Tension Tamer tea is made by Celestial Seasonings, which is a well-known tea company with decades of experience in blending delicious botanicals and teas. Caffeine-free and created to help ease tension and anxiety, this balanced blend has a variety of tasty and healthy herbs and spices.
The combination of these elements invokes a sense of calm and an uplifting energy that will alleviate the strains and worries that may accumulate throughout the day. Being gluten free with zero calories, artificial flavors or additives, Tension Tamer tea can be enjoyed iced or hot.
One tea sipper noted that Tension Tamer tea can keep you up at night, due to the addition of Vitamins B-6 and B-12, which can boost energy levels, although the other calming herbs may help balance the effect.
In that case, this tea can be enjoyed up until late afternoon, depending on how your body responds after drinking a cup.
How to Enjoy Tension Tamer Tea
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Place one or two teabags in a cup and pour in hot (not boiling) water, then steep for about five minutes or so. You might enjoy it with milk or a sweetener of your choice, such as honey or sugar, but taste before you add anything to get an idea of the flavors in this pleasant tea.
If you want to make iced Tension Tamer tea, steep 2 – 3 teabags in 2 cups of hot water for an hour or two. Pour into a two-quart pitcher and fill up the rest with cold water and place in the fridge for at least 24 hours, to allow the botanicals to release all the flavors and goodness.
Leave the teabags in if you want a stronger tea.
The Flavors of Tension Tamer Tea
There are a variety of flavorsome herbs in this soothing tea, which impart a spiciness that is reminiscent of chai. Great for chai lovers who don’t want the caffeine and with zero calories, you can enjoy this delicious tea freely and experience the vanilla tones and somewhat chicory aftertaste.
The soothing and gentle actions are helped along with hops and a form of ginseng; an ancient herb called eleuthero. With the brightness of peppermint, the spiciness of ginger and the sweetness of chamomile, your taste buds are sure to be enlivened while sipping this satisfying and calming tea.
The Soothing Herbs in Tension Tamer Tea
- Eleuthero – Used in Chinese, Russian and Korean folk medicine, Eleuthero is thought to promote overall health and stamina. Also referred to as Siberian ginseng, this herb is warming and slightly bitter. Some say it’s a good herb for sleeplessness and a general tonic if you’re feeling sluggish or weak.
- Ginger – Zesty and warming, this spice was mentioned in Ancient Chinese and Sanskrit texts. Used for centuries to flavor food and beverages, Ginger is also used in perfumes and was once used in magical love potions. Believed to alleviate symptoms of nausea, this spice is also considered beneficial in helping with ridding the body of toxins.
- Peppermint – A popular tea on its own, Peppermint is native to Europe and is used in many culinary dishes and medicinal concoctions. Fresh, bright, minty and somewhat peppery, this herb is thought to assist in dealing with sore throats, digestive issues, cramps and headaches. Some people also use the oil to relieve topical pain, according to WebMd.
- Chamomile – The gentle sweetness of chamomile is loved by many around the world and has been used for centuries to alleviate stress, promote restful sleep and to help soothe the digestive tract. Chamomile was used by the ancient Egyptians as an offering to the Gods. With a scent likened to apples, this delicate herb is aromatic and pleasing.
- Lemongrass – Used in Indonesian and Thai cooking, lemongrass has a hint of the sweet scent of roses and the brightness of lemons. Cultivated for thousands of years, this herb is thought to have anti-fungal properties and when grown in the garden, can repel pesky insects. Brazilian folk medicine also uses this herb as a remedy for anxiety.
- Cinnamon – Even though cinnamon is infused into many culinary dishes and products today, it has been revered since ancient times and was even mentioned in the Bible. Sweet and warming, this spice is native to India and Sri Lanka and is used to support the digestive and circulatory systems. It may also help controlling blood sugar, however studies are ongoing.
- Licorice – Some say that licorice is an acquired taste, but the sweetness and unique, slightly anise flavor is something to be experienced. Used in traditional Chinese formulas to harmonize contrasting herbs, this plant is believed to help with respiratory problems, but check with your doctor first if you’re pregnant or if you have medical issues.
Other botanicals used in this blend include hops, tilia flowers and catnip. Natural lemon flavors are also infused into Tension Tamer tea, making it a tasty cup indeed.