10 Refreshing Flower Tea Varieties To Brew Summery Drinks
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Summer is here and so is the time to indulge in hydrating teas that nourish your mind, body and soul. When it comes to refreshing summer teas, however, you need to think beyond green tea, black tea and lemon tea. Instead, the most refreshing tea you can and should drink more of this summer are flower teas—and you are more likely to be spoiled for choice on that front. There are innumerable flowers in the world which are dried and consumed as tea for their health benefits. 

According to both Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, flower teas not only smell refreshing but also provide excellent nourishment, joy and inner peace. In Chinese medicine, it is believed that flowers sourced naturally can balance the life-force energy called Qi. In Ayurveda, it is believed that flowers have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial qualities, which boost the immunity and provide protection against illnesses. Even modern science is only now picking up on the fact that with plenty of flower varieties available across the world, each has different antioxidants, biochemical compounds and therefore different health benefits to offer. These flower teas also lack caffeine, which is why they are also considered to be better for heart and mental health. 

If you are convinced and want to give floral teas a try this summer, then here are 10 amazing and easily available varieties you can stock up on. 


Made with pretty, white chamomile flowers petals, chamomile tea is known the world over as one of the healthiest drinks to have. Packed with a class of antioxidants called flavonoids, chamomile tea has plenty of health benefits to offer. Apart from helping with menstrual pain, reducing inflammation, preventing osteoporosis and treating diabetes or blood sugar issues, chamomile tea also induces sleep and relaxes the mind. Chamomile has a naturally sweet flavour, but many can find it a bit grassy at first. 

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Perhaps one of the most vibrant-looking flower teas in the world, hibiscus tea has a beautiful red hue that looks alluring and tastes brilliant. Hibiscus tea has a sweet, slightly astringent and fruity flavour that will remind you of cranberries. It is one of the most-loved flower teas of the world, also because it is known to boost the immune system, and improve eye and skin health too. Some studies also suggest hibiscus tea can prevent the risk of cancer. 

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Also known as rose tea, gulkand tea can be made simply with water and also with milk. Apart from the rosy smell and flavour, this tea is pink in colour and tastes naturally sweet. While rose flower symbolises love, gulkand tea packs so many flavonoids that it is actually great for your heart health. Rose tea is also known to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, aid digestion and improve your chances of healthy weight loss. 

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Jasmine tea is made either using the commonly available jasmine flower, Jasminum officinale, or the sampaguita variety, also known as Jasminum sambac. The very scent of jasmine tea can refresh you during summers, and it does taste mildly sweet. When it comes to its health benefits, jasmine tea is so packed with polyphenols that it can improve heart health, promote dental and oral health, and boost brain function too. 

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Lavender is known the world over for its beautiful scent and many health properties, which is why everything from perfumes and candles to essential oils and tea are made with these beautiful flowers. Lavender is known to reduce cortisol levels and induce sleep, which means it has immensely relaxing benefits. Plus, lander tea is also packed with vitamin C, calcium and magnesium, so it boosts immunity and helps fight off seasonal infections too. 



Calendula is a flower that is also known as pot marigold. Slightly bitter in taste, calendula tea is known for its many therapeutic properties. Packed with flavonoids, this tea can help with metabolic syndrome and digestive disorders by increasing the production of stomach and gut enzymes. It is also traditionally believed that calendula tea can help with skin infections because it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. 

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Butterfly Pea 

Blue isn’t a colour food is commonly available in, which makes Butterfly Pea tea extremely alluring. Not only is this tea naturally blue in colour, but it also turns a beautiful shade of purple when lemon juice is added to it! Butterfly Pea tea is delicious, delicate and packed with vitamins and minerals. This tea has anti-glycation properties, which means it has an anti-ageing effect on skin. The anthocyanins in the tea also help with hair health, brain function and inflammation. 

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Made with dried lily flowers, lily tea has a smooth, sweet and refreshing taste. Packed with nutrients that are similar to those found in turmeric, lily tea can not only help fight off fungal, bacterial and viral infections but also help heal scars, burns and wounds by boosting cell repair in the body. Some studies also suggest that lily tea works against mood disorders, improves brain function and helps the digestive system function at its best. 

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Dandelion tea is made with the flowers of the same name, while dandelion coffee is made by roasting the roots of the flowering plant. Both drinks have health benefits, but dandelion tea has a particularly sweet, delicate and refreshing flavour. Packed with vitamin C, dandelion tea is known to boost immunity levels and prevent infections and common colds. Because it has trace fibre amounts, it is also boosts digestion. Dandelion flower is packed with beta-carotenes, which help to detoxify the body. 

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Two varieties of chrysanthemum flowers, Chrysanthemum indicum and Chrysanthemim morifolium, are used to brew chrysanthemum tea—a drink popular in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine circles. The tea has a slightly sweet taste and beautiful aroma, both of which combine to make it a very refreshing drink indeed. Apart from improving immune function against infections like common cold, flu and sore throat or strep, chrysanthemum tea also helps regulate blood pressure levels.