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Practicing Self-Care: 3 hot teas that help me feel better

Living with Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), I often have days where I don’t feel like I’m operating at 100% capacity. When combined with mental health struggles, I can easily get down on myself and feel burnt out by life.

After living with CVID for some time now, I have tried out so many different methods to feel better – some have worked, and some haven’t.

What I have grown to love is drinking hot tea. It is simple, affordable, and can be full of good ingredients for your body. There are so many different kinds, and I am on a journey to try them out. I love learning more about the health benefits of different types of tea. When I take a moment to sit with my warm cup of tea, I immediately feel more relaxed.

Whenever I drink hot tea, I like to add some honey and lemon. There are some health benefits to honey in tea, and I love the flavor that it brings (since I don’t add any sugar). Some health benefits of honey include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and can help with sore throat and/or cough. Lemon is also a great addition. It can help to detoxify the body, boost digestive function, aid in skin wellness, and regulate blood sugar.

honey and lemon

Here are three types of tea that I really love, and I’ve added some links for you to check them out. This is a great idea if you’ve been feeling in a funk and want to improve your wellness!

Everyday Detox Dandelion Tea

I came across this tea from Traditional Medicinals, and I thought I would try it out because it supports liver and kidney function. I ended up liking the taste, and I have started drinking it a couple times a week. On the box, it does suggest drinking daily for about 2 weeks and then taking a week off, so I’m going to try that next.

dandelion tea
From Amazon – try it out!

Here are some benefits of Dandelion Tea:

  • Antioxidants
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • High in vitamins
  • Helps urinary tract infections
  • Improves immune system
  • Promotes gut health

Moroccan Mint Tea

The next tea that I love is Moroccan Mint Tea. I am a big mint lover, so I knew I had to try this. I really enjoy the taste, and I like Numi’s tea.

moroccan mint tea
Try it on Amazon

Health benefits of Moroccan Mint Tea:

  • May soothe stress
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps sleep (it’s caffeine free)
  • Soothes the respiratory tract

Chamomile Tea

I have loved Chamomile Tea for quite some time now, especially when I am feeling under the weather. It definitely helps me relax and get some better sleep.

chamomile tea
Try it on Amazon!

Here are some benefits of Chamomile Tea:

  • Good for sleep
  • Can help anxiety
  • Helps immune system
  • Helps with digestion

Try these out and see what you think!

There are so many different kinds of tea out there, and I am excited to continue trying more. Tea is such a simple way to take a moment to yourself, relax, and enjoy life. You can drink it at any time in the day!

When I was drinking my dandelion tea, I saw this cute quite on the end of the tea bag:


“Beauty is not caused. It is.” – Emily Dickinson

I thought that was really cute! I love finding beauty in the small moments, like when I am making my tea and spending time with myself. When dealing with a chronic illness, it’s easy to be angry at your body, but I think that these moments are a great time to reflect and thank your body for supporting you!

Happy tea drinking, and make sure to take some time for self-care!

Aubrey Grace – Life with an Invisible Illness: Why do I feel so guilty about taking time for myself?

Aubrey Grace – 1 Skincare Brand That I Love

Aubrey Grace – When Chronic Illness is a Full Time Job

Life by Deanna – How to Practice Self-Care When You’re Obsessed with Personal Growth

Chanelle Spencer, LCSW – Let’s Talk About the Importance of Self-Care


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