Without being too egocentric, us singers are a special kind of musicians. Weather we want to or not, we carry our instruments with us all the time. This comes in handy during intermission when we are the only ones that don’t need to worry about looking out for our instruments at a sketchy bar before a bathroom break. Nevertheless, having our instrument be part of our body also means that anything affecting our bodies will consequently have an effect on our voices as well.
As such, it is important that we take as many steps as possible to prevent vocal fatigue, vocal irritation, and vocal damage. In short, taking preventative and corrective measures now helps us keep our instruments top notch for a happy and long lasting singing career (and what singer doesn’t want that?). In terms of prevention, one of the best ways to take care of our voice is by drinking herbal teas regularly. Herbal teas are a great option for singers because these teas hydrate, soothe, and help reduce tissue inflammation when using the right blend of herbs. These teas also tend to be non-caffeinated, which is important because caffeine can have dehydrating effects on the voice by acting as a diuretic (meaning it makes you pee more, making you lose water in the process). By regularly drinking a blend of herbal teas, a singer coats their throat and helps reduce inflammation from the day to day irritation of vocal use.
One of the best herbal teas you could drink is of course none other than Singer’s Tea. Instead of reaching for multiple teas such as ginger, peppermint, or chamomile tea for soothing, reducing inflammation, or calming nerves; you could enhance results and save time/money by drinking a blend of herbs and spices specifically made for singers.