On 28 June 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared International Happiness Day – which falls on 20 March.
We are sure that you agree that the past year has been such a downer. Therefore, when a day like this comes by, we should definitely honour and celebrate it! Though, we do hope that everyday is a Happiness Day for everyone. Sadly, the reality is that it’s not. As human beings, we are filled with emotions and, more importantly, each of us react differently to different situations.
Nonetheless, we have always found that tea can aid in any situation.
We’ve selected three teas that help to elevate our mood.
Green tea is highly recommended as it is filled with antioxidants – therefore it helps our bodies in numerous ways.
- Fights depression & keeps you happy – Research says people who drink at least four cups of green tea per day are half as likely to feel depressed. The levels of caffeine does not affect your ability to fall asleep, and during your waking hours it increases mental alertness.
- Keeps the brain healthy – Green tea keeps brain cells stable for longer
- Relieves stress – L-theanine amino acid, which occurs naturally in Green tea, produces a calm, serene feeling within you.
Rooibos tea helps to boost the immune system. It is rich in minerals that may help boost the immune system and keep the body healthy. The tea contains calcium, iron, potassium, copper, fluoride, manganese, magnesium, zinc and alpha hydroxy acid.
- Caffeine free – Enjoy anytime of the day
- Naturally sweet – A great tea for people with diabetes or those who are cutting down on sugar.
If you haven’t tried turmeric tea before, don’t fear the name – it’s not as spicy as you think it is.
We recommend trying a turmeric tea, rather than a turmeric latte.
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant – Helps to reduce swelling, pain and protects the immune system
- Glucose lowering effect – Protects against the onset of diabetes
If you would like to try turmeric tea, we recommend the Golden Treasure.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about these happiness teas! What does happiness mean to you, and have you found any tea that has helped to elevate your mood?