One of the healthiest substances in the world, and enjoyed for thousands of years, tea can perk up a tired day or act as a salve for anxiety. This blog will help you settle in with the best type of tea for the moment.
This ancient blend has been enjoyed so much in our modern time that you can find a green tea with just about any other kind of flavor in it. If you like the idea of antioxidants, but can’t bring yourself to imbibe pure green tea, try a Raspberry or Peach green tea variant.
Green tea can be refreshing hot or cold when brewed with care. As a cold summer drink, try brewing four to six bags with honey and lemon in a liter of water and letting the tea steep for a few hours in a refrigerated environment.
Try: Matcha, Rice, or pure green tea.
Of all teas, black tea contains the most caffeine. If you’re looking for an alternative to coffee, black tea works well as the next step down from the caffeine staircase. A single serving can contain anywhere from 60 mg to 100 mg of caffeine: enough to wake up, but not enough to cause a headache.
Like coffee, Black Tea has been long enjoyed with a dash of cream and sugar.
Try: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, and Mint teas
This tea can be hard to find if you’re looking for it out on the town, but it’s popularity has grown in the past few years. Made of tea leaf buds, this tea typically has the lowest amount of caffeine per bag.
For tea-drinkers who like the refreshing, crisp taste of green tea, but dislike the ‘grassy’ flavors, white tea offers the perfect combination of crisp, fruity, and refreshing.
Try: Any kind you can find!
Herbal teas include Chamomile tea, peppermint tea, lavender tea, and more. Whichever tea you choose from an herbal section, you’ll find most of them are meant to inspire certain effects, usually without the help of caffeine. Though many of the health claims behind these teas are contested, the flavor alone can be enough to bring calm (lavender) or a jolt of energy (lemongrass).
Try: Ginger, Lavender, Chamomile