Traveling is amazing and it always gives you new experiences and it is a great way to spend your time, learning something new almost everyday. But guess what? Traveling is also keeping you away from your tea collection you have at home, right? Well, I have some tips for you on how to create a traveling tea kit. This will make you miss less all the tea variety you have at home. On top of that, you will not have to end up drinking the tea bags from hotels. We all know that those are not the best teas to enjoy and it is one of the pet peeves of tea lovers 🙂
So, if you are like me, you already have a quite big tea collection at home. No, I will not tell you to get another luggage just to have them all with you. I will help you decide which are the teas that will actually be a perfect companion while travelling. I will share with you my tea staples, which I must have them with me wherever I go.
I talked in many other posts about tea benefits and this time I will mostly focus on this as well. Because when you are travelling, there might be certain moments when a tea to soothe you is all you need.
So here are my main teas I always have with me:
Green tea is definitely not missing from my traveling kit as I usually 2-3 cups per day. A cup of green tea is the perfect healthy way to start your day due to its caffeine content.
I personally like the fresh grassy taste of green tea. Many times I just drink the unflavored ones because I just enjoy the pure taste. Well, I do have my fair share of jasmine green tea any many other flavors.
- it is an excellent source of antioxidants
- it can help your body to fight diseases
- improves the blood flow
- it has strong antibacterial properties
If you are interested to find out more about the amazing benefits of green tea you can check my post here.
This is definitely a must have when I am travelling and not only. I find that mint tea has wonderful effects on digestion. We all know that when we are travelling we can be tempted to eat a lot of new types of food, maybe food we never had before. It is ok to do that, we all do, but this will also give you the “I had too much to eaaaat” feeling.
Anytime this happens to me, my quick remedy is a freshly brewed cup of mint tea. It helps a lot with easing the digestion and it certainly has a lot of other benefits as well.
If you want to take your tea drinking experience to the next level, you can even prepare my Chocolate Refresh tea recipe. You just need to mix it at home and pack it with you. Trust me, it will make a delightful desert and it will be a great comfort for your tummy.
For those moments when you just need a bit of calm in your day, chamomile tea can be a good companion. We do a lot of things while we are traveling but from time to time we could also use a break. Chamomile tea has powerful calming properties and it can be the perfect tea before going to bed. It will improve your sleep and calm your mind and body.
Chamomile tea has some extra benefits for you, which could be very useful while you are traveling. It can help treating skin irritations like burns, acne, mosquito bites. It can be very refreshing to drink and spray it your skin after a long day in the sun. It reduces inflammation and helps relieving headaches and migraines – we surely don’t want those during our travels, right?
I have another tea recipe to improve your tea game. My Sweet Calm tea recipe combines chamomile and other calming herbs to surround you with a warm and relaxing feeling.
My last tip for your tea traveling kit is ginger and here is a brilliant tip for you: the trick with this type of tea is that you don’t even have to pack it with you. As long as you know that you will have access to a shop where you can find to buy fresh ginger. Quite sneaky, right?
Ginger tea benefits are the perfect addition to the benefits of mint and chamomile tea. It can help soothe your digestion and it offers a strong natural relief for headaches and stress.
Another benefit of ginger tea is that it can help you fight colds.
Depending on your needs, you can pack these teas in separate containers and have a tea trainer with you. You could easily use this in your hotel room.
If you would have to make your tea on the go and you don’t have the possibility to wash your tea strainer, you could also use the disposable filter bags for loose tea. And then all you will need is some hot water and your tea is ready!
This traveling tea kit sound like having your own natural pharmacy with you with just a few herbs!