The Perfect Tea for Hiking
Banff National Park has a short, but magical summer season. We are famous for the vast number of spectacular hiking trails that awe-inspiring both the gentlest of outdoor enthusiasts, as well as the adventurous spirits. Majestic peaks, turquoise lakes, and meadows of wildflowers will make you never want to leave!
Tea is your perfect companion on these trips. Unlike coffee, tea is healthy, hydrating, and rejuvenating. On your rest breaks, revive your senses, and refresh as you catch your breath and take in the beauty around you.
Why is tea good when hiking?
Tea comes from the Camelia Sinensis plant, which contains theanine, a non-protein amino acid. Theanine can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety, such as a racing heartbeat. It has been shown to affect brain functions by relieving stress disorders and improving mood.
Drinking tea on the trail has further benefits, such as:
- stabilizing energy level
- influencing focus and motivation
- reduce inflammation and relieves tired muscles
Tea on a mountain top
Quick and easy: make your tea at home in a large thermos and go! We recommend no fuss- no muss Tea Brew Filters. And always bring an extra cup for your hiking buddies!
Walk around the lake
To make your experience more unique, bring a backpacking camping stove to boil fresh water and steep your tea while enjoying the view.
Jolene's Hiking Selection
Perfect on that chilly day with crisp mountain air; the robust tastes of this hand-blended chai are sweet, spicy, warming, and most of all, rejuvenating.
Head out on your adventure with this smooth nutty Japanese green that will become your favorite companion. Appreciating this traditional green with its warming, toasty notes is why this tea will easily become your “everyday go-to green”.
A hot berry melange, which is exactly what can be found foraging in one of Banff’s open alpine meadows. It's caffeine-free, hydrating, and refreshing; this is all the energy boost you need in the backcountry!
Hiking in Banff National Park Tips
- Choose your hike considering your fitness level: ponder distance and elevation gain.
- Check the Parks Canada website or call them for any updates on the trail you plan to hike.
- Download a map of the trails and get a printed version to take with you.
- Bring 1L of water per person, and an extra water purification tablet.
- Bring the necessities: backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, snacks and lunch, extra layers, and a headlamp.
- Carry Bear Spray and make noise to make bears aware of your presence.
- Wear hiking shoes and slip an extra pair of socks in your backpack in case your feet get wet!
- Always remember the importance of leaving no trace behind.
The adventure begins with Tea!