Alternative Benefits of Tea

Alternative Benefits of Tea

Time for you and time for me
And time for a cup of tea

 

There’s nothing quite like a cup of tea to take your mind off stressful things. Somehow, it helps slow things down and makes you feel completely at ease. Preparing and sipping tea is an act of relaxation itself, but there are many other ways to use the popular beverage when you want to unwind and relieve stress. These tea infused ideas are also simple self-care practices that are an excellent addition to any evening routine. Next time you want to relax with tea, you can try using them to feel a sense of tranquility and calm.

 

Relax, it’s tea time: The benefits of tea beyond being a beverage

 

Tea-Infused Face Masks

 

If you’re in the mood for an at-home spa day, reach out for a face mask. Not only is it relaxing and refreshing for your skin, it also encourages you to be patient waiting for it to set before washing or peeling off. You can make your own tea masks or explore various tea infused beauty products. Adding tea improves the experience because of the aroma and health properties for the skin.

 

Tea Facial Steams

 

Just like warm water opens up delicate tea leaves, warm steam can open up pores. Add a few nutrient-rich plants in the warm steam, and even better for your skin to absorb. Feel the soothing steam from the warm tea invigorate your senses.

When it comes to actual tea facial steams, you’re infusing tea and herbs in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes and then creating a tent with a towel over your head to steam for 5-8 minutes.

 

Benefits of Tea Facial Steams

 

This can slightly vary depending on the tea/herbs used, but here are a few:

 

    -Softens and cleanses the skin by drawing out buildup

    -Hydrates the skin

    -Boosts circulation
    -Promotes relaxation

 

You can make your own tea facial steams or you can also find blends that were curated just for this relaxation method. It is best to use herbal ones, which come in many different variants.

 

When thinking of an evening unwinding, sometimes a warm, soothing bath can come to mind. And taking a tea bath is one of the most innovative ways to destress. It can soothe sore muscles, promote good sleep, and healthy skin. Similar to the tea facial steam, a tea bath requires you to fill a bath tub with warm water and in the process, infuse a tea bath blend. A tea bath blend can usually consist of Epsom salt or baking soda with dried tea and therapeutic herbs. You can also try tea bath bombs.

 

Tea Meditation

 

Tea meditation can be a practice for many and it is a lot simpler than it may seem. In fact, there is a chance that many are already practicing this without even realizing it.

 

Tea meditation is about a lot more than just taking sips of your tea. It all begins with selecting your tea and tea-ware, and putting the kettle on. The moments in between preparing your tea are small windows of opportunity for relaxation. For example, as you wait for your kettle to sing, sit and practice a short breathing meditation. Place one hand above your chest and the other on your stomach. Listening to the faint whistles of your kettle, inhale and exhale, observing your breathing until it is time to turn the kettle off. With your full attention, then you can proceed to make your cup of tea.