December 13, 2022
by Kimberley K
We all understand that these days life comes hand in hand with quite a lot of added tension, anxiety, nervousness, and stress- particularly at the start of a new year. But, a great way to diminish those stress levels is to sip on herbal or fruity tisanes
! Luckily, Adagio has quite the range that is not only delicious, but also contains a multitude of ingredients that could help to decrease high-stress levels, ease anxiety, and could aid many other conditions that are rooted in stress.
Let’s narrow down Adagio’s extensive range into just a few options that will aid you specifically when it comes to easing stress levels and helping you to sleep so you can head into the last days of 2022 well-rested. (Also note that if you are taking any prescribed medication it is recommended that you consult a healthcare provider before sipping on these blends just in case any of the ingredients may interact with your medication.)
In terms of ingredients, what you’re looking for are ones that can aid sleep, relaxation, and other issues related to stress. These include: Peppermint
, Lavender, Lemon or Lemon Balm
, Vanilla, Passionflower, and Valerian Root
You can use the Advanced Search
to find blends with these ingredients and many more that help you drift off into a peaceful sleep. Now, let’s take a look at my recommendations.
Minty Comfort is a blend that contains peppermint leaves that contain a menthol component that can help your muscles to relax, and echinacea which contains compounds that may reduce feelings of anxiety including alkamides, rosmarinic acid and caffeic acid. The apple pieces add a delicate natural sweetness bringing balance to the blend as a whole, and orange rind is a great source of vitamin c and zestiness. Eucalyptus is known to be a great source of antioxidants in particular flavonoids, which can help to protect your body from oxidative stress and free radical damage. Should you be a matcha lover and want to mix up your morning matcha, try steeping this blend and using it to prepare your matcha rather than just water!
Daydream is a combination of orange, hibiscus, rooibos, and peppermint leaves that can aid with muscle relaxation. When consumed in tea regularly licorice, lemon balm, and lavender can help you unwind, and get to sleep quicker particularly for those with anxiety-related disorders. Passion flowers which are rich in alkaloids, coumarins, flavones and GABA, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that can have a calming effect on the nervous system. Enjoy this hot on its own or just with a teaspoon or so of honey
Peach Serenity, is a mixture of apple pieces, rose hips, natural peach flavor, pineapple pieces, peach pieces, chamomile, and lemon. Chamomile, when consumed regularly in tea, is found to help reduce inflammation, treating insomnia, and aid a multitude of anxiety issues. It’s thought that the calming effects of chamomile flowers are due to the presence of apigenin, which is an antioxidant that binds to specific receptors in your brain that can help to calm anxiety, and help you fall asleep quicker.
Lemon verbena has a delightfully zesty citrus taste and is often drunk to help aid digestive issues. It can also help the body in other ways! Due to its relaxant qualities it can soothe stomach pain, period cramps, and help to calm the mind (relieving stress and nervousness). Because it contains several plant compounds including terpenoids and phenolic compounds, it has anti-inflammatory properties. Lemon verbena helps combat oxidative stress and, when consumed regularly in tea, can help people with insomnia and other sleep issues. Enjoy iced or cold brewed for a juicy and tropical treat!
Foxtrot, is a medley of chamomile, rooibos, peppermint, and natural vanilla flavor. It’s naturally caffeine-free and can be consumed at any point in the day! This is great because sometimes you can’t control what time of the day you are going to run into stress. The hint of vanilla means that it is just a touch more indulgent than the other blends on this list, and is the reason why it works so well as a latte. Enjoy with a touch of honey
added and some hot frothed soya milk, or simply on its own!
If you get the chance to try any of the blends we mentioned in today's post we hope that they help you to relieve your day to day stresses and to unwind.