Teas for Energy

Teas for Energy

Energizing Teas

While coffee can be a quick and easy source of energy, it also has its downfalls. It typically provides a good amount of energy, and will usually result in jitters and/or an energy crash. Whether caffeinated or herbal, drinking teas can be a great alternative to coffee, as they have the ability to provide a more controlled release of energy. They also provide various health benefits beyond the traditional rise and fall of energy; that is commonly induced by coffee. 

Caffeinated Vs. Herbal

Both caffeinated teas and herbal teas are mostly natural and come from plants; but the main difference is that herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free, and black/caffeinated teas, such as true black tea, white tea, green tea etc. are naturally caffeinated.

Both caffeinated and herbal teas can be great sources of energy, and both provide their own unique health benefits.

Caffeinated tea has a high concentration of antioxidants that provide various health benefits including: promoting blood flow in the brain which in turn contributes to increased mental focus and clarity/concentration. It has the ability to improve skin, hair and immune health, as well as aid in digestion. 

There are many different types of herbal teas, as they are made from many different medicinal plants, and so health benefits will vary, depending on their constituents. Some health benefits of herbal teas may include: It’s ability to boost the immune system, improve the digestive system, stimulate brain function, and provide energetic and mental clarity. 

Best caffeinated teas for energy:

~ White Tea: White tea contains approximately 15 milligrams of caffeine/8 Oz cup. This is ideal for those looking for low doses of stimulants alongside the added benefit of relaxed focus. 

~ Black Tea: Black tea contains about 45 milligrams of caffeine/ 8 Oz cup. 

~ Green tea: Green tea contains about 25 milligrams of caffeine/ 8 Oz cup, roughly 20 milligrams less than coffee. Green tea can be a great option as it supports a more sustained effect on energy levels.

~ Yerba Mate: Yerba mate contains 80-85 milligrams per 8 oz cup. Yerba mate is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. It has the ability to enhance physical performance, improve mental focus, and boost energy. 

Best Herbal Teas for Energy

~ Dandelion: Both the root and the leaf of dandelion are considered restorative and adaptogen aids, building and restoring energy reserves. It is considered the supreme herb for the liver, as it both detoxifies and nourishes this vital organ.

~ Mint: Mint has the ability to improve brain function, relieve indigestion and IBS, and is rich in many beneficial vitamins and minerals, which leads to a lift in energy. 

~ Nettle: Nettle is a great tonic for all people, but is especially good for those who feel weak and run down. Nettle strengthens the kidneys and adrenals, providing energy from the inside out. 

~ Ginger: Ginger improves digestion/metabolism function; in turn providing better energy stores. Ginger is perfect if you feel mentally foggy/sluggish, have problems concentrating/staying focused, or remembering things. 


Energizing Teas

While coffee can be a quick and easy source of energy, it also has its downfalls. It typically provides a good amount of energy, and will usually result in jitters and/or an energy crash. Whether caffeinated or herbal, drinking teas can be a great alternative to coffee, as they have the ability to provide a more controlled release of energy. They also provide various health benefits beyond the traditional rise and fall of energy; that is commonly induced by coffee. 

Energizing Teas

While coffee can be a quick and easy source of energy, it also has its downfalls. It typically provides a good amount of energy, and will usually result in jitters and/or an energy crash. Whether caffeinated or herbal, drinking teas can be a great alternative to coffee, as they have the ability to provide a more controlled release of energy. They also provide various health benefits beyond the traditional rise and fall of energy; that is commonly induced by coffee. 

 

Written by; Violet Johnson for New Moon Tea Co.



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