We all have those days where we agree to ‘happy hour’ with our friends, promising ourselves we’ll only have two drinks and leave, but before you know it you’re into the wee hours of the morning, you’ve hopped a couple of bars and you know you’re going to be hung-over at work. For those of you who work flexible hours or have the option of going in late, you can start out by catching a few Z’s before you actually deal with your hangover. For everyone else, we’ve got a few remedies up our sleeves that will soon turn into your go-to’s for the morning after.
Alcohol being incredibly dehydrating will result in symptoms like headache, dry mouth, fatigue, when you're hungover, which is why you need to hydrate as much as possible while restoring your body's electrolyte balance. One of the best ways to do this is with teas. We’ve put together our top 6 to help you go tea-total on your hangover.
Matcha being a superfood has a ton of benefits, but little did we know that being a great hangover cure was one of them. The combination of caffeine, antioxidants and chlorophyll are known to be the perfect trifecta that are able to bring you back to your best self sooner than you’d expect. Caffeine helps to reduce your headache, the antioxidants help your body detox, and the chlorophyll acts to restore the natural balance in your body. An added benefit is that Matcha is also known to have the ability to protect your liver.
Matcha can be drunk plain, however since hydration and restoration of electrolyte balance are key to getting rid of a hangover, Matcha mixed with coconut water seems like the way to go.
Turmeric Green Tea
Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, so it could help with the hangover headache. It is also known to stimulate blood flow and metabolism which helps to boost detoxification. Its anti-inflammatory properties are also known to soothe and restore the skin from the inside out, and help with overall gut health. Our blend of Turmeric tea also contains ginger which is known to help with nausea.
Spearmint Green Tea
This refreshing minty tea packed with the power of spearmint as well as peppermint is known to alleviate sickness and stomach upsets. The strong menthol essential oils in this super herb can also improve clarity and concentration. If you’re hungover and faced with a long day of work ahead, sipping on spearmint tea could help keep you focused, so you can power through the day.
Hibiscus Green Tea
Hibiscus green tea is packed with Vitamin C and provides your immune system with that extra boost to help avoid catching a cold and aid your hangover recovery. Hibiscus tea is also known to be very good at shielding the liver from damage. Our blend of Hibiscus green tea contains fennel which is great for easing indigestion by helping to relax the digestive system, reducing gas, cramps and bloating that can often occur. It’s also a handy cure for nausea and can help to beat that hangover stomach ache.
Chamomile is great at helping settle the stomach and being caffeine-free, with every soothing sip, it provides a healing boost to your nervous system.
Chocolate Earl Grey
If a hangover makes your sugar cravings skyrocket, our Chocolate Earl Grey is the best solution to satisfy them, without causing you to ingest an entire box full of your favourite chocolates.