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A Soothing Cup of Tea

January 7th, 2014 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink

Do you drink tea for its stress-relieving powers? Many people do. Have you ever wondered what’s in tea that creates such a calming sensation? Here’s the simple answer: tea is made from natural ingredients that are chocked full of powerful elements known to induce a relaxed state. Some are more powerful than others, so if you’re in the market for a new tea, check out our tea-drinking guide below.

L-Theanine

Most tea leaves contain L-Theanine, an amino acid known to decrease stress. Studies show this little compound encourages our brain to keep calm. Green tea contains L-Theanine, which is in high demand from today’s consumers.

Kava

If you want a solid night of rest, brew a cup of tea with kava. South Pacific residents have known about kava’s sleep-inducing power for some time. Historically, the plant’s roots were chewed or steeped in water to release the liquid thought to possess a sleeping agent. It’s found in many “sleepy-time” teas.

Valerian Root

Struggling with anxiety? Valerian root might be able to kick your anxiety to the curb. The plant itself looks like a flowering fern, but the root holds the plant’s power. The root is often dried and added to tea leaves. Much like a soothing massage, this natural ingredient can calm jittery nerves.

Continue the relaxation after your massage with a soothing cup of tea.