Many tea lovers drink tea for its healthful properties, but tea is also a great source of energy from the natural blend of caffeine and other nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
In short, tea can help satisfy your body’s need for nutrients while keeping you energized throughout the day.
If you want to boost your energy level with tea, try these tea tips.
Match Tea Type to Tea Benefits
1. Match tea type to tea benefits. Decide if you want a tea for energy or tea for relaxation and choose a tea based on its effects – such as caffeine content. For example, green tea has less caffeine than black tea, so it’s great for people who are trying to avoid too much caffeine. Or, certain tea blends, such as tea with lemon or peppermint tea, help to improve focus.
2. Start strong. With tea for energy, the tea should steep in boiling water for at least one minute so it releases the fullest tea flavor and maximum amount of nutrients and antioxidants. You can cold-brew tea that contains tea leaves (as opposed to tea bags) by steeping overnight in cold water.
3. Sip slower. Many tea drinkers don’t appreciate how much tea they consume at one time, whether it’s a hearty mug that is filled up or a tea bag that is rapidly steeped and drank down quickly. Take the time to savor tea. Sipping tea slowly allows for greater tea flavor and the tea drinker will feel more satisfied with a slower pace.
Use Tea Bags Only Once
4. Use tea bags only once. Due to the amount of tea leaves in tea bags, they often contain multiple steeps of tea that can end up being bitter or less potent than expected from one steeping. If tea bags are used for tea for energy, be sure to use only one tea bag per cup and discard the tea bag after each steeping.
Find the tea that’s right for you and gives you energy!