Flowers are delicate beings of nature, revelled for their beauty and aesthetics to please, to woo, and to charm. But did you know that flowers can be made into a tea to serve practical functions and soothe the most stressed-out souls in Singapore too?
It’s easy to feel stressed in busy, bustling Singapore and have your well being slipping away from you. Luckily, flower teas are an easy home remedy that can be used for a wide range of health benefits, from relaxation to better skin.
The best part of it all? Flower teas are without caffeine, so you can huff a sigh of relief with every seep as you mentally sign off for the day.
Curious which flower teas are the healthiest, how they taste like, and how to make them? Read on for the big reveal!
The Hibiscus is best known to represent a tropical island paradise, and it instantly transports your mind to a relaxing Hawaiian getaway. But when it’s dried and steeped in tea, this versatile flower is the best solution for troubled skin.
It’s rich in vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that helps fight signs of ageing and reduce skin problems like wrinkles, fine lines, and skin that has lost its bounce. If you have skin irritation due to air pollutants in the environment, the Hibiscus flower tea works to soothe and bring down the inflammation too.
Finally, this tea is tart and reminds you of cranberry flavours. Because of its sour tendencies, add honey or a pinch of sugar to achieve the best balance in the Hibiscus flower tea.
The Chamomile flower is associated with solace and comfort. So it’s no surprise that when brewed, Chamomile flower teas are a sure bet for a good night’s sleep. If you’ve been struggling to catch some Zs due to stress at work, this tea has a unique chemical compound (Apigenin) that induces sleep naturally, without the pill.
It also has a myriad of health benefits such as lowering blood sugar, reducing skin inflammation, treating cold symptoms, and, for the ladies out there, soothing menstrual pain!
When infused with a nice warm cup of water, this tea has a pleasant, mild herbal taste. Nothing too pungent for those who don’t appreciate strong smells travelling up the nose. Add in a little mint sprig for a refreshing cut to the calming tones of the Chamomile tea for a more dynamic taste that will keep you coming back for more.
The Osmanthus flower is known for its cooling properties as a Chinese botanical herb. The scorching hot weather in Singapore is not shy of causing sore throats and what Chinese traditional practitioners call heatiness. To cool your body down and rehydrate, a chilled cup of Osmanthus flower tea is the perfect beverage for the job. Not only that, it’s also known for its detox and cleansing benefits as well, leaving you feeling refreshed and energized.
The Osmanthus flower tea has a bitter-sweet taste but has a fragrant floral aroma that calms even the most stressed-out mind. It’s also a common flower used in the trendy blooming flower tea for an alluring reveal when steeped.
The Blue Pea or Butterfly Pea flower is no stranger to food. It’s common in Peranakan delights as a food dye, but in tea, it serves as a mood lifter and brightens your spirits.
When brewed, its peculiar purple-blue colour intrigues any tea drinker, but the Blue Pea tea’s light fragrance actually tastes akin to the familiar green tea. Which is why it’s now so popular as bubble tea in Singapore!
Carnation flowers are a classic in any floral bouquet in Singapore, but it’s the perfect drink to relieve anxiety and bring on relaxation for the day when brewed as a tea.
Warm up some water and sprinkle some Carnations in; the crisp, tangy floral taste from the tea will work its way into your muscle tissues and loosen them up for a mellow and calming night.
Sometimes, quality me-time just can’t wait. Buy flowers from Smiling Flora Singapore and get same-day delivery. Gift yourself a well-deserved flower tea treat, and top it off with a chocolate bouquet because, why not? Love yourself first, so put as much distance as you can from stress and take this chance to pamper yourself today!