Swap Your Energy Drinks for These Refreshing Tea Blends

A pick-me-up where you don't pick a bunch of harmful chemicals? Yes please!

In a world where energy drinks often reign supreme, it's time to explore healthier alternatives that provide sustained energy and nourishment without the crash and the unwanted chemicals. 

Here are nine invigorating tea recipes with ingredients that are easy to grow in plants at home or in your garden. For high-quality planters, check out the Vego Garden planters with self-watering mechanisms that can easily fit in your kitchen window or porch.

Most of these teas can be enjoyed warm or iced. However you decide to drink them, before you start making your own blends, ensure that the ingredients don't react with any of your medication and that you don't have any allergies to some of these ingredients.

Matcha Mint Mix

Ingredients: Matcha green-tea powder, fresh mint leaves

Description: While matcha might be a bit more complicated to produce from your garden, ensure you get a good organic blend and pair it with mint leaves for a vibrant green tea that provides a sustained boost of energy without the jitters. Matcha is renowned for its concentration of antioxidants and L-theanine, promoting mental focus and clarity. Mint is great for digestion, and together they create the perfect pick-me-up for a day on the go.

Ginger Lemon Balm Infusion

Ingredients: Ginger and lemon balm

Description: The zesty kick of ginger combines harmoniously with the citrusy notes of lemon balm, creating a refreshing brew. This is one of those teas that taste great cold on a hot sunny day. Ginger aids digestion and circulations, while lemon balm soothes the nerves and enhances mood.

Raspberry Hibiscus Delight

Ingredients: Hibiscus, raspberry leaf

Description: Hibiscus is a stunning plant to grow in your garden, and the harvesting and drying process can be quite enjoyable. Hibiscus petals and raspberry leaves create a vibrant infusion bursting with flavor and vitality. Hibiscus is packed with antioxidants and supports heart health, while raspberries provide a boost of vitamins and minerals.

Peppermint Rooibos Revival

Ingredients: Peppermint, rooibos blend

Description:  Make sure you source your rooibos tea from organic and reputable sources, as sometimes mass-produced tea bags can lack the full properties of the actual ingredient. The invigorating aroma of peppermint pairs perfectly with the earthy richness of rooibos, creating a soothing yet energizing blend. Peppermint aids digestion and relieves stress, while rooibos is caffeine-free and packed with antioxidants. Don't be fooled by its caffeine-free aspect; this blend will keep you going with its punch of flavor, especially if you enjoy it cold.

Lemon Tulsi Zen

Ingredients: Lemon, tulsi (holy basil)

Description: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, is revered for its adaptogenic properties, helping the body adapt to stress and promoting mental clarity — exactly what you need for a pick-me-up. When combined with zesty lemon, this herbal tea is just what you need to keep you going all day, refreshed and clear-headed.

Green Tea with Ginseng Boost

Ingredients: Green tea, ginseng

Description: While you might not have both of these ingredients growing in your garden bed, if you do, kudos to you. Green tea provides a gentle source of caffeine and antioxidants, promoting alertness and focus. Ginseng enhances vitality and supports immune function, making this blend a powerhouse for overall well-being.

Citrus Mint Cooler

Ingredients: Green tea bags, fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, honey (optional)

Description: This blend is by far the one with the most ingredients, but for a good reason. Green tea, mint, lemon and honey are all amazing ingredients on their own. Together, they are guaranteed to keep you awake, energize you without the crash, clear your mind, and give you a little pep in your step.

Berry Hibiscus Bliss

Ingredients: Hibiscus tea, mixed berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), honey or agave syrup (optional)

Description: This is one of those drinks that are perfect hot or cold. Steep hibiscus tea in hot water and allow it to cool. In a pitcher, muddle mixed berries to release their juices. Add the cooled hibiscus tea to the pitcher and stir well. Sweeten with honey or agave syrup for a pop of flavor! Hibiscus and berries are rich in antioxidants, and combined, they provide a burst of flavor and an energy-boosting drink.

Lemon Ginger Elixir

Ingredients: Ginger tea bags, fresh lemon juice, honey (optional)

Description: This mix is not only good for a sore throat but also as an energy boost. Steep ginger tea bags in hot water and allow to cool slightly. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the tea and stir well. Add honey while hot so it melts, and drink it hot or cold - either way, it'll get the blood pumping. Ginger tea provides a natural energy boost and aids digestion, while lemon adds a zesty kick and a vitamin C boost. Now, that is a natural pick-me-up!

Final thoughts

As soon as you finish reading this blog, add tulsi, hibiscus, rosemary and mint to your growing list for the summer so you can enjoy them fresh. These herbs are easy to grow indoors in planters or outdoors in your garden beds.

Trade in your energy drinks for these nine refreshing tea recipes and experience a natural boost in vitality and well-being. Whether you're seeking mental clarity, digestive support, or just a moment of relaxation, there's a tea blend for your needs. Embrace the power of tea to fuel your days!





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