Throat health is a big deal when it comes to singing, especially for those who do it professionally for many hours a week. If you're a singer that wants to take care of your voice as best as you can, then you've come to the right place. First thing's first, yes tea is healthy for us singers! The only to tea is that the caffeine found in common flavors can actually dry out your throat. So my list below has 6 caffeine-free teas for you to choose from. Try one or try a few to have some variety!
This is a really good tea for combatting congestion and soreness when singing. The taste is pretty good, and you feel the soothing powers of it pretty instantly, so I was a fan when I first tried it. You can add some honey to this if you don't really feel the taste that much.
This is the first tea I ever tried for the sole purpose of soothing my throat for singing. It's the tea I heard the most positive things about, and the people weren't wrong at all when they said that this tea is one of the best for singers. The taste is good with a little bit of licorice, and it really smells good too!
This one reminds me of Traditional Medicinals, but it puts a new spin on the flavor that also tastes really good. I like this flavor slightly better, actually. It's great for singing and for soothing your voice if you you get sick with a cold or similar virus.
So this one is marketed as a tea for when you're sick, but it also does wonders for singing, especially on those days where you're feeling extra phlegmy and congested. This is absolutely perfect if you're a singer who feels like a cold is coming on. I swear a couple of times I felt those pre-cold symptoms, drank this, and avoided the bug entirely like it was magic.
This one reminds me a lot of the Throat Coat tea I mentioned above, but with a dash of lemon and less overall potency of the other flavors. Sometimes I enjoy this because I'm not always in the mood for tea, but then again, if I don't want my throat Coat Strong, I can just not let it soak as long.
Black teas have caffeine in them, which will dry your voice out and complicate things if you are singing or speaking. This is the same for green tea as well, which is often confused as a caffeine-free tea. There are some available teas that have been decaffeinated, though.
You can avoid the possible risk of drying your throat out by going for herbal tea or caffeine-free green tea. The teas above are all herbal teas. Go for teas that have chamomille, ginger, or peppermint.
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