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Five Soul-Warming Tea Recipes


Here are five soul-warming tea recipes that also offer many health benefits and can be made in the comfort of your own home – best enjoyed with a smile!

butterfly pea flower tea

1. Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Yet to be widely-recognised, butterfly pea flower tea is not only beautiful to look at, with its brilliant colour-changing effects – it also has some great health benefits. The Southeast Asian flower, which first became known in Thailand as an effective remedy for hair growth, makes for a mesmerising tea – making a cup of butterfly pea flower tea is an experience in itself!

Top Benefits:

-Improves vision

-Memory enhancer

-Slows down the ageing process

-Detoxifies the body

-Hair growth


  • five teaspoons of dried butterfly pea flowers
  • boiling water


Add the dried butterfly pea flowers to a (preferably clear) cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes and watch as the exciting colours change from dark shades of blue to deep violet. 

Olive leaf

2. Olive Leaf Tea

Relatively rare to come by but exceptionally good in taste, olive leaf tea is known to contain up to 40 times more antioxidants than even the likes of green tea. Olive leaf tea is mellow and delicate in taste, and doesn’t contain the slightly bitter flavour found in green tea. I was hooked from first try, and I’m sure you will be too! 

Top Benefits:

-Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C

-Prevents cancer

-Lowers blood pressure

-Has been said to treat a variety of diseases, such as malaria, polio and also allergies


  • 1 pan of boiling water
  • 1 fat pinch of dried olive leaves (can be purchased online, or in some health food stores)


Steep the dried olive leaves in a pan of boiling water. Allow to brew for at least six minutes to release the flavours, and serve hot or chilled, straining as you pour. 


3. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea has a long history for its use as a gentle sleep aid. The mental calming properties found in this pretty flower, make it a great tea for relaxing the mind and creating a moment of inner peace. While, from a health point of view, it offers many useful benefits.

Top Benefits:

-Good for digestion

-Aids sleep

-Migraine treatment

-Relieves menstrual pain


  • 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers
  • boiling water


Place the boiling water in a teapot, add the dried chamomile flowers and leave to steep for five minutes. Strain the tea as you pour, and serve just before bed for aid with sleep. 


4. Hibiscus Tea

Another beautiful-looking, soul-warming drink, hibiscus tea is deep red in colour and sour in flavour, with tastes similar to cranberry. Hibiscus tea offers many impressive health benefits and also improves current conditions, such as high blood pressure. 

Top Benefits:

-Helps with anxiety

-Reduces the risk of cancer

-Rich in vitamin C and minerals

-Offers relief from high blood pressure and cholesterol


  • 2 teaspoons of dried hibiscus flowers
  • boiling water


Add the dried hibiscus flowers to a teapot, stir with boiling water and leave to steep for five minutes. Strain the flowers as you pour and serve hot or cold. 


5. Ginger, Honey and Lemon Tea

While it’s known for its nutritional benefits, ginger, honey and lemon tea isn’t just for the flu season. Possessing multiple health and wellness factors, some of which are listed below, this heartwarming tea is a perfect companion for when you need to be uplifted – call it a cuddle in a cup!

Top Benefits:

-Boosts the immune system

-Relieves stress

-Improves skin and hair

-Lowers the effects of diabetes


  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 inch of finely-grated ginger
  • 1 pan of boiling water


Add the grated ginger to the pan of boiling water, allowing it to infuse for several minutes. Transfer the honey and lemon to the pan, mix the ingredients together and serve hot or cold – revitalising effects remain the same either way. 

Also, check out Seven Soul-Stirring Quotes.

Which soul-warming tea will you try out?

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