Tea vs. Coffee: The Morning Brew Debate
If you’re looking for the perfect morning brew, we’ve got the answer for you: tea.
Tea contains less caffeine than coffee, meaning less of that jittery / hyper feeling you might get from a cup of joe. However, fresh, loose leaf tea contains anywhere from 20-100 grams of caffeine per serving (coffee has 95-200 grams), but also delivers naturally occurring chemicals including theanine, theobromine, and theophylline that have a synergistic and stimulating effect on the body and mind. These combine to relax your body while allowing you to absorb caffeine at a steadier, more even rate. This helps avoid the sharp spike and quick crash of coffee.
Tea is well known as a great source of even, focused energy. Research has shown that the combination of caffeine and L-theanine, found only in tea, enhances alertness and cognitive performance. So whether it’s work, play, or focused relaxation, make tea part of your routine any time of day!
Looking for some teas that are sure to give you the nice, soothing lift you’re looking for?
Our brisk and invigorating English Breakfast is made with a hardy blend of Indian Assam which is known the world over as a great choice for starting the day.
Earl Grey is a classic accompaniment to breakfast foods and also packs a good buzz. Made from full leaf Sri Lankan black tea, Earl Grey will have you humming in no time.
Sencha with Matcha: Matcha is an incredible source of many stimulating components including caffeine and theanine! Matcha is a super high grade green tea that is stone ground into a fine powder. The tea is then whisked in a bowl and consumed in its entirety meaning you are getting the maximum benefits and nutrients.