Hibiscus Mint, and Ginger Tea Latte (vegan, keto, body ecology, & paleo)Originally published on January, 29th 2018. Last updated on August 18th, 2022 Skip to Recipe
This hibiscus mint and ginger tea latte is my new muse these days. It is super simple to make and oh so lush to enjoy. Along with this easy hibiscus tea recipe I love to add extra digestive and nutrient benefits. Therefore let me introduce you to my dear beneficial friends…. Mint, Ginger, and Ashwagandha!
Benefits of this Hibiscus Tea Recipe:
Combined with other beneficial herbs in this tea latte, this is the best hibiscus tea recipe you’ll ever make!
Benefits of Mint:
1. It can help with tummy troubles.
Peppermint oil has been linked to reducing pain, stomach upset, and other symptoms of IBS, largely because of the anti-spasmodic effects of methanol. Most of these benefits have been seen in capsule form — not food — so check with your doc before starting any supplement regimen.
The soothing properties of peppermint tea may lend a hand in helping you stay hydrated (and warm!) during dry winter months, it is a wonderful addition to this hibiscus tea recipe!
2. It’s anti-inflammatory.
Like other plant-based foods (veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans, and 100% whole grains), mint contains phytonutrients with antioxidant-like properties, which may reduce cellular damage caused by oxidative stress. What’s more, the primary anti-inflammatory compounds of mint may limit the initiation of chronic inflammation.
Since one food can’t exactly undo the effects of an otherwise poor-quality diet: use mint for cooking and flavoring with veggie-heavy, plant-based meals, and snacks — not solely for health benefits.
3. It boosts immunity to aid hibiscus tea recipe.
In addition to its antioxidant activities, 1/4 cup of flavorful spearmint provides nearly half of your daily needs of vitamin A. The plant-based form of this vitamin can help to protect your cells from damage by scavenging free radicals that can cause damage to organ tissue.
This helps reduce your risk of chronic health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Another possible benefit: Compounds found in peppermint leaves have been linked to inhibiting enzymes that promote tumors.
4. It may help protect against harmful bacteria.
Some research has linked the anti-bacterial compounds in mint’s essential oils to help reduce your risk of potentially harmful bacteria.
Early research has linked these compounds to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness when used in food storage and preservation. Generally, the wide array of immune-protecting nutrients found in mint has been studied for possible benefits in protecting our immune systems from disease-causing disruption.
To evaluate how impactful these substances are on protecting immunity, more research needs to be done. For now, adding mint to meals and snacks shouldn’t replace any of your current food safety practices, but it may enhance them so it’s an excellent choice for this hibiscus tea recipe!
Benefits of Ginger:
1. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, and compliments this hibiscus tea recipe.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It’s popularly used to aid digestion and calm an upset stomach. It can also help fight viruses, so it’s a good choice to add to this immune-boosting hibiscus tea recipe.
2. Can help reduce menstrual pain.
When taken at the beginning of a menstrual cycle, ginger can be very effective at reducing menstrual pain. Combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, this tea latte is a soothing way to help you through period pains.
3. Can help prevent some cancers.
More studies are needed, but early research has shown that ginger has anti-cancer effects.
Benefits of Ashwagandha:
1. It is an ancient medicinal herb.
Ashwagandha is a very important Ayurvedic herb that has had use for thousands of years in natural healing. It reduces stress and improves energy levels and concentration.
2. Can reduce blood sugar levels.
In a limited study, evidence suggests that this ancient herb can aid in reducing blood sugar, via the cells’ ability to absorb glucose from the bloodstream.
3. Has anti-inflammatory properties.
Small studies have suggested that taking ashwagandha can reduce inflammatory markers.
4. It may help reduce stress and anxiety.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that can greatly help manage stress and anxiety. A small study also showed that adding this beneficial herb to a daily diet can improve sleep, which also aids to lower stress and anxiety.
5. Reduce symptoms of depression.
Some studies have shown that ashwagandha can possibly help reduce the symptoms of depression. While it’s not a good idea to replace antidepressants with this herb, using it for its magical and historic adaptogenic qualities can help improve mental health symptoms and relieve non-serious cases.
(sourced from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ashwagandha)
How to Make Hibiscus Tea
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magical health benefits of this amazing hibiscus tea latte!
Interested in more magical latte recipes? Try these:
- Rose Dusted Earl Grey Latte
- Coconut Yerba Mate Latte
- Chaga Chai Latte
- Almond Milk Matcha Latte
- Everyday Adaptogenic Herbal Coffee Latte
- Rose Latte w/ Adaptogenic Herbs
- Heat water to boiling, and steep the hibiscus, mint, and ginger for 10 minutes.
- Once the tea is finished steeping, strain it into your favorite mug.
- Top off the tea with warmed coconut milk.
- Using a spoon or milk frother mix in vanilla bean powder, and ashwagandha.
- Mix in sweetener to taste, I enjoy using stevia or maple syrup.