With people’s attention to health protection, scented tea is becoming more common in our lives. Tea brings flower fragrance, and flower adds tea flavor, which complements each other. Different flower teas have different effects. Some promote blood circulation, some lower heat, some have beauty effects.

In general, flower teas have the functions of regulating the body, soothing the liver, and appetizing. But it is not advisable to drink flower tea indiscriminately. So what are the benefits, roles, and taboos of flower tea? Now let’s introduce the varieties and names of flower tea, herbal tea, and fruit tea.

Flower tea

Chrysanthemum tea

Chrysanthemum tea cup

Benefits and effects

Chrysanthemum tea expels body heat, clears the liver, improves eyesight, detoxifies, inhibits bacteria, and lowers blood pressure.

Dosage

Brew five or six chrysanthemums with boiling water 2-3 times a week.

Precautions

Don’t drink chrysanthemum tea at night. It’s best to drink half an hour after getting up in the morning. People with cold stomachs, women during menstruation, pregnant women, people with diarrhea, and people under 18 should not drink it.

Jasmine tea

Jasmine tea cup

Benefits and effects

Jasmine tea has the effects of calming the nerves, relieving depression, strengthening the spleen, anti-aging, anti-radiation, and improving the body’s immunity.

Dosage

Use about 90cc of boiling water to brew jasmine tea. The ratio of tea to water is 1:50, the brewing time is about 3-5min, and the best brewing time is 2-3 times a week.

Precautions

Drinking too much jasmine tea can cause severe endocrine disorders and menstrual disorders, causing iron deficiency anemia and calcium deficiency in the body. Therefore, women should not drink too much jasmine tea during particular periods, such as menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, labor, and menopause.

Rose tea

Rose tea and rose buds

Benefits and effects

Rose tea relieves moods, promotes blood circulation and removes blood stasis, soothes the liver and removes fire, nourishes the blood, boosts metabolism, promotes digestion, regulates the endocrine, beautifies, and enhances strength.

Dosage

Take 4-5 dry rose flower buds, add 2-3 red dates, brew hot water, and add honey to taste after thoroughly soaking.

Precautions

Rose tea should not be drunk every day, which can easily lead to problems in the operation of blood. In addition, it is not suitable for women with excessive menstruation, patients with constipation, pregnant women, patients with cold stomachs and easy diarrhea, and patients with poor structure.

Hibiscus tea

Hibiscus tea cup and Hibiscus flower

Benefits and effects

Hibiscus tea has the benefits of beautifying the body, clearing heat, eliminating fatigue, increasing appetite, detoxifying and diuretic effect, helping to lose weight, balancing blood lipid, and lowering blood pressure.

Dosage

Take 100cc hot water to brew hibiscus tea. Cover it and soak for 5-8 minutes. You can mix it with green tea or honey. The dosage of hibiscus tea depends on age and physical conditions. It usually is good to have two-three times a week.

Precautions

Women in menstrual period and pregnancy and people with the cold constitution and empty cold intestines and stomach should not drink.

Honeysuckle tea

Honeysuckle tea

Benefits and effects

Honeysuckle tea has the benefits of antibacterial and antiviral, heat dispersing, cooling blood, stopping dysentery, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying.

Dosage

Take 2-3 grams of honeysuckle tea into a cup, cool it slightly to about 90cc with boiling water, and then cover the cup. You can drink it 1 to 3 times a day.

Precautions

Honeysuckle tea is cold and not suitable for long-term drinking. Women with a cold constitution and menstrual period are not eligible to drink it. Also, Those who have weak spleen and stomachs should not use it commonly.

Osmanthus tea

Osmanthus tea

Benefits and effects

Osmanthus Tea has the functions of whitening skin, detoxifying the body, relieving cough, resolving phlegm, maintaining health, and moistening the lungs.

Dosage

Pour 90-100℃ boiled water into the teacup, cover the lid, and let it simmer in the cup for about 6 minutes. Then it is ready to drink. You can drink osmanthus tea twice a day in the morning and evening.

Precautions

Patients with constipation, diabetes, and pregnant women should not drink osmanthus tea.

Saffron tea

Saffron in jar

Benefits and effects

Saffron Tea can prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, regulate endocrine, treat irregular menstruation, beautify skin, and lower cholesterol. Also, it has an anti-cancer and anti-tumor effect.

Dosage

Put 5-8 saffron into a cup, brew with boiling water, let it stand for a few minutes, and drink it. Refill the cup 4 or 5 times and take it together with the fibers. You can choose to drink it once a day or every other day.

Precautions

Pregnant women, menstruating women, and bleeding patients should not drink saffron tea.

Notoginseng flower tea

Notoginseng flower tea

Benefits and effects

Notoginseng flower tea has the effects of clearing heat, removing fire, calming the liver, lowering blood pressure, hemostasis, and anti-myocardial ischemia. It is also suitable for dizziness, tinnitus, hypertension, and acute pharyngitis.

Dosage

Put 3-5 Notoginseng flowers into a cup, pour boiling water into it, cover, and simmer for 5-10 minutes. You can brew it repeatedly. Under normal conditions, Panax notoginseng tea can be drunk for a long time every day.

Precautions

Notoginseng flower tea is not suitable for pregnant women, menstruating women, people with a weak bodies, and cold patients.

Herbal tea

Dandelion tea

Dandelion jar

Benefits and effects

Dandelion tea has the benefits of beautifying the body, heat-clearing and detoxification, diuresis, eliminating carbuncle, and dispelling lumps.

Dosage

Appropriate fresh dandelion is generally 50-60g for an adult, requiring about 500ml of water. If it is a dried dandelion, it is generally 9-15g for an adult, and it needs about 500ml of water. You should also pay attention to not too much.

Precautions

People with cold bodies, hypotension, chronic enteritis, and allergies should not drink dandelion tea. Also, you cannot take it with honeysuckle vine or spicy ingredients.

Kudingcha tea

Dried Kudingcha

Benefits and effects

Kudingcha tea reduces high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugars. It also relieves heat, improves immunity, eliminates bad breath, and has anti-inflammatory effects.

Dosage

Put 1-2 roots of Kudingcha into the teacup, pour about 150ml of boiling water, shake the teacup gently for 5-10 seconds, then pour the water out; pour the boiling water into the teacup again and brew for 3-5 minutes. Then you can start drinking.

Precautions

Patients with chronic gastroenteritis, those with a deficiency-cold constitution, and menstruating women cannot drink it. In addition, drinking Kudingcha tea is not conducive to cold recovery and postpartum recovery but also reduces the function of the spleen and stomach, leading to abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Lotus leaf tea

Lotus leafs

Benefits and effects

Lotus leaf tea helps lose weight, lower blood fat, prevent cardiovascular disease, promote intestinal peristalsis, and boost metabolism.

Dosage

Put the teabag in the cup first, then heat about 150ml of boiling water, soak it for more than 5 minutes, and then you can drink it. You can brew it repeatedly. You can drink lotus leaf tea every day, but you should pay attention to it in moderation.

Precautions

People with a deficiency of the spleen and stomach, pregnant women, and menstruating women are not suitable to drink lotus leaf tea. In addition, you cannot eat lotus leaf tea with coconut or tung oil, and you should not use silverware for drinking lotus leaf tea.

Mulberry tea

Mulberry tea

Benefits and effects

Mulberry tea has the effect of reducing blood sugar, reducing sores and freckles, losing weight and clearing fat, and reducing blood viscosity.

Dosage

You can brew it in boiling water for 15 minutes and then drink. Daily drinking has certain benefits, but the properties of mulberry leaf tea are relatively cold and not suitable for many. Therefore, you should not take it for a long time. Generally, the dosage of Mulberry tea should not exceed 10g at a time. Secondly, it is not advisable to drink it every day to not increase the coldness in the body.

Precautions

Excessive consumption of mulberry tea will cause damage to the essence and blood in the body, which will make the physique worse and worse. In addition, menstrual women and patients with low blood sugar should not drink mulberry tea.

Mint tea

Mint tea cup

Benefits and effects

Mint tea can calm stress, refresh and relieve depression, relieve cough, relieve colds and headaches, increase appetite, help digestion, and promote metabolism.

Dosage

Put the mint leaves and green tea into a teacup, pour boiling water, cover the cup until the tea is warm. You can add honey, stir evenly, and then drink as your taste. A small dose of mint tea can help sleep, but a large amount can cause insomnia. So get medical advice before starting to drink mint tea.

Precautions

Excessive drinking of peppermint tea is likely to cause poisoning. Generally speaking, it is enough to drink 2-3 times a week. Women during lactation (or pregnancy) should not drink mint tea. It is best not to drink too much before going to bed to avoid difficulties.

Gynostemma tea

Gynostemma tea cup

Benefits and effects

Gynostemma tea helps to promote sleep, slow aging, lower blood lipids, improve immunity, and regulate the endocrine system.

Dosage

Pour about 500ml of 100°C boiling water, cover, and simmer for more than 6 minutes. It can be brewed 2-3 times repeatedly. It is recommended that everyone insist on drinking for at least two or three months and at least three times a day. It is also recommended that you reduce the dosage and continue to drink. Gynostemma tea is best to drink after eating.

Precautions

Infants, pregnant women, people with a cold and poor gastrointestinal constitution should not take Gynostemma tea. It is not suitable to take at night or taken with cold medicines.

Stevia leaf tea

Stevia leaf tea cup

Benefits and effects

Stevia leaf tea can relieve fatigue, reduce blood sugar concentration, promote body fluid, help digestion, nourish the liver, lose weight and nourish the skin.

Dosage

Generally, you can brew 2-4 pieces of dried stevia leaves, and its sweetness is 200-300 times that of sugar. Pay attention to the amount when using it. Otherwise, it will make the scented tea too sweet and not delicious.

Precautions

Drinking large amounts of stevia leaves tea can cause stomach colds and diarrhea. Women should not drink stevia leaf tea during pregnancy.

Clove tea

Clove tea cup and cloves

Benefits and effects

Clove tea refreshes breath, regulates the spleen and stomach, inhibits germs, and refreshes the mind.

Dosage

Take 3 to 5 grams of clove tea, put it directly into a teacup, add boiling water to brew, cover it for 3 to 5 minutes, take out the tea and drink it while it is hot.

Precautions

Long-term drinking of clove tea is prone to poisoning symptoms. In addition, people with weak intestines and stomachs, infants and young children, and people with weak stomachs are not suitable for drinking.

Fruit tea

Barley tea

Barley tea cup

Benefits and effects

Barley tea can Invigorate the stomach, promote digestion, nourish the intestines, beautify skincare, lower cholesterol, and treat stomach diseases.

Dosage

Put an appropriate amount into a teacup, then pour it into boiling water, soak for about 15 minutes, and you can drink. The first stage of soaking water is best to be poured out, and the second stage of water is good for drinking. You can drink barley tea at any time of the day.

Precautions

Barley tea is unsuitable for patients with abdominal distension, chronic constipation, liver and kidney disease, hypertension, and heart disease caused by damp-heat or food accumulation. In addition, it is not suitable for drinking on an empty stomach, and it is not suitable for drinking with other teas, which will affect the aroma and taste.

Tartary buckwheat tea

Tartary buckwheat

Benefits and effects

Tartary buckwheat tea helps soften blood vessels, improve microcirculation, clear away heat, detoxification, promote blood circulation, remove blood stasis, promote muscle growth, and relieve and protect wounds.

Dosage

You can directly soak Tartary buckwheat tea in water, which can increase the fragrance of the tea in the aroma of wheat and make the function of reducing fat and clearing the intestines even better.

Precautions

Tartary buckwheat tea should not be drink when you are hungry. In addition, people with stomach problems, people with a history of Tartary buckwheat allergy, and people with low blood pressure/hypoglycemia should not drink it.

Lemon tea

Lemon tea cup and slice

Benefits and effects

Lemon tea has the functions of promoting body fluid and quenching thirst, resolving phlegm and relieving cough, stimulating the spleen, reducing blood sugar, and strengthening the effect of slimming.

Dosage

Cut two to three slices of fresh lemon, add 1g of salt, and brew with hot water (this tea should be drunk while it is hot, it will taste bitter when cold). You can also use two slices of dried lemon or freshly cut lemon with boiling water. Finally, add honey according to your taste.

Precautions

It is recommended not to drink lemon tea on an empty stomach in the morning, which may cause hyperacidity. In addition, it is not suitable for patients with stomach problems and colds.

Pomelo tea

A Cutted Pomelo

Benefits and effects

In addition to clearing spots, pomelo tea helps to body whitening, weight loss, and beauty.

Dosage

Put two tablespoons of grapefruit tea into a cup, pour in 40 degrees hot water, and stir evenly before drinking. You can also drink it with black or green tea for a better taste.

Precautions

Diabetics and patients with spleen deficiency and diarrhea should avoid drinking grapefruit tea. Should not drink too much pomelo tea a day, preferably 1-2 cups.

Luo han guo tea

Luo han guo

Benefits and effects

Luo Han Guo tea helps clear heat and moisturize the lungs, smooth the intestines and laxatives, regulate the intestines and stomach, improve immunity, protect the liver, inhibit bacteria, anti-inflammatory, and lower blood sugar.

Dosage

Split the Luo Han Guo, take 1/4 of the pulp, put it into a tea container or a teapot, pour about 80° of water, soak for about 30 seconds for the first time, and then pour it out. Soak it once and drink it.

Precautions

Long-term use of Luo Han Guo tea can easily lead to decreased gastrointestinal function, but also easy to get angry; people with a cold physique or sensitive people should not take too much.

Fat sea tea

Fat sea tea

Benefits and effects

Fat sea tea has the effects of clearing lung heat, promoting body fluids and quenching thirst, throat relief, detoxification, intestinal moisturizing, and laxative effects.

Dosage

You can brew fat sea tea together with chrysanthemum and licorice. Take 2 pieces of patties and add boiling water to brew. Cover for 10-15 minutes before drinking.

Precautions

Fatty sea tea has certain side effects. People who are not sick may damage the function and health of the digestive system. People with spleen and stomach deficiency, low blood pressure, and diabetes should use it with caution.

Wolfberry tea

Red wolfberry tea

Benefits and effects

Wolfberry tea can Improve the body’s immunity, prevent cancer, protect eyes and improve eyesight, resist fatigue, lower blood lipids, and improve high blood pressure.

Dosage

Soaking red dates and wolfberry in water can treat anemia. The best temperature for brewing wolfberry tea is 40-50 degrees. First, pour half of the water into the pot. Then, after adding the wolfberry, pour the other half of the water.

Precautions

People with a weak and cold constitution, cold and fever, inflammation of the body, and diarrhea are best not to drink wolfberry tea.

Tangerine peel tea

Tangerine peels

Benefits and effects

Tangerine peel tea helps stimulate the spleen and appetite, eliminate phlegm, relieve cough, and eliminate gas in the intestines.

Dosage

You can brew tangerine peel tea with red dates, lotus leaves, and chrysanthemum. Put it into a cup, pour in freshly boiled water, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, then you can drink.

Precautions

Long-term consumption of tangerine peel can easily lead to heat and blood pressure. In addition, people with fever, constipation, dry mouth, dry cough, stomach fire, and pregnant women are not suitable to drink tangerine peel tea.

Author

Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.

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