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By now we have understood: when our life asks us for an extra effort, it is the little moments of daily relaxation that get us back on track, and among these, we cannot fail to mention the infamous “herbal tea moment”. It is enough only to visualize the sofa, cushions, cover, our favorite TV series, and a nice steaming cup of herbal tea that we already enter a dimension of peace and relaxation.

But anyone who thinks that herbal tea and tea is a habit closely linked to the home, to the cold season, or to middle-aged ladies is very wrong: now more than ever, consuming tea and infusions has become a trend that involves several generations. The flourishing of hashtags such as #teatime, tea time (which has something like nine and a half million dedicated posts), or the simpler #tea (which has about 26 million), is the confirmation of a habit that knows no season and is conquering more and more fans of all ages. Whether at home or in the office, alone or in the company, the herbal tea break is an indispensable (and somewhat magical) pleasure of the day.

The mind is distracted, the body relaxes and the herbal infusion supports us according to what we need: whether it is an aid for digestion, to help sleep, or to give us some energy, we can resort to an infusion at any time of the day. After all, a millenary tradition linked to the consumption of tea and mindset herbal teas has taught us how to benefit from this daily ritual: herbal tea – that is the preparation obtained from the infusion, decoction, or maceration of herbs – has been known since the Greek-Roman era, when there was already the habit of exploiting the properties of plants left to infuse, in cold or hot water. The tradition of drinking these beneficial infusions continued in the Middle Ages, a time when this drink became a real ally for men's health. Then when the wisdom gained in the West met the Eastern one, the preparation of herbal teas became even more sophisticated.

Today, there are usually three times when you prefer to indulge in this pleasure: in the morning, you can replace coffee or tea with an energetic herbal tea, based on goji berries or ginger; after lunch, to continue the day well, you can choose one with digestive properties – with dandelion, thistle, lemon or sage – while in the evening it can be finished with a relaxing herbal tea to help sleep, based on chamomile, lime or hawthorn.

Whether consumed in a steaming mug or a colored thermal bottle, everyone chooses how to experience this ritual, which today is particularly successful (especially on the Instagram accounts of celebrities) and also has a name: Wonderful Time. Around the ritual of the herbal tea and the idea of ​​taking time for oneself, a handbook of advice has been built to draw the most benefit from this moment and make it special: do something we like while sipping the herbal tea, share the moment with people close to us, try always new blends and take advantage of the break to relax, meditate and disconnect from the day's occupations.

Something similar to the famous tradition which teaches how to live and enjoy the home through small tricks based on the search for intimacy and tranquility. Also, in this case, the moment of herbal tea is an indispensable ritual, thanks to which precious moments of well-being can be carved out. In one way or another, therefore, the advice remains unchanged: a few minutes accompanied by a hot or iced herbal tea, can turn into a fundamental measure for the progress of our day. Seeing is believing.


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