Really Easy Recipes and Tips For Immune Boosting Teas

For thousands of years teas and herbal blends have been used for remedies and health. It’s no surprise that today, we find numerous scientific articles surrounding the potential benefits of different herbs and tea leaves. We are all trying to do our part to eat a little better and take care of ourselves so we can enjoy quality longevity. 

Before we move on to the fascinating and fun immune boosting tea recipes, let’s touch on some classic healthier teas that you can easily steep anytime. Add these teas to your routine when you are in a pinch for time to get some amazing health benefits on the daily.

Healthy Immune Boosting Teas You May Already Know

Plain green tea and plain black tea have a plethora of incredible health benefits. Green tea is an excellent source of stable caffeine that doesn’t make you crash. It has the potential to help control blood sugar levels. Green tea might even slow the growth rate of cancer cells or help certain chemo treatments in their effectiveness.

Black tea may also have significant anti-cancer properties and may help break down the barriers that protect cancer cells. Black tea is a powerful immune boosting tea that is full of antioxidants and can help promote healthy gut bacteria.

If you’re looking for a daily dose of wellness you can simply add unsweetened teas to your diet. You can also seek out herbal teas that have a plethora of health benefits — like Rooibos teas for antioxidants, chamomile teas for an anti-inflammatory boost, and lemongrass teas for potential anti-fungal properties. 

But, if you have a little more time to relax and you’re looking for a creative spin on your typical go-to tea, the following recipes might be right up your alley. 

4 Easy Immune Boosting Tea Recipes 

Here are some alternative teas that may help boost your immune system. Consider drinking some of these herbal teas once or twice a week for a health boost. You can even use some of these to ease the symptoms of colds and sickness.

  1. Garlic Tea

Garlic and tea? Yes! Garlic has been used as a natural remedy across the globe for hundreds of years. Its active compound is called allicin. Garlic helps boost your immune system and is used to help ward off infections and colds.  

It’s also anti-inflammatory, aids in digestion, and has antimicrobial effects. It may also help give your heart a boost by promoting healthy blood circulation as well as aid in respiratory health to help clear out mucus and support your lungs. Garlic is simply amazing and it makes an excellent immune boosting tea.

Ingredients for Garlic Tea:

  • 2 cups of fresh water
  • 3-6 cloves of garlic 
  • Honey to taste (optional)
  • Other optional ingredients: Lemon or ginger 

How to Make Garlic Tea:

  • Boil your cold fresh water in a kettle, on the stovetop, or in your borosilicate glass teapot
  • Prep your garlic by peeling and crushing it (crushing your garlic releases and activates the beneficial allicin)
  • Add your garlic (and optional lemon and ginger) to a mug
  • Pour the boiling water over your garlic and let it steep for 10 minutes
  • For a milder flavor strain your tea — but you can drink the garlic pieces if you like a stronger flavor
  • Add optional sweetener to taste and enjoy!
  1. Turmeric Tea

Our Turmeric Tea is not to be confused with the popular “golden milk tea” that is sweeping the internet. True turmeric tea is full of the pure antioxidant-boosting benefits that people have taken advantage of for hundreds of years. 

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and it’s a fantastic immune system supporter. It also helps with digestion and may even help with brain and joint health. Just make sure to always use black pepper with turmeric — without black pepper, your body won’t absorb turmeric’s nutrients.

You can use this immune boosting tea recipe as a weekly antioxidant dose, or use it to soothe your symptoms if you have congestion or a sore throat. You can also add ginger to this recipe for an extra spicy kick and an additional health boost. 

A note of caution: Be careful with this recipe, because turmeric — although beautiful in color — stains your fingers and countertops very easily. Use caution when handling. 

Ingredients for Turmeric Tea:

  • 2 cups fresh water
  • ½ teaspoon of dry ground turmeric
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon slices or a hearty squeeze of lemon juice to taste
  • Honey to taste (optional)

How to Make Turmeric Tea:

  • Mix your water, turmeric, black pepper, and lemon juice together
  • Heat over high heat and bring to a boil
  • Simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes 
  • Add honey to taste
  • Strain into a mug and enjoy!
  1. Cinnamon Tea

This herbal immune boosting tea is made from nothing more than cinnamon sticks — or cinnamon bark. Its flavor is spicy and sweet, and it’s loaded with potential health benefits.

Cinnamon tea has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects, and it may even help regulate blood sugar and lower LDL cholesterol which may increase heart health. Cinnamon also helps with bacterial and fungal infections and may help with your digestion. 

Ingredients for Cinnamon Tea:

  • 2 cups of fresh water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
  • Honey or natural sweetener to taste (optional)

How to Make Cinnamon Tea:

  • Boil the water in a tea kettle, a pot, or directly in your borosilicate glass teapot
  • Break the cinnamon stick into small pieces and add them to the water, or add your cinnamon powder.
  • Steep for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and strain
  • Add a sweetener of your choice and enjoy!
  1. Licorice Root Tea

Licorice root can be traced back to prehistoric times as an herbal remedy in China. Today, it’s still used as a robust antioxidant-rich remedy to boost your health. It maybe even ward off certain kinds of sickness. 

Licorice root tea may help relieve your sore throat and even suppress your coughing. It has anti-inflammatory effects thanks to glycyrrhizin. This amazing immune boosting tea may aid in hormonal balance, your digestion, and it may have adaptogenic properties that may help manage stress. 

Licorice root is naturally sweet, so it’s likely that you won’t need any sweetener for this recipe, which makes it just a little bit healthier. 

Turning this root into tea is an easy and delicious way to reap all of those healthy benefits. Add it to your weekly routine and enjoy a cup once or twice a week in moderation for lasting and consistent benefits. 

Ingredients for Licorice Root Tea:

  • 2 cups of fresh water
  • 2-4 teaspoons of dried licorice root
  • Other optional ingredients: ginger and cinnamon

How to Make Licorice Root Tea:

  • Boil water in a kettle, pot, or directly on the stovetop in your borosilicate teapot
  • Steep licorice root and other ingredients for 5-10 minutes to taste
  • Strain and enjoy!

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You’ve done all of this work to make sure your immune boosting tea and herbal blends are giving you the nutrients your body needs. But your teaware also plays an important role in your health and wellness.

Since the beginning, Teabloom has been on a mission to clean up the tea industry — and this includes giving you healthy alternatives to teaware. 

It turns out your porcelain and metallic teaware might unintentionally infuse your teas with toxins and chemicals. But Teabloom has created a chemical-free sustainable teaware collection that resolves this serious problem so you can drink your tea with absolute peace of mind. 

Teabloom’s borosilicate glass teaware is beautiful, but its main goal is to improve your health and the health of the planet. When you choose teaware from Teabloom your tea simply tastes better and delivers the nutrients you want. — You also choose teaware that does the planet a world of good. 

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