Swap your coffee for tea infused with rosebuds, caramel or gin
Gone are the days when you'd only find herbal tea at the one health food store in town. We've become increasingly aware of how damaging it is to drink too much caffeine and are constantly being told to get our daily dose of vitamins and nutrients. As a result, herbal drinks taken over the tea aisle in supermarkets and there are a number of companies selling their teas online.
Whether you're after a herbal tea to ease insomnia, clear your skin or settle a sore tum, we've picked out some of our favourites to keep you fit and healthy this autumn.
Clipper Snore and Peace
If you're in need of a good night's sleep, Snore and Peace is just the ticket; packed full of organic chamomile, lemon balm, calming lavender infusion and absolutely nothing artificial. As well as improving the welfare of workers, Clipper strives to preserve the natural balance of the environment and protect the wildlife. £2.25 on clipper-teas.com
After JING's founder Edward Eisler experienced the quality of tea production in Asia and the ceremonies and traditions behind tea drinking, he decided to create his own blend to share his experiences with others. In Whole Rosebuds the delicate taste of rose is balanced with a soft undertow of pressed leaf. £2.40 on jingtea.com
Edinburgh's Eteaket leaf tea experts have teamed up with Isle of Harris gin, using the botanicals found in the spirit to create a unique herbal caffeine (and alcohol) free blend. Juniper, coriander, angelica root, orange peel, liquorice root, cassia bark all help to give the tea it's distinct flavour, as well as sugar kelp which is hand harvested by a local diver. £7.95 on eteaket.co.uk
This 'skinny dessert' is naturally caffeine free and the chunks of caramel quickly sort out any sugar cravings with just two calories per cup. Teapigs recommend drinking it with milk or a spoonful of crème fraîche. They call their teabags 'temples', because their teas are worthy of worship, so they're worth a try for that alone. £3.99 on teapigs.co.uk
Pukka are so dedicated to herbal teas that they have a whole family of them; Energy, Digestif, Turmeric, Cleansing, Immunity, Relax and Women's. They believe 'a healthy world means a healthy you' so source the highest quality organic ingredients to reduce their carbon fooetprint. For a tea to warm the soul, try their Organic Chai which is an exotic blend of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and liquorice. £2.49 at pukkaherbs.com
This award winning tea company was founded by brothers Samuel and James Ryder in 1920 after they'd studied the medicinal qualities of English herbs. For their 100% natural Apple and Cinnamon tea they source the ancient spice from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees which gives the blend its distinct sweetness. £2.49 on heathandheather.co.uk