8 Of The Best Herbal Tea For Studying In 2020

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Welcome back everybody, Edward here. Today I will be taking a look at some of the best herbal tea for studying. It is not just a jolt of caffeine that can help you through those long hours of studying.

We have put together a whole array of flavorful and beneficial herbal tea blends with or without caffeine that can really help you make the grade

The TLDR version is that all of the teas are wonderful for studying but My favorite is the remarkable complex VAHDAM, Double Spice Masala Chai Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.

Let us dig into these wonderful herbal tea blends so that you can hit the books with confidence.


group of students with a cup of tea sitting around a table studying
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Keep in mind that these are simply my opinions and favorites when it comes to a good cup of tea for study or research. Yours may differ wildly.

The great thing about it is that your list of great studying teas is absolutely correct, just as mine is. Your cup of tea is a personal thing after all.

Enjoy.


Lavender Earl Grey Tea

Lavender earl grey tea is a mainstay when it comes to blending an herbal tea and a black tea. It is popular far beyond those late-night study sessions

What Does Lavender Earl Grey Tea Taste Like?

Earl grey tea is an incredible mixture of rich black tea and bergamot oil that creates a smooth and drinkable black tea. When you add in the wonderful floral lavender flavor you get a nice refreshing blend. The flowers on top of the citrusy flavor of the earl grey.

The lavender flowers also add a bit of minty flavor to the herbal blend that only adds to its usefulness as a study friendly tea.

Why Lavender Earl Grey Tea Is Great For Studying

The mixture of quite a bit of caffeine from the malty earl grey tea mixed with it refreshing citrus bite are sure to keep you attentive for your long study sessions.

Lavender tea on its own tends to be very relaxing but here it serves to mellow out the earl grey without reducing its ability to keep you awake and focused on the task at hand.

Where Can You Buy Lavender Earl Grey Tea

Lavender earl grey tea is one of those tea blends that have plenty of packaged options for you to try out. You can make it yourself by adding about 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers to 1 teaspoon of loose leaf earl grey tea.

But buying a packaged loose leaf lavender earl grey is much more convenient and tastes great to boot. My favorite loose-leaf lavender earl grey tea is Pantenger Lavender Earl Grey(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.


Ginger Green Tea

Next up is a tried and true classic that will keep you laser focused on physics or history and everything in between. Whether you are studying for an exam or research a new article for work this is one of the best teas for studying out there.

3 cups of green tea in decorative tea cups next to a tea kettle. white with blue writing on them

How Does Ginger Green Tea Taste

The taste of ginger green tea is delightful. You get al the grassy sweet flavor of a good sencha green tea blended with the unique spicy flavor of the ginger root. It is a heavenly match.

As long as you get the balance right your till will accentuate the flavors of both the ginger and the green tea without one overpowering the other.

Here is a quick way to make Ginger And Green Tea

  • Cut 2 slices of fresh ginger root, about a 1/4 inch or .06 cm thick and boil it with your water that you will be using for steeping your green tea.
  • Use a good quality spring water or filtered tap water, bad water can really effect the delicate green teas flavor.
  • Let the water cool to about 80°C/176°F
  • Pour the cooled ginger-infused water over your sencha green tea
  • Steep for 45 seconds to 1 minute, be careful if you steep longer as with will make the tea very bitter.
  • Always steep covered and enjoy.

That is all there is to it. The time and temperature of steeping your own ginger green tea are incredibly important for making a great-tasting cup. Be sure to pay attention to it. You can find fresh ginger at your local grocery store. It might be possible to use dried or powdered ginger but I have experience with neither.

As for green tea, I suggest using sencha green tea. It is the most popular and easy to find green tea and it tastes wonderful. My favorite sencha green tea is Ocha & Co. Premium Organic Japanese Sencha(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.

What Makes Ginger And Green Tea Good For Studying

The obvious benefit for ginger green tea is the caffeine from the green tea itself. It will keep you awake and help you focus on the task at hand, but the gionger is where the magic happens.

The spicy peppery flavor of the ginger enhances the tea. The spiciness will linger on your tongue and lips and keep you coming back for more as you dive into your research.

Ginger Green Tea is Available Just About Everywhere

Ginger green tea is one of the most popular teas on our list and there are plenty of brands that make a packaged version of this delightful tea blend.

My favorite is a lesser-known brand, Equal Exchange Organic Green with Ginger Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon. What I like most about this wonderful ginger green tea is that it is just organic green tea and organic ginger, no other flavors so you get a pure cup of this magnificent blend.


Mint Black Tea

With the caffeine heavy black tea at its base and one or more of the popular mint flavors breathing new life into this tea blend, mint black tea might be just about perfect for a long study session.

cup of black tea in a clear cup with a piece of fresh mint leaf sitting next to it

How Does Mint Black Tea Taste?

The taste of mint black tea really depends on the type of mint used for this infusion. Spearmint and peppermint are the most popular choices and they will bring different characteristics to the mint black tea.

Two Mint Options

As mentioned peppermint and spearmint are the most popular options. Feel free to use any type of mint you like. Here is a look at the differences you can expect from peppermint and spearmint for this black tea blend.

Peppermint Black Tea

When using peppermint tea in your mint black tea the flavor is a little more peppery and spicy in its overall flavor. I always find peppermint tea to be a little light on the actual mint flavor as we have come to expect it.

It still has that slight minty taste that lingers on the tongue and lips and it certainly brings that wonderful flavor to your peppermint black tea. Just don’t expect it to taste like mojito mints or even our next option, spearmint.

Spearmint Black Tea

Spearmint is a little more what you would expect from a mint black tea. As opposed to the spicy peppery flavor of peppermint, spearmint has that familiar cooling mint flavor.

If you are making mint black tea for the first time I would suggest using spearmint as it will be more familiar and minty than peppermint black tea in general.

So let’s make a cup.

  • 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf spearmint or peppermint leaf
  • 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf black tea
  • Water Temperature should be around 200°F/93°C(you can use this conversion table to find your temperature)
  • Steep Covered for about 5 minutes or to your personal taste
  • Enjoy your cup of mint black tea goodness.

My goto choice for loose-leaf spearmint leaf tea is Frontier Co-op Spearmint Leaf (*affiliate link), Available on Amazon.

As for peppermint leaf, I always like to use Starwest Botanicals Organic Peppermint Leaf(*affiliate link)

For the black tea base, you can use any brand you like. You can even use flavored black tea like Earl Grey for an even more complex flavor. I tend to stick with just regular black tea for this blend and my favorite is Buddha Teas Organic Loose Leaf Darjeeling (*affiliate link)

What Makes Mint Black Tea Great For Studying?

Whether you choose the cooling mint of spearmint or the spicy peppery flavor of peppermint you cannot go wrong when it comes to studying.

Both of these mints will wake up your taste buds and the aroma from the steam will keep you wide-eyed and ready to go for another cram session.

On top of that minty goodness, you have a blast of caffeine from the black tea. Not only will that help keep you awake and focused. Studies also suggest that caffeine can improve memory(source) which makes it great for studying.

Where Can You Find Mint Black Tea?

The best I have found in a packaged form is Bigelow Tea Plantation Mint Black Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon. I think making it yourself with loose ingredients is the way to go but this is a nice convenient mint black tea that tastes great as well.

The version of mint black tea uses spearmint as the mint source as opposed to peppermint. A packaged peppermint black tea has proven elusive to find.


Dill Weed, Rosemary, and Black Pepper Tea

This little gem might be the poster child for an acquired taste when it comes to herbal tea. Black pepper and rosemary are frequent herbal tea blends but dill weed is a bit of a wild card. Let’s break down why I think this is a wonderful tea for studying.

black peppercorns, fresh rosemary and a spice bottle of dill weed in a composite image

The Taste Of Rosemary, Black Pepper And Dill Weed Tea

The Rosemary Takes Center Stage in this robust herbal tea blend. The savory pine flavor of the rosemary is the base for the other flavors to build upon. It is delightful.

A Grassy Note from the dill weed is incredibly refreshing. It is a bit different from the grassy flavor of a good green tea but it still adds its own wonderful texture to this wonderful blend.

Peppery And Spicy is the contribution of the black pepper corns. They also bring a little bit of bitterness but they are necessary to give this herbal blend the kick it needs for the long our s of studying.

The rosemary and the dill weed bring a refreshing counterbalance to the spicy black pepper. But they also bring a delicate sweetness and savory flavor to the tea and make it incredibly drinkable.

What Makes It Great For Studying

This herbal blend is an eye opener. The black pepper see to that. It really gives this sublime blend a little kick in the pants and will keep you atentive throughout the long hours of studying.

But the grassy flavor of the dill weed and the savory pine flavor of the rosemary make this studying tea more that just a peppery spiced eyeopener.

Can You Buy Dill Weed, Rosemary, and Black Pepper Tea?

I have never seen this particular blend in a store or from a tea producer. My guess is that this blend is a little too far out there for most people.

It doesn’t have a big name ingredient like Turmeric or Chamomile so there is no profit potential for the big tea companies to bother with it.

At least not yet. When this blend becomes mainstream and popular they will have packaged versions ready to go.

All that means is that we have to make a cup for ourselves. It will be fun and rewarding. It will be our little secret.

  • 1 teaspoon rosemary Fresh or dried is fine. I like Monterey Bay Spice Company Organic Rosemary(*affiliate link), available on Amazon for my tea.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns – Standard black peppercorns work just fine for this herbal blend.
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed Any dill weed will do. I like the bulk option offered by Yamees Dill Weed(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.
  • Place them all in a tea infuser and steep for a good 5 to 10 minutes or longer if you really want to draw out the flavor.
  • Water temperature should be around 205°F/96°C
  • Cover while steeping and enjoy

There you have it. I would recommend making this a cup at a time and not mixing them in bulk ahead of time. If you are planning on drinking a cup every day then a bulk tin makes more sense and might be a good option.


Lemongrass and Elder Flower Tea

This is a wonderful option for anyone diving into their studies and don’t necessarily want something that’s super spicy or has a ton of caffeine in it.  Lemongrass and elder flower tea is a subtle flavorful tea that is great for studying.

How Does Lemongrass and Elder Flower Tea Taste?

The flavor of lemongrass and elderflower tea is very much the sum of its parts. You get a nice naturally sweet Floral flavor from the elderflower and a wonderful citrusy lemon flavor from the lemongrass.

There’s also a slight bit of bitterness and some earthiness that often comes with these types of herbal teas. Especially for a flower herbal tea like elderflower you going to get a little bit of an earthy flavor in my experience.

The good thing about the elderflower component of this blend is that it’s not an overpowering Leaf Laurel flavor. Some flower herbal teas, like rose tea, in particular, tend to be very floral almost to a fault.

What Makes Lemongrass and Elder Flower Tea Great for Studying

The bright lemon flavor of the lemongrass really brings the floral flavors of the elderflower to life. This isn’t a spicy or peppery flavor like some of the others on our list and it is completely caffeine-free.

This wonderful herbal blend keeps your attention through citrus and flowers and works well for anyone who wants a nice herbal tea blend without a lot of the kick that some of our other selections have.

Where Can You Buy Lemongrass and Elder Flower Tea

I was never able to find a packaged option for lemongrass and elder flower tea. Typically you need a blend to be extremely popular before any company will provide a bagged or packaged herbal tea.

So your best bet is to make it yourself. You can blend equal parts lemongrass and elder flower tea and store it as you would any other herbal tea.

You can also make Lemongrass and Elder Flower Tea by the cup

  • 1 teaspoon of lemongrass
  • 1 teaspoon of elder flower
  • A Water Temperature of 205°F/96°C
  • Steep for 5 to 10 minutes or to taste
  • Always steep covered and enjoy

My recommendation for a great lemongrass tea to use in this blend is Tealyra Pure Loose-Leaf Lemongrass Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.

For a loose-leaf elderflower tea, I recommend Starwest Botanicals Organic Elder Flowers(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.

Closing Thoughts

This is one of the tamer herbal blends on our list. But it just goes to show that you don’t always need pepper and spice and loads of caffeine for a great tasting and effecting tea to drink while studying.


Rosemary Sage Tea

Another one of my personal favorites for studying, or anytime really. Where some of our other entries rely on spiciness or caffeine to make our list of great study teas, rosemary sage tea is all about that savory flavor.

What Does Rosemary Sage Tea Taste Like?

Savory. I think savory is the first thing that comes to mind when you are talking about rosemary sage tea. The pine robust flavor of the rosemary is unforgettable but the savory, slightly citrusy flavor of the sage brings in its own characteristics to this wonderful blend.

This rosemary tea blend is not as snappy or peppery as the previous one on our list. In this blend, the rosemary and the sage carry the weight of expectations and they do not disappoint.

There is a slightly piney flavor to the sage as well which blend nicely with the robust piney flavor of the rosemary.

How Do You Make Sage Rosemary Tea?

Sage rosemary tea is quick and easy, you can even use your spices off the rack. I have tried it, it works pretty well.

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh or dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh or dried sage
  • I like to use an infuser for this tea since the rosemary can get sticky if you just drop it in the water.
  • Use 205°F/96°C water and steep for about 5-10 minutes, you can adjust this to your personal tastes.
  • Use good water and steep covered and you have a savory delight that will help you study longer and harder.

Any rosemary will work, fresh makes a wonderful cup and you can find it at most grocery stores, sage works the same. I like to fold a sage leaf up and stick it in the infuser to help draw out some of the flavors.

If you want to pick up some dried sage or rosemary that will last longer I recommend Starwest Botanicals Organic Sage Leaf(*affiliate link) it is cut and sifted and ideal for making tea.

Starwest Botanicals also comes through with great bulk rosemary. Starwest Botanicals Organic Rosemary Leaf(*affiliate link) is one of the best ways to get a good amount of rosemary to use over time.

If you only drink this on occasion I recommend getting smaller amounts as the pound bags are going to last a while.

What Makes It Great For Studying?

What I love about rosemary sage tea and why I try to drink it when studying or research a topic is that savory flavor. It almost feels like you are sipping on a nice soup.

It has the consistency of tea and there are still no calories or caffeine in this blend. The flavor reminds me of a good rosemary soup. That helps me forget about food and focus on the study at hand.

I think this is one of those herbal blends that will be an acquired taste for many people. But I urge everyone to give it a try at least once.

Where To Buy Rosemary Sage Tea

Rosemary sage tea is not a hugely popular herbal infusion and I have never been able to find a packaged version of this blend. It is a Do-it-yourself tea through and through, but it is worth all the way.


Caraway Fennel And Anise Seed Tea

Caraway Fennel and anise Seed Tea is probably going to be the least popular entry on our list. It is a very specific flavor that is only going to appeal to people who recognize its subtle licorice flavors.

What Does Caraway Fennel And Anise Seed Tea Taste Like?

The fennel seed portion of this herbal blend really brings a licorice flavor to the herbal infusion.  It’s a very interesting flavor because it’s a very polarizing one.

A lot of people love the licorice flavor of fennel seed and a lot of people simply cannot stand it. So the favorability of this particular herbal blend is going to depend on where you fall on that scale.

The sweet licorice flavor of the fennel is something that creates an incredibly smooth herbal tea. The smoothness washes away any bitterness or earthiness that sometimes comes with many herbal teas. 

The anise seed adds its own level of licorice flavor that blends with the fennel. But has its own distinct texture so that it can still be detected in this complex herbal infusion.

The caraway seed is the wildcard in this herbal infusion. I really can’t think of any way to describe the flavor of caraway seed. It’s Unique, to say the least. Caraway seeds are what give rye bread its unique flavor.

It’s a little bit like a fennel seed in that it has a tiny bit of licorice flavor but I think that does a disservice when describing the flavor of it.

When you combine these two you get a very interesting herbal blend. The licorice flavor on the one end and the incredible caraway seed flavor over the top of it.

It really just needs to be tasted to get a good understanding of what this herbal blend is all about.  It’s not often that I’m at a loss for words describing an herbal infusion but caraway seeds just defy easy categorization.

Let’s Make A Cup
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Of anise seed
  • 3/4 Teaspoon of fennel seed
  • A Teaspoon of caraway seed
  • Steep Covered for about 10 minutes in 205°F/96°C water
  • I like to use an infuser for this blend because the seeds can be a pain to strain out after steeping, they tend to stick to the sides of a cup.

As always you can adjust the amount of each ingredient depending on your personal tastes.

What Makes It Great For Studying?

I like drinking this tea for a study session because of how smooth it is. It is not going to wake you up with caffeine or spicy flavors. This blend has a wonderful smoothness to it that is going to feel like a comfortable companion on your studying journey.

In reality, this is a wonderful anytime tea because of just how smooth and refreshing it is. I think I decided to put it on this list because the caraway seed is so unique and so interesting. The Flavors will perk up your attentiveness when you drink it while studying just because of how interesting and complex the flavor is.

Where Can You Buy Caraway Fennel And Anise Seed Tea?

There are not a lot of options for a packaged version of Caraway Fennel And Anise Seed Tea. Your best bet would be to try Salus Haus Caraway Fennel And Anise Seed Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.


Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, And Black Pepper Black Tea

Our final tea on the list is a doozy. It has 5 distinct herbal and tea flavors. They all come together to for an incredibly spicy and eye opening tea blend with a malty black tea at its base.

Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves And Black Pepper on a wooden table

What Makes It Great For Studying

The caffeine content in the black tea at the base of this tea blend is going to help you focus and keep you awake. But the spicy flavors of this complex tea ate going to keep you focused as well.

This might be the ideal tea for studying since it has just about everything you need to keep you awake and focused on your studies.

What Does This Blend Taste Like?

Each ingredient shines in this wonderful blend. The black tea acts as the base and it need to be a strong one because you have a host of pontent flavors that are vying for dominance in this blend.

The balance is pretty good if you get your measurements right.

  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cardamom
  • A Stick Of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Of Black Pepper Corns
  • A teaspoon of Loose Leaf Black Tea

This is what I used when I tried this herbal blend. It turned out great but I would recommend finding a high quality packaged tea that is much more convenient.

I think the cloves might be the strongest flavor in the tea but just by a tiny bit. You can taste the tell-tale cinnamon and the pepper underlies it all without becoming a problem.

The cardamom is probably the least noticeable. But if you know what you’re looking for you can find this wonderful flavor on there as well.

Where Can You Buy Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, And Black Pepper Black Tea

This blend is pretty complex and might be a bit of a hassle to make for yourself. There are only a couple of packaged options for this tea.

You can try this wonderfully complex tea by checking out VAHDAM, Double Spice Masala Chai Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.

The Wrap Up

This might just be the best studying tea out there. It has the caffeine and it has the spicy flavor that will clear your sinuses and open your eyes and get you ready for another 5 hour physics cram session.


The Big Finish

That wraps up our look at some of the best teas out there for studying. Ultimately it’s going to come down to personal preference when you’re deciding on which tea to drink for your study sessions. But maybe this will give you some new and interesting ideas that you can try out.

These are certainly some of my favorites and I tried to get a good cross-section of caffeinated teas. As well as spicy herbal teas and some more mild teas that will appeal to people who aren’t experience tea drinkers.

The important takeaway here is that you find something that really helps you focus on your task at hand. And these aren’t teas that are just for people in school.

Anytime you’re sitting down to study or do research on any subject having a nice cup of tea is going to help ease you into that long study session and make it a little more enjoyable.

At least that’s the hope.  And I hope that you have enjoyed this article and that you will come back soon and visit us again.

Thank you for stopping by and as always have a wonderful day.