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Growing up in Germany, tea has always been a big part of our everyday living. We use Herbal Tea hot and cold, mixed with homemade fruit juices or just with some honey and lemon. For me, Herbal Tea brings me back to my childhood; tea is a comfort drink and also has amazing healing powers. It was just natural that when I moved to the US the Tea addiction followed me. However, for years I had my mom send me care packages full of tea. I just couldn’t find the right tea flavors until a few month ago when I walked through my local Walmart, looking for Chamomile Tea to sooth my itchy, watery and crusty eyes.
I found Bigelow Tea and that was the only brand that had Chamomile tea on the shelf. Really… no one in the US uses Chamomile tea? What is wrong with this world I thought, because Chamomile tea has amazing healing powers. I quickly grabbed a few boxes and also saw that they had a bunch of different herbal teas that I had to try. Peppermint is another amazing herbal tea with powerful healing powers that I couldn’t imagine living without anymore; I quickly grabbed a few boxes and ran home as fast as I could to see if the tea would hold up to my high expectations.
After I brewed my first cup of Bigelow peppermint tea, I realized how high in quality Bigelow was, the flavor was amazing, fresh and I loved that each teabag was in its own individual fresh pack; that’s very important with tea, keeping it fresh longer. The tea flavor was wonderful and with a splash of honey and lemon, the perfect refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Besides being refreshing, it also helps me heal my tummy, keeping it in check.
I found a new love for Tea in the US and I can pick up many of my beloved Bigelow Tea flavors at my local Walmart. The price is perfect, too. For just a tat over $2 for a box of quality herbal tea, I can’t complain. No more care packages from my mom… shhhhh don’t tell her though. She will get up sad; she thinks I still have plenty of tea left.
As I strolled my local Walmart the other day, looking for some medications to make this everlasting sinus infection go away, I remembered the healing power of tea and quickly came up with an idea to share these tea powers with you. Very few people in the US talk about herbal teas or even using them as part of their healthy diet, or even to get over a cold. But it’s so simple and tasty and will really help you feel better in no time.
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Fight a cold – Chamomile has immune boosting properties and helps in the fight against colds due to its antibacterial properties.
Wound Healing – If you have an eye infection due to allergies or whatever the reason; pour some hot water over Chamomile tea bags, let sit for a minute, squeeze out all the water and lay on your eyes, rub it in your eyes as well….It really works. Especially if your eyes are all crusty and closed up. Works with children and even my pets. I used it on my dogs many times and they don’t mind the soothing, calmness of the Chamomile and the warm eye patch. Give it a try next time instead of harmful eye drops. If you have an open wound put a warm tea bag on it a few times a day, it will heel that much faster (mommy’s think Chamomile bath after having babies.. works wonders!!)
Cold and Flu Remedy– Peppermint is commonly used in cold and flu remedies. Studies have shown that it kills bacteria and viruses. It also has a calming and numbing effect. It dulls the pain of an aching body. The menthol in peppermint effectively thins mucus and breaks up phlegm. It provides relief from coughs and congestion. You will find menthol as a common ingredient in decongestants. It is also a common ingredient in rubs used on the chest to relieve chest aches experienced during colds and the flu.
Skin Remedy – If you have a rash or hives; brew up a cup of Peppermint tea, take the tea bags and rub them on the affected area and it will sooth your rash or hives in no time and will relax your nerves while drinking it as well.
Aids Digestion – Peppermint has been found to ease symptoms associated with indigestion in many cases. This herb has a calming effect on the stomach muscles. It also creates better bile flow, which is critical for fat digestion. When you eat peppermint or drink it in tea form, food moves more quickly through your stomach. Peppermint has also been found to relieve the painful gas that is often associated with digestive issues.
These two herbal teas are my favorite and are always in my kitchen at any given time. I even have a box at the office in case I feel a cold coming on or just my tummy giving me issues. I however, never use sugar in my teas. Honey and lemon is a MUST have to make the full tea experience and bring out the full flavor of Bigelow tea.
I’m glad that I decided to give Bigelow Tea’s a try a few months ago and I couldn’t think of drinking any other tea. The flavors are wonderful, the quality is outstanding and I love all that Bigelow does for the American families and the environment.
I’m a frequent reader of Bigelow’s Blog to learn about new and exciting flavors, recipes, and achievements. Tea is a big part in my life and I hope I was able to bring that a little closer to you and hopefully can encourage you to check out the many different flavors that Bigelow has to offer. There is something for everyone. Whether you love green tea, black tea or herbal tea, something to make you relax; I know you will find it and you will feel better with your first sip.
I went to Walmart the other day to pick up some more flavors of the Bigelow tea, my cold wasn’t going away and I knew the tea would help me. While I was there I found a lot of cool new products, be sure to check out my Google Plus Story. I also got a few extra tea boxes and cookies and decided to make teacher Gifts so our Teachers can have a calm and relaxing summer and have a Tea Time on us. Of course, they will also get a printout of how healthy tea can be. I want to make sure everyone learns the benefits of tea the way we’ve seen it for hundreds of years in Germany and Europe.
Not a fan of just “simple” tea… no worries. Grab a bottle of Lemonade and brew up a cup of your favorite herbal tea and make a summertime mix drink that will still give you the power of tea with fruit flavors that the entire family will enjoy. Tea is an amazing thing….. Enjoy it!