Could tea hold key to hormone imbalance relief ?

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Almost every other woman, young or older, you speak to nowadays seems to be experiencing hormonal imbalance – often associated with syndromes such as Endometriosis or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

And it’s not just anecdotal, with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting in 2019 that one in nine Australian women had endometriosis.

While there doesn’t appear to be a definite cure or quick fix for these hormonal-related syndromes, there are certainly a range of therapeutic strategies and treatments – combining traditional and nutritional medicine with lifestyle changes that have been shown to reduce the symptoms.

Studies Show Benefits of Tea

Could brewing a pot of loose-leaf tea assist with your hormone imbalances and support your journey, whatever stage of life you are traversing? According to nutritionist and mum of three, Kathleen Alleaume, T2 Tea’s new Wellness range could be your new favourite natural supplement.

 “Drinking tea at least three times a week has been shown to support optimal health according to scientific studies[i],” says Alleaume. A study published just this month in the journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry supports the growing evidence for the hormone-balancing properties of some compounds which may naturally occur in teas[ii].

If you’re like the 80 per cent of Australians who consider keeping themselves and their families healthy a top priority, this is welcome news for tea lovers and especially depleted women.

 We know hormonal imbalances and fluctuations are commonly experienced by women throughout their lifetime often contributing to a cascade of unsettling symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and cognitive fatigue.

The ritual of savouring a cup of humble tea for therapeutic and hormonal support is nothing new. For centuries, tea has been consumed across global cultures for its polyphenol or flavonoid-rich medicinal benefits.

“The phytonutrients found in an array of herbal ingredients used in quality tea blends when combined with a healthy eating pattern and lifestyle including adequate sleep, may positively impact the body, both physically and mentally, supporting balance, calm and resilience for optimal wellbeing, during those stressful times in a woman’s life,” says Alleaume.

Queen of Herbs

Herbal tea ingredients like Shatavari, often referred to as the “Queen of Herbs”, has been praised in Ayurvedic medicine for its powerful effects on regulating hormones and relieving dreaded symptoms such as hot flashes.

Harnessing the power of herbs and spices, T2 Tea has extended its ethically sourced Wellness Tea range by launching the highly anticipated Her Balance and Milk Magic.

To help support women of all ages during various lifestyle stages, T2 Tea Her Balance combines key ingredients recognised for their hormone-balancing properties. Whether you’re pre-menstrual, experiencing post-natal depletion or entering the world of menopause, Her Balance has been developed to restore balance and vitality.

In addition to Shatavari, honeybush delivers beneficial phytoestrogens while the bioactive compounds in gotu kola help naturally promote healthy-looking skin, hair, and nails. Coined the “Herb of Longevity”, gotu kola may also help boost your brain function and support your body to cope with life’s daily stressors[iii] whether that’s working to a tight deadline or chasing after energetic toddlers.

T2 Tea Milk Magic is a nourishing and delicate herbal tea formulated to support breastfeeding mums. The blend of marshmallow root, fenugreek, fennel, and nettle helps to naturally support healthy milk production and gently soothes digestion for both mum and bub.

For more about T2’s new Wellness Tea range, visit

[i] ‘Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) – The Best Female Reproductive Tonic.

[ii] Hormonal regulation of health-promoting compounds in tea (Camellia sinensis L.)


[1] ‘Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) – The Best Female Reproductive Tonic.

[1] Hormonal regulation of health-promoting compounds in tea (Camellia sinensis L.)