Seasonal Tea Time

“Life is like a cup of tea…it’s all in how you make it.”


Autumn is upon us.  This time is also known as the season of scented hand sanitizer, tissue, sniffles, and exasperated groans of “I CANNOT be sick right now!”   Here’s Associated Counseling & Wellness Center’s recommended teas to prep, or combat, sniffle season because Pumpkin Spice flavored everything can’t always get the job done, Susan.  When selecting a tea it is always important to check the box for side effects.  Some teas (like ginseng or fennel) are helpful in some ways and not in others for people with certain conditions.  We always encourage you to do your research and consulting your doctor before trying new things. 

Cough & Colds

Dill Tea & Peppermint Tea

  • Calms an upset stomach and indigestion
  • Coughs, colds, bronchitis, sore throat, and bronchial infections
  • Fevers

Mood Boosters

Yerba Mate Tea

  • Beneficial for immune function
  • Believed to aid in Alzheimer’s prevention
  • Improves mental clarity and mood

Sage Tea

  • Elevates mood
  • Improves cognitive function
  • Increases mental performance
    *Great with honey, lemon, or cinnamon for added flavor

Calm Your Anxiety

Lemon Balm

  • Enhances calmness
  • Reduces blood pressure, especially under stress

Chamomile Tea

  • Soothing, calming, relaxing
  • Digestion
  • Coughs and colds
  • Poor skin
  • Excellent tonic for the liver


  • Recommended for restful sleep
  • Calms restlessness, anxiety, eases depression
  • Also good for toothaches, digestion, and coughs

For recommended reading check out:

“Tea Bliss: Infuse Your Life with Health, Wisdom, and Contentment” by Theresa Cheung’s Tea Tag at