lthough our website promotes a wide range of health benefits from herbal infusions and teas, most of them are not supported by published literature. This doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t experience a benefit; it simply means that scientists don’t know if the benefit can be replicated in scientific studies.
The Christmas herbal/fruit infusion contains the following phytonutrients:
- Citral and citronellal > antispasmodic properties
- Coumarinic acid and quercetin > antioxidant, anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties
The potential health benefits of these phytonutrients are:
- Helping with sleep and calming anxiety
- Controlling blood pressure
- Easing stomach, intestinal, and menstrual cramps
- Combating colds and flu
History of the Christmas Tea
Christmas is an important time for many people; a time to reflect, celebrate, spend time with family and, of course, open presents and eat. How did Christmas tea become part of Christmas?
In England in the 1830s, Christmas Day was one of the few days off that the British working middle class had. For most men, this day meant an evening of drinking at the local bar. Women tired of having to drag their husbands out of bars before their weekly wages were spent, or having to deal with a belligerent or violent drunk at home, created a temperance movement that gained momentum in that decade, to replace this lascivious tradition with something healthier. That measure turned out to be a good old cup of tea.
Large tea parties were held on Christmas Eve, at which anti-alcohol speeches and sermons were the order of the day. One of the first parties was a meeting attended by 1,200 people on Christmas Day 1834 at Preston’s Hall in England. These tea parties quickly spread to the United States and are believed to have helped popularize the notion of ‘afternoon tea’ that still carries a lot of weight today, but with added emphasis on food combinations and vacation flavors and spices like cinnamon or pumpkin, cardamom, apple and so on.
To this day, elegant Christmas tea arrangements are offered in prestigious hotels and restaurants in the US and UK and remain popular as a Christmas activity alongside a simple cuppa shared at home with friends and family.