A beautiful sunshine and a hot brewed cup of tea- do make your goal more visible to cherish. So it is often asked, what do people look for just after the first yawn in the morning…a cup of tea or an espresso? Undoubtedly, people all across the globe share their love for a hot energizing drink usually after they wake up. If you look at a global survey, it says almost 70% of the people like to drink tea whereas 50% of the people share their discrete love for coffee. No matter whoever wins, personal choice always remains at the top of the peak.
The name “Tea” inspires a tradition which most wants to live upon. However, it turns out into a debate what healthier stimulant should a person considerably choose to start his or her day with. Here are a few takeaways why you should start your day and coherently end up with a steaming cup of tea.
1. Good for health: Tea has more anti-oxidative power
Tea has a higher concentration of antioxidants as compared to its ally, Coffee and undoubtedly experts raise their hands in the true case of this divinely taste. Antioxidants are a prominent resource which not only staves off from heart-diseases but keeps the body energized and refreshed.
Teas’ anti-aging potential makes it a treasured choice between all generations of living souls. Green tea also aids to weight loss and makes muscle cells more active. It is good source caffeine that helps you shedding some weight and keeps your waistline fit.
Coffee also contains antioxidants but in lower concentrations as compared to tea. Both drinks have their own effects on the body. Based on caffeine levels, tea sounds a good choice compared to coffee when the intake amount is much more and acts as a good acquaintance to the overall balanced diet.
2. Tea keeps you more active throughout the day
Although, coffee gives a larger rush of caffeine into the body but its impact lasts shorter and effects drops quicker than expected whereas in case of tea, the caffeine is absorbed in the body slowly and helps you stay active for a longer period of time.
Theanine, an amino acid present in green tea and black tea, reduces anxiety as it increases a number of inhibitory neurotransmitters that regulates serotonin and dopamine which balances the mood and keeps you active and stimulate brainwaves with enhanced mental clarity. l-theanine may increase learning, attention and sensations of pleasure whereas L-theanine balances the stimulatory effects of caffeine so you stay alert without feeling jittery.
3. Keeps you hydrated and replenish fluid loss
Tea carry an additional advantage of just being pure water with a little flavor-so, it could be more beneficial to sip a cup of tea (hot or cold) to replace lost fluids from the body in a hot summer day. Tea hydrates more quickly than coffee as the later takes time for the water to be absorbed due to its absolute mixture with water.
4. Tea aids to the bone health
Drinking tea promotes healthy bone formation. Researchers say, people are less likely to develop later age Osteoporosis due to the high presence of Catechins present in tea. So, people tend to have stronger bones and a little chance for them to become brittle or fragile with the growing age.
5. Tea: A powerful agent to reduce stress
Tea acts as a bonding tool for refreshment as many countries around the globe are deeply ingrained with the culture of tea as a part of their customs. In fact, researches show the lower levels of Cortisol, a stress hormone found in human body for the people who drink tea 3 cups of tea every day. Tea is much likely to relax and sooth the mind from a tough mental situation where in case coffee makes one feel jittery. Antioxidants plays a vital role in relaxing and reducing stress helping our blood vessels battle harmful chemicals present in the body and enhancing the capability to relax.
6. Lastly, It’s easier than making coffee
With a huge varieties and each coming with different health benefits, Tea is much easier to brew. Placing a teabag in a hot cup of water and you are done after a few minutes. A mild refreshing taste will definitely make you go miles after a cup of it. We must also agree coffee is much easier to brew too, but in the world of gourmet coffees, tea seems a wiser choice to place in a tea-mug with hot water and get relieved instantly.
Of course, there is no battle. Preference makes choices. Both tea and coffee has its audience in this world. Asian countries like China, Japan, Sri Lanka and India uphold the rejuvenating and healing properties of tea to their culture. Coffee is a better refreshing beverage than tea owing to its popularity; however, the truth is that tea is and has always been the healthier drink. So, next time you want some refreshment, go through a deeper voyages of the tea world. It truly feels, Exotic!!
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We love this tea! If your goal is a smooth and pick-me-up kind of tea, this is the one! Golden monkey black tea is an exceptional black tea with a hint of cocoa note. A light sweetness can also be found with this tea. It is very smooth and can re-brew using the same tea leaves.
It is good for both hot and cold brews.
INGREDIENT: 100% Camellia Sinensis (Tea)
CAFFEINE LEVEL: High
BREWING DIRECTION: About a heap of tea per 8 oz of water. Multiple infusions by removing the leaves from your tea and setting them aside until you are ready to re-steep.
For cold brew, use about 1.5 teaspoons per 8 oz of water. Brew overnight in the refrigerator.
ORIGIN: Fujian, China.
GOOD TO KNOW: Keep in the airtight container, away from strong odor and sunlight.
Sun Moon Lake Black Tea #18
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Taiwan is an island near China. Although mountainous, its climate conditions make it ideal for farming. Many Taiwanese have either Chinese and/or original tribal heritage, and the country's main languages are Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. This tea is uniquely produced with a mixture of local Taiwanese tea cultivars and Burmese tea cultivars. The leaves were picked by hand. Its smell is like light lotus and cinnamon which is uniquely produced in Taiwan. Read more in our blog.
INGREDIENT: 100% Camellia Sinensis (Tea)
TYPE: Black Tea
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium - High
BREWING DIRECTION: About 2 teaspoons per 7 oz, steep for 2-3 minutes at 212F. Multiple brewing.
ORIGIN: Sun Moon Lake area, Taiwan
GOOD TO KNOW: Keep in an air-tight container, away from strong odor or sunlight.
Disclaimer: We are not associated with any local or oversea tea organization.
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