Wondering how to keep your motivation and energy up during the 9 to 5? Our list of the best herbal teas to drink at work has you covered.
Even if you are lucky enough to love your job, there’s no denying that some days just drag. And perhaps that means you’ve been relying on endless cups of coffee to see you through the working day.
Plus, let’s be honest – sometimes making a hot drink is a good excuse to take a break from your desk and have a quick natter with your colleagues while you wait for the kettle to boil.
If you’re ending your workdays feeling wired and tired – or just need some ideas for to help you focus on your to-do list – we’re here to help.
Our list of the five best herbal teas to drink at work has something for everyone.
1. Best Tea for Focus and Mental Clarity
If you are struggling to keep your mind on your work, you need a herbal tea blend with ingredients that lift your mind, banish fatigue, and give your cognitive function a boost.
Look out for herbs like ginseng, rhodiola, ashwagandha, and astragalus, all of which are said to help with mental clarity and concentration. We also recommend green tea – although it contains caffeine, it is also rich in L-theanine – a compound that helps you to feel calm and avoid the jitteriness you might get from coffee or black tea.
NutraBoost is our go-to blend when you need an energy and brain boost at work. It contains green tea, ginseng, ashwagandha, astragalus, liquorice, gotu kola, guarana, and mace – everything you need to make it through to home-time.
2. Best Tea for a Stressful Day
We all have those days – the ones when deadlines are piling up and your inbox is full and your to-do list is never-ending. Stress is an unavoidable part of our working lives, but we don’t need to let it get the better of us.
Herbs like chamomile, lemon balm, passionflower, and liquorice can help us feel calmer and soothe our anxious minds when it feels like it is all too much. So, on those stressful days, the herbal tea we reach for is NutraRelax – it is packed full of relaxing herbs to ease our minds and bodies.
3. Best Tea to Pick You Up After Lunch
Find it difficult to stay motivated after lunch? You’re not alone – more than a third of us fall prey to the afternoon slump, according to a study that also identified the precise time it starts (14:17, apparently).
A strong cup of coffee may work for some, but for those who prefer to avoid caffeine in the afternoon, herbal tea can be a better option. We like to opt for a refreshing cup of Lemongrass & Ginger.
Not only is this light and revitalising tea a great way to shake off the post-lunch slump, but ginger and lemongrass also support digestion too.
4. Best Tea for Desk Workers
It doesn’t matter how young or how active you are, if you spend eight hours a day sitting at a desk, you are going to feel it in your muscles, joints, and bones.
A properly designed workstation can relieve some of those aches and pains, as can regular movement (desk treadmill, anyone?). And we also like to support these measures with regular cups of our NutraJoint blend.
Packed with anti-inflammatory curcumin, piperine, and green tea, it is the ideal tea for anyone who wants to give their joint health and mobility a little helping hand.
5. Best Tea for Screen Fatigue
Sitting at a desk all day may do a number on your body, but staring at screens is even worse news for your eyes. According to health insurer Bupa, more than half of us experience digital eye strain from too much time looking at computers and other devices.
While following the 20, 20, 20 rule may help (every 20 minutes, stop for 20 seconds to look at something 20 feet away). You can also get special glasses with filters to protect your eyes from some of the blue light from screens.
It is also important to look after your eye health more generally, especially when you spend a lot of time working on screens. Herbs like eyebright and bilberry can help to reduce eye strain and keep your eyes healthy.
You can find both in our NutraVision blend, another of the best herbal teas to drink at work.