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I’m a big fan of herbal teas and I’ve been drinking them for as long as I can remember. The great thing about herbal teas is that they have so many health benefits, so there is a tea for every situation. However, I know that not everyone is a fan of herbal teas, and many people are put off by the taste.
There are so many weird and wonderful herbal tea flavours out there, and some of them are definitely an acquired taste. If you are new to herbal teas, it can be hard to know where to start. Maybe you have tried herbal tea in the past and you weren’t keen on the taste. If so, this post is for you. I promise you that not all herbal teas taste weird. There are some really delicious ones out there!
I will be sharing 6 of my favourite herbal teas that in my opinion taste delicious. I will describe what they taste like and what they do, so you can decide which would be the perfect herbal tea for you.
The Best Tasting Herbal Teas To Start Drinking Today
Peppermint tea is my all-time favourite and go-to tea. I like to drink it after meals because it’s really refreshing and leaves a minty taste in your mouth. It also helps to aid digestion. A further benefit is that it can help relax you and alleviate anxiety.
Chamomile tea is often recommended as a calming tea that helps your digestion, but I’ve heard several people say they are not keen on the taste. Therefore I’d recommend starting with peppermint tea to get those same benefits with a minty fresh taste.
2. Fennel and liquorice
Fennel and liquorice is another one of my favourite teas that can also help with digestion and soothe an upset stomach. Other benefits of fennel include strengthening the immune system, freshening your breath and improving your eyesight! The liquorice gives this tea a sweet taste which I really like, but it’s best not to brew it too long because if it gets too strong it can be bitter.
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3. Green tea
I’m not sure if green tea technically counts as herbal tea because it’s just… tea? But I am including it on this list anyway as an ‘alternative’ tea. I really like green tea because it contains a small amount of caffeine so it provides a small energy boost without making me jittery. Green tea also has many health benefits including reducing inflammation and improving brain function.
A mistake some people make with green tea is to brew it for too long or use water that is too hot. This can make the tea taste bitter. To get the best taste, just brew it for a minute or two and use less-than-boiling water.
4. Barley tea
Barley tea is a new discovery for me. I was introduced to it by a friend of mine who is Japanese because this tea is popular in Japan and other East Asian countries. It tastes a bit like coffee and indeed it is often used as a coffee substitute.
Apparently, this tea can also be brewed cold for a refreshing summer drink. I have never tried this but I plan to. As a hot drink, it is really comforting and makes a great choice of tea for the winter.
5. Lemon and ginger
Lemon and ginger is my go-to tea if I ever get a headache because ginger is known as a headache remedy. I can vouch that it really works! This tea can also help with digestion and can help to soothe your throat if you have a cold.
As you can guess, this tea tastes lemony and gingery! It’s very refreshing, but if you want a sweeter taste you can add some maple syrup or equivalent to sweeten it.
6. Vanilla rooibos
They used to do a vanilla rooibos tea in Starbucks and it was absolutely delicious, but I think it has been discontinued. Luckily you can still buy it elsewhere! If you like sweet, vanilla tastes, this is a great herbal tea to start with. Rooibos (sometimes known as redbush) is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants, so it’s healthy too.
What’s your favourite herbal tea?
I hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite herbal teas that I think taste delicious. Have you tried any (or all) of the teas on this list? In your opinion, what are the best tasting herbal teas? Do you have any great-tasting recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!