth and minty aromatic qualities, peppermint is also an herb commonly used in many digestive tea blends.
The Belly Blend and Tummy Tea are herbal tea blends crafted to relieve digestive symptoms and discomfort like acid reflux and stomach pain. Experience this dynamic duo for yourself, with our fabulous digest and soothe duo packs.
Why are they so good for digestion? Well, because Tummy Tea contains peppermint, fennel, calendula and licorice root – powerful herbs with many talents and skills when it comes to looking after our gastrointestinal health and wellbeing.
While technically not herbal tea because it contains pu-erh black tea, The Belly Blend has a soft and luxurious chocolatey flavour to soothe a tortured tummy. The Belly Blend is craftily blended from pu-erh black tea, carob, chicory and marshmallow root and becomes kind of chocolate milkshake-ish when a little warm milk is added. Yummmy!
Often people love the freshness of peppermint herbal tea or the zesty tang and uplifting qualities of a cup of ginger tea to aid digestion. Ginger tea has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the gut, helping to calm tummy troubles and relieve digestive discomfort.
A warm and sensationally spicy cup of ginger tea is easy to brew. Pop one T2 scoop or teaspoon into your teapot, tea mug with diffuser or tea bottle and let it steep at 100°C for between three and five minutes. Ginger is a team player, so you can even combine your Just Ginger loose leaf herbal tea with another favourite herbal tea to make your own special digestive brew.
Learn more about how to brew the perfect cup of tea every time, with our brew guides.
Nothing beats a mug of gorgeous ginger tea any time on a cold winter’s day… but to aid digestion ginger tea is best drunk soon after eating.
While coffee can be an irritant and caffeine is the last thing some people need at night, herbal tea can gently settle and soothe tummies without any fuss - and without keeping you awake half the night!
A refreshing cup of peppermint tea after dinner is hard to beat, but for a luscious hit of chocolatey flavours you can’t go past The Belly Blend - a totally decadent after-dinner experience without the sugar rush.
Warm and soothing Indian Spice Loose Leaf Tea is simply delicious while Just Chamomile and Tummy Tea are gentle on the palate.
T2 have an inspiring selection of tummy-taming teas to settle and soothe a tumultuous tum. Pop into your local T2 store for a sensational sensory experience – and maybe a tasting or two – or shop online to find the perfect tea for digestion.