Herbal teas, also known as herbal infusions or tisanes, are beverages created by steeping herbs, spices, or other organic material in hot water. Herb tea, or just tea, is a word that is frequently used to refer to a variety of herbal drinks. Tea is included in certain herbal mixtures. Fresh or dried flowers, fruit, leaves, seeds, or roots can be used to make herbal teas. They're created by boiling the plant leaves in hot water and steeping them for a few minutes. The herbal tea is then filtered and served, sweetened if desired. Many companies make herbal tea bags for infusions like this. In India, we usually eat heavy dinners and meals that are rich in carbohydrates and protein. After dinner, we usually crave something to drink that will soothe our bodies and help indigestion. Herbal tea is a soothing hot beverage that not only relaxes the mind but also aids in the digestive process. I believe, herbal tea is a showstopper to your meal. Sipping a hot cup of light herbal tea after a full-blown dinner feels calming.

Here are different types of herbal teas that you can have post dinner and relax your mind and soul-

Chamomile Tea

For generations, chamomile has been used in herbal medicine for its relaxing and healing effects. A cup of chamomile tea can help you in falling asleep at night, improving your immune system, and lowering stress. The flavour of this herbal tea component is mild and flowery, with a hint of natural sweetness. You may also put some honey to it for an added sweetness. It has a lot of health benefits, as it reduces anxiety, soothes colds and aids in digestion.

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Lavender Tea

Any tea that contains lavender can be called lavender tea. Lavender is a popular ingredient in herbal tea blends, but it may also be used to impart a relaxing floral touch to caffeinated tea. Because dried lavender is more strong than fresh lavender, you only need a small amount to flavour a large quantity of tea. Lavender Tea is good for your health as it boosts the immune system, cures period pains and relaxes the mind.

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Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea, often known as roselle or red tea, is a tart herbal tea with a cranberry flavour. Hibiscus tea can be taken on its own or as part of a blend of other teas. It can be served either hot or cold. It is a great source of vitamin C, helps in lowering blood pressure and boosts the metabolism.

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Lemongrass Tea

Nothing can be more relaxing and delightful than a steaming hot cup of lemongrass tea, one of the most well-known types of herbal tea. It has a citrusy flavour and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Lemongrass herbal tea is usually served after dinner because it helps digestion. It also relieves bloating and boosts the metabolism.

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Rosehip Tea

Rosehip tea, made from the fruit of the rose plant, is high in vitamin C. It has a floral flavour with a tangy aftertaste that might help you feel refreshed. Rosehip tea contains additional chemical elements that are beneficial to a healthy lifestyle. It prevents stomach issues and irritation, is good for your skin and protects against type 2 diabetes as well. 

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