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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!

Hibiscus Mint Ginger Tea Latte

Benefits of this Hibiscus Tea Recipe:

This hibiscus tea recipe is as beneficial to make as it is delicious and soothing. Hibiscus has immune-boosting properties, calming floral aromatic effects, and is caffeine free.

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.

Hibiscus Mint Ginger Tea Latte pouring into a glass.

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!

(sourced from http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a47308/health-benefits-mint/)

Benefits of Ginger:

1. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, and compliments this hibiscus tea recipe.

It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely related to turmeric cardamom, and galangal.

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.

(sourced from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger#section1)
Hibiscus Mint Ginger Tea Latte

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)
Hibiscus Mint Ginger Tea Latte
Frothy hibiscus tea recipe

How to Make Hibiscus Tea

First, steep the hibiscus, mint, and ginger in boiled water for 10 minutes. Then strain it into your favorite mug.

Top off the tea with warmed coconut milk, and use a spoon or milk frother to stir in the vanilla bean and ashwagandha powders. Mix in stevia to taste.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magical health benefits of this amazing hibiscus tea latte!

Interested in more magical latte recipes? Try these:

Hibiscus Mint Ginger Tea Latte

Hibiscus Mint Tea Latte

Yield: 1-2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This hibiscus tea recipe with mint and ginger is a dairy-free tea latte that helps digestion with superfoods, healing powers, and adaptogens.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat water to boiling, and steep the hibiscus, mint, and ginger for 10 minutes.
  2. Once the tea is finished steeping, strain it into your favorite mug.
  3. Top off the tea with warmed coconut milk.
  4. Using a spoon or milk frother mix in vanilla bean powder, and ashwagandha.
  5. Mix in sweetener to taste, I enjoy using stevia or maple syrup.

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