Tea and Herbs for Digestion

Regardless of how hard we try, sometimes we over-eat. 

It might be because we are in such a rush, juggling many tasks and things going on at work, family and life generally!

Eating in a rush, or over-eating often causes havoc in our digestive system. While serious digestion issues should be consulted with medical professional, many herbal remedies and tea can be a good everyday maintenance to your healthier digestion.

Maybe you are ready this article on your mobile while eating your lunch at work!

And you may have heard or seen shows such as Oprah and 60 minutes talking about Wu-Long being the most favourite drink for the trimmed bod!

In fact, Wu-long is one of the many tea that can help an upset stomach and/or digestion. Let's check out some of the tried and tested, popular digestive tea.

Wu-Long (Oolong) – this tea category has been known for its great digestive power, skin toning, weight management and soothing allergic skin. Oolong comes from typically China and Taiwan. The Taiwanese oolong, such as Rose Oolong and Ever Spring are quite “soft” in their floral taste.

Chinese ones, however, varies a bit more, from the traditional Tie Guan Yin with dark brown beady leaves with very strong, masculine nutty taste, to the newer versions like our Tie Guan Yin Light, which carries a softer flavour. Oolong is fantastic pairing with meaty dishes, such as BBQ.

Our favourites are After Dinner and Wuyi Shui Xian.

Green Tea – before many of our customers discover oolong tea, they often drink green tea for digestion. Bear in mind that both green tea and oolong comes from the same tea tree plant, and they are different because of the way the leaves are processed, no wonder green tea is also great to “move things along in your system”.

Popular green tea for digestion includes the Yum Cha fans favourite Jasmine Green Tea.

Pu-erh – Pu-erh is another tea that’s been touted for its superb digestive property. Pu-erh is sometimes called “Vintage tea” as the tea is stored for years, decades or even centuries to reach its optimal flavour. It is like an aged wine in every sense, including the price tag!

Pu-erh “de-glues” your system after eating stews, steaks or dishes with thick brown sauce. Its earth taste rounds off these dishes without sinking your stomach to the floor! Try game meat such as duck with Pu-erh.

Herbs – there is a huge range of herbs great for digestion, here are a few:

Lemongrass: The zingy taste of lemongrass is fantastic to go with white fish or fish curry. It helps digestion and reducing your fishy breath afterwards too!

Lemongrass is known to help flatulence.

Bright Balance Detox is one of our favourite lemongrass herbal. It is not for skinny bikini body. Detox is a good way to keep your digestive system happy.

Peppermint: it freshens the breath, helps to settle the stomach and keep flatulence at bay. Have a cup of peppermint tea to go with your shortbread or cheesecake.

Mint Soother has spearmint and peppermint, plus lemongrass. We love this trio for a bit of digestive action.

Hibiscus / Rosella: This funky looking herb makes a vivid ruby colour infusion that is quite tart. It is a nice cool drink to go with those naughty desserts!

The tangy Hibiscus is great to enjoy with fruit in iced tea. It is a great summer tonic.

Ginger: this herb is not only great for busting germs during the flu season, it is also a fantastic digestive tonic.

Ginger and Chai! They go hand in hand! If you love to warm up, feeling needing an energy boost, and work on your digestion, reach out for Ginger.

Check out our Digestive Tea and Herbs selection.