We all know we should drink less coffee, but it can be scary to think about kicking your morning fuel source. Whether you are trying to get away from coffee entirely or just trying to make healthier choices, tea can be a wonderful alternative for your morning pick-me-up.
More and more people are turning to tea as a soothing but stimulating way to start their day off on the right foot. Packed with antioxidants and rich in other vitamins and minerals, tea is packed full of health benefits. But with so many teas to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start! Here are just a few of the teas we recommend for coffee drinkers interested in branching out:
Dance the Chai Chai: If you like your coffee black and strong this is the tea for you. With ½ the caffeine of a cup of coffee, this tea still packs a good punch when it comes to an energy boost. The hint of spice gives it just enough kick to satisfy our cravings for something sweet and get us back in the mood to par-TEA. This delicious blend has become the tea of the decade and there is no question why!
Peppermint ParTEA: If you are a mocha latte person, this is the tea for you! This tea will satisfy your sweet tooth without any regrets. With real carob pieces in the tea, this one packs a real chocolate punch. This green tea is high in antioxidants, and can help increase your metabolism and boost your immune system.
Matcha: This tea is a great alternative to those who are looking to switch from coffee to tea, but still want higher caffeine levels along with the many other benefits of good tea. The energy boost this tea provides can last 4-6 hours without any crashes or jitters. Unlike steeped tea, matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into a powder. Because you consume the whole leaf, it has approximately 10x more nutrients than regular green tea. Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regular brewed green tea.
Terrific Turmeric: If you are trying to kick ALL THE caffeine, Terrific Turmeric is the tea for you. The impressive benefits of turmeric ginger tea include decreasing inflammation, increasing cognition, preventing cancer, strengthening the immune system and easing gastrointestinal distress. It also aids in protecting the heart, regulates diabetes, soothes pain, counters depression and improves the skin quality. Just the pick-me-up we need when we are feeling a little run down or under the weather. Also a great way to prevent having to use your sick days on ACTUAL sick days ;)
The Gear: When it comes to tea, loose leaf is best. With loose leaf tea, you are assured a better tasting cup! Because it's a higher-grade tea than those in bags, loose leaf also has more nutritional potency and produces stronger flavor and a more authentic tea experience. Therefore, you have to make sure you have the right accessories to be able to brew your tea. Grab an infuser or a teapot and steep away!
With these options and more to choose from, tea can be a wonderful alternative even for committed coffee drinkers, whether they’re looking to decrease their caffeine intake or simply reap the many benefits that tea has to offer!