Ashwagandha tea: Origin, benefits and why it’s perfect for relaxation

Find some solace in life’s stressful moments with ashwagandha tea.

Ashwagandha tea

by Piper Huxley |

Needing some light relaxation and de-stress at the end of the day? Treating yourself to a cuppa is a great, ritualistic way to unwind in bed. If you’re a fan of herbal teas, then you’ll know all about the benefits of drinking them. From chamomile to sleepy blends, Spirit & Destiny has explored it all. Ashwagandha is next on the list. So, we’ve put together a guide to the tastiest ashwagandha tea.

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What is ashwagandha?

If you’re big on natural and alternative remedies, perhaps you’ve heard of the ashwagandha shrub, which is native to India and Southeast Asia. When ground into an extract, this plant is said to have healing properties and is most notably used in the practice of Ayurveda. Traditionally, it’s been utilised to help with several health issues, which include stress, arthritis, and diabetes.

Are you intrigued by the science behind alternative medicine? You’re in luck. Ashwagandha has been the subject of several experiences and studies. Indeed, these studies have suggested that ashwagandha may improve mental and cognitive function, as well as physical symptoms of stress and arthritis. Though not overwhelming and not confirmed, many people have faith in this plant.

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The best ashwagandha tea for de-stressing and healing – UK

If you’re feeling curious about ashwagandha and think it may be an ideal fit for you, then why not grab some crisp herbal tea? If you’re not the one for supplements and need something laid-back, maybe some ashwagandha tea will help you out. Spirit & Destiny have done the hard bit for you – and rounded up our favourites. Perhaps, with a cup of ashwagandha tea, you’ll get back on track.

For a relaxing moment, why not go for this blend from Twinings?

Ingredients: Rooibos, Roasted Chicory Root, Natural Fig Flavouring with Other Natural Flavourings, Ashwagandha Root, Natural Vanilla Flavouring with Other Natural Flavourings.

Review: “I bought this recently when it was on offer and was so glad, I did - it's lovely! The first thing you notice is a lovely aroma that fills the air just after it has infused. Warming and welcoming; it makes me think of Christmas - all cosy in front of a log fire with a mug of this. I love figs, vanilla and Rooibos (red bush) anyway, so I was fairly confident I would like this. Would thoroughly recommend it.”

Next - caffeine-free and infused with real herbs and spices, this Vahdam tea has a rich taste. Plus - in some form or another, all of the ingredients are used in traditional healing.

Ingredients: Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Lemongrass, Black Pepper, Liquorice.

Review: “I was gifted a box of the Vahdam founders’ selection, I found the turmeric spiced to be one of my favourites, so I had to get more. The flavour is wonderful! Each tea bag is packaged individually so every cup is fresh. It’s also caffeine-free which is great for me as I really enjoy relaxing with tea at night, and this doesn't disturb my sleeping pattern at all. A great product all-around and I'll be buying other flavours very soon. Thanks, Vahdam.”

Need some bedtime zen with a punch? This blend is definitely a favourite at Spirit & Destiny.

Ingredients: Chamomile, Ashwagandha, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lemon Verbena, Peach Flavour.

Review: “I ordered this tea as I have been searching for a natural way to help with my stress and anxiety. Ashwagandha is supposed to help with this. The flavour in this tea is just perfect. I can’t wait to try the other flavours! Excellent tea!”

A powerful tea blend to help optimise physical and emotional endurance, further activity levels, and improve resistance to stress, all while providing vitality and focus.

Ingredients: Green Tea, Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Guarana, Liquorice, Astragalus, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Mace.

Reviews: “This is the second tea I have brought from this brand and honestly love it just as much as NutraFlow. The release of energy is just instant!”

Next - from Tipson is this fruity blend. Likewise, with organic ingredients and a compostable tea bag, you can’t go wrong. Ashwagandha and the mango join in harmony for a delicious, fruit blend. Tipson says you can brew it hot or cold – just in case you don’t fancy a hot drink.

Ingredients: Chamomile, Moringa, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Mango Flavouring.

Review: “I love a cup of herbal tea and hadn’t tried ashwagandha yet before, though I’ve heard amazing things about it. The tea tastes lovely with the mango flavouring. Definitely recommend.”

Next, this blend is from The Busy Botanist. Packed with relaxing herbs, why not sit down with a warm cup of this? To sum up, let the stress fade away…

Ingredients: Chamomile Flowers, Lemon Balm Leaf, Passionflower, Ashwagandha Root, Valerian Root, Star Anise.

Review: “Thank you so much for this tea, in these hard times it really does help to come home to a nice warm soothing and calming tea with a wonderful flavour! I was a bit sceptical at first, but I'm glad I tried it. And one teabag really can make 3 teas quite comfortably! Just takes the edge off the stress in my life just enough to function. Thank you."

Finally, the last on our list brings us to Pukka. Another caffeine-free blend, this tea is tranquil and blended for serenity.

Reminder: Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species, without psychoactive properties.

Ingredients: Chamomile Flower, Spearmint Leaf, Liquorice Root, Lavender Flower, Hemp (Cannabis sativa), Ashwagandha Root.

Review: "This tea has a nice, sweet flavour. However, I haven't detected the mint in the flavour. But, it's still a nice drink to have before bed or to relax."

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