Autumn is a time to slow down, get the jumpers out, and enjoy your favourite brew wrapped in a warm blanket. To help you feel ultra-cosy, here’s a list of the best herbal teas for Autumn.
Autumn is officially here. As the leaves begin to turn, the nights draw in, and the temperature starts to drop, our thoughts naturally turn to making our homes a cosy oasis. The changing season invites us to come back to simple pleasures – Autumn walks, snuggly jumpers, and warming cups of tea
While our social media feeds might be starting to fill up with the annual obsession with pumpkin spice, we’d like to offer up some healthier alternatives to give us all that sense of warm homeliness that we associate with this season.
It’s no secret that we’re fans of herbal tea here at NutraTea, and we firmly believe there’s a brew suitable for every occasion. Our goal is always to create blends that are both delicious and packed with health-promoting herbs – so your cup of tea is as nurturing for your body and mind as it is for your soul.
With that in mind, we’ve created this list of our favourite herbal teas for Autumn. We hope you’ll find some inspiration, discover new flavours, and lean into everything this season has to offer.
Warming ginger is one of our favourite flavours at any time of year but its mouth-tingling spice is particularly fitting for Autumn. There’s just something about the warmth of this root that makes us feel uplifted and comforted on a dark evening.
Not only is ginger a tasty treat that is perfect for the season, but it also has some great health benefits for this time of year. A natural painkiller, ginger helps to soothe a sore throat, combat cold and flu symptoms, and boost our immune systems.
September and October see our hedgerows grow heavy with the dark berries of the elder tree. This seasonal herbal remedy has long been prized for its ability to support our immune systems and help us fight off coughs and colds. And it’s also one of our favourite herbal teas to drink in Autumn.
Unlike the fruits that appear in Summer, elderberry isn’t overly sweet. Instead, it has an earthy tartness that is perfect for Autumn. Packed with vitamin C and other antioxidants, elderberry is a nourishing treat to include in any herbal tea.
Turmeric is another spice we love at every time of year, but especially in the Autumn. The bright yellow colour of this root is perfect for the season, echoing the changing colour of the leaves outside our windows. And the comforting earthy flavour helps us to feel grounded and nourished.
Of course, turmeric is also prized for its many health-giving properties. A powerful anti-inflammatory, it is known for easing joint and muscle pain, helping us resist the stiffness that can come with colder weather. It also has antimicrobial properties, supporting our immune systems to help us stay well.
The smell of cinnamon brings to mind Autumn baking – a kitchen warm with spices and the promise of nourishing food to mark the changing season. This delicious spice is naturally sweet and adds a comforting hug to any cup of herbal tea.
Like turmeric, cinnamon is also a potent anti-inflammatory known for soothing joint pain and menstrual cramps. A natural painkiller, it can also help to ease a sore throat and fight off colds and coughs.
For a naturally sweet treat, enjoy cinnamon in our Liquorice & Cinnamon tea. If you prefer an earthier blend (that’s packed with antioxidants), our Turmeric & Cinnamon flagship blend might be the one for you.
Like cinnamon, liquorice is naturally sweet, making it a delicious addition to any herbal tea blend. We love this ingredient in Autumn because it is packed with health benefits, boosting your immune system, supporting your digestion, and soothing sore throats and coughs.
If you find yourself drawn to sugary treats at this time of year, liquorice’s natural sweetness can also help you resist unhealthy foods and reach for a nourishing cup of herbal tea instead.
6. Hawthorn Berry
Another hedgerow berry that appears in the Autumn is hawthorn. Like elderberry, this seasonal remedy is prized for its health benefits, including supporting our heart health. Hawthorn berries are also packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C, which is especially vital at this time of year.
As well as supporting our physical health, hawthorn berry is said to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Since many of us find our mood dipping as the days grow shorter, this nurturing herb is a great choice during the Autumn months.