A hangover can come with many symptoms such as headache, drowsiness, fatigue and gastrointestinal distress. The liver breaks down alcohol and the toxins it releases during this process can damage liver cells.
We have recommended a list of teas that may help with hangover symptoms as well as herbal infusions which are known to aid the detoxification of the liver.
Assam Bargang – Assam Bargang tea comes from an estate located on the north banks of the Brahmaputra river in the Sonipur district in Northern India. The leaves are broken with tippy heads, which helps to give it a strong and creamy infusion, which is perfect for those looking for a more powerful Assam brew.
Assam Mokalbari – This second flush tea reflects the nicer things in life as it contains wonderful long leaves with many golden tips which impart a certain quality and smoothness to its brew. This tea is grown at a high altitude in the Dibrugarh district in Assam, Northern India and produces a robust and malty flavour.
Ceylon Kenilworth – This Sri Lankan tea estate was created in 1947 by an English pioneer who named it after the famous Kenilworth castle in Warwickshire, England. This particular estate produces one of the highest quality teas in Sri Lanka with beautiful black leaves. The full-bodied infusion is a dark-red with an earthy, spicy flavour.
China Gunpowder – Also known as the “Temple of Heaven”, this variety of gunpowder tea is one of the more popular green teas in China, especially in the eastern provinces. Using a centuries-old method, each leaf is rolled into a small pellet, resembling black powder and giving this green tea its unique name. This refreshing tea has a strong aroma with an underlying sweetness, and can be enjoyed throughout the day.
Dandelion Leaf – Dandelion has been traditionally known to be a great detoxifier and liver tonic. Its bitter taste stimulates digestive enzymes and bile from the liver. Dandelion contains vitamins A, B, C and D and known to be high in iron and potassium. It is also believed to aid in sluggish bowels and cleanse the blood especially in skin conditions.
English Breakfast – Our finest English Breakfast tea is a delicious combination of high altitude grown broken orange pekoe black teas which have been blended to produce a full bodied tea with delicate flowery and spicy undertones.
Gout Tea – A great blend of tea because its ingredients are believed to have an alkalizing effect and can flush away excess uric acid deposits out of the body.
Happy Tummy Tea – This infusion is believed to be a great tummy tamer for all sorts of stomach related ailments. You should avoid this infusion if you suffer with high blood pressure or are pregnant.
Irish Tea – The Irish are well known for their love of strong tea which sometimes may contain a dose of local whiskey! Our Irish tea is a strong tea with a dark brown infusion with a highly spicy and malty character.
Toxin Killer Tea – A lovely tasting tea that contains a number of well-known detoxifying agents which will be loved by your liver! The delicate combination of floral flavours is easy on the palette with a distinct herbal aftertaste and a bold undertone of the crisp hibiscus.
Yogi Tea – A delicious all round tea which enhances ones vitality and good health. It contains a number of ingredients including cardamom and cloves. You should avoid this infusion during pregnancy.
Yunnan – Due to its geographical location and climate, Yunnan is often compared to Assam teas because it produces a similarly strong flavour. Organically cultivated offers a medium strong tea with an earthy and woody character with a hint of smokiness.