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Get through the flu season with help from ekaterra

At ekaterra, we aim to only serve the tastiest products that enrich physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. And when flu season comes around, don’t worry – we’ve got lots of great teas to help you get through. Find out how you can build your own tea break into your day and feel the mental and physical positives from the mighty cup. Let’s take a look at some stunning ‘Did You Knows’ about the world of tea.

Fortified tea can contribute to the normal function of your immune system

A healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet is essential for immune support, but it’s not always easy to maintain. Taking a supplement or eating fortified food with certain vitamins or minerals, such as vitamin C or Zinc, can be a good way to get all the nutrients we need. Our fortified blends, such as Lipton Immune Support, are a great way to build up vitamin C.

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Did you know that ginger and turmeric have been consumed for centuries for their immune-supporting properties? So why not put the kettle on and help to keep your immune system in good shape. Try some of these go-to options from our brands: Lipton Immune Support, T2’s Turmeric Ginger Ninja, and Pukka Turmeric Active or Lemon Ginger Manuka Honey blend which also contains turmeric.

Tea can help you stay hydrated

Losing just 1-2% of bodily fluids can start impacting your mood and mental performance. Tea is 99% water, so it’s a tasty way to stay hydrated. In fact, dietary guidelines in many countries (US , UK , Germany , Netherlands and Japan ) advise that drinking unsweetened tea keeps your fluid levels topped-up.

Tea has a unique combination of caffeine and L-theanine to boost energy naturally

Our brains never rest, even when we’re sleeping. This is why our natural mental energy levels vary during the day, from very low at night to high in the mornings and then dropping a little in the afternoons.

Did you know that tea is the only beverage that contains a powerful duo of caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine? Studies show that consuming at least 75mg of caffeine from tea (typically found in 2-3 cups of black tea) can improve your attention and increase alertness.

Herbal tea can help you get a good night's sleep

We now know that stress contributes to mental wellbeing problems. It can also make it difficult to fall asleep (and sleep through the night). Stress and bad sleep harm our mental and physical health, as well as reducing our immune system's daily defences.

To help establish a good sleep routine, it’s best to avoid caffeine before bedtime and drink herbal infusions or teas with chamomile and lavender instead. These are traditionally used for their soothing properties and add a great taste, too. To support a good night's sleep, why not try some of our favorites; Tazo Dream, Pukka Night Time, T2 Nighty Night or Lipton Bedtime Bliss.​