7 Teas To Boost The


For centuries, a soothing cup of tea has been a natural way to improve your gut health. Check out these 7 teas from Pique Tea to support support gut health…

1. Ginger Tea

You’re probably not surprised to see ginger tea on our list of the best teas for digestion. 

As mentioned in our guide on ginger tea benefits, this powerful root may be helpful for soothing upset stomachs, indigestion, bloating, and gas.

Some of those benefits are because ginger root stimulates the muscles in your intestines, which improves digestive motility. This encourages your body to break down food and move it through your digestive tract.

2. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is another herbal tea that may support a healthy digestive system.

Studies in humans show that peppermint oil, which is found in peppermint tea leaves, has analgesic effects. This can combat pain in the gastrointestinal tract [3]. It may also help support good bowel health [3].

Peppermint tea was also useful for decreasing gas, diarrhea, and stomach pain in IBS patients [4].

3. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea may provide soothing relief in times of need.

This herbal tea has been used to treat indigestion, diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, a sluggish digestive system, and stomach pain for centuries [5][6].

Since chamomile is a relaxant, it may be able to help calm tense muscles in the digestive tract and help you feel more at ease [5].

Tea For Digestion - Chamomile Tea

4. Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon tea has also been used for centuries in traditional medicine in both China and Egypt [7].

Similar to chamomile tea, cinnamon offers anti-inflammatory benefits that may help with stomach cramps and intestinal spasms. It fights indigestion, nausea, gas, and diarrhea [7].

Cinnamon tea doesn’t usually contain caffeine. So you can try chai tea if you need a caffeine boost. This black tea carries spices such as ginger (#1 on this list), cardamom, cloves, coriander, and cinnamon. 

5. Black Tea 

Research on black tea suggests it may help you get closer to reaching your weight loss goals. Not only do studies show black tea supports optimal digestion, it also has incredible weight management perks too.

Researchers say it may help prevent fat and complex sugar digestion and absorption, which naturally lowers calorie intake [8].

Black tea may also help with metabolizing fat and decreasing fat accumulation [8].

These incredible health benefits are possible thanks to the high amount of theaflavins — a type of antioxidant polyphenol — found in black tea. Theaflavins are prebiotic compounds that may help support regularity as well.

6. Green Teas

If black tea is good for digestive health, does that mean green tea is too? Yes!

Green teas have also been shown to help decrease starch absorption and digestion, which may aid in weight management and metabolism [9].

Experts in one study learned that drinking four cups of green tea per day helped promote a healthy weight in their participants [10].

Tea For Digestion - Green Tea

You probably already have green tea and black tea in your lineup. But what about oolong?

Oolong tea is partially oxidized, so it’s part black and part green tea. Add an oolong tea to your rotation and score the best of both worlds.

7. Pu’er Teas

As we mentioned in our pu’er tea guide, this fermented tea has been used for thousands of years by Chinese herbalists to “warm the stomach” and support digestion.

Pu’er tea (also called pu-erh tea) does this by helping your gut maintain a healthy balance of bacteria and digestive enzymes.

On top of that, pu’er tea also helps your body process fats. It may keep your body from storing fat by blocking the enzymes in your body that trigger that response [11].