Getting Down To Basics with Drinks

The Tea for You

Coffee is not everybody’s cup of tea so why not try the actual tea instead? After water, tea comes next as the most popular beverage in the world. Since some tea variants contain a mix of caffeine, this popular beverage can be your new best friend when you want an instant caffeine source.

As of now, a total of 159 million American citizens have chosen to patronize tea as their daily dose of energy drink. This famous drink was first popularized by the Chinese and Indian people dated back to about 2737 BCE. The Chinese believed that it was Emperor Shen Nong who discovered the wonders of tea when a leaf fell from the tree and landed in his pot full of boiling water. It is said that Prince Bodhi-Dharma was stressed about life after nine years of meditation so he cut down his eyelids and tossed it on the ground which later became the tea plant.

Now, you can prepare your cup of tea in two ways: using bagged tea or plunging in tea leaves directly onto water. Using tea bags are more practical and convenient but using tea leaves produces a higher quality of tea since its flavour is richer than that from the tea bags. These bags are also not reusable as compared to the tea leaves which can be used thrice.

An amino acid in the form of L-theanine which helps give clarity to the brain without being tired is present in tea. Hence, this is why people who drink tea do not suffer from jitters. Antioxidants can be found in tea which helps promote a healthy body. Drinking tea also helps give a more boosted immunity, reduced anxiety levels, and also give you some minerals needed in the body.

Zest Black tea is the first type of caffeinated tea and this is composed of 155 to 160 mg of caffeine which is super close to a real cup of coffee. The regular black tea also holds a good amount of caffeine which is about 60 to 90 milligrams. The second caffeinated tea is the popular green matcha which comes from Japan. The caffeine in green matcha tea will not give you an abrupt buzz of energy but it will come off as gently and slowly than what you are used to. Third in line is the typical green tea containing 35 to 70 mg of caffeine and this tea is special due to its antioxidant properties, ability to reduce heart diseases, and can induce weight loss. The final type is the oolong tea which contains 50 to 75 mg. This is advantageous for your body by lowering your cholesterol level, reducing your weight, and promoting your rate of metabolism.

With an abundance of choices, you can entirely skip coffee and lean on to healthier choices in the form of caffeinated tea.

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