The 10 Best Teas for Digestion

The best teas for digestion include peppermint tea, dandelion root tea, chamomile tea, licorice root tea, and pu-erh tea.

Whether you’ve had a little too much to eat or just want some help soothing your stomach and improving your digestive system, tea can be a great way to relax and unwind after a meal. Tea also comes with a variety of digestive benefits, helping the body to metabolize rich foods and banish bloating.

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 1. Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea is a powerful digestive aid that has been used in herbal medicine for centuries to help improve digestion and soothe the stomach. Studies have shown that peppermint can help to relieve symptoms of gastrointestinal stress, including digestive issues such as IBS. You can enjoy a cup of peppermint tea on its own, or enjoy peppermint as a soothing addition to a number of herbal and caffeinated teas. Peppermint also makes a delicious iced tea in the summer!

Our pick: Mint Tea Trio

Our Mint Tea Trio includes three of our most popular mint teas:

  • Peppermint is an exceptional single-ingredient tea with a bright, minty flavor.
  • Lavender Mint is a simple but satisfying herbal blend with calming lavender blossoms and cooling peppermint for a fresh, lightly floral cup.
  • Sing Your Song combines peppermint, ginger, lemongrass, cardamom, and licorice root for a minty tea with notes of citrus and spice.

2. Ginger tea

Used for centuries in herbal and ayurvedic medicine, ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and can help to calm stomach troubles and improve digestive health. Ginger also has a wealth of other health benefits, including soothing sore throats, preventing nausea, and easing morning sickness. Whether you enjoy a spiced black tea as a morning cup or a soothing herbal tea in the evening, ginger is a surefire way to calm the stomach and aid digestion.

Our pick: Atomic Gold Herbal Tea

Sweet and spicy, warm and soothing, and packed with powerhouse ingredients, Atomic Gold is our most popular herbal tea! This remarkable blend of turmeric, ginger, licorice, lemongrass, and orange has a deep and satisfying flavor and brews up a beautiful bright gold color.

3. Dandelion root tea

Dandelion root has been used for centuries in herbal medicine to improve digestion, fight colds, and improve overall health. Studies have shown that dandelion root can be especially helpful in combatting the effects of type 2 diabetes and other digestive illnesses. Dandelion root imparts a pleasant, earthy tartness to teas and tisanes.

Our pick: Chicory Chocolate Herbal Tea

Rich, dark, and energizing without the jitters, Chicory Chocolate is a roasty, toasty, and thoroughly cozy alternative to coffee. This herbal blend features chicory root, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and dandelion root. Delicious on its own, it's also great with a splash of milk!

4. Chamomile tea

Chamomile is a soothing, naturally sweet herbal tea that is delicious on its own or when blended with other herbs and spices. Chamomile has been shown to reduce symptoms of acid reflux, ward off bloating and gas, and contribute to overall gastrointestinal health. Chamomile is naturally relaxing, and can help to induce both physical and mental wellbeing. This herb has a calming, therapeutic effect when consumed as a tea, and goes great with a dollop of honey!

Our pick: Chamomile Tea Trio

Our Chamomile Tea Trio features three of our most popular chamomile blends:

  • Egyptian Chamomile features large, fragrant chamomile flower heads with a mellow natural sweetness and notes of straw, honey, and apples.
  • Lavender Lullaby blends chamomile with lavender, roses, sweet orange peel, and calendula petals for a peaceful, soothing infusion.
  • Honeybush Hot Cider combines chamomile with rooibos, apple, cinnamon, orange peel, and licorice root for a sweet, spiced herbal blend.

5. Licorice root tea

The addition of licorice root imparts a pleasantly sweet taste to any tea, making it the perfect after-dinner tea when you’re looking for something to soothe your stomach and sate your sweet tooth. Licorice has been shown to help ease the symptoms of digestive problems and promote good digestive health. While licorice has a variety of health benefits, it’s recommended to consume licorice in moderation to avoid any adverse effects.

Our pick: Sing Your Song Herbal Tea

One of Santa Fe's local opera singers began drinking this tea to help keep her voice in perfect condition, so we've named the blend "Sing Your Song" in her honor. Warming and nourishing, this blend is great for soothing scratchy throats.

6. Cardamom teas

If you're having stomach troubles, or just want something soothing to drink after a heavy meal, a cup of cardamom tea can help. Along with similar spices like ginger, cardamom has been used as an herbal remedy to aid digestion for hundreds of years. Studies suggest that it may also help with digestive issues.

Our pick: Green Tea Chai

This chai blend has a green tea base instead of black tea. Spicy-sweet and with a touch of citrus, Green Tea Chai blends green tea leaves with lemongrass, cinnamon, coriander, fennel, cumin, and cardamom for a flavorful twist on a traditional chai.

7. Pu-erh teas

Pu-erh is an aged black tea originating from China. Pu-erh tea undergoes partial fermentation during the aging process, which imbues this tea with a wide number of health benefits, including antimicrobial and anti-obesity properties. Pu-erh teas brew up a deep, dark color, with a rich and earthy flavor and smooth finish. Pu-erhs have been traditionally consumed after eating rich or fatty foods in order to improve digestion and soothe the stomach.

Our pick: Caramel Pu-erh

This dark, rich tea combines the sweet decadence of caramel with the earthy depth of flavor of an aged pu-erh to create something akin to dessert in a teacup. Smooth and full-bodied with a naturally sweet finish, this tea is supremely cozy—perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. Excellent with a splash of milk.

8. Oolong tea

Oolong tea is partially oxidized, with a lighter, more floral character than black tea and a richer, fuller body than green tea. Studies suggest that oolong teas may help increase metabolism, burn fat, and aid in digestion. Oolong teas can be infused multiple times, as the tightly rolled leaves unfurl with each successive steep, resulting in a subtly different flavor with each cup.

Our pick: Milk Oolong

Prized for its milky scent and taste, our Milk Oolong is produced by hand in the Fujian Province of China, within the Prefecture of Quanzhou. These hand-rolled leaves are a rich olive-green color and brew up into a beautiful golden liquor. This relatively new cultivar of tea has a distinctive mellow, buttery flavor.

9. Green tea

Green tea has been shown to have a whole host of health benefits, including aiding digestion and soothing the stomach. Green tea is especially rich in polyphenols, catechins, and antioxidants, and can help to soothe the symptoms of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disorders. You can enjoy subtle, pan-fired green teas from China, or rich and vegetal steamed green teas from Japan. Green tea is light and refreshing, the perfect drink to aid in digestion and soothe the stomach.

Our pick: Kukicha Green Tea

Kukicha is a Japanese green tea that is made from the stems and leaves of the tea plant. Kukicha has a sweeter, lighter flavor than other types of green tea. Sourced from Shizuoka, Japan, this tea is very high in antioxidants and extremely low in caffeine, making it a traditional favorite for all ages.

10. Black tea

Like other types of tea produced from the camellis sinensis plant, black tea has been shown to help aid digestion and prevent bloating and stomach upsets. Black tea comes in many different varieties, and may also be blended with other herbs and flowers for added flavor. Black tea can be consumed on its own, or with milk and sweetener for a traditional breakfast cup.

Our pick: Vietnamese Golden Tips Black Tea

From the Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam, our Vietnamese Golden Tips is grown and produced at a family-run estate near the Cao Bo mountain, at an elevation of 4,600 feet. This tea is harvested from Shan Tuyet heritage tea trees that are over 50 years old. The light brown leaves have abundant golden tips, and brew into a beautiful copper-colored cup. Smooth, yet full-bodied and aromatic, the taste is lightly floral with hints of caramel.


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Using tea to help with digestion

Many people enjoy a cup of tea after a rich meal, or when they’re suffering from persistent stomach troubles. Tea can be a great way to aid the body as it digests, and is a tasty, healthful alternative to other sugary or alcoholic drinks. If you’re looking for a tea to help with digestion, there are a wide variety of flavors to choose from! While tea may not be able to cure more serious illnesses, it can provide much-needed relief when you’re in gastrointestinal distress. Whether you’re suffering from persistent stomach troubles or are just seeking relief after a heavy meal, tea can be a great way to aid digestion and soothe the stomach.

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